UPDATED: Test your grasp of local legends in this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz

Jeremy Jones 19 November 2021
Queue of people outside Canberra LEGO store

LEGO fans line up outside the new Canberra Centre store. Photo: Ben Calvert Photography.

How well do you know Canberra?

From James Hird and Nathan Buckley, to the National Zoo & Aquarium and Big Bird, there are lots of legends in this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz.

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. Friday, 19 November, is International Men’s Day, which is the same date as which other international day? International Peanut Butter on Toast Day, International Keep Cup Day, or International Toilet Day.
  2. What are the four special ingredients for a Canberra cake?
  3. Which of these animals is not at the National Zoo & Aquarium? White rhinoceros, reticulated python, or a giant panda.

    Koala sitting in tree

    How well do you know the animals at the National Zoo & Aquarium? Photo: File.

  4. Which AFL player retired this week after refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19?
  5. France has had 18 kings with what name?
  6. Which US rock band was founded by the Followill brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan, with their cousin, Matthew?
  7. Which Canberra building was formerly known as Hostel No. 1 and Hotel Canberra?
  8. Bikram and hot yoga is practised in rooms heated to what temperature?
  9. Australia and New Zealand faced off in cricket’s T20 World Cup final this week. Who was the player of the match?
  10. Which dam regulates the flow of water in Lake Burley Griffin?
  11. AFL players James Hird, Nathan Buckley and Aaron vandenBerg all played for what Canberra Australian rules football club?
  12. Phnom Penh is the capital of which country?
  13. In which Canberra suburb will you find the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre, Buddhist Thai Temple of ACT, and St. Volodymyr’s Parish?
  14. Snowball and Napoleon are characters from which famous novel?
  15. After Party, Terminal Velocity and Double Dissolution are all examples of trails at which park?

    Tristan Ward riding mountain bike

    Where in the ACT would you be riding down the trails of After Party, Terminal Velocity and Double Dissolution? Photo: Georgina von Marburg.

  16. Canberra’s new LEGO store opened on Saturday, 6 November. How long was the queue to get in? 100 metres, 500 metres, or one kilometre.
  17. Someone whose job title is ‘imagineer’ works for which company?
  18. Big Bird upset some Republicans in the US last week after tweeting he had done what thing that resulted in him having a sore wing?

    Big Bird from 'Sesame Street'

    Big Bird was in the news last week. Why? Photo: Sesame Street Circus Spectacular.

  19. The ACT has two federal senators. Who are they?
  20. World Television Day is on Sunday, 21 November, 2021. In which country was the world’s first TV service launched in 1936?

ANSWERS: Don’t peek until you have done the quiz!

  1. International Toilet Day
  2. Apples, carrots, walnuts and honey
  3. Giant panda
  4. Liam Jones
  5. Louis
  6. Kings of Leon
  7. Hyatt Hotel Canberra
  8. 40 degrees Celsius
  9. Mitchell Marsh
  10. Scrivener Dam
  11. Ainslie Football Club
  12. Cambodia
  13. Lyneham
  14. Animal Farm
  15. Stromlo Forest Park
  16. One kilometre
  17. Disney
  18. He got a COVID-19 vaccine
  19. Katy Gallagher and Zed Seselja
  20. UK

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