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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 1
1. A ship which travels below the surface of the sea 2. A hundred years 3. What are the steps of a ladder called? 4. Another name for daybreak 5. A doctor who performs operations 6. A person who by desire lives alone 7. The men who work on a ship 8. A fertile place in a desert 9. Fish with the bones taken out 10.Name 2 shellfish 11.Name the five human senses 12.Goods carried out of a country 13.Name the colours of the rainbow 14.Name for smuggled goods 15.Which month contains the shortest day? 16.Which insect carries malaria fever? 17.What is the yellow part of an egg called? 18.From what tree would you expect acorns to fall? 19.What is the capital of New Zealand? 20.Who is our current Prime Minister?

21.What does a chronometer measure? 22.Which ocean washes the east coast of Australia? 23.How many demerit points result in a learner losing his/her driving licence(NSW)? 24.What month hosts the Fisher’s Ghost Festival? 25.Who is the mayor of Campbelltown?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 2
1. What is the white of an egg called? 2. What do you call a scientist who studies plants? 3. What was the name of the King of the Greek gods? 4. What is the name of the annual prize for portraiture offered by the Art Gallery of NSW?
5. Which former pearling port is the most westerly town in Western Australia? 6. A gryphon is comprised of which animals?

7. Who is said to have “a face that launched a thousand ships”? 8. Whose face is on the Australian $50 note? 9. Which river forms most of the border between NSW and Victoria? 10.What is the name of the 16 year old girl currently sailing solo around the world? 11.What was the Hindenburg? 12.Name of the elephant which recently gave birth to a calf that was thought to be dead? 13.Which one is an actual landmass – The Arctic or Antarctica? 14.What does U.N.E.S.C.O. Stand for? 15.If I am at the Moomba Festival, which city am I in? 16.When talking horses, to what does palomino refer? 17.Who wrote the original “Frankenstein”? 18.In which country are the ruins of Machu Pichu?

19.In which country is Mount Everest? 20.Which animal kills the most humans every year? 21.In what year did Airds High School open? 22.Which planets in our Solar System have moons? 23.How many stars are on the USA flag? 24.What are the events in a Pentathlon? 25.What is the opposite of “zenith”? (zenith means the highest point)

