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Travelmate Trivia Quiz – March

  1. In which Queensland town is the largest inland cattle market in Australia?
    1. Longreach
    2. Roma
    3. Birdsville
    4. Charters Towers


  2. Andrew Hoy has represented Australia in which sport?
    1. Rowing
    2. Diving
    3. Cycling
    4. Equestrian


  3. Who sang the theme song to the James Bond movie, Goldeneye?
    1. Tom Jones
    2. Gladys Knight
    3. Tina Turner
    4. Carly Simon


  4. After iron, what is the second most common metal in the human body?
    1. Zinc
    2. Aluminium
    3. Sodium
    4. Nickel


  5. Where is Australia's only black lighthouse located?
    1. Queenscliff, Vic
    2. Bowen, Qld
    3. Onslow, WA
    4. Beachport, SA


  6. Author G. K. Chesterton created a fictional detective by what name?
    1. Inspector Morse
    2. George Smiley
    3. Inspector Wexford
    4. Father Brown


  7. In which English county is the Queen's estate at Sandringham?
    1. Suffolk
    2. Sussex
    3. Norfolk
    4. Essex


  8. In which of these modern Olympic Games did Australia fail to win any gold medals?
    1. 1924
    2. 1936
    3. 1952
    4. 1960


  9. How many minutes are there in the month of March?
    1. 40,320
    2. 43,200
    3. 44,640
    4. 50,400


  10. What is a homophone?
    1. A word which is pronounced like another word but spelt differently
    2. A word which is spelt like another word but pronounced differently
    3. A word which sounds like what it describes
    4. A word which is made up of the initial letters of a phrase or series of words


  11. Muntz metal is an alloy of which two metals?
    1. Copper and tin
    2. Copper and zinc
    3. Tin and zinc
    4. Copper and antimony


  12. Which composer's third and fourth symphonies were called the Scottish and the Italian symphonies?
    1. Mahler
    2. Mendelssohn
    3. Haydn
    4. Handel


  13. Where is the body's smallest muscle located?
    1. The eye
    2. The ear
    3. The nose
    4. The little toe


  14. What type of animal is a dtella?
    1. Frog
    2. Bird
    3. Lizard
    4. Fish


  15. What is Capoeira?
    1. A Brazilian martial art
    2. A Mexican dance
    3. An African drumming ceremony
    4. An Incan initiation ceremony


  16. In which state or territory is Canunda National Park?
    1. Northern Territory
    2. Western Australia
    3. Victoria
    4. South Australia


  17. Romney, Swaledale and Wallis Country are all breeds of what?
    1. Sheep
    2. Cow
    3. Goat
    4. Rabbit


  18. What number lies between 7 and 8 on a dartboard?
    1. 10
    2. 12
    3. 14
    4. 16


  19. In which sport might you use the terms catch, feather, rating and shell?
    1. Cycling
    2. Rowing
    3. Archery
    4. Equestrian


  20. Which NSW town is home town to country singer Troy Cassar-Daley?
    1. Kempsey
    2. Tamworth
    3. Grafton
    4. Junee


  21. Mount Everest lies on the border between which two countries?
    1. Nepal and Pakistan
    2. Pakistan and China
    3. India and Tibet
    4. Nepal and Tibet


  22. In which NSW town is the annual National Festival of the Voice held?
    1. Dorrigo
    2. Griffith
    3. Wagga Wagga
    4. Inverell


  23. In the body, what is an erythrocyte?
    1. Red blood cell
    2. White blood cell
    3. Kidney stone
    4. Brain cell


  24. In mythology, what was a naga?
    1. A human with horse's feet
    2. The body of a lion, the head of a human
    3. A snake with the head of a human
    4. A human with the head of a bull


  25. Where was famous racehorse Phar Lap born?
    1. North Island, New Zealand
    2. South Island, New Zealand
    3. Victoria, Australia
    4. New South Wales, Australia


  26. In which Queensland town is the Frank Aston Underground Museum?
    1. Mt Isa
    2. Charters Towers
    3. Blackall
    4. Hughenden


  27. In which year was the famous cycle race, the Tour de France, first held?
    1. 1883
    2. 1903
    3. 1923
    4. 1953


  28. Lithology is the study of what?
    1. Rocks
    2. Trees
    3. Fish
    4. Blood


  29. How many feet are there in a nautical mile?
    1. 2030
    2. 4060
    3. 6080
    4. 8040


  30. Which Australian author wrote "The sound of one hand clapping"?
    1. Thomas Keneally
    2. Tim Winton
    3. Richard Flanagan
    4. Christopher Koch


