The Leader's Leading Quiz

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

  1. What element has the chemical symbol C?
  2. Name the capital of Scotland.
  3. What is the name of the skirt worn by men that is the national dress of that nation?
  4. Who is the youngest of the animated Simpson children?
  5. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are best friends with which boy wizard?
  6. Who played Rachel Green in Friends?
  7. Complete the saying: you can’t make ____ without breaking some eggs.
  8. Kata Tjuta or the Olgas are in which state or territory?
  9. Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth led the first group to cross which mountains?
  10. Name the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
  11. What is the hardest bone in the human body?
  12. What holds the bit in a drill?
  13. Which cheese is served with a classic Greek salad?
  14. Name Frodo’s gardener and faithful companion in The Lord of The Rings?
  15. In computer terms, what does CPU stand for?

SPORT

  1. What French word for sled is the name of a Winter Olympic event?
  2. On a dartboard, what number is to the right of 20?
  3. What two pieces of equipment are essential for orienteering?
  4. What is the line at the back of the tennis court called?
  5. How many players in a beach volleyball team?

FLORA AND FAUNA

  1. What type of creature is a Labrador?
  2. On which continent did tomatoes originate?
  3. How many calves does the average giraffe give birth to each time?
  4. What is the sieve-like structure in the upper jaw of plankton-eating whales called?
  5. Earl Grey tea is flavoured with oil from what fruit?

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

  1. Where are the River and Wren markets held?
  2. What is Ganmain’s postcode?
  3. St Michael’s and Wagga City Cats are local clubs in which sport?
  4. In which year did the historic Council Chambers convert into the Museum of the Riverina?
  5. And in which year was that building built?

CURRENT EVENTS

  1. Who is the 30th Prime Minister of Australia?
  2. Which hurricane caused catastrophic flooding in Hawaii recently?
  3. A man was arrested at Hobart airport recently after hiding more than $1m of the drug ice where?
  4. How many candidates are in the 2018 Wagga byelection?
  5. A Chinese tourist was mauled to death in Kenya while photographing what animal?
Jackson and Angela King at the River and Wren markets earlier this month. Picture: Chelsea Sutton

Jackson and Angela King at the River and Wren markets earlier this month. Picture: Chelsea Sutton

How did you go? Check your answers to the Leading Quiz above.

GENERAL

  1. Carbon.
  2. Edinburgh.
  3. Kilt.
  4. Maggie.
  5. Harry Potter.
  6. Jennifer Aniston.
  7. An omelette.
  8. Northern Territory.
  9. Blue Mountains.
  10. Aphrodite.
  11. Jawbone.
  12. Chuck.
  13. Feta.
  14. Samwise (Sam) Gamgee.
  15. Central processing unit.

SPORT

  1. Luge.
  2. One.
  3. Map and compass.
  4. Baseline.
  5. Two.

FLORA AND FAUNA

  1. Dog.
  2. South America.
  3. One.
  4. Baleen.
  5. Bergamot.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

  1. Wagga Showgrounds.
  2. 2702.
  3. Cricket.
  4. 1999.
  5. 1881.

CURRENT EVENTS

  1. Scott Morrison.
  2. Hurricane Lane.
  3. In his underpants.
  4. Seven.
  5. Hippopotamus.