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 2
Answers 1. Albumen or glaive 2. Botanist 3.Zeus 4. Archibald 5. Broome 6.Eagle & lion 7.Helen of Troy 8. The $50 note features Aboriginal writer and inventor David Unaipon (1872– 1967), and Australia’s first female parliamentarian, Edith Cowan (1861–1932). 9. Murray 10. Jessica Watson 11. Large passenger carrying airship which exploded 1937 killing many people. Caused the end of the use of airships. 12. Porn Tip 13. Antarctica 14. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation 15. Melbourne 16. Coat colour / breed 17. Mary Shelley 18. Peru 19. Its summit separates Nepal & Tibet 20. Mosquito 21. 1974 22. Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 3
1. What star is closest to our sun? 2. Where will the next Olympic Games be held? 3. What is the name of the large submarine fault line off the coast of California which causes numerous earthquakes? 4. The Andes Mountains are on which continent? 5. What is the proper name for a camel with one hump? 6. What was Tasmania called before it was called Tasmania? 7. Parramatta is an Aboriginal word meaning what? 8. What is the common name for the human clavicle? 9. Name the 7 dwarves in the Snow White fairy tale? 10.What is the line of adhesive between bricks in buildings called? 11.What is kumara more commonly called? 12.What apparatus is used to raise a car so a tyre can be change? 13.What is a cicatrix? 14.What bean is the main constituent of chocolate? 15.Name the NSW Premier. 16.What is the hardest natural occurring substance? 17.What does “girt” mean; as in “girt by sea”? 18.What is Lady Gaga’s real name? 19.Name the 3 presenters of Top Gear 20.Why were the kangaroo and emu specifically chosen for the Australian Coat of Arms? 21.What is the highest mountain in Australia? 22.Which two major urban centres – one on the east coast and one on the4 west – were ravaged by severe storms in the last week? 23.What does an altimeter measure? 24.What is the name of the large man-made lake in Canberra? 25.Name three Australian inventions which have been taken up world wide.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 3
Answers 1. Proxima Centauri 2. 2. Beijing 3. 3.San Andreas Fault 4. 4. South America 5. 5. Dromedary 6. 6. Van Dieman’s Land 7. 7. Place where eels lie down; place of many eels; head of waters. 8. 8. Collar bone 9. 9. Sleepy, Grumpy, Dopey, Happy, Doc, Sneezy, Bashful. 10. 10. Mortar 11. 11. Sweet potato 12. 12 Jack 13. 13. Scar 14. 14. Cacao 15. 15 Kristina Keneally 16. 16. Diamond 17. 17. Surrounded 18. 18, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. 19.19 James May, Richard Hammond, and Jeremy Clarkson 20. 20 Neither animal can go backwards? 21. 21 Mt Kosziosko 22. 22. Mackay QLD, Perth WA 23. 23 altitude 24.24 Lake Burley Griffin 25. 25. Rotary drying line; bionic ear, lawn mower, ute, refrigerated transport, esky etc.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 4
1. In which country is the volcano that erupted on April 17th 2010 and resulted in European airports being closed for nearly a week? 2. Which country carried out nuclear tests at Woomera in South Australia in the 1950s? 3. The most venomous marine creature known to mankind lives in Northern Australian waters. What is it? 4. What is the name given to a fear of small or confined spaces? 5. Of what substance is the core of a normal writing pencil made? 6. What does NASA stand for? 7. What name is given to the mass of water which separates Tasmania from mainland Australia? 8. How many “court” cards are in a normal deck of cards? 9. Name three famous Australian bushrangers. 10.The longest fence in the world was built in the 1880s. What is it called and where is it? 11.Which Federal Minister recently had his portfolio reduced as a result of problems with the free home insulation scheme? 12.If I have renal failure, which body organ is affected? 13.What is a Jewish place of worship called? 14.What is the main ingredient of spaghetti bolognaise sauce? 15.What does the Australian expression “as the crow flies” mean? 16.Which globally famous band that originated in Australia, had a sell-out tour in Australia in February? 17.Name these two music 18.Name the 16 current NRL teams 19.Who was the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? 20.What is the name of Campbelltown City’s central Library? symbols and

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 4
Answers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Iceland England Australian box jellyfish Claustrophobia Graphite National Aeronautics and Space Administration Bass Strait 12 Ned Kelly, Mad Dan Morgan, Jack Donahue, Captain Moonlite, Captain Thunderbolt, Ben Hall, 10.The dingo fence. Australia. 11.Peter Garrett 12.Kidney 13.Synagogue 14.Tomatoes 15.In a direct line 16.AC/DC 17.Treble clef and Sharp 1. Brisbane – Broncos 2. Canberra – Raiders 3. Canterbury – Bulldogs 4. Cronulla - Sharks 5. Gold Coast – Titans 6. Manly – Eagles 7. Melbourne – Storm 8. New Zealand – Warriors 9. Newcastle – Knights 10. North Queensland – Cowboys 11. Parramatta - Eels 12. Penrith – Panthers 13. South Sydney - Rabbits 14. St George/Illawarra – Dragons 15. Sydney City – Roosters 16. West - Tigers 19. Barack Obama- extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples 20. H. J. Daley Central Library

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 5
1. What ocean washes the west coast of Australia? 2. What is the only man-made structure that is visible from space?
3. What is the more common name given to the vegetable kumara?

