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Travelmate Trivia Quiz - October

  1. Where did Don Bradman play his last test match?
    1. Sydney Cricket Ground
    2. The Gabba, Brisbane
    3. The Oval, London
    4. The WACA, Perth


  2. Sturt’s desert pea is the floral emblem of which state?
    1. South Australia
    2. New South Wales
    3. Northern Territory
    4. Western Australia


  3. Which is Australia’s second oldest city?
    1. Newcastle
    2. Perth
    3. Brisbane
    4. Hobart


  4. Where is the Dunlop Big Tyre?
    1. Phillip Island, Vic
    2. Geelong, Vic
    3. Yamba, SA
    4. Eastern Creek, NSW


  5. "Pilbarra" is an aboriginal word meaning what?
    1. Rocky place
    2. Dry
    3. Goanna
    4. Red earth


  6. What is Australia’s second highest mountain?
    1. Mount Baw Baw
    2. Mount Hotham
    3. Mount Townsend
    4. Mount Twynam


  7. Who was the first prime minister of Australia?
    1. William Morris Hughes
    2. Edmund Barton
    3. Alfred Deakin
    4. Henry Parkes


  8. The Great Victoria Desert includes part of which two states?
    1. South Australia and New South Wales
    2. South Australia and the Northern Territory
    3. The Northern Territory and Western Australia
    4. South Australia and Western Australia


  9. Which city is nearest to the Whitsunday Islands?
    1. Mackay
    2. Townsville
    3. Cairns
    4. Brisbane


  10. Where is the original "pub with no beer"?
    1. Darwin, NT
    2. Coober Pedy, SA
    3. Taylors Arm, NSW
    4. Longreach, Qld


  11. What was significant about the first Australian cricket team to tour England?
    1. It was an all aboriginal team
    2. The team was composed of Boer War veterans
    3. They were the first Australia team to wear green and gold
    4. It was captained by Don Bradman’s grandfather


  12. Which town has the hottest average January temperature?
    1. Tibooburra, NSW
    2. Coober Pedy, SA
    3. Marble Bar, WA
    4. Tennant Creek, NT


  13. By what name did people originally refer to the settlement of Perth?
    1. Stirling
    2. Swan River Colony
    3. Dampier
    4. Gold Town


  14. Who was given a parcel of land in Sydney to design, and named the suburb Castlecrag?
    1. Joern Utzon
    2. Jack Lang
    3. Walter Burley Griffin
    4. Harry Seidler


  15. Which bird is Victoria’s state bird emblem?
    1. Little penguin
    2. Helmeted honeyeater
    3. Silver gull
    4. Laughing kookaburra


  16. Who threatened to jump out of your TV and "rip your bloody arms off"?
    1. Jeff Fenech
    2. Kosta Tszyu
    3. Dermot Brereton
    4. Aunty Jack


  17. Which of the following states doesn’t have a town called Belmont?
    1. Western Australia
    2. Victoria
    3. Queensland
    4. Tasmania


  18. Where is the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Field?
    1. Cape York
    2. North-west Queensland
    3. Kimberley Region
    4. The Nullarbor


  19. What is politician John Howard’s middle name?
    1. Winston
    2. Wilber
    3. William
    4. Walter


  20. From which state does Clare Valley riesling come?
    1. Western Australia
    2. Victoria
    3. South Australia
    4. New South Wales


  21. Who founded Melbourne?
    1. Hume and Hovell
    2. John Batman
    3. Governor Phillip
    4. John Carlton


  22. Why was Melbourne so named?
    1. It was named after the Governor of New South Wales
    2. It is a corruption of the local aboriginal name for the area
    3. It was the family name of the founder’s wife
    4. It was named after the British Prime Minister at the time: Lord Melbourne


  23. Which highway crosses the Nullabor?
    1. Eyre Highway
    2. Great Eastern Highway
    3. Flinders Highway
    4. Stuart Highway


  24. Who was the second prime minister of Australia?
    1. Andrew Fisher
    2. Edmund Barton
    3. William Morris Hughes
    4. Alfred Deakin


  25. Which of the following cities is furthest south?
    1. Mildura
    2. Adelaide
    3. Canberra
    4. Perth


  26. The "Walls of Jerusalem" can be found in which State or Territory?
    1. Tasmania
    2. Northern Territory
    3. Western Australia
    4. Queensland


