4 February 2022

UPDATED: Serving up another dose of trivia in this week's Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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Dylan Alcott

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott has won gold in which two sports at the Paralympics? Photo: File.

The year is off to a cracking start, with sports and social events taking centre stage. Have you been paying attention to the news?

Show off your particularly Canberran knowledge of current affairs and general knowledge with our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz.

Make it a household challenge, or take it on as a team. Warning, now updated with the answers below, don’t peek!

  1. Which two countries start with S and have six letters in their name.
  2. “Macavity” and “Mr Mistoffelees” are songs from which famous stage musical?
  3. “Making a cutback” is a technique in which sport?
  4. “Axilla” is the anatomical name for which body part?
  5. The Superbowl is this Monday. What is the name of the ACT Representative team in Gridiron?

    Central Spears

    The Central Spears are a Canberra Gridiron club. Can you name the representative team? Photo: File.

  6. 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?
  7. Under a pen name, author Daniel Handler wrote which series chronicling the lives of the Baudelaire children?
  8. How many sets did Ash Barty lose at the Australian Open?
  9. Dichotomies, Attitudes, Functions, and Lifestyle Preferences are all factors in what widely derided personality test?
  10. In Monopoly, which space do you need to land on to traditionally pick up the money paid into the middle of the board?
  11. The Wife Carrying World Championships are held annually in which European country?
  12. What is the traditional English name for the famous pirate flag, which features a black background with a white skull and crossbones symbol?
  13. Which Australian star became Women’s Ashes all-time highest run-scorer and wicket-taker at Manuka Stadium on Sunday?

    Nick Woods at Intra

    In which suburb would you find Nick Wood of Intra making coffees? Photo: File.

  14. James Blunt tweeted that he will protest Spotify’s support for Joe Rogan’s podcast. What will he do?
  15. In which suburb would you find Intra, Teddy Picker’s and The Pedlar?
  16. This Sunday is Waitangi Day. Waitangi Day is the national day of which country?
  17. In what two sports has Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott won a Paralympic gold medal?
  18. Jackass, Macaroni and Rockhopper are species of which bird?
  19. The Canberra Chilli Festival is this weekend. What scale is used to measure the heat level of chillies?
  20. Canberra has a friendship agreement with the city of Dili. Dili is the capital city of which country?


  1. Sweden and Serbia
  2. Cats
  3. Surfing
  4. Armpit
  5. The ACT Monarchs
  6. Almost Famous
  7. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  8. Zero
  9. Myers Briggs Test
  10. Free Parking
  11. Finland
  12. Jolly Roger
  13. Ellyse Perry
  14. Release more music on the platform
  15. Campbell
  16. New Zealand
  17. Basketball and Tennis
  18. Penguin
  19. The Scoville scale
  20. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

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