The Big Issue : Edition 489
THE BIG ISSUE 24 JULY – 6 AUG 2015 21 51 The bones of which famous figure in British history were found under a car-park in Leicester in 2012? a King Richard III b King Richard II c King Richard the Lionheart d Little Richard 52 What was the Time Team? a The producers of Doctor Who b The design department at Rolex Watches c The timekeepers at London’s Olympic Games d An archaeology-themed TV show 53 Which is NOT the title of a Thomas Hardy novel? a Jude the Obscure b Far from the Madding Crowd c Madame Bovary d Tess of the d’Urbervilles 54 Grong Grong is... a A tropical bird with stunning plumage b A Chinese delicacy using scallops c A small town in NSW d Alan Bond’s birthplace 55 Fallen is the title of: a The first record by Big Issue Music Editor Doug Wallen b A memoir by former ice-skater Tonya Harding c A memoir by former Big Issue Film Editor Rochelle Siemienowicz d A documentary on the casualties at Gallipoli 56 What is or was a Panopticon? a A precursor of the Panoramic film format b A drug effective in the relief of ‘bird flu’ c An instrument used to measure light d A prison designed like a spoked wheel 57 The Democratic Republic of the Congo was once called a Rhodesia b Swaziland c Zaire d Nyasaland 58 The Buddhas of Bamiyan were figures carved into sandstone cliffs in: a Syria b Afghanistan c Burma d Central Australia 59 UNHCR is an acronym for: a United Nations Health and Crisis Response b United Nations Hospitality and Corporate Relations c United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees d United Nations Hostel for Children and Relatives 60 Hot Chip is... a The latest thing from Intel b A British band c Chips Rafferty’s good-looking son d A single-serve entrée for dieters 61 Who said: “That’s an awfully good job, and there’s not too many of them”? a Caroll Spinney, on being Big Bird b Barack Obama, on being US President c Vladimir Putin, on being Russian President d Mariska Hargatay, on acting in Law and Order 62 The coach of the Australian men’s football team is: a Christos Halkias b Tristan Toscopoulos c Spanakopita Retsina d Ange Postecoglou 63 Who said, of their ability at cricket: “I couldn’t bat, I couldn’t bowl, I couldn’t field, but I could sledge...” a Tony Abbott b Bill Shorten c Bob Hawke d Bill Lawry 64 Who released an album called Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit? a Courtney Love b Courtney Barnett c Patti Smith d Little Pattie 65 Richard Flanagan’s prizewinning novel was called: a The Narrow Road to the Deep North b The Shallow Track to the Deep South c The Winding Track to the Deep River d There’s a Track Winding Back 66 The name of the band REM’s lead singer was: a Mike Mills b Michael Bolton c Mike Rutherford d Michael Stipe 67 The Star Wars movie to be released in December will be: a Episode VI b Episode VII c Episode VIII d Episodic 68 Golden Boys is an Australian novel by: a Sonya Hartnett b Sonya Clancy c Sonya Curry d Sonya Beneba Clarke compiled by The Big Issue’s Editorial Department of Useless Information ANSWERS: 1.d;2.b;3.b;4.a;5.c;6.b;7.d;8.c;9.a; 10.b;11.d;12.c;13.a;14.a;15.b;16.c;17.a; 18.b;19.c;20.a;21.b;22.c;23.a;24.c; 25.b;26.a;27.c;28.d;29.b;30.b;31.a; 32.b;33.c;34.c;35.d;36.b;37.d;38.b; 39.a;40.b;41.d;42.b;43.b;44.b;45.c; 46.b;47.b;48.c;49.d;50.b;51.a;52.d; 53.c;54.c;55.c;56.d;57.c;58.b;59.c; 60.b;61.a;62.d;63.a;64.b;65.a;66.d; 67. b; 68. a.