Testing Times: Volume Three

Testing Times, Volume Three. 100 more questions from The Saturday Paper’s weekly Quiz. By Cindy MacDonald.

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1. Johns Hopkins University is located in which United States city?
2. What is the atomic number of helium on the periodic table?
3. Basmati, arborio and jasmine are all types of …
4. Which city is home to the Museo del Prado?
5. Who, according to the Bible, was restored to life by Jesus four days after his death?
6. Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of which well-known author?
7. What is the next prime number after 23?
8. What is the name given to a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, aimed at adults as well as children, and featuring highly stylised art?
9. Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
10. In which country was the singer Lorde born?
11. Which mineral is used in pencils?
12. George W. Bush was once governor of which US state?
13. Located in the heart of Paris, what is Gare du Nord?
14. Traditionally, auditors would use which colour pen?
15. What is the name of Popeye’s love interest?
16. What date is the Ides of March?
17. The dong is the official currency of which country?
18. What is the only tennis grand slam singles title won by Sam Stosur?
19. Which Adelaide suburb’s name is a palindrome?
20. How do you write the number 99 in Roman numerals?
21. In which country are the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu?
22. With regards to a credit card, the abbreviation CVV stands for …
23. Which Beatles song’s title is derived from the name of a street where a young John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to meet?
24. Which Arabic word means “submission to the will of God”?
25. What was the other occupation of writer and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
26. What was the name of Basil Fawlty’s wife in the series Fawlty Towers?
27. Go is Japanese for which number?
28. Hydatids most commonly affect which domestic animal?
29. Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the story that led to the Watergate scandal in which newspaper?
30. Imperial, murcott and sunburst are all types of what fruit?
31. Coptic Christians are native to which country?
32. Dik Browne created which famous comic strip Viking?
33. Stephen Harper, Kim Campbell and Pierre Trudeau were all prime ministers of which country?
34. Which herb is also known as cilantro?
35. Which actress links the films Mean Girls, The Family Stone and State of Play?
36. In Greek mythology, a minotaur has the body of a man and the head of a …
37. What is the cube root of 64?
38. What is the name of the ill-fated lover who dies at the conclusion of the opera La bohème?
39. What is the name of the straw-coloured liquid component of blood?
40. According to the Bible, who asked for the head of John the Baptist on a platter?
41. The dish gado gado is native to which country?
42. Australia’s minister for Families and Social Services is Anne …
43. Who was the world’s highest-paid celebrity in 2019, according to Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100 list?
44. Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Spoons are all types of …
45. The Apollo 11 moon-landing crew comprised which three astronauts?
46. Which horse won the 2019 Melbourne Cup?
47. The acronym MONA, for the Tasmanian art museum, stands for…
48. In which year did the Cuban missile crisis occur?
49. Which actress appeared on the first cover of Playboy magazine in 1953?
50. The liqueur Kirsch has the flavour of which fruit?
51. Titan is the largest of which planet’s moons?
52. True or false: Siem Reap is the capital of Cambodia?
53. What do people suffering from acrophobia fear?
54. Who was the United States’ first female African–American secretary of state?
55. The Sesame Street character Elmo has what colour fur?
56. Who wrote the dystopian novel Brave New World?
57. What is the name for a maker of barrels?
58. What is the highest number on a roulette wheel?
59. Southern right, sei and minke are all types of…
60. What historic event began in a bakeshop on Pudding Lane on September 2, 1666?
61. Which common drug is also known as acetylsalicylic acid?
62. Rounded to one decimal point, how many acres are in a hectare?
63. Actress Dakota Johnson is the daughter of which Hollywood couple?
64. According to the NATO phonetic alphabet, what word represents the letter G?
65. What does the acronym WYSIWYG stand for?
66. Brass is an alloy made of which two metals?
67. Which flower is most associated with Dame Edna Everage?
68. Which Latin phrase translates into English as “through my fault”?
69. Carmine is a vivid shade of what colour?
70. In which city would you visit Michelangelo’s statue of David?
71. Was the iPhone first released in: (a) 2005; (b) 2007; or (c) 2009?
72. Edward Rochester is the male protagonist of which classic novel?
73. Who is famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark and a zebra) are preserved in formaldehyde?
74. What is the name for both a type of stringed musical instrument and a kitchen utensil used for slicing vegetables?
75. A person born on June 7 has which star sign?
76. Who directed the film Stars Wars (1977)?
77. How many points is a red ball worth in a game of snooker?
78. Sydney-born Amethyst Amelia Kelly is better known by what stage name?
79. When treating strains and sprains, the acronym RICE stands for …
80. Is Akaroa on New Zealand’s North Island or South Island?
81. Due to negative connotations following World War I and II, the German shepherd dog breed was known by what other name?
82. A small town in which Australian state was the first to fluoridate its drinking water supply?
83. Which South Australian is leader of the opposition in the senate?
84. What is the chemical symbol for platinum?
85. By what name is author and illustrator Theodor Geisel better known?
86. Which Australian novel focuses on the disappearance of three students and a teacher on Valentine’s Day 1900?
87. Where are the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund?
88. What colour ribbon is worn to promote breast cancer awareness?
89. Which ballet features the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”?
90. True or false: Bats are mammals?
91. In which decade did Winston Churchill die?
92. How many Australian states have Labor Party premiers?
93. I. M. Pei is often referred to as the master of modern …
94. Name Australia’s health minister.
95. Which is the largest of the Great Lakes?
96. Leonard Nimoy was best known as which Star Trek character?
97. According to legend, Lady Godiva rode naked through which city?
98. Michael Jordan won six NBA championships with which team?
99. How many legs does a spider have?
100. What day of the week will New Year’s Day 2021 fall on?

Cindy MacDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s deputy editor.