UPDATED: Boost your brain with our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

Jeremy Jones 8 October 2021 1
Flowers at Floriade

How well do you know the themes of Floriade? Photo: File.

UPDATED: Have you been doing your lockdown exercise around Lake Burley Griffin? How well do you know Floriade?

Test your knowledge of these Canberra icons and some other general stuff in this week’s Ken Behrens quiz.

Make it a household challenge, or take it on as a team – warning, we have now updated this article with the answers at the bottom.


  1. Which of the following has not been a Floriade theme – ‘Eat, Plant, Love’, ‘Rock’n’Roll in Bloom’ or ‘Aussie Icons, Myths and Legends’?
  2. What is the name of the 2002 Aussie film featuring Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Samuel Johnson, Judith Lucy, and Tony Martin?

    Lake Burley Griffin

    Do you know how far the twin bridges run around Lake Burley Griffin is? Photo: File.

  3. To the nearest kilometre, what is the distance of the twin bridges circuit run on Lake Burley Griffin?
  4. Who is the only individual to be named both the Young Australian of the Year and Australian of the Year?
  5. In the ACT, unless there are mitigating circumstances, what age are you legally allowed to sit in the front seat of a motor vehicle?
  6. What iconic Australian song from 1984 was covered by Sarah Blasko in 2006, and later by Jessica Mauboy, in 2016?
  7. Which number is higher – the amount of people who attended Floriade in 2019, or the amount of flowers on show at the event that same year?
  8. Which former Eastlake player kicked 10 goals in an AFL game this year?

    Eastlake team huddle

    Which former Eastlake player kicked 10 goals in an AFL game this year? Photo: File.

  9. What famous character from radio, literature, film and a comic strip has been played by an Englishman, Scotsman, Australian and Irishman?
  10. The 2021 AFL Grand Final was held in which Australian city?
  11. Which famous musical comedy trio started out as buskers on the streets of Canberra in 1984?
  12. Yowani, Murrumbidgee and Federal are all what?
  13. Which application was launched first: Instagram or Snapchat?
  14. Bobby McGee’s, The Private Bin and South Pacific Rugby Club are all examples of what?
  15. What Roger Hargreaves children’s book character shares its name with a 2006 Academy Award winning film?
  16. What Canberra venue was the first licensed outdoor venue in Australia, and the first Australian bar to ban smoking indoors?
  17. What is the most common brand of car registered in Australia?
  18. Which is larger: an ostrich’s brain or an ostrich’s eye?
  19. Which tennis player became the first male to win a ‘Golden Slam’?
  20. ‘Pantone 448 C’ is deemed the ugliest colour in the world by market researchers. Where have Australians been able to see it since 2016?

ANSWERS: Don’t peek before you’ve taken the quiz!

  1. Eat, Plant, Love
  2. Crackerjack
  3. 5kms
  4. Cathy Freeman
  5. Seven years old
  6. Flame Trees by Cold Chisel
  7. The amount of flowers
  8. Josh Bruce
  9. James Bond
  10. Perth
  11. Doug Anthony All Stars
  12. Golf course in Canberra
  13. Instagram
  14. Old Canberra Nightclubs
  15. Little Miss Sunshine
  16. Tilley’s Devine Café Gallery
  17. Toyota
  18. Ostrich eye
  19. Dylan Alcott
  20. Cigarette and tobacco packaging

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TimboinOz TimboinOz 8:23 pm 07 Oct 21

Pop-culture bores the pants off me! But I will come on-line tomorrow.

I could write you a really hard quiz – on things Australians should know.

It would include some things pertaining to ‘the digger myth’ and maybe, the siege of Tobruk in 1942.

;_)

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