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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 284
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1
Which two singers will perform the half-time show for Super Bowl 54 in Miami in February?

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2
What nickname was given to actress and activist Jane Fonda after she visited North Vietnam in 1972?

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3
The Treachery of Images is a painting by which surrealist artist?

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4
According to Greek mythology, Zeus, Hades and which other god (their brother) divided up creation?

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5
Which gland in the human body is often called the master gland?

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6
In “Suzanne”, Leonard Cohen sang that the tea and oranges came from where?

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7
The playing periods in polo are known as what?

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8
Who was Australia’s longest-lived prime minister?

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9
To the nearest million, what is the population of London?

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10
Which Canadian province’s name contains the names of two dog breeds?

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11
Name the two main stars of the TV series Killing Eve, plus the series’ creator.

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12
True or false: Elvis Presley had a twin brother who died at birth?

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13
Who headed the special counsel investigation into the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election? 

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14
The characters Uriah Heep, Betsey Trotwood and Mr Micawber appear in which Charles Dickens novel?

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15
Which 1990s pop hit features the lyrics: “I turned the radio on / I turned the radio up / And this woman was singing my song”?

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16
Solid carbon dioxide is commonly known as what?

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17
Who was captain of HMS Bounty when it was mutinied in 1789?

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18
What word beginning with ‘r’ refers to the oxidisation of metal?

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19
How many hours are in four weeks?

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20
Which actress has been named People’s Most Beautiful a record five times?

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21
Is a black mamba: (a) a dance; (b) fighter plane; or (c) a snake?

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22
Who is the minister for Indigenous Australians?

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23
In which field is Australian Nancy Bird-Walton renowned?

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24
Cartography is the study and practice of making what?

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25
What does the internet or text message abbreviation WDYT stand for?

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26
The flag of the United Nations features branches from what type of tree?

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27
Ben Simmons is associated with which sport?

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28
A Malagasy is a native or inhabitant of which African country?

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29
Who starred as Wild Bill Hickok opposite Doris Day in the 1953 film Calamity Jane?

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30
In cricket’s Big Bash League, what is the name of the Brisbane team?

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31
Garter, moss, rib and stocking are all types of what?

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32
Name the Australian author of The Lost Man, The Dry and Force of Nature.

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33
Which 16-letter word beginning with ‘p’ means sleight of hand?

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34
In which war did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?

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35
Which company owns the Argyle diamond mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia?

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36
In the film and television industry, the abbreviation SAG stands for what?

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37
Leopold Bloom is the protagonist of which James Joyce novel?

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38
Which Guns N’ Roses song in 2019 became the first music video from the ’80s to reach one billion views on YouTube?

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39
Typically a starfish has how many arms?

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40
Which 1987 Mel Brooks film features the line: “May the Schwartz be with you!”?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.

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