Good Weekend Quiz: August 15

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Good Weekend Quiz: August 15

1. Where on the body would you wear winklepickers?

2. Which South American country was named after an explorer?

3. In Greek mythology, who was cursed to always have the last say, but never speak first?

4. What e-commerce company was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995?

5. The Rose of Sharon is the national flower of South Korea, Japan or Taiwan?

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with this week's Good Weekend quiz.

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6. The ancient city of Carthage is located in what north African country?

7. The UK’s Stoke Mandeville Hospital is the birthplace of what multi-sport event?

8. The Henley-on-Todd Regatta is held annually in which Australian town?

9. Bask is the collective noun for what carnivorous animal?

10. In what country did the Bahá’í religion originate?

11. In Malay and Indonesian cuisine, what is “nasi”?

12. Artist Georgia O’Keeffe was known for her close-up portraits of ... what?

13. Which two former leaders’ economic policies have recently inspired Treasurer Josh Frydenberg?

14. The Magyar people mostly settled in which eastern European country?

15. Riga is the capital city of which country?

16. Florian Schneider was a co-founder of which seminal electronica band?

17. What Latin word in brackets means, “Quoted exactly as it stands in the original”?

18. Kodiak bears are native to which Alaskan island?

19. What cave near Santander, Spain, is famous for its prehistoric paintings?

20. By what name is the main branch of Sydney’s Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences more commonly known?

21. What colour is the “sprinter’s jersey” in the Tour de France?

22. Which US counterculture figure coined the phrase, “Turn on, tune in, drop out”?

23. What is the common name for ficus macrophylla?

24. Who said, “Stell-lahhhh! ... I want my baby down here. Stella, Stella!”?

25. Who, at age 15, was the Protestant “Nine Days Queen” of England?

Quiz answers

1 Feet (shoes). 2 Colombia (Christopher Columbus). 3 Echo. 4 eBay. 5 South Korea. 6 Tunisia. 7 Paralympic Games. 8 Alice Springs, NT. 9 Crocodile. 10 Iran (Persia). 11 Rice. 12 Flowers. 13 US president Ronald Reagan and UK PM Margaret Thatcher. 14 Hungary. 15 Latvia. 16 Kraftwerk. 17 Sic. 18 Kodiak Island. 19 Altamira. 20 Powerhouse Museum. 21 Green. 22 Timothy Leary. 23 Moreton Bay fig. 24 Stanley Kowalski (in the play A Streetcar Named Desire). 25 Lady Jane Grey (reigned July 10-19, 1553).

Fancy yourself a quizmaster? Send us a question; we include one from a reader each week and acknowledge it here. Email: label it “GW Quiz Entry”. This week, question 25 is from Myra Fisher of Brighton East, VIC.

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