26 November 2021

UPDATED: Quench your thirst for knowledge with our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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French toast on plate with banana and strawberries

National French Toast Day is on Sunday, 28 November. To make French toast, bread is soaked in what foodstuff? Photo: File.

PMs at ANU, success for a Canberran on the national stage, and some classic ACT general knowledge feature in this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz.

Make it a household challenge, or take it on as a team – warning, we’ve updated this article with the answers below.

  1. Bar Rochford, Molly, High Ball and Smith’s Alternative are bars in which Canberra building?
  2. Only nations from which two continents have ever won the FIFA World Cup?
  3. National French Toast Day is on Sunday, 28 November. To make French toast, bread is soaked in what foodstuff?
  4. Which Canberra artist won Triple J’s 2021 Australian Album of the Year last week?
  5. Which Australian author wrote the novels, Ice Station, Temple and Hover Car Racer?

    Australian National University sign

    The Australian National University has had some former Australian prime ministers as students – who are they? Photo: Michelle Kroll.

  6. Canberra’s Anton Smirnov is a grandmaster in which sport?
  7. How many mainland Australian capital cities can see snowcapped mountains in winter?
  8. An Antarctic penguin, Pingu, turned up on the shores of which country last week?
  9. Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy are characters in which movie franchise?
  10. In Dora the Explorer, what creature is Swiper?
  11. Which two Australian prime ministers attended ANU?
  12. Tim Paine resigned as Australian Test cricket captain last week. Who is the vice-captain set to be named his replacement?
  13. Riesling is a white wine from which country?
  14. Hari, born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo last week, is the second calf of what species to be born in Australia?
  15. Katrina Powell is the first female since Colleen Quinn, in 1978, to coach which Australian national team?
  16. Which direct-action marine conservation group was founded by Paul Watson in 1977, and is famous for ramming whaling ships?
  17. Hippogriffs are creatures that appear in which series of books?

    Greater Western Sydney Giants players

    Which former Greater Western Sydney Giants star returned a fan’s lost wallet with an extra $50 thrown in? Photo: File.

  18. Which former Greater Western Sydney Giants player found a fan’s wallet and returned it with an extra $50 in it?
  19. What is the oldest Chinese restaurant in Canberra?
  20. Which International Emmy and Logie award-winning Australian show returned for season three this week?

ANSWERS: Don’t peek before you’ve had a go!

  1. Melbourne Building
  2. Europe and South America
  3. Egg
  4. Genesis Owusu
  5. Matthew Reilly
  6. Chess
  7. One – Canberra
  8. New Zealand
  9. Bridget Jones
  10. Fox
  11. Bob Hawke and Kevin Rudd
  12. Pat Cummins
  13. Germany
  14. Rhinoceros
  15. Hockeyroos
  16. Sea Shepherd
  17. Harry Potter
  18. Jeremy Cameron
  19. Happy’s Chinese Restaurant in Civic (established in 1962)
  20. Bluey

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