UPDATED: Dive into our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

Jeremy Jones 15 October 2021
Eastern grey kangaroos

Do you recognise where this photo was taken? It is also the home of Turkey Hill Trail, Peppermint Trail and Fishing Gap. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Are you looking for entertainment beyond a puzzle, Netflix and social media during lockdown?

Put yourself to the test with this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz, featuring plenty of Canberra, a bit of pop culture and lots of general knowledge to get your brain working hard.

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. The name for which meal was designated as Macquarie Dictionary’s 2016 people’s choice word of the year – halal snack pack, brunch or smashed avo?
  2. Which Test cricketer took a hat-trick on his birthday in 2010?
  3. What is the name of the elimination ceremony that usually happens every third night in reality TV show Survivor?
  4. Where in the ACT would you find Turkey Hill Trail, Peppermint Trail and Fishing Gap?
  5. In 1932, the Royal Australian Artillery famously fought a war against a non-human enemy – what did they fight?
  6. Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing what?
  7. The name of which country is an anagram for the phrase ‘prison age’?
  8. Who is the current ACT Opposition Leader?
  9. Which Cameron Crowe movie from 2000 stars Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor and Philip Seymour Hoffman?
  10. The songs Stranger, High and Say My Name are from which Canberra band that has never released an album?
  11. Which two Victorian clubs played in the 2021 AFL grand final?
  12. ‘Such is life’ were the last words of which infamous Australian?
  13. What did party boy Corey Worthington refuse to take off during an interview on A Current Affair in 2008?

    Monopoly money

    You can buy two Canberra landmarks in the latest Australian edition of Monopoly. Do you know what they are? Photo: File.

  14. Which two Canberra landmarks can be found in the latest Australian edition of Monopoly?
  15. Cascade and James Boag are breweries in which Australian state?
  16. What original slab hut, built in Canberra in 1857 by Joseph Shumack, was the Read family home until 1974 when it was refurbished and relicensed?
  17. Which pop star has just released a mini album called World of Light with all songs recorded in the Indigenous language of her country?
  18. A ‘super pod’ of 80 whales was recently spotted off which coastline?

    Pod of whales off NSW South Coast

    Where was a ‘super pod’ of whales recently seen in Australia? Photo: David Rogers.

  19. What is the main ingredient of the condiment tahini?
  20. Nirvana played at which Canberra venue in 1992?

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

  1. Halal snack pack
  2. Peter Siddle
  3. Tribal council
  4. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
  5. Emus
  6. World Wide Web
  7. Singapore
  8. Elizabeth Lee
  9. Almost Famous
  10. Peking Duk
  11. Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs
  12. Ned Kelly
  13. His glasses
  14. Questacon and The Australian War Memorial
  15. Tasmania
  16. Old Canberra Inn
  17. Lorde
  18. NSW Sapphire Coast
  19. Sesame Seeds
  20. ANU Bar

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