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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 296
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1
Which Bobbie Gentry song features the lyrics, “There was a virus going round; papa caught it, and he died last spring”?

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2
How many Australian prime ministers’ surnames begin with the letter ‘C’? (Bonus points for naming them.)

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3
What does the German word kirche translate to in English?

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4
In what year did the RMS Titanic sink?

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5
Who wrote the short story “The Little Match Girl”?

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6
Name the Olympic champion who in February received an eight-year doping ban from swimming.

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7
Which Edgar Allan Poe poem begins: “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary.”

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8
Which US state is nicknamed the Silver State: (a) Nevada; (b) California; or (c) Arizona?

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9
What element does the chemical symbol Cu represent?

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10
Which city was built on the traditional lands of the Eora people?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.