14 July 2022

The good, the bad and big in this Ken Behrens Quiz 

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Nick Kyrgios took home some silverware this week, but it was the plate, not the trophy. Photo: File.

From Nick Kyrgios to bad big things, and Canberra facts in between, this Ken Behrens Quiz covers all things general knowledge and current affairs.

Challenge a friend or take it on solo, and don’t be tempted to peek (the answers are below).

  1. What would you find at 15 Gordon St, Acton, ACT?
  2. What is the incantation for executing the Levitation Spell in Harry Potter?
  3. Which is taller: The Leaning Tower of Pisa or 1000 pizzas, in their boxes, stacked on top of one another?
  4. Rupert Murdoch’s fourth wife, Jerry Hall, filed for divorce this week. Was one of her previous husbands Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osborne or Prince Andrew?
  5. Boater, toque, cloche and pork pie are all types of what?
  6. In which US state would you find Fort Knox?
  7. How many players are there in a Polo team?
  8. Ty Dolla $ign, YG, ZHU, PNAU, Sticky Fingers, OneFour and Maya Jane Coles will headline which festival in October?
  9. First flown in 1936, the Focke-Wulf FW61 is considered the first functional, practical what?
  10. Canberra’s Nick Kyrgios missed out on the Wimbledon crown this week. Who was the Australian male to win Wimbledon? (Bonus question: which fruit sits atop the winner’s trophy?
  11. Where is Lindt chocolate from?
  12. In a game of chess, how many pawns does a player get?
  13. Which movie from 2004 stars Julian Glover, Sean Bean, Brendon Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Peter O’Toole, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Garrett Hedlund and Brad Pitt?
  14. Who wrote And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express and The Mousetrap?
  15. Name the two traditional Monopoly pieces that are worn?

    The Big Merino at Goulburn

    Did Goulburn’s Big Merino have some haters this week? Photo: File.

  16. What was declared the s–ttest BIG THING in Australia? The Big Potato in Robertson, Kalgoorlie’s World’s Tallest Bin or The Big Merino in Goulburn?
  17. Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel is the real name of which musician?
  18. Which company makes the CR-Z, Legend and NSX models of cars?
  19. Which of these words was not added to the Oxford Dictionary this year? Sharesies, Soysage or Trumpy?
  20. Do cows sleep lying down?


  1. The Shine Dome
  2. Wingardium Leviosa
  3. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  4. Mick Jagger
  5. Hat
  6. Kentucky
  7. Four
  8. Grass is Greener Festival
  9. Helicopter
  10. Lleyton Hewitt. And a pineapple (seriously).
  11. Switzerland
  12. Eight
  13. Troy
  14. Agatha Christie
  15. Shoe and top hat
  16. The Big Potato
  17. Seal
  18. Honda
  19. Trumpy
  20. Yes.

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