29 April 2022

The sky's the limit with this week's Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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Can you celebrate this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz by scoring 20 out of 20? Photo: File.

The sky is the limit with this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz. See how much you know about our national days, current affairs, and Canberra!

Note: the answers will be published at the bottom of this quiz tomorrow.

  1. Today is National Superhero Day. Which of these is not a real Marvel superhero? U-Go Girl, Absorbing Man or Dogman?
  2. In which suburb would you find BlocHaus, Capital Brewing and ONA Coffee House Cafe?

    Capital Brewing Co - Crew

    The team at Capital Brewing Co’s taproom. Photo: File.

  3. Toymaker Mattel has released a special toy in the Queen’s likeness to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. What type of toy is it?
  4. Today is also Great Poetry Ready Day. Two poetry lines that rhyme are known as a what?
  5. International Dance Day is this Friday. The Haka is a dance performed by which country’s rugby union team?
  6. In “Korean age” calculations, on what day do South Koreans age a year regardless of the day they were actually born?
  7. In what year did the Canberra Raiders last win a premiership, Schindler’s List won Best Picture at the Oscars, and Sheryl Crow won the Grammy for Record of the Year with All I Wanna Do?
  8. True or false, sound travels faster in water?
  9. This Monday is International Harry Potter Day. What is the first name of everyone’s favourite giant, Hagrid?
  10. The US science community published its “planetary decadal survey”, which suggest that NASA should prioritise a mission to the seventh planet in the solar system. Which planet is this?
  11. This Saturday is International Jazz Day. What was the name of the jazz bandleader known as the “King of Swing”?
  12. Which supernatural being takes its name from the German for “noisy ghost”?
  13. Canberra teenager Tahalianna Soward-Mahanga made the city proud this week through her appearance on what show?
  14. What word was added to dictionaries in 2013 to refer to a style of provocative dancing?
  15. Bluefin is a species of which large fish?
  16. Which movie character says, “Do or do not. There is no try”?
  17. This Tuesday is National Teacher Day. Who plays teacher Dewey Finn in the 2003 comedy School of Rock?
  18. Barre, Chassé, and Entrechat are words related to which form of the Arts?
  19. Eaten at the Jewish Passover festival, what is matzah?
  20. May Day is celebrated in the Northern Territory and Queensland this Monday. What does May Day celebrate?


  1. Dogman
  2. Fyshwick
  3. Barbie
  4. Couplet
  5. New Zealand
  6. New Years Day
  7. 1994
  8. True
  9. Rubeus
  10. Uranus
  11. Benny Goodman
  12. Poltergeist
  13. The Voice
  14. Twerk
  15. Tuna
  16. Jack Black
  17. Yoda
  18. Ballet
  19. Bread
  20. Commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians

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