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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 9
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1
Rob Ford, who has admitted to having used crack cocaine, “probably in one of my drunken stupors”, is mayor of which Canadian city?

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2
The Battle of Midway was fought during World War II in which ocean?

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3
Set in Iceland, Burial Rites is the debut novel of which Australian author?

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4
In regards to the American cable and satellite television network, the acronym HBO stands for…?

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5
What is the nickname of the Australian women’s cricket team, which won its third straight World Twenty20 title this month? (Bonus points for naming the team the women beat in the final and the winner of the men’s tournament.)

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6
Which nation’s capital city is, in English, an anagram of its former capital city?

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7
In the NATO phonetic alphabet, which girl’s name is used to signify the letter ‘J’?

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8
What breed of animal is a Belted Galloway?

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9
Name the former Tasmanian independent politician who served in the senate between 1975 and 2005 and died, aged 79, this month.

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10
Lachlan Murdoch and James Packer were directors of which telco that collapsed in 2001?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.