1 October 2021

UPDATED: Try your luck at the Ken Behrens Weekly Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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UPDATED: There’s light at the end of the tunnel, with the ACT Government releasing its roadmap back to normality, but we still have a few more weeks of life in lockdown.

If you are struggling to keep your grey matter exercised and want to while away a little more time at home, how about testing your general knowledge?

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.

This week’s Ken Behrens quiz takes a look at new music, some Canberra secrets and some BIG things!


  1. Which of the following is not an Australian “Big Thing”? The Big Earthworm – Bass VIC, The Big Blue Bottle – Miriam Vale QLD, or The Big Milkshake – Warrnambool VIC

    Big Merino Goulburn

    Do either The Big Earthworm, The Big Blue Bottle or the Big Milk join the Big Merino in the Big Club? Photo: File.

  2. What did Dr Cyril Callister, the namesake for Callister Street in Theodore, invent?
  3. Alice is the name of which public artwork found on Belconnen Way?
  4. Which movie from 1993 set in Texas, stars Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, and Jason London?
  5. Patrick Clifton is the full name of which children’s character?
  6. Which Canberran cricketer has the highest One Day International Batting Average of any retired cricketer and played for Weston Creek?
  7. Which band wrote the song Pick You Up while staying at Lyneham Motor Inn?
  8. Inspired by a Star Wars character, what is the name of the bus traveling around regional Victoria providing free COVID vaccinations?
  9. Robert and William were the first names of which famous 1800s Australian explorers?
  10. What is the nickname of Canberra’s team in the Australian Ice Hockey League?
  11. What internet service for tracking human exercise was created in 2009 and incorporates social network features?
  12. What unit of time can be expressed at 1,209,600 seconds?
  13. Queer Eye visited which Australian town in 2018?
  14. In terms of elevation, what is the tallest mountain within the urban boundaries of Canberra?

    Which Canberra mountain is the largest of them all? Photo: File.

  15. I Still Have Faith in You and Don’t Shut Me Down are the latest releases from which band?
  16. What suburb in Canberra is both named after an Australian Scientist as well as having streets named after Australian Scientists?
  17. Which 1983 book written by Mem Fox focuses on Grandma Poss and Hush?
  18. Which stadium has a larger capacity: Manuka Stadium or Canberra Stadium?

    Manuka Oval

    Is Manuka Oval the biggest stadium in Canberra Photo: Michelle Kroll

  19. The dangers of sex, drugs, alcohol, the internet and bad food were taught to most primary school children by which tall mammal?
  20. One of the lead singers from which band wrote the Greater Western Sydney Giants theme song, The Big Big Sound?

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

  1. The Big Blue Bottle – Miriam Vale, QLD.
  2. Vegemite
  3. Belconnen Owl
  4. Dazed and Confused
  5. Postman Pat.
  6. Michael Bevan
  7. Powderfinger
  8. Jabba the Bus
  9. Burke and Wills
  10. Canberra Brave
  11. Strava
  12. A fortnight
  13. Yass
  14. Mount Majura
  15. ABBA
  16. Florey
  17. Possum Magic
  18. Canberra Stadium
  19. Healthy Harold
  20. The Cat Empire

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Thanks Jeremy, some really good, if tough, questions there. Hope this becomes a regular thing!

Where do we type in our guesses / answers.

Indeed why bother doing this without spaces for that?

Whitepointer12:21 pm 30 Sep 21

Don’t you think the whole “Ken Behren” thing has run it’s course?
The Joke’s been flogged to death………..

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