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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 332
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1
Complete this lyric from “The Christmas Song”: “And so I’m offering this simple phrase/ To kids from one to …”

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2
Bram Stoker’s Dracula lived in Transylvania. What modern-day country can Transylvania be found in?

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3
In what year was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?

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4
Who was the last Australian tennis player to contest the men’s singles final at Wimbledon?

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5
Quires and reams measure quantities of what?

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6
Who won the Best Actress Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020?

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7
Which of these landmarks was officially opened first: (a) West Gate Bridge, (b) Sydney Opera House, or (c) Wrest Point?

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8
Who is known as the Father of Medicine?

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9
The star sign Leo falls over which two months?

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10
What two primary colours are mixed to make purple?

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11
The musical Hamilton was created by Lin-Manuel …?

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12
What is 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5?

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13
Does the Latin word pax mean faith, honour or peace?

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14
What did Bob Marley die of at age 36?

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15
According to Greek mythology, the Minotaur lived on which island?

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16
Did Jack Kerouac write On the Road or On the Beach?

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17
How do you write 2021 in Roman numerals?

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18
True or false: Whitney Houston’s middle name is Aretha?

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19
What is the chemical symbol for mercury?

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20
Who was Australia’s 27th prime minister?

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21
In which Olympic Games did the women’s marathon make its debut?

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22
Zero degrees Celsius is equal to what temperature in Fahrenheit?

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23
Which British singer-songwriter and activist sang, “The revolution is just a T-shirt away”?

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24
How many points is a try worth in rugby union?

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25
What is Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year: (a) Cashmere Blue; (b) Baby Blue; (c) Classic Blue; or (d) Deep Blue?

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26
What is the main vegetable ingredient in the Greek dip tzatziki?

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27
Robin Williams has been nominated for how many Best Actor Academy Awards?

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28
What colour is the Cat in the Hat’s bow tie?

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29
True or false: Melbourne City won the 2019-20 A-League title in August?

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30
The disorder plantar fasciitis affects which part of the human body?

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31
Who this year replaced Joe Hockey as Australia’s ambassador to the United States?

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32
The TV show Friends ran for how many seasons?

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33
What is a Moorish idol?

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34
N95, P100 and KN95 are all types of what?

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35
What homophones can be a unit of weight, a printer’s mark and a vegetable?

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36
On her 2020 album Chromatica, Lady Gaga duets with whom on “Rain on Me”?

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37
Who is the only Australian to have competed in seven Summer Olympic Games?

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38
Which Disney Princess sings, “Some Day My Prince Will Come”?

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39
In Norse mythology, what is the name for the hall of immortality into which the souls of heroes slain in battle are received?

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40
Who is officially credited as the writer of “Auld Lang Syne”?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.

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