4. The building now known as Campbelltown Theatre in Queen Street was originally built as a what? 5. The NAPLAN tests are causing controversy in schools. What does NAPLAN stand for? 6. What is the medical name for the breast bone? 7. What do Americans call tomato sauce? 8. What is a “south paw”? 9. What three ways can a snake kill its victim? 10. Who won the 2010 gold logie? 11. What two famous Australian faces are on the $20 note? 12. Tickets for which internationally famous band go on sale on Friday? 13. Who is the current leader of the Federal opposition? 14. What is the smallest country in the world? 15. Name the 3 judges on Australia’s Got Talent. 16. What new ice cream did Streets release in April 2010? 17. Who started the Australian Flying Doctor Service? 18. When was Sydney Harbour Bridge completed? 19. In relation to sleep, what does REM stand for?
20. What is the latest technology equipment released by Apple in April 2010?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 5
Answers 1. Indian Ocean 2. Great Wall of China 3. Sweet potato 4. Town Hall 5. National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy 6. Sternum 7. Ketchup 8. Left-handed person 9. Biting, spitting poison, constriction
10. Ray Meagher

11. Mary Reiby & John Flynn 12. Metallica 13. Tony Abbot 14. Vatican City 15. Brian McFadden, Dannii Minogue, Kyle Sandilands 16. Magnum gold 17. Dr. John Flynn 18. 1932 19. Rapid eye movement 20. ipad

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 6
1. What is the correct name for a camel with one hump? 2. What is the call number for Campbelltown’s radio station? 3. Who wrote the book entitled Alice in Wonderland? 4. If amber lights are flashing at a pedestrian crossing, what should a driver do? 5. What is the only compulsory subject in the HSC? 6. The prestigious Cannes Film Festival is on currently. In which country is it held? 7. Name the recently released title track from Miley Cyrus’ forthcoming album?
8. At the World Music Awards held in Monaco this week (18th May), who garnered the

most awards? 9. What is meant by the expression “bury the hatchet”? 10. What does ANZAC stand for? 11. Where in the body is the Achilles tendon?
12. Identify the 3 constituents of Einstein’s famous formula E = mc2

13. Name the major circle of latitude that crosses Australia 14. What does one call the disk which is hit with a hockey stick? 15. Which highly successful NASA program will be terminated in 2010? 16. What is vermicelli? 17. What does a hostler look after? 18. In which country is Gallipoli where many of our ANZACS perished? 19. What is special about a babushka doll? 20. What is referred to as “the sport of kings”? 21. There are many salt lakes in Australia. What is the largest one (in fact it is the largest in the world!)? 22. What massive 1950’s project attracted large numbers of European workers to Australia? 23. What is the name of the last James Bond film made? 24. What does an odometer measure? 25. To what does a “bag of fruit” refer in Australian rhyming slang?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 6
ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dromedary C91.3 Lewis Carroll A driver can drive through if there are no people still crossing English France Can’t be tamed Lady Gaga won five awards. Her awards include World's Best Selling Artist of America, World's Best Single, World's Best Rock/Pop Artist, World's Best New Artist, and World's Best Album. 9. To make peace or settle differences with an opponent. 10.Australian and New Zealand Army Corps 11.Behind the ankle up to the mid calf 12.E is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light in a vacuum 13.Tropic of Capricorn 14.Puck 15.Space Shuttle program 16.Thin pasta or noodles 17.Horses. 18.Turkey 19. A set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. 20. Horse racing 21. Lake Eyre 22. The Snowy Mountains Scheme 23. Quantum of solace 24. Distance travelled by a car or vehicle 25. A suit

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 7
1. Name five ‘big cats’ 2. Yuri Gagarin was the first man to ……….. 3. Who developed the World Wide Web? 4. Name all 7 dwarves 5. In the Australian version of “Jingle Bells” what mode of transport does Santa use instead of the one horse sleigh? 6. What does “girt” mean in our National Anthem? 7. What is the name of the largest artery in the human body? 8. Australia has the world's longest straight stretch of railway track on the Sydney to Perth line. (Another ‘biggest) and another long line from Adelaide to Darwin. Name the train identified with each route. 9. What telescope was launched by space shuttle in 1990? 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. What is a traditional Samoan house called? Who was the jazz musician, idol and mentor of Lisa Simpson? What does 'Ictuate" mean? What is the hardest mineral in the world? In which town in Australia do most of the residents live in caves?

