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Travelmate Trivia Quiz - December

  1. Which town in WA was once known as Mary Ann Harbour?
    1. Hopetoun
    2. Busselton
    3. Mandurah
    4. Exmouth


  2. Which town in Outback Queensland is named for the Aboriginal word for "clear water"?
    1. Windorah
    2. Boulia
    3. Cunnamulla
    4. Thargomindah


  3. The oldest settlement on the Murray River is which town?
    1. Murray Bridge
    2. Swan Hill
    3. Mildura
    4. Renmark


  4. Golf was first played in Australia near which town in Tasmania?
    1. Launceston
    2. Ross
    3. Bothwell
    4. Westbury


  5. Helena Rubenstein first made her cosmetics in which Victorian town?
    1. Coleraine
    2. Colac
    3. Cranbourne
    4. Castlemaine


  6. The official fauna emblem of South Australia is which animal?
    1. Grey Kangaroo
    2. Hairy-nosed Wombat
    3. Ring-tailed Possum
    4. Red Kangaroo


  7. What is the name of the smallest mountain in the world? (Hint: itís in Victoria)?
    1. Mount Buangor
    2. Mount Langi-Ghiran
    3. Mount Wycheproof
    4. Mount Blackwood


  8. If you were at the junction of the Mitchell Highway and the Barrier Highway, you would be where?
    1. Nyngan
    2. Bourke
    3. Cobar
    4. Narromine


  9. What is a "Meadow Argus"?
    1. A bird
    2. A wildflower
    3. A butterfly
    4. A moth


  10. Which is Australiaís largest coastal lake?
    1. Lake Victoria near Bairnsdale, Vic
    2. Lake Macquarie near Newcastle, NSW
    3. Lake Cootharaba near Noosa, Qld
    4. Lake Alexandrina near Goolwa, SA


  11. You would find the Big Woolbales in which Victorian town?
    1. Horsham
    2. Ballarat
    3. Hamilton
    4. Ararat


  12. Which is Queenslandís oldest provincial city?
    1. Rockhampton
    2. Ipswich
    3. Toowoomba
    4. Maryborough


  13. Crater lakes Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine are in which area of Queensland?
    1. Sunshine Coast Hinterland
    2. Gold Coast Hinterland
    3. Darling Downs
    4. Atherton Tablelands


  14. Marree in South Australia was formerly known by what name?
    1. Stanley Springs
    2. Railway Terminus
    3. Hergott Springs
    4. Camel Springs


  15. What is the aboriginal name for Horsham, Vic?
    1. wampalala
    2. wopetbungundiler
    3. yarampali
    4. lallapal


  16. What type of creature is (or was) an ornithorhynchus?
    1. A flying dinosaur whose fossilised remains were found near Winton, Qld
    2. A small, fast, grass-eating dinosaur native to northern Australia
    3. A platypus
    4. An Australian ibis


  17. Where is American Beach?
    1. Kangaroo Island
    2. Flinders Island
    3. King Island
    4. Fraser Island


  18. What or who was Quorn in SA named after?
    1. Captain Quorn, explorer and adventurer
    2. Aboriginal word "quornululu" meaning "red soil"
    3. Quorndon, a village in Leicestershire, England
    4. A mis-spelling of "cairn" after the hills around the town


  19. The famous running race, the Stawell Gift, was established in which year?
    1. 1868
    2. 1878
    3. 1888
    4. 1898


  20. What is the largest butterfly in Australia?
    1. Cairns Birdwing
    2. Blue Tiger
    3. Red Lacewing
    4. Chequered Swallowtail


  21. Where was the first gold strike in Victoria?
    1. Ballarat
    2. Clunes
    3. Castlemaine
    4. Maryborough


  22. According to recent census figures, the population of Australia is around what?
    1. 19 million
    2. 20 million
    3. 17 million
    4. 18 million


  23. The town of Rainbow is in which state?
    1. Queensland
    2. New South Wales
    3. Victoria
    4. Western Australia


  24. What is the name of the principal river which flows into Botany Bay?
    1. Georges River
    2. Hacking River
    3. Salt Pan Creek
    4. Cook River


