5 November 2021

Updated: Satisfy your thirst for knowledge with our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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Patty Mills

Why has basketballer Patty Mills been in the news recently? Photo: Supplied.

If you’re now back in the office and want to test your colleagues’ knowledge, take our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz.

This week focuses on Canberra’s coffee, bars and heroes, plus some general knowledge stuff.

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 is not a bar in Canberra: Badger and Co, White Rabbit, or Hair and the Tortoise?
  2. What is the name of the Hindu festival of lights that starts this week?
  3. Former Olympic handball player and World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic is the founder of which Canberra coffee roastery?

    Sasa Sestic holding trophy with two men

    Sasa Sestic (centre) is the founder of which Canberra coffee roastery? Photo: File.

  4. Sold this week and featuring Queen Victoria, The Penny Black is the first-ever example of what?
  5. What links basketballer Patty Mills, doctor and diversity advocate Dr Marrwah Ahmadzai, obstetrician and co-founder of Mother Ignacia Hospital, Dr David O’Rourke, and doctor and entrepreneur Dr Sam Prince?
  6. All of Stephen King’s books are set in which US state?
  7. Agatha Trunchbull is an evil headteacher in which musical and movie?
  8. Which of these horses has won a Melbourne Cup? A) Stripes B) Black Caviar C) Zulu

    Horses running in Melbourne Cup

    How well do you know your Melbourne Cup winners? Photo: Supplied.

  9. One of Vivaldi’s most famous pieces is about four what?
  10. What is a small star called?
  11. Which subject does blue represent in board game Trivial Pursuit?
  12. Mount Majura, Wallaroo and Surveyors Hill are all examples of what?
  13. Aleph, beth, gimel and daleth are the first four letters of the alphabet in which language?
  14. World Cappuccino Day is on Monday, 8 November. What country is the biggest coffee producer in the world?

    Two cappuccinos

    World Cappuccino Day is on Monday, 8 November. Photo: File.

  15. And Then There Were None is a play by which famous crime writer?
  16. When it reaches four years old, a filly gets which new name?
  17. Which animal group do koalas belong to?
  18. Faro is a major city in which country?
  19. Which musical instrument contains dampers, strings and hammers?
  20. How many storeys does a bungalow have?

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

  1. Hair and the Tortoise
  2. Diwali
  3. ONA Coffee
  4. Stamp
  5. ACT’s Australian of the Year Nominee for 2022
  6. Maine
  7. Matilda
  8. Zulu
  9. Seasons
  10. Dwarf star
  11. Geography
  12. Canberra region wineries
  13. Hebrew
  14. Brazil
  15. Agatha Christie
  16. Mare
  17. Marsupials
  18. Portugal
  19. Piano
  20. One

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19? a Piano / 20? one storey / 17? marsupials / 16? Mare / 9? The Four Seasons / 4? a postage stamp. 2? Diwali.

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