Some extras for fun I can be quick and then I'm deadly, I am a rock, shell and bone medley. If I was made into a man, I'd make people dream, I gather in my millions by ocean, sea and stream Before I came, confusion abounded. I'm late, I'm late was frequently sounded. I'm not average, but was based on a mean. My size, in theory, is constant: fifteen. I'm two dozen steps, again in theory. But walk my length and you'd get weary. I take half and quarter steps at times. In reality, I don't follow the lines. I shrink to nothing in two cold extremes. Over a thousand miles wide in the betweens. What am I? My first is simply a vegetable, delicious, round and green. My second obviously refers to you. My third and fourth are sound asleep, as plainly can be seen. My fifth is fifty, clear enough for any riddle-setter. My final makes no sound You see me now before your eyes; it's plain for all to tell.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 7
ANSWERS: 1. Lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cheetah, puma, lynx 2. Go into space 3. Tim Bernes Lee 4. Sleepy, Grumpy, Happy, Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Sneezy 5. A rusty Holden ute 6. Surrounded 7. Aorta 8. The Indian-Pacific and The Ghan 9. Hubble Telescope 10. Fale 11. “Bleeding Gums” Murphy 12. Diamond 13. Cooper Pedy EXTRAS Sand Time zones Puzzle

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 8
1. What was Tasmania called before it was called Tasmania? 2. What is the line of adhesive between bricks in a wall or building called? 3. What apparatus is usually used to raise a car so a tyre can be changed? 4. What NSW coastal town was hit by a waterspout / tornado early in June 2010?
5. Name four digital image file types. 6. How many permanent teeth does a human being develop? 7. Where is the world’s tallest building?

8. What is the formula for finding the volume of a cylinder? 9. In a manual vehicle, what joins the drive from the engine to the gear box?
10.In Goldilocks and the three bears, what was too soft?

11. Which NSW State of Origin player walked out of the team as a protest against racism?
12.The human skull consists of two parts. What are they?

13. Which horse’s heart is on display at the National Museum of Australia?
14.A machine which rotates wood, metal to allow it to be shaped is called what?

15. A baby whale is called a calf; a baby shark is called a ……..? 16. What is a Warrigal? 17. In “Ice Age” what kind of nut did Scrat bury?
18.If you added some ‘dead horse’ to your food, what would you be adding?

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19. What did Delilah do to remove Samson’s strength? 20. What is the capital of Thailand? 21. Who is the Secretary General (head) of the United Nations?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 8
ANSWERS 1. Van Dieman’s Land 2. Mortar 3. Jack 4. Lennox Head 5. JPEG/JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, EXIF, TIFF, RAW, PPM/PGM/PBM/PNM 6. 32 7. The Burj Khalifa (828m) is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 8. Pi x r2 x h 9. The clutch 10. Mother Bear’s bed 11. Timana Tahu 12. Cranium and mandible 13. Phar Lap 14. Lathe 15. Pup 16. Dingo 17. Acorn 18. (tomato) sauce 19. She cut his hair 20. Bangkok 21. Ban Ki Moon of the Republic of Korea

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 9
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. There are over 300 types of apples. Name 6 types that can be purchased in Australia. Which organ is affected with a pulmonary infection? Which planets in our Solar System have no moons? Name 3 types of carnivorous plants According to the Australian folksong and Australian legend, where does “the dog sit on the tuckerbox”? Where was paper first made? What do BC and AD stand for when used with a year? The Prime Meridian (0o) passes through Greenwich, England and time zones are measured from it. What is its opposite meridian (180o) called? Which Transformers star married in Hawaii in June? Which famous person said: “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”? What did “tunnel rats” do in the Vietnam War? What mathematical name is given to a one-sided surface? Thousands of artisans and craftsmen were employed to build the Taj Mahal? How long did it take? Approximately 30 cars have been names after animals. Can you name 5? Which British group has sold more albums in the US than any other artist? What does PBL stand for? Which Aboriginal people are the traditional custodians of land in the Macarthur area? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Potential 60 points Unassisted answers (double points) Second round (assisted) = =

