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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 86
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1
The English city Newcastle lies on the banks of which river?

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2
In what year was Osama bin Laden killed? (Bonus point for naming the country in which he died.)

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3
Hg represents which chemical element on the periodic table?

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4
How long did Oscar Pistorius spend in jail?

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5
Australian nurse Elizabeth Kenny became famous for treating which disease?

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6
According to mythology, how many labours did Hercules perform?

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7
Which Australian jockey, known as “The Pumper”, retired during this year’s Melbourne Cup carnival?

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8
Which 1966 book by Truman Capote carries the subtitle “A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences”?

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9
Jarlsberg cheese originates in which country?

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10
Which current television series features the characters Bobo, Rowlf, Janice, Statler and Chip?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.