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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 188
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1
Who plays Winston Churchill in the upcoming film Darkest Hour?

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2
 An ocelot is what type of animal?

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3
Is a fricassee fried, stewed or roasted?

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4
Which Christmas carol features the lyrics: “O star of wonder, star of night / Star with royal beauty bright / Westward leading, still proceeding/ Guide us to thy perfect Light”?

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5
In golf, what is the name for a second chance at a shot?

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6
What is the largest and most populous island in the Philippine archipelago?

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7
What is five-eighths as a percentage?

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8
The Khyber Pass is a mountain pass near the borders of which two nations? 

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9
Cyathea dealbata, the unofficial floral emblem of New Zealand, is more commonly known as what?

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10
Who led the project to develop the first atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project?

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11
What does a cruciverbalist enjoy solving?

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12
What is the name for the soldiers responsible for the safety of the Pope and the Vatican?

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13
In which Shakespeare play do the characters Prospero, Miranda and Ariel appear?

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14
What is the most well-known zip code of the Los Angeles suburb of Beverly Hills?

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15
Which company this month struck a $68 billion deal to buy a portion of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox?

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16
What is the pH of pure water?

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17
Where in the human body is the tibialis anterior muscle?

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18
Tamil is an official language of which two countries?

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19
Which director links the films Victoria & Abdul, The Queen and Dangerous Liaisons?

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20
What gives tonic water its distinctive flavour?

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21
Who was named Time magazine Person of the Year for 2017?

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22
Who was Australia’s prime minister from March 1983 to December 1991?

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23
Name the author who was the first female director-general of MI5.

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24
Blue Nude is a 1907 work by which artist?

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25
What is one-third of four score and 10?

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26
Name the captain of the England Test cricket team.

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27
What date will Triple J’s Hottest 100 air in 2018?

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28
What protein is the major component in hair and nails?

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29
Military and political leader Simón Bolívar was born in which South American country?

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30
Delft pottery comes from which country?

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31
Which university is older: Oxford or Cambridge?

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32
According to the proverb, many hands make what? 

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33
The Hagia Sophia basilica is in which city?

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34
How many republics made up the former Soviet Union: (a) 10, (b) 12, (c) 15, (d) 21?

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35
Inigo Jones is famous in which field?

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36
A maggot is the larval stage of which insect?

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37
What was Australia’s first national park, proclaimed in 1879?

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38
In which country was the zika virus first identified?

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39
The Flyte family feature in what novel, first published in 1945?

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40
Which 1988 film ends with the line: “If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year’s”?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.