  27. What is unique about the Alice Springs regatta?
    1. It isn’t run in Alice Springs because there isn’t enough water in the river
    2. It is run on a man-made dam
    3. It is run only in those years when the Todd River is flowing
    4. It is run on a dry river bed


  28. In what year did Australia host the America’s Cup races?
    1. 1983
    2. 1985
    3. 1986
    4. 1987


  29. How many gold medals did Australia win at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games?
    1. 0
    2. 1
    3. 3
    4. 7


  30. The World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves are found in which state?
    1. Victoria
    2. Western Australia
    3. Queensland
    4. South Australia


  31. From what beach did Prime Minister Harold Holt disappear in 1967?
    1. Bells Beach
    2. Cheviot Beach
    3. Queenscliff Beach
    4. St Kilda Beach


  32. What is Australia’s only vegetarian marine mammal?
    1. Dolphin
    2. Fur seal
    3. Dugong
    4. Sperm whale


  33. Who designed Adelaide?
    1. Governor Hindmarsh
    2. Lord Adelaide
    3. William Light
    4. Edward Wakefield


  34. Where will you find the oldest bridge in Australia?
    1. Bathurst, NSW
    2. Strahan, Tas
    3. Windsor, NSW
    4. Richmond, Tas


  35. What is the bird emblem of Western Australia?
    1. Black swan
    2. Western whipbird
    3. Laughing kookaburra
    4. Western yellow robin


  36. At what beach did Nat Young capture the 1971 Smirnoff title - the unofficial world championship?
    1. Manly, NSW
    2. Bells Beach, Victoria
    3. Wategos, NSW
    4. Makaha, Hawaii


  37. Which was the first state to give women the vote?
    1. New South Wales
    2. South Australia
    3. Queensland
    4. Tasmania


  38. What is the floral emblem of Queensland?
    1. Kangaroo paw
    2. Hibiscus
    3. Cooktown orchid
    4. Macadamia


  39. Which is the largest lake in Tasmania?
    1. Lake Gordon
    2. Lake Pedder
    3. Lake St Clair
    4. Great Lake


  40. The study of the liver is known as what?
    1. Haemotology
    2. Hepatology
    3. Endocrinology
    4. Herpetology


  41. Why is Emerald in Queensland so named?
    1. Because of the colour of a nearby hill
    2. After the daughter of the town’s founder
    3. Because of the gemstones found nearby
    4. A corruption of the local aboriginal name Ema Ema


  42. In which Australian town can you see the Tree of Knowledge?
    1. Canberra, ACT
    2. Barcaldine, Qld
    3. Alice Springs, NT
    4. Coober Pedy, SA


  43. In which town is the oldest irrigation area in Australia?
    1. Kununarra, WA
    2. Leeton, NSW
    3. Renmark, SA
    4. Mildura, Vic


  44. What is the highest mountain in Queensland?
    1. Bellenden Ker
    2. Mount Isa
    3. Mount Hinchinbrook
    4. Mt Bartle Frere


  45. What is the aboriginal meaning of the name Wagga Wagga?
    1. Winding river
    2. Many wallabies
    3. Grassy plain
    4. Many crows


  46. 300,000 people turned up at Adelaide airport to greet whom?
    1. Pope John Paul II
    2. Don Bradman
    3. The Beatles
    4. Lyndon B Johnson


  47. The Great Ocean Road was built as what?
    1. A memorial to Queen Victoria
    2. A project to employ returning soldiers from World War I
    3. A route to transport wool from Victoria’s western districts
    4. A fisherman’s track


  48. What is a min min?
    1. A small marsupial mouse found in Western Australia
    2. A limestone rock formation common in many Tasmanian caves
    3. A ghostly light said to appear on the plains near Boulia
    4. A species of grevillea, native to Kangaroo Island


  49. What is the relative size of the Northern Territory compared with Great Britain?
    1. The same size
    2. Twice as large
    3. Four times as large
    4. Six times as large


  50. Where was gold first found in Western Australia?
    1. Kalgoorlie
    2. Halls Creek
    3. Coolgardie
    4. Karratha


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