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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 9
ANSWERS: 1. APPLES – Delicious, Jonathan, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Jonagold, Sundowner 2. Lungs 3. Venus, Mercury 4. Bladder / Bladderwort, Trap / Venus Fly Trap, Pitcher, Lobster pot / Corkscrew, Butterwort 5. 5 miles from Gundegai 6. China – 2nd century AD 7. BC – Before Christ; AD Anno Domini (in the year of our Lord) 8. International Date Line 9. Megan Fox 10. Albert Einstein 11. Flush Viet Cong out of their tunnel system 12. Mobius strip 13. 21 years

14.1. Barracuda (Plymouth) 2. Beetle (Volkswagen) 3. Bison (Chevrolet heavy-duty truck) 4. Blackhawk (Stutz) 5. Bluebird (Nissan/Datsun) 6. Bronco (Ford) 7. Charger (Dodge) 8. Cheetah (rare 1960s high-performance sports car) 9. Cobra (Shelby, Shelby-Ford) 10. Cougar (Mercury) 11. Fox (Audi, Volkswagen) 12. Gazelle (Singer) 13. Honey Bee (Nissan/Datsun) 14. Impala (Chevrolet) 15. Jaguar (outgrowth of S.S. Cars, formerly Swallow Sidecars, Ltd.) 16. Lark (Studebaker) 17. Marlin (AMC) 18. Mustang (Ford) 19. Pinto (Ford) 20. Rabbit (Volkswagen) 21. Ram (Dodge) 22. Road Runner (Plymouth) 23. Sable (Mercury) 24. Skylark (Buick) 25. Spider/Spyder (Porsche) 26. Stag (Triumph) 27. Sting Ray/Stingray (Chevrolet Corvette) 28. Super Bee (Dodge) 29. Thunderbird (Ford) 30. Viper (Dodge) 31. Wasp (Hudson) 32. White Eagle (Kissel) 33. Wildcat (Buick)

15. The Beatles 16. Positive Behaviour for Learning 17. Dharawal people

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 10
1. Which is the only continent on Earth that is home to the animal known as the sloth?
2. Scandinavia, one of Europe's five regions, includes five countries. What are they?

3. Two conditions combine to make Antarctica the coldest place on Earth during the winter. One of those conditions is high altitude. What is the other? 4. Dried by the sun, adobe bricks have been used as building materials for centuries. Of what are adobe bricks made?
5. Was the dinosaur called Apatosaurus a meat eater (carnivore) or a plant eater

(herbivore)?
6. Which instrument in the orchestra produces the highest notes -- the flute or the piccolo? 7. J. K. Rowling patterned one character in the Harry Potter books after herself. Who was

that character? 8. Aspirin is often used to lower fever and ease body pain. Today, aspirin is made in factories by combining chemicals. But many years ago aspirin was derived from nature. From what was it made back then? 9. In Greek mythology, Argus was a monster with as many as 100 eyes. When Hermes killed Argus, Hera used his eyes on the tail feathers of her bird. What kind of bird received Argus's eyes? 10. The first rock 'n' roll record to become widely popular was a 1955 hit song by Bill Haley and the Comets. What was the name of that song? 11. Which ocean is found along much of Africa's eastern coast? 12. To what does “trouble and strife” refer in Australian rhyming slang? 13. What does a cooper make? 14. Google has developed an operating system which is expected to provide serious competition for the iPhone. What is it named?
15. For what historical event (which only lasted for 30 mins), was

this flag first designed?
16. Who makes the Australian banknotes? 17. What is the name of Australia’s real-life superhero (he is based in Sydney) 18. For each of the 8 states and territories of Australia, provide its capital and, if it is on a

river, the name of the river. (11)

