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  1. What was the profession of 4 or 12 of the Apostles of Jesus?
  2. What Russian monk met his end in 1916 when he was poisoned, shot, and then dropped into a river?
  3. Which three species of animals featured as mascots of the 2000 Sydney Olympics?
  4. What position did Liz Ellis predominantly play for in the Australian netball team?
  5. In which Australian capital city was astronaut Andy Thomas born?
  6. What 21 day race typically travels through the Alps and Pyrenees before ending in Paris?
  7. What “country” has a flag that features a white St Andrew’s cross on a field of blue?
  8. What do people have 20 of as children, and up to 32 of as adults?
  9. In 1655, English soldiers set out to take Hispaniola from Spain. What island did they conquer instead?
  10. What country shares the island of Borneo with Malaysia and Indonesia?
  11. If you were to sort Australia’s 31 Prime Ministers alphabetically by surname who would be last?
  12. Australian author Peter FitzSimons represented Australia in which sport?
  13. What is the name of bear who lives in England’s “Hundred Acre Wood”?
  14. Who, according to his father Leopold, was “the miracle which God let be born in Salzburg”?
  15. In 1930 the Chrysler Building became the tallest building in the world. what nearby building surpassed it just 339 days later?
  16. Who wore black for the rest of her life after the death of her husband Albert in 1861?
  17. In which state or territory was Australia’s first international airfield?
  18. What would be the appropriate beverage to drink at a Bacchanalia?
  19. What word appears in the names of the capitals of Haiti, Papua New Guinea, and four other countries?
  20. What did Shylock ask for a pound of in “The Merchant of Venice”?

BONUS QUESTION: The Order of the Falcon, established in 1921 is the national order or badge of which country? Answer in next week’s Quiz.






ANSWERS: 1.Fisherman 2.Grigori Rasputin 3.Echidna, Kookaburra, Platypus 4.Goal keeper 5.Adelaide 6.Tour de France 7.Scotland 8.Teeth 9.Jamaica 10.Brunei 11.Gough Whitlam 12.Rugby union 13.Winnie the Pooh 14.Wolgang Amadeus Mozart 15.Empire State Building 16.Queen Victoria 17.Northern Territory 18.Wine 19.Port 20. Flesh


 BONUS QUESTION ANSWER ( from last week’s Quiz): Ghosts appear in 5 of Shakespeare’s plays.