UPDATED: Test your knowledge with our weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

Jeremy Jones 3 November 2021
Telstra Tower

Telstra Tower, Billy Zane and Jake Ryan all feature in which movie together? Photo: File.

Looking to prove your smarts in your command of Canberra facts and general knowledge trivia?

If so, this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz is just for you.

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 has not been an ACT number plate slogan? ‘CBR: Australia’s Cool Capital’, ‘Feel the Power of Canberra’, or ‘Canberra: An Age Friendly City’?
  2. Which Canberra band made both the NRL and AFL official finals songs in 2020?
  3. Can you name the countries that when spelt with capital letters contain no closed letters of A, B, D, O, P, Q and R?
  4. Ella O’Connor is the real name of which singer?
  5. The Dolphins is the name of which new sporting team?
  6. Clem Cummings designed what iconic piece of Canberra architecture in 1974?
  7. What is the only song to ever appear on the Billboard Hot 100 with a palindromic title performed by a band with a palindromic name? (A palindrome reads the same backwards as forwards)
  8. Which Canberra craft brewery is older – BentSpoke Brewing Co or Capital Brewing Co?

    BentSpoke Brewing Co venue

    Which Canberra craft brewery came first? BentSpoke Brewing Co or Capital Brewing Co? Photo: BentSpoke Brewing Co.

  9. What is the top speed you are legally allowed to travel on an e-scooter in Canberra?
  10. In which movie would you find Phillip Sherman, from 42 Wallaby Way in Sydney?
  11. What was built in the UK, cost $170,000 and has a head like a turtle, body like a giant cetacean and 10 hanging breasts?
  12. Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility?

    Three parked e-scooters

    How fast can you legally travel on an e-scooter in Canberra? Photo: Michelle Kroll.

  13. Which part of Canberra was once commonly referred to as ‘Nappy Valley’?
  14. Billy Zane, Jake Ryan and Telstra Tower all star in which sci-fi movie filmed in the ACT?
  15. What three-letter word has the most definitions in English?
  16. What competition from 1985 to 1992 was held on Lake Burley Griffin and had a cash prize of $10,000?
  17. What links these Canberra suburbs – Scullin, Deakin, Watson, Reid, Fisher, Cook and Whitlam?

    Signpost for Scullin

    What is the link between the Canberra suburbs of Scullin, Deakin, Watson, Reid, Fisher, Cook and Whitlam? Photo: Region Media.

  18. Paralympics flag bearers Danni di Toro and Ryley Batt represent Australia in what sports?
  19. In which film did Jim Carrey play bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss?
  20. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which occupation has the highest percentage of singles?

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

  1. CBR – Australia’s Cool Capital
  2. Hands Like Houses
  3. SEYCHELLES, FIJI, YEMEN, CHILE, LIECHTENSTEIN
  4. Lorde
  5. The next NRL club
  6. Bus stops
  7. SOS by ABBA
  8. Bentspoke Brewing Co.
  9. 25 km
  10. Finding Nemo
  11. The Skywhale
  12. The Moon
  13. Tuggeranong
  14. Blue World Order
  15. Set
  16. Canberra Birdman Rally
  17. All named after former prime minister
  18. Wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby
  19. The Mask
  20. Bartenders

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