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 10
ANSWERS: 1. South America; 2. Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway. 3. continuous darkness; 4. soil, clay, or clay and straw; 5. plant eater (herbivore); 6. piccolo; 7. Hermione Granger; 8. bark from the willow tree; 9. a peacock; 10. "Rock Around the Clock"; 11. Indian Ocean; 12. wife 13. barrels 14. Android 15. The Eureka Stockade 16. Note Printing Australia Limited (a separately incorporated, wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia). 17. Captain Australia ` ` 18 NSW – Sydney Victoria South Australia Western Australia Northern Territory Queensland Tasmania ACT [32 answers] Melbourne Yarra Adelaide Perth Swan River Darwin Brisbane Brisbane River Hobart Derwent River Canberra

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 11
1. Into which ocean does the Amazon River flow? 2. The artist Michelangelo’s paintings can be seen on the ceiling of which chapel at the Vatican in Rome? 3. What number is represented by the Roman numeral D? 4. How old does a person have to be to run for the president of the United States? 5. If you are eating bouillabaisse, what are you eating? 6. In Australian rhyming slang, to what does the term ‘mystery bags’ refer? 7. In Greek mythology, with what was the god Apollo associated? 8. A jumbuk features in the song “Waltzing Matilda”. What is a jumbuk? 9. What does the term “pianissimo” direst you to do in music? 10. What is the cloud of material stars are made of called? 11. King Island, famous for its superior cream and cheeses, is part of which Australian state? 12. What is the largest organ of the human body?
13. Why is 2010 special for the Ford Falcon?

14. In what year did the first space walk occur? 15. When referring to a CD-ROM, for what do the letters ROM stand? 16. Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest computer companies in the world. How old was Bill Gates when he started Microsoft? 17. What is the main language spoken by the people of Zanzibar, an island off the east coast of Africa?
18. Ross Arnott named his extremely scrumptious Tim Tam biscuits after what? 19. An annual memorial service commemorating the 1816 massacre of Dharawal

people in the Macarthur area is held at what location? 20. A man leaves home, turns left three times and meets a man in a mask. What is the first man’s occupation?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 11
ANSWERS: 1. Atlantic Ocean 2. The Sistine Chapel 3. 500 4. 35 years old 5. Fish stew 6. Snags 7. War 8. Sheep 9. Play very softly 10.Nebulae 11.Tasmania 12.Skin 13.It is Ford Falcon 50th anniversary 14.1965 - Russian cosmonaut 15.Read-only memory 16.19 years old 17.Swahili 18.The 1958 Kentucky Derby winner – Tim Tam 19.Cataract Dam 20.Baseball / softball player

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 12
1. What is a “hung parliament”?

2.

Where is your patella?

3. In what year was Airds High School opened?

4. In an email address section, what does ‘cc’ stand for?

5.

In which country has there been a 100+km traffic jam for at least 10 days this month (August 2010)?

6. Name the Green MP elected in the latest election

7. Name four countries that have the Union Jack on their flags

8. Name the tool used for raising a car so a tyre can be changed at the side of the road.

9. Name 8 berries that have “berry” at the end of their single word name

10.Which famous classical music composer kept writing and performing after he became deaf?

11.If you eat ‘escargot’, what are you eating?

12.Before

Yuri Gagan became the first human in space, spaceflight had been tested with four different types of animals. Which animals were they?

13.What is the correct name for brain cells?

14.Which Spanish surrealist’s best-known artworks often include limp objects (eg clock faces) in landscapes?

15.Which heavy metal band coming to Sydney in September and November had tickets to their three November concerts sell out in less than an hour?

16. To what does the Australian expression “glad rags” refer?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 12
ANSWERS 1. When no political party has an absolute majority of seats sufficient to lead the country

2. Knee / knee cap

3. 1974

4. Carbon copy

5. China

6. Adam Bandt

7. Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Niue, Tuvalu.

