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Test your general knowledge with our bumper Summer Quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 140
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1
Which two South Africans shared the 1993 Nobel peace prize? 

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2
Which French actress stars with Brad Pitt in the World War II film Allied?

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3
What colour is the gemstone peridot?

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4
Which male tennis player spent the fewest weeks ranked as world No. 1? 

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5
Tiger Airways Australia is a fully owned subsidiary of which airline? 

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6
Which town is closer to the New South Wales–Queensland border: (a) Lightning Ridge; (b) Goondiwindi; or (c) Bourke? 

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7
What was the scarecrow seeking in The Wizard of Oz

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8
Who is featured on the Australian $20 note?

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9
Solid carbon dioxide is commonly called what?

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10
Which artist’s single holds the record for the longest consecutive time on the ARIA top 100 chart. 

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11
Which Australian feminist wrote the book Fight Like a Girl?

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12
Who was James Packer’s paternal grandfather?

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13
The coastline of Ko Phi Phi Le belongs to which country?

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14
Which part of the body is worst affected by tuberculosis?

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15
In which year was the Treaty of Versailles signed?

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16
Name any one of the three animated films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

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17
Who was the last man legally executed in Australia?

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18
With which sport do you associate Queensberry rules?

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19
In which country is the city of Shiraz?

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20
What is the name of the family in The Godfather

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21
Which singer was backed by The Heartbreakers? 

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22
Which cricketer holds the record as the most capped Test match player? 

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23
Which Canadian province name starts with M?

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24
Which city will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

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25
PVC is the abbreviation for what synthetic material?

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26
Which British monarch fought in the Battle of Agincourt?

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27
Which nation’s name is an anagram of a city in north-western Tasmania?

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28
Singer Norah Jones is the daughter of which Indian musician?

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29
Which Formula 1 driver won this year’s world championship before announcing his retirement earlier this month? 

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30
In the nursery rhyme Cry Baby Bunting what has daddy gone to fetch? 

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31
What is the first metal on the periodic table? 

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32
From which port did RMS Titanic begin its ill-fated voyage? 

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33
Cobalamin is another name for which vitamin? 

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34
Macau was a territory of which country until sovereignty transferred to China in 1999? 

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35
Which country won its first Davis Cup this year? 

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36
The city of Sapporo is on which Japanese island? 

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37
Where in the body would you find the occipital bone? 

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38
What word beginning with ‘p’ describes a person who knows and is able to use several languages?

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39
What nationality was surrealist artist René Magritte?

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40
Which Australian tennis player was honoured with the Newcombe Medal this year?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.