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  1. What is the term, starting with H, for a settlement that is smaller than a village?
  2. What is the name for the master of ceremonies at a circus?
  3. What is the military rank of a one-star general?
  4. What town in England is the namesake of a popular sport?
  5. What island in WA can you find the famous quokkas?
  6. What was Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, originally called?
  7. When security guards at Parliament House in Canberra were banned from calling people ‘mate’, how long did the ban last?
  8. What is the northernmost country where tigers can be found in the wild?
  9. How many Spartans fought at the Battle of Thermopylae?
  10. What is the capital of Tunisia?
  11. What does the A stand for in NATO?
  12. What is the largest landlocked U.S. state?
  13. What comes next in this sequence: Microwave, Infrared, Visible Light, …?
  14. What shark species has the highest number of recorded attacks on humans?
  15. Which Australia born actor played the speech therapist in The King’s Speech?
  16. Australian Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, was born in which state or territory?
  17. Complete the song lyric: I am the very model of a modern major _______.
  18. What machine is Samuel Morse credited with inventing?
  19. Lava comes in two types: Pahoehoe and Aa. What language did these words come from?
  20. What German sportswear company has a mountain lion as its logo?



ANSWERS: 1.Hamlet 2.Ringmaster 3.Brigadier General 4.Rugby 5.Rottnest Island 6.Hobart Town/Hobarton 7.One day 8.Russia 9.300 10.Tunis 11.Atlantic 12.Montana 13.Ultra violet 14.Great white 15.Geoffrey Rush 16.Queensland 17.General 18.Telegraph 19.Hawaiian 20.Puma