7 July 2022

'The truth is out there' in this week's Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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The moon and which five planets were in alignment last week? Photo: Yu Kato.

Put your general knowledge to the test with a quiz about theatre, sport, and Canberra in this week’s Ken Behrens Quiz.

  1. ‘Acrimonies’ is an anagram of which country?
  2. What is the common word for ‘horripilation’?
  3. Which one of these AFL legends has not played some form of football for a Canberra team? Shane Crawford, James Hird, Nathan Buckley.
  4. Which game played among certain Indigenous Australian nations is considered to have contributed to the establishment of Australian Rules football?
  5. This week, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party won its only seat in the Senate. In which state?

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    The National Multicultural Festival will turn how old next year? Photo: National Multicultural Festival Twitter.

  6. The National Multicultural Festival will return to Canberra next and celebrate what anniversary? Ten years, 25 years, or 50 years?
  7. Having opened in 1988 and returning seven Tony Awards that same year, what is the longest-running Broadway show?
  8. In which sport would you see a panenka occur?
  9. Australian farmers are asking customers to buy at least five or six kilos of which fruit annually to help ease oversupply?
  10. Mzungu and Shaba welcome their son Themba to Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium this week. What type of animal is Themba?
  11. Thanks to superstitions and a series of unfortunate events, what seven-letter name is forbidden to be spoken in the theatre?
  12. Who is the captain of the Socceroos?
  13. What is an example of a ‘vermilinguid’?
  14. According to the conspiracy theory, which country did Adolf Hitler escape to after World War II?
  15. In October 1997, ANU student Anu Singh murdered her boyfriend, Joe Cinque. How did she do it?
  16. Which movie from 2011 stars Victor Garber, Danny McBride, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Claude Van Damme, James Hong, David Cross, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie and Jack Black?
  17. This week, former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro was in the news for his appointment as a Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in which city?
  18. Which playwright wrote ‘A Doll’s House’, ‘The Wild Duck’ and ‘Ghosts’?
  19. According to the ABC, one of the most haunted buildings in Australia is on the ANU campus. Which building is it?
  20. Which planets aligned in Canberra’s morning sky last week?

1. Micronesia
2. Goosebumps
3. Shane Crawford
4. Man Grook
5. Victoria
6. 25 years
7. Phantom of the Opera
8. Football
9. Macbeth
10. Giraffe
11. Avocados
12. Matt Ryan
13. Anteater or Tamandua
14. Argentina
15. Heroin overdose
16. Kung Fu Panda 2
17. New York
18. Henrik Ibsen
19. National Film and Sound Archive
20. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

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