Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald.
No. 362

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1. Name the author of the feminist work Backlash and the memoir In the Darkroom?
2. Using sleight of hand for conjuring magic tricks is also known by what 16-letter word?
3. Duroc, Berkshire and Wessex saddleback are all breeds of which animal?
4. What is the first name of the Portuguese explorer Magellan (1480-1521)?
5. The hardness of a mineral is determined by what scale? (Bonus point for naming the softest mineral on Earth according to this scale.)
6. Who captained the Australian T20 cricket side for their five-game series in Bangladesh this month?
7. Was Moonlight Sonata composed by: (a) Mozart; (b) Chopin; (c) Beethoven; or (d) Brahms?
8. The Australian company Afterpay is subject to a takeover offer by which US payments giant?
9. A Tokyo 2020 athlete from which country refused an order to return to her homeland after she criticised her Olympic team’s officials?
10. Scrumpy is what type of alcoholic beverage?

This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Aug 14, 2021 as "Using sleight of hand for conjuring magic tricks is also known by what 16-letter word?".

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.