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Friday, February 14, 2014

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AUSTRALIAN TRIVIA - Questions and Answers

Sport

1. Which horse won the Melbourne Cup in 2002?
2. What was Sir Donald Bradman’s batting average?
3. Who is Australia’s only Formula One driver?
4. Who won the Brownlow Medal in 2003?
5. Who was the most recent Australian to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon?
6. Which Australian was named the most valuable player in the US’s WNBA?
7. Which Australian has won the FIM World Motorcycle Championship 5 times?
8. How many gold medals did Australians win at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games?
9. Of our Australian male swimmers, who has won the most Olympic gold medals?
10. What Australian company is the largest surfwear manufacturer?

Answers

1. Media Puzzle
2. 99.94
3. Mark Webber
4. Mark Ricciuto, Nathan Buckley, Adam Goodes
5. Lleyton Hewitt
6. Lauren Jackson
7. Michael Doohan
8. 2 – Steven Bradbury and Alisa Camplin
9. Murray Rose
10. Quicksilver

General Knowledge

1. How many countries are larger than Australia?
2. In what state/territory was the highest recorded temperature, of 53oC, recorded?
3. Australia has the world’s largest sand island. What is its name?
4. In what year was Advance Australia Fair proclaimed as the national anthem by the
Governor-General?
5. Do all states/territories have the same blood alcohol limit for non-probationary drivers?
6. What animal is on the Western Australia flag?
7. In what city did the Commonwealth Parliament first sit?
8. What animal featured on the 2 cent coin?
9. Who is the only person to have been awarded both the Australian of the Year and Young
Australian of the Year titles?
10. Who is on the front of the current issue $100 note?

Answers

1. Five (Australia is the sixth largest country: Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil)
2. Queensland
3. Fraser Island
4. 1984
5. Yes
6. Black swan
7. Melbourne
8. Frilled neck lizard
9. Cathy Freeman
10. Dame Nellie Melba

Arts and Literature

1. Who designed the Sydney Opera House?
2. How many albums did the late slim Dusty record?
3. Who painted the Nebuchadnezzar series?
4. Who wrote “Cloudstreet”?
5. In what year did the Australian National Gallery open?
6. Which band has received an Australian of the Year Award?
7. Who was the first Australian to win the Booker Prize?
8. Who was the subject of the 2003 Archibald Prize winning portrait?
9. Who is the lead singer of Silverchair?
10. Who has an award-winning album is titled Barricades and Brickwalls?

Answers

1. Joern Utzon
2. 103
3. Arthur Boyd
4. Tim Winton
5. 1982
6. The Seekers
7. Thomas Keneally
8. Richard Flanagan
9. Daniel Johns
10. Casey Chambers

History and Science

1. How many ships were in the First Fleet?
2. What year did Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin?
3. Who invented the bionic ear?
4. Where was Ned Kelly’s last stand?
5. Who was Australia’s first Aboriginal Senator?
6. What date did “new” parliament house open?
7. Which Australian promised to “Go all the way with LBJ”?
8. In what year was gold first discovered in Victoria and NSW to begin the “Gold Rush”?
9. Which Australian won a Nobel Prize for immune defence research?
10. In what year was decimal currency introduced?

Answers

1. 11
2. 1974
3. Professor Graeme Clark
4. Glenrowan
5. Neville Bonner
6. 9th May, 1988
7. Prime Minister, Harold Holt
8. 1851
9. Professor Peter Doherty
10. 1966

Entertainment

1. What were the first names of the winning couple from The Block?
2. What is the highest grossing Australian movie?
3. Who is the longest serving presenter of Playschool?
4. What three movies are part of Baz Luhrmann’s “Red Curtain Trilogy”?
5. Who are the actors who play Kath and Kim?
6. Cate Blanchett has received an Academy Award nomination for what movie?
7. What Australian movie includes the phrase “Tell him he’s dreaming”?
8. What song played during Scott and Charlene’s wedding on Neighbours?
9. Which actor has had leading roles in Pharlap, The Man from Snowy River and Eureka
Stockade?
10. Who won consecutive Gold Logie’s from 1997 to 2000?

Answers

1. Fiona and Adam
2. Crocodile Dundee
3. Benita
4. Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet, and Moulin Rouge
5. Jane Turner and Gina Riley
6. Elizabeth
7. The Castle
8. Suddenly
9. Tom Burlinson
10. Lisa McCune

Geography

1. Name Australia’s western-most point?
2. How much of Australia is classified as desert A) 8% B) 16% C) 25% D) 35%
3. Which is the second largest city in NSW?
4. In what state/territory is the Brisbane Ranges National Park?
5. The Tamar River flows to which Tasmanian town/city?
6. What is the tallest waterfall in Australia?
7. What is the longest river in the Northern Territory?
8. The landmark Katu Tjuta is also known as what?
9. What is Australia’s largest non-salt lake?