  25. If you are at the junction of the Henty Highway and the Borung Highway, where are you?
    1. Horsham
    2. Warracknabeal
    3. Nhill
    4. Ararat


  26. "Cow-itch tree" is better known as what?
    1. Spotted Gum
    2. Bloodwood
    3. Illawarra flame-tree
    4. Norfolk Island hibiscus


  27. What are the first names of famous crime author P D James?
    1. Patricia Dora
    2. Phyllis Dorothy
    3. Paula Deborah
    4. Philippa Diana


  28. Which of these Olympians has won four gold medals?
    1. Shirley Strickland
    2. Shane Gould
    3. Dawn Fraser
    4. Hayley Lewis


  29. What is a brother-brother?
    1. A reef fish
    2. A poisonous shrub
    3. A rainforest tree
    4. A slang name for a cockatoo


  30. What is the lunar apogee?
    1. When the moon is furthest from the earth
    2. When the moon is closest to the earth
    3. When the moon is furthest from the sun
    4. When the moon is closest to the sun


  31. ACTís official state bird emblem is which bird?
    1. Gang-gang cockatoo
    2. Sulphur-crested cockatoo
    3. Galah
    4. Budgerigar


  32. What is a Noah?
    1. A type of boat used for whaling
    2. A slang name for a shark
    3. An extinct flightless bird
    4. A slang name for an albatross


  33. A free settler in Tasmania who moved to Victoria to acquire land was called what?
    1. A southernlander
    2. An islander
    3. An overstraiter
    4. A Bassstraiter


  34. Approximately how many people landed in Australia as part of the First Fleet?
    1. 1140
    2. 1030
    3. 780
    4. 540


  35. In cricket, what is a"gazunder"?
    1. A bad umpiring decision
    2. An ill-aimed return to the wicketkeeper
    3. A delivery which, after bouncing, stays very low
    4. A piece of protective equipment for the lower body


  36. The most southerly point in Australia is where in Tasmania?
    1. Cape Pillar
    2. South West Cape
    3. Point St Vincent
    4. South East Cape


  37. When a horse plants its front legs down stiffly and kicks up with its hind legs, this is known as what?
    1. Treerooting
    2. Cat jumping
    3. Bunny hopping
    4. Pigrooting


  38. How much is a quadrillion?
    1. A thousand times a million
    2. A million times a billion
    3. A hundred times a billion
    4. A billion times a billion


  39. What is the highest point in the Flinders Ranges?
    1. Mount Rupert
    2. St Maryís Peak
    3. Mount Caernarvon
    4. St Josephís Peak


  40. What is a skywonkie?
    1. An aeroplane pilot
    2. A member of the RAAF
    3. A person who can predict the weather
    4. A slang name for a skylark


  41. Which of these towns has the highest average annual rainfall?
    1. Cairns
    2. Darwin
    3. Mackay
    4. Innisfail


  42. Which of these capital cities has the lowest average annual rainfall?
    1. Adelaide
    2. Canberra
    3. Perth
    4. Melbourne


  43. Vegemite, that great Australian icon, was introduced in which year?
    1. 1920
    2. 1923
    3. 1930
    4. 1933


  44. The largest pure gold nugget ever discovered was found in Victoria and was called the Welcome Stranger. It weighed approximately how much?
    1. 37 kg
    2. 53 kg
    3. 65 kg
    4. 71 kg


  45. A henís egg takes how long to hatch?
    1. 12 days
    2. 15 days
    3. 21 days
    4. 28 days


  46. What is the morse code for the letter "a"?
    1. Dot dash
    2. Dot dot
    3. Dot
    4. Dash dot


  47. What type of creature is a chowchilla?
    1. A dog
    2. A rabbit
    3. A fish
    4. A bird


  48. The locality of National Park is in which state?
    1. New South Wales
    2. Tasmania
    3. Northern Territory
    4. South Australia


  49. You are dining on Mindil Beach. Where are you?
    1. Darwin
    2. Busselton
    3. Batemanís Bay
    4. Cairns


  50. A monument to a champion racing cockroach will be found in which Queensland town?
    1. Quilpie
    2. Longreach
    3. Eulo
    4. Windorah


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