8. Jack

9. Boysenberry, blackberry, cranberry raspberry cloudberry Juneberry elderberry loganberry mulberry salmonberry crowberry nannyberry serviceberry ollaliberry youngberry marionberry tayberry

huckleberry strawberry gooseberry blueberry pokeberry barberry bearberry chokeberry lingonberry juniperberry

10.Beeethoven

11.Snails

12.Dog, Mouse, Monkey, Fruit fly

13.Neurons

14.Salvador Dali

15.Metallica

16.Best clothes / party clothes

Australian rhyming slang – dog’s eye = meat pie

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 13
1. 2. Which famous comic hero is known as “the ghost who walks”? What do these body-part idioms mean? Knee-jerk reaction; Use some elbow grease; Have your nose out-of-joint. On Average: Blue Moons occur once every 2.7 years. The next blue moon will occur in November 2010. What is a blue moon? It is possible to stand on American soil and see Russia with the naked eye. The place where those two countries are closest together, are two islands in the Bering Sea, which are about four kilometres apart. Between those two islands is the international date line. The Russian island in not inhabited, the American one hosts about 200 people. What are these islands called? What was Superman’s birth name given by his parents Jor-El and Lara? What normally illegal gambling tradition is permitted on one day of the year (ANZAC Day) without fear of prosecution? What is the correct term for a baby swan? Australia’s 7th Prime Minister was in office for the greater period of World War I. Who was he? What do you do if (according to Australian rhyming slang) you put some dead horse on your dog’s eye?

3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

10. What is the more common term used for the animal called a Bactrian? 11. Where was the first flushing toilet installed in NSW?

12. What and where is this well-known landmark that has played a prominent role in many historical events? 13. What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters? 14. Which New Zealand city was recently shattered by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake? 15. Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar and is a month of fasting. What special celebration marks the end of this fasting period? 16. What name is given to the ‘soft spot’ in a baby’s cranium that usually closes after a few months?

17. What substance is added to dough to make bread and bakery products rise? 18. Name the Queensland and 2 NSW captains of the State of Origin 2010 series [23]

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ANSWERS 1. The Phantom 2. Knee-jerk reaction – react to something without thinking things through Use elbow grease – rub or scrub vigorously Have your nose out-of-joint – 3. When a second full moon occurs within a one month time period. 4. Aleutian Islands 5. Kal-el 6. Two-up 7. Cygnet 8. William Morris Hughes 9. Put tomato sauce on your meat pie 10. Camel 11. Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie installed it in Government House Parramatta (early 1800’s) 12. Rock of Gibraltar. Southern tip of Spain, but actually belongs to the Kingdom of Great Britain. Northern entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. 13. Queue 14. Christchurch 15. The Eid or Eid ul-Fitr means the Festival of Breaking the Fast; a special celebration is made. 16. Fontanelle 17. Yeast 18. Queensland – Darren Lockyer; NSW – Kurt Gidley (games 1&2), Trent Barrett (game3)

What is greater than god more evil than the devil rich people need it poor people have it if you eat it you will die. Show / Hide Answer Nothing

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 14
1. Which country won the Miss Universe 2010 title?

2. In which city are the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 going to be held?

3. Who was the last man to win the Australian Open back-to-back?

4. Who is Oscar de la Renta?

5. Name the horse that won the Melbourne Cup in 2009?

6. What is Canada’s federal police force called?

7. Hilary Clinton holds which position in the US government?

8. Who was the first person to circumnavigate the globe?

9. Which country won the 2010 Fifa World Cup?

10.

In international politics, what does PLO stand for?

11. What town in Western Australia rimes with a household cleaning item?

12.

Which NRL Player won the 2010 Dally M Award?

13.

Name 4 teams in the English Premier League?

14.

Who won the NFL 2009?

15.

Who is the author of the Twilight Saga?

16.

What are the first names of the three Kardashian sisters?

17.

What was the Guinness world record length for hiccupping?

