Good Weekend Quiz: August 8

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Good Weekend Quiz: August 8

By Jacqui Martinez and Stephanie Bull

1. What is the title of Mary L. Trump’s book about her uncle, Donald?

2. Which English aviator was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930?

3. Nuuk is the capital of which island?

4. Who first tried to kill Harry Potter when he was an infant?

5. Dry ice is the solid form of which chemical compound?

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

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6. Which National Rugby League team has the head of a viking as its primary logo?

7. Which two leaders were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993?

8. How many Brandenburg Concertos were composed by J.S. Bach?

9. In the human body, where would you find the Broca area?


10. Who was the last Australian to win a tennis singles title at the Australian Open?

11. Jane Goodall is considered the foremost expert on what?

12. Onomastics is the study of the history and origin of ... what?

13. Which country’s name means, “Land of the Aryans”?

14. What is the point on the earth’s surface vertically above an earthquake?

15. What is the fruit of the tree Mangifera indica more commonly known as?

16. Which artist said he put his heart and soul into his work, and lost his mind in the process?

17. Is a marabou a type of deer, stork or rodent?

18. Name one island country that begins with “Saint”.

19. The Uffizi Gallery is located in which city?

20. To the nearest kilometre, what is the marine length of Sydney Harbour tunnel?

21. Alfred Tennyson’s poem The Charge of the Light Brigade was about which war?

22. Brian Griffin appears in which animated TV sitcom?

23. What sport has hot balls, kill shots and boasts?

24. Colloquially, what is a southpaw?

25. What do the initials “M” and “A” stand for in the Sydney Cricket Ground’s M. A. Noble stand?

Quiz Answers

1 Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. 2 Amy Johnson. 3 Greenland. 4 (Lord) Voldemort. 5 Carbon dioxide. 6 Canberra Raiders. 7 Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk. 8 Six. 9 The brain. 10 Chris O’Neil (1978). 11 Chimpanzees. 12 Proper names (especially personal names). 13 Iran. 14 Epicentre. 15 Mango. 16 Vincent van Gogh (1853-90). 17 Stork. 18 Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 19. Florence, Italy. 20 One kilometre. 21 Crimean War (1853-56). 22 Family Guy. 23 Squash. 24 Left-handed person. 25 Montague Alfred (“Monty” Noble, Sydney-born cricketer and dentist, 1873-1940).

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, Q25 was supplied by reader M. A. Gunther of Hyde Park, SA.

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