  31. In which Victorian town is the Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum?
    1. Morwell
    2. Benalla
    3. Colac
    4. Hamilton


  32. Who had a hit in 1998 with "My heart will go on"?
    1. Madonna
    2. Shania Twain
    3. Celine Dion
    4. Mariah Carey


  33. Which Western Australian town lies on Roebuck Bay near Gantheaume Point?
    1. Port Hedland
    2. Broome
    3. Albany
    4. Esperance


  34. In the RAAF, which of these ranks is the highest?
    1. Group Captain
    2. Air Commodore
    3. Air Marshal
    4. Wing Commander


  35. Who was the band of warriors from Thessaly who went to the Trojan War with Achilles?
    1. The Myrmidons
    2. The Spartans
    3. The Argonauts
    4. The Phrygians


  36. In motor racing, what does a flag with red and yellow vertical stripes mean?
    1. Go into the pit
    2. Oil on the track
    3. Official's vehicle on the track
    4. Let the faster driver overtake


  37. The Heysen Trail, a long distance walk in South Australia, runs between which two places?
    1. Brachina Gorge to Gawler
    2. Wilpena Pound to Victor Harbor
    3. Arkaroola to Port Augusta
    4. Parachilna Gorge to Cape Jervis


  38. In which year did the Australian Labor Party adopt its present name (though not necessarily the present spelling)?
    1. 1901
    2. 1908
    3. 1915
    4. 1922


  39. In the sport of fencing, what is a coquille?
    1. A shortened, blunt sword for beginners
    2. A thrust which causes the opponent to overbalance
    3. The guard of a foil or epee
    4. A rapid, three stroke attack


  40. In earth years, approximately how long does the planet Venus take to orbit the sun?
    1. 0.62 years
    2. 0.91 years
    3. 1.23 years
    4. 1.46 years


  41. How many standard bottles of sparkling wine does a methuselah hold?
    1. 4
    2. 6
    3. 8
    4. 12


  42. Radar is an acronym for what?
    1. Radio Detection and Ranging
    2. Receiving Distance and Range
    3. Radio Distance and Range
    4. Radio Data Ranging


  43. Which of these names is NOT one of the Prince of Wales' given names?
    1. Philip
    2. Albert
    3. Arthur
    4. George


  44. On a standard gauge railway, what is the distance between the rails?
    1. 3 feet 9 inches
    2. 4 feet 2½ inches
    3. 4 feet 8½inches
    4. 5 feet


  45. In Norman Lindsey's classic tale, The Magic Pudding, what was the name of Bunyip Bluegum's friend?
    1. Sleepy Sid
    2. Barnacle Bill
    3. Pirate Pete
    4. Simon Stickybeak


  46. The award-winning science museum, Scienceworks, lies in which Melbourne suburb?
    1. Caulfield
    2. Essendon
    3. Hawthorn
    4. Spotswood


  47. Which of these gods was not part of Egyptian mythology?
    1. Isis
    2. Horus
    3. Seth
    4. Kali


  48. What is another name for the mandible?
    1. The jaw bone
    2. The shoulder blade
    3. The knee
    4. The ankle


  49. Translate the roman number MDXV into ordinary numbers.
    1. 1055
    2. 1065
    3. 1515
    4. 1605


  50. In which decade did JRR Tolkein of "Lord of the Rings" fame, die?
    1. 1940s
    2. 1950s
    3. 1960s
    4. 1970s


    Answers

    1 (b) 2 (d) 3 (c) 4 (a) 5 (a) 6 (d) 7 (c) 8 (b) 9 (c) 10 (a)

    11 (b) 12 (b) 13 (b) 14 (c) 15 (a) 16 (d) 17 (a) 18 (d) 19 (b) 20 (c)

    21 (d) 22 (c) 23 (a) 24 (c) 25 (b) 26 (a) 27 (b) 28 (a) 29 (c) 30 (c)

    31 (d) 32 (c) 33 (b) 34 (c) 35 (a) 36 (b) 37 (d) 38 (b) 39 (c) 40 (a)

    41 (c) 42 (a) 43 (b) 44 (c) 45 (b) 46 (d) 47 (d) 48 (a) 49 (c) 50 (d)