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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 256
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1
Nazi Germany’s “lightning war” strategy was known as what starting with ‘b’?

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2
Name the protagonist of a short story about a man who falls asleep in America’s Catskill Mountains and wakes up 20 years later.

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3
In Australia, the short-tailed shearwater is commonly known as a … bird?

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4
Tim Cook is the chief executive of which multinational tech company?

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5
Horse trainer Gai Waterhouse is the daughter of which leading trainer?

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6
How many seasons were there of the TV series Game of Thrones?

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7
In what year did then prime minister Bob Hawke proclaim, “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum”? (Bonus point for naming what event he said it after.)

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8
What nationality was champion Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda?

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9
Who has recently released a new album of original music titled My Criminal Record?

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10
Which Australian city hosts a yearly jacaranda festival?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.