11 March 2022

UPDATED: Prepare for Canberra Day with our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular will begin on 6 March. Photo: Supplied.

Canberra Day! The Balloon Spectacular! The 2022 Canberra Racing Carnival! What’s not to love about the nation’s capital this weekend?

A Canberra-centric Ken Behrens quiz will prepare you for a fun weekend of Canberra Day celebrations – warning, this quiz has now been updated with answers at the bottom. Don’t peek!

  1. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular begins this weekend. Which of these is not a real balloon to grace the ACT morning sky: a Scottish bagpipe, Vincent Van Gogh’s head, or a jar of vegemite?
  2. Which infamous group declared a ‘cyber war’ against Russia and disabled their key news website?
  3. In which Canberra suburb would you find Lolo and Lola, The Knox, and Soul Cartel?
  4. On which island was Captain Cook killed in 1779?
  5. Canberra Day commemorates what event?
  6. Which state lost internet connection for five hours this week due to road and drill works?
  7. Sheldon Riley will be representing Australia in which mega-event?
  8. Which fish is the only one with eyelids?

    Can you name this bird? Photo: File.

  9. ACT’s faunal emblem was added to the threatened species this week. Which bird, which shares the name with a popular Canberra cafe, is the ACT faunal emblem?
  10. What is the only letter that does not appear in the periodic table of elements?
  11. If you suffer from glossitis, which part of your body is inflamed?
  12. How many characters are in Cluedo?
  13. The 2022 Canberra Racing Carnival is this weekend at Thoroughbred Park. Kalashnikov, Barbaric, and Pin Sec are the last three winners of which race?
  14. “Addicted”, “Moments” and “Act Your Age” are songs by which Sydney artists who are performing in Canberra this Friday?
  15. What does a camel store in its hump?
  16. What was Shane Warne’s last meal? Vegemite on toast, Pad Thai or baked beans?
  17. Based on Twitter data, Canberra is number one worldwide at which word game?
  18. Why did Canberra rapper Genesis Owusu abandon his Enmore Theatre show last week?
  19. Which English Premier League team is now on the market due to its Russian owner selling the club to avoid sanctions?
  20. Which Australian movie from 2016 received six Oscar nominations and starred Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, and David Wenham?


  1. A jar of vegemite
  2. Anonymous
  3. Watson
  4. Hawaii
  5. The official naming of Canberra
  6. Tasmania
  7. Eurovision Song Contest
  8. Sharks
  9. Gang-gang cockatoo
  10. J
  11. Tongue
  12. 6
  13. The Black Opal Stakes
  14. Bliss N Eso
  15. Fat
  16. Vegemite on toast
  17. Wordle
  18. The dance floor collapsed
  19. Chelsea
  20. Lion

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