Answers:

1. Steep Point (Shark Bay)
2. D - 35%
3. Newcastle
4. Victoria
5. Launceston
6. Wallaman Falls, QLD
7. Victoria
8. The Olgas
9. Lake Mackay, WA
10. Kangaroo Island

Fabulous Facts

1. In rhyming slang, if someone said they we going to have a “bo-peep”, what they be
doing?
2. Australians hold the world record for which amazing feat? A) Fastest Beer bottle opening
B) Largest Christmas Cracker C) Most Sheep Sheared in 24 hours D) Largest Chicken
Dance
3. What is Kylie Minogue’s lingerie line called?
4. Where is the Big Prawn?
5. Approximately how many rabbits are there in Australia today? A) 3 million B) 30 million
C) 300 million D) 3,000 million.
6. What was the name of Olivia Newton-John’s chain of clothing stores?
7. What outback town’s population swells from 120 to crowds of over 5000 for a racing
carnival?
8. Which of the following is not an Australian innovation? A) Chiko Roll B) Lawn Sprinkler C)
Plastic bank notes D) Dual flush toilet E) Wine Cask?
9. What creature does Jana Pittman have tattooed on her body?
10. The Idiot Fruit and Darling Peas are poisonous, True or False?

Answers

1. Having a sleep
2. B - Largest Christmas Cracker
3. Love Kylie
4. Ballina
5. C - 300 million
6. Koala Blue
7. Birdsville
8. B - Lawn sprinkler
9. Bee
10. True


Friday, August 23, 2013

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General Knowledge World Famous Countries



Britain of the South
New Zealand

The Battlefield of Europe
Belgium

City of the Golden Gate
San Francisco

City of Magnificent Distances
Washington D.C.

City of Popes
Rome

City of Seven Hills
Rome

City of Skyscrapers
New York

Cockpit of Europe
Belgium

Dark Continent
Africa

Dairy of Northern Europe
Denmark

Emerald Island
Ireland

Empire City
New York

Eternal City
Rome, Italy

Forbidden City
Lhasa (Tibet)

Garden of England
Kent

Gate of Tears
Babel-Mandab, Jerusalem

Granite City
Aberdeen (Scotland)

Great white way
Broadway (New York)

Gift of Nile
Egypt

Gibraltar of the Indian Ocean
Aden

Herring Pond
Atlantic Ocean

Hermit Kingdom
Korea

Holy Land
Palestine

Island of Cloves
Madagascar (Malagasy)

The Isle of Spring
Jamaica

Key to the Mediterranean
Gibraltar

Land of Cakes (or Oat Cakes)
Scotland

Land of the Golden Fleece
Australia

Land of the Golden Pagoda
Myanmar (Burma)

Land of Kangaroos
Australia

Land of Lilies
Canada

Land of the Midnight Sun
Norway

Land of Milk and Honey
Canaan

Land of Morning Calm
Korea

Land of the Rising Sun
Japan

Land of a Thousand Lakes
Finland

Land of Thunderbolt
Bhutan

Land of White Elephants
Thailand

Lady of Snow
Canada

Little Venice
Venezuela

Never, Never Land
Prairies (North Australia)

Pearl of Antilles
Cuba

Play ground of Europe
Switzerland

Pillars of Hercules
Straits of Gibraltar

Pearl of the Pacific
Guayaquil Port (Ecuador)

Power keg of Europe
Balkans

The Promised Land
Canaan

Quaker City
Philadelphia

Queen of the Arabian Sea
Kochi (India)

Queen of the Adriatic
Venice

Rich Coast
Costa Rica

Rich Port
Puerto Rico

Roof of the world
Pamir (Tibet)

The Sea of Mountains
British Columbia

Sorrow of China
River Hwang Ho

The Saw Mill of Europe
Sweden

Sick Man of Europe
Turkey

Sugar Bowl of the World
Cuba

The Storehouse of the World
Mexico

The Down Under
Australia

Venice of the North
Stockholm

Venice of the East
Bangkok (Thailand), Allepey (India)

Yellow River
Hwang Ho (China)

White City
Belgrade

Windy City
Chicago

White Mans Grave
Guinea Coast (West Africa)

