8 January 2022

UPDATED: Start the new year right with the weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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Canberra building

How well do you know one of Canberra’s most loved buildings? Photo: File.

Hopefully you are feeling relaxed and refreshed after a well-earned Christmas and New Year’s break. Now’s the time to flex your brain with the first Ken Behrens Quiz of 2022.

Challenge your friends and family – warning this article has now been updated with the answers at the bottom. Don’t peek!.

  1. What did Ross Arnott name the Tim Tam after? A cat, a car, or a horse?
  2. Which famous Canberra venue is reopening this month at Baileys Arcade, 143 London Ct, Civic, the old home of Hog’s Breath Cafe?
  3. This Saturday is Elvis Presley’s birthday. What was the name of Elvis Presley’s first film?
  4. Half of Questacon’s construction costs were funded as a gift to Australia by which country?
  5. In which sport would you find Flamingo, Side Fishtail, and Ballet Leg?
  6. On which road would you find Pooh Bear’s Corner?
  7. How many of the world’s 25 deadliest snakes can be found in Australia?
  8. Which racer holds the record for the most Grand Prix wins?
  9. What was the only animal Steve Irwin, the famous Crocodile Hunter, was uncomfortable with?
  10. Who officially gave Canberra its name during a ceremony on Capital Hill at midday on March 12, 1913?
  11. In which movie would you find Mr Cool on keys, Posh Spice on bass, Freddie Jones on Drums, “Zack-Attack” on guitar, and Blondie, Brace Face, and Turkey Sub on vocals?

    Do you know how many islands are on Lake Burley Griffin? Photo: Michelle Kroll.

  12. How many islands are located within Lake Burley Griffin?
  13. What cocktail would you get if you mixed vodka, kahlua and the nickname of the Canberra Raiders?
  14. Which of Dr Suess’ most famous books was written thanks to a dare to write a book in 50 words or less?
  15. What was unique about David Tench, a TV host of the short-lived television talk show David Tench Tonight on Network Ten?
  16. What spider kills its mate after mating?
  17. Which is the closest destination to drive to Canberra from, Adelaide or the Gold Coast?
  18. The name of which water lily is also a yoga position?
  19. Which retired athlete’s autobiography is entitled “Faster than lightning”?
  20. What did Aldous Huxley, JFK and C.S. Lewis have in common?


  1. A horse
  2. Transit Bar
  3. Love Me Tender
  4. Japan
  5. Synchronized swimming
  6. Kings Highway
  7. 21
  8. Michael Schumacher
  9. Parrots
  10. Lady Denman
  11. School of Rock
  12. Six
  13. White Russian
  14. Green Eggs and Ham
  15. He was animated
  16. Black Widow Spider
  17. Gold Coast
  18. Lotus
  19. Usain Bolt
  20. All died on November 22, 1963

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