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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 126
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1
Who, according to The Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby”, was “writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear”? (Bonus point for naming the album on which the song appeared.)

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2
Which Sydney Harbour beach shares its name with a Scottish residence of the British royal family?

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3
Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot are characters in which Jane Austen novel?

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4
Name the German-Australian photographer killed in a 2004 car accident in Los Angeles?

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5
In what year was the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior bombed in Auckland Harbour?

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6
What is the capital of Italy’s Veneto region?

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7
Which 19-year-old swimmer won four gold medals and set two world records at the 2016 Rio Olympics?

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8
Who plays a dreadlocked Ilderim in the latest film iteration of Ben-Hur?

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9
Name the CEO of Facebook.

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10
What, beginning with ‘p’, is a natural setting agent for jam?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.