Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald.
No. 364

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1. The name of which type of coat derives from that of the Belgian town where the coat fabric originated?
2. Meghan Markle recently celebrated turning 40 by announcing 40x40, a new charitable campaign, in a humorous video with which Nine Perfect Strangers star?
3. Name the winner of the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
4. How many stripes are on the flag of Thailand? (Bonus points for naming the colours of the flag.)
5. Who was the only Australian prime minister from Western Australia?
6. Georg Cantor is renowned in which academic field?
7. What plant is the source of both linen and linseed oil?
8. With 17 gold medals, in which position did Australia finish on the gold medal table of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
9. In Greek mythology, who is the goddess of sexual love and beauty?
10. Who is the host of the current season of Australian Survivor ?

This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Aug 28, 2021 as "What plant is the source of both linen and linseed oil?".

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.