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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 236
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1
Which race did Kim Beazley describe as “400 metres of national reconciliation”?

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2
Phoebe is a moon of which planet?

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3
Rounded to the nearest whole number, one calorie equals how many kilojoules?

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4
Lisa Alexander is head coach of which national sports team?

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5
Lake Titicaca is situated in which mountain range?

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6
What is the name for an egg-laying mammal?

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7
The three lead characters in the 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain are Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and…?

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8
In what year did Australia’s goods and services tax become operational?

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9
The city of Savannah is in which US state?

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10
Which 1970s Rod Stewart hit begins with a mandolin solo?

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11
“Hepatic” relates to which organ?

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12
In which century was the Taj Mahal built?

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13
Which Australian state or territory had the highest vote for marriage equality in the 2017 postal survey?

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14
Who was engaged to actor Ben Affleck in 2002?

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15
Who wrote that history repeats, “the first time as tragedy, the second as farce”?

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16
Models Gemma Ward, Jessica Gomes and Megan Gale were born in which Australian capital city?

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17
Basketballer Liz Cambage (pictured) played for which WNBA team in 2018?

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18
For what type of company does a dramaturge work?

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19
What would the word “back” score in a game of Scrabble if it didn’t sit on any bonus point squares?

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20
On which continent are macaques chiefly found?

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21
Which country’s national anthem begins: “E Ihowā Atua”?

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22
Who play the title roles in the 2018 comedy film Holmes & Watson?

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23
The name of what pasta translates to “butterflies” in English?

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24
Ben Gillies, Daniel Johns and Chris Joannou formed the band Innocent Criminals in 1992. What name were the trio known by when they won ARIA awards?

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25
Phuket is an island of which country?

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26
What is 15 per cent of 300?

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27
What is the main component of the alloy steel?

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28
Orogeny creates which geological feature?

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29
Complete the saying: He who laughs last…

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30
Australian Stephanie Gilmore last month won a record-equalling seventh world surfing title, matching the accomplishment of which countrywoman?

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31
The characters Jane Gallagher, Phoebe Caulfield and Carl Luce feature in which novel?

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32
Which furniture designers created the Time-Life executive chair?

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33
Would a person eat, wear or play cuirass?

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34
Which blood group is most common in Asia?

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35
Who created the artwork Girl with Balloon that was this year partially shredded seconds after being sold at auction?

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36
Name the whistleblower and former United States Army soldier who was court-martialled in 2013 for violating the Espionage Act and other offences.

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37
According to Greek legend, who gouged out his own eyes following patricide and incest?

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38
Which city has the largest population of Hobart, Geelong, Wollongong and Townsville?

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39
How would you write 98 in Roman numerals?

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40
Which batsman’s suspension over ball-tampering from Cricket Australia is due to expire on December 29, 2018?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.