18.

How many movies will be in the Harry Potter Movie Series?

19.

Who wrote Taming of the Shrew?

20.

What is the Modern Day version of Taming of the Shrew?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 15
1. Name four United States Presidents with the first name James.

2. Who is the executive producer of Two and a Half Men?

3.

What is the name of the dog currently living in the White House with the Obamas?

4. What kind of motorcycle does Casey Stoner ride?

5. What is the name of Usher’s upcoming Australian Tour?

6. “Barney is a dinosaur...” What is the next line?

7. Who is Australia’s first Saint?

8. Who was the first person to discover Australia?

9. What is the capital of Algeria?

10. Which

vegetable is known as the eggplant?

11. What are the names of the two airports in New York?

12. What year did the Titanic sink?

13. How tall is the Eiffel Tower (in metres)?

14. How many seasons of Scrubs are there?

15. After

whom is the area of Macarthur named?

16. In

how many movies has Johnny Depp starred?

17. When were the scissors invented?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 16
Created by Elijah Lilomaiava

1. What was Usher’s Birth Name?

2. What is the other name for a Japanese Rice ball?

3. If it is a flock of sheep then it is a ____ of gorillas?

4.

Name the French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty?

5. What city is the Louvre located in?

6. Name 4 types of Martial Arts?

7. What is the name of the only mammal that is able to fly?

8. Who is the author of the book “The Fall of the House of Usher”?

9. Where on the human body will you find the Lacrimal Organ?

10. What is the name of the 3 scientists who discovered the double-helix structure of DNA?

11.

What does R&B stand for?

12.

When is Saint Patricks Day celebrated?

13. What position in Basketball does Shaquille O’Neal play?

14. Who is the main director of the anime Tsubasa Chronicles?

15. Who was the first person to win the Masterchef Australia?

16. Name the American Presidents who have been assassinated?

17.

Name the moons of Mars?

18.

How many Melbourne Cups has Makybe Dive won?

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
How well do you retain info? 1. What does a chronometer measure? 2. What is the white of an egg called? 3. What is the name of the large submarine fault line off the coast of California which causes numerous earthquakes? 4. Who was the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? 5. What ocean washes the west coast of Australia?
6. Identify the 3 constituents of Einstein’s famous formula E = mc2

7. What is the hardest mineral in the world? 8. The human skull consists of two parts. What are they? 9. If you added some ‘dead horse’ to your food, what would you be adding?
10. The Prime Meridian (0o) passes through Greenwich, England and

time zones are measured from it. What is its opposite meridian (180o) called? 11. Two conditions combine to make Antarctica the coldest place on Earth during the winter. One of those conditions is high altitude. What is the other? 12. The artist Michelangelo’s paintings can be seen on the ceiling of which chapel at the Vatican in Rome? 13. When referring to a CD-ROM, for what do the letters ROM stand? 14. In an email address section, what does ‘cc’ stand for?

15. Which Spanish surrealist’s best-known artworks often include limp objects (eg clock faces) in landscapes? 16. What and where is this well-known landmark that has played a prominent role in many historical events? 17. What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
18. Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar and is a month of

fasting. What special celebration marks the end of this fasting period? 19. What substance is added to dough to make bread and bakery products rise?

20.

Who wrote Taming of the Shrew?

1. Time 21. 22. 23. Albumen or glaive San Andreas Fault H. J. Daley Central Library

24. Barack Obama- extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples 25.
26. E

Indian Ocean

is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light in a vacuum Diamond (tomato) sauce International Date Line continuous darkness; The Sistine Chapel Read-only memory Carbon copy Salvador Dali

27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

35. Rock of Gibraltar. Southern tip of Spain, but actually belongs to the Kingdom of Great Britain. Northern entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. 36. Queue 37. Christchurch 38. The Eid or Eid ul-Fitr means the Festival of Breaking the Fast; a special celebration is made. 39. Fontanelle 40. William Shakespeare

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