16 June 2022

Show your smarts in our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

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Commonwealth Avenue

The heritage-listed Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. Photo: File.

There’s been plenty happening in Canberra this week, despite the chill in the air. Warm up by putting your colleagues – or yourself – through their paces with questions on movies, music, and of course Canberra, in this week’s Ken Behrens quiz.

Who has the right answers? Find out tomorrow when we update this quiz.

  1. Which sequel came out earlier? Shrek 2 or Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?
  2. What shop would you find at the corner of Cooyong and Mort Street?
  3. What do Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, and David Scott have in common?
  4. Which of the seven continents has the longest coastline?
  5. Arthur Curry is the real name of which famous superhero currently in the news?
  6. With which world landmark would you associate Tenzing Norgay?
  7. Which three current AFL teams haven’t won a premiership?
  8. What is the plural of the word platypus?
  9. The Brolga is a bird on the official emblem of which State of Origin playing state?
  10. Remain in Light, and More Songs about Buildings and Food are albums by which band?

    In competition archery, do you technically need to use a bow? Photo: File.

  11. True or False: In competition archery, you don’t technically need to use a bow according to the rule book.
  12. Which movie from 2001 stars Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent and Richard Roxburgh?
  13. What was Alfred Nobel most famous for inventing?
  14. Where in your body would you find your philtrum?
  15. What is the SI unit for ‘work’ in physics?
  16. Cataract, punchbowl, and cascade are all types of what?
  17. In an exciting year for ACT sporting teams, in what year did GWS and the Canberra Raiders both make their respective grand finals?
  18. Which Aussie wrote the Unreal, Unbelievable and Quirky Tales?
  19. How many women are in Labor’s cabinet?
  20. A 36-year-old man in a wheelchair, wearing lipstick and a wig, attacked what famous icon with a cake last week?


  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  2. Braddon McDonald’s
  3. They’ve walked on the moon
  4. Asia
  5. Aquaman
  6. Mount Everest
  7. Fremantle, Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney
  8. Platypuses
  9. Queensland
  10. Talking Heads
  11. False
  12. Moulin Rouge
  13. Dynamite
  14. Face
  15. Joule
  16. Waterfall
  17. 2019
  18. Paul Jennings
  19. 10
  20. Mona Lisa

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