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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 281
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1
Which country defeated Australia to win the 2019 Fed Cup?

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2
Which author links the books Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything?

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3
Humboldt, gentoo and chinstrap are all types of which bird?

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4
Fidelio is which composer’s only opera?

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5
What beginning with ‘k’ is the name for the Chinese characters used in the Japanese writing system?

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6
Jefferson City is the capital of which US state?

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7
What is the English translation of the French word vin?

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8
What is the principal monetary unit of Denmark and Norway?

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9
The jacaranda is a subtropical tree native to which continent?

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10
Who has been named to replace Tony Jones as host of the ABC’s Q&A? (Bonus points for naming the pair who will host Channel Nine’s Today in 2020.)

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.

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