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Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz. By Cindy MacDonald. No. 380
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1
If England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are considered Great Britain, and Puntland is a region, seven country names end in ‘land’. Name them.

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2
What’s the first name of the first lady of the United States?

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3
In croquet, balls hit with mallets must pass through what starting with ‘h’?

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4
The novel Such Is Life by Joseph Furphy is subtitled Being Certain Extracts from the Diary of … whom?

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5
Together, how many grand slam tennis singles titles have Serena and Venus Williams won: (a) 25; (b) 30; or (c) 35?

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6
The Rijksmuseum is in which European city?

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7
How many seconds are in six-and-a-half hours?

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8
In computing, HTML stands for HyperText Markup …?

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9
True or false: Jack and the Beanstalk is a fairytale by the Brothers Grimm?

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10
What breed of dog is Scooby-Doo?

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11
Name the former Socceroos coach who now manages the Scottish Premiership club Celtic?

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12
Timpson, Sweet Joy, Sugar Crisp and Ivory are all varieties of what fruit?

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13
Who plays Patrizia Reggiani in the Ridley Scott film House of Gucci?

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14
The Bank of England £50 note bears an image of which computer scientist and World War II codebreaker?

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15
True or false: According to the zodiac, Capricorn is an earth sign?

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16
Following China, India and the United States, what is the world’s fourth most populous country?

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17
Which Mexican artist’s self-portrait sold for $US34.9 million in November?

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18
April 2022 marks which anniversary of the Titanic sinking?

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19
Who played Batman in Batman Forever: (a) George Clooney; (b) Val Kilmer; (c) Michael Keaton; or (d) Christian Bale?

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20
Is the Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) based on a solar or lunar cycle?

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21
The NRL club Wests Tigers formed at the end of the 1999 season following a joint venture between the Balmain Tigers and which club?

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22
Honda is marketing the new version of which longstanding model with the slogan “Joy has no limits”?

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23
The mineral malachite is what colour?

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24
Who in 2021 became the first solo artist to score a British Top 10 single in six different decades?

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25
In which year were the first Winter Olympics held?

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26
The Pogues’ song “Fairytale of New York” features which female singer-songwriter as guest vocalist?

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27
Biology literally means the study of what?

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28
Highclere Castle gained worldwide fame as the setting for which television series?

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29
What starting with ‘t’ is another name for the windpipe?

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30
The Stanley Awards are presented for which art form?

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31
In what year did prime minister Kevin Rudd apologise to Australia’s Indigenous people?

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32
True or false: Gardenia is from the same plant family as coffee?

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33
According to the poem “Forgiven” by A. A. Milne, what kind of creature was Alexander, who lived in a matchbox?

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34
The musical Hamilton is the story of an American founding father with which first name?

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35
A statue of which well-known children’s book character can be found in Kensington Gardens?

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36
In Olympic weightlifting, what are the two methods of lifting?

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37
To the nearest hundred, how many metres are in one mile?

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38
What is the name of the river that runs through Guangzhou?

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39
South African writer Damon Galgut won the 2021 Booker Prize for which novel?

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40
Actors Tom Baker, Christopher Eccleston and Jodie Whittaker are best known for playing which television character?

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Cindy MacDonald is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.