The Spice Island of the West
Grenada

The Mother Colony of the West Indies
St. Kitts

City of Arabian Nights
Baghdad

Twin City
Budapest
The Imperial City
Rome

Golden City
Johannesburg

The Modern Babylon
London

Valley of Kings
Thebes


Monday, August 19, 2013

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General Knowledge About Australia

General Knowledge


1. How many countries are larger than Australia?

  • Five (Australia is the sixth largest country: Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil)

2. In what state/territory was the highest recorded temperature, of 53oC, recorded?

  •  Queensland

3. Australia has the world’s largest sand island. What is its name?

  •  Fraser Island

4. In what year was Advance Australia Fair proclaimed as the national anthem by the
Governor-General?

  • 1984

5. Do all states/territories have the same blood alcohol limit for non-probationary drivers?

  •  Yes

6. What animal is on the Western Australia flag?

  •  Black swan

7. In what city did the Commonwealth Parliament first sit?

  •  Melbourne

8. What animal featured on the 2 cent coin?

  • Frilled neck lizard

9. Who is the only person to have been awarded both the Australian of the Year and Young
Australian of the Year titles?

  • Cathy Freeman

10. Who is on the front of the current issue $100 note?

  • Dame Nellie Melba

History and Science


1. How many ships were in the First Fleet?
  • 11

2. What year did Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin?
  •  1974

3. Who invented the bionic ear?

  • Professor Graeme Clark

4. Where was Ned Kelly’s last stand?

  • Glenrowan

5. Who was Australia’s first Aboriginal Senator?

  • Neville Bonner

6. What date did “new” parliament house open?

  • 9th May, 1988

7. Which Australian promised to “Go all the way with LBJ”?

  • Prime Minister, Harold Holt

8. In what year was gold first discovered in Victoria and NSW to begin the “Gold Rush”?

  • 1851

9. Which Australian won a Nobel Prize for immune defence research?

  • Professor Peter Doherty

10. In what year was decimal currency introduced?

  • 1966

Geography


1. Name Australia’s western-most point?

  • Steep Point (Shark Bay)

2. How much of Australia is classified as desert A) 8% B) 16% C) 25% D) 35%

  •  D - 35%

3. Which is the second largest city in NSW?

  • Newcastle

4. In what state/territory is the Brisbane Ranges National Park?

  • Victoria

5. The Tamar River flows to which Tasmanian town/city?

  • Launceston

6. What is the tallest waterfall in Australia?

  • Wallaman Falls, QLD

7. What is the longest river in the Northern Territory?

  • Victoria

8. The landmark Katu Tjuta is also known as what?

  • The Olgas

9. What is Australia’s largest non-salt lake?

  • Lake Mackay, WA

10. What is South Australia’s largest island?

  • Kangaroo Island

Entertainment


1. What were the first names of the winning couple from The Block?
  • Fiona and Adam
2. What is the highest grossing Australian movie?
  • Crocodile Dundee
3. Who is the longest serving presenter of Playschool?
  •  Benita
4. What three movies are part of Baz Luhrmann’s “Red Curtain Trilogy”?
  • Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet, and Moulin Rouge
5. Who are the actors who play Kath and Kim?
  • Jane Turner and Gina Riley
6. Cate Blanchett has received an Academy Award nomination for what movie?
  • Elizabeth
7. What Australian movie includes the phrase “Tell him he’s dreaming”?
  • The Castle
8. What song played during Scott and Charlene’s wedding on Neighbours?
  • Suddenly
9. Which actor has had leading roles in Pharlap, The Man from Snowy River and Eureka
Stockade?
  •  Tom Burlinson
10. Who won consecutive Gold Logie’s from 1997 to 2000?
  • Lisa McCune

Sport


1. Which horse won the Melbourne Cup in 2002?

  • Media Puzzle

2. What was Sir Donald Bradman’s batting average?

  • 99.94

3. Who is Australia’s only Formula One driver?

  • Mark Webber

4. Who won the Brownlow Medal in 2003?

  • Mark Ricciuto, Nathan Buckley, Adam Goodes

5. Who was the most recent Australian to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon?

  •  Lleyton Hewitt

6. Which Australian was named the most valuable player in the US’s WNBA?

  •  Lauren Jackson

7. Which Australian has won the FIM World Motorcycle Championship 5 times?

  • Michael Doohan

8. How many gold medals did Australians win at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games?

  • 2 – Steven Bradbury and Alisa Camplin

9. Of our Australian male swimmers, who has won the most Olympic gold medals?

  • Murray Rose

10. What Australian company is the largest surfwear manufacturer?

  • Quicksilver

Arts and Literature


1. Who designed the Sydney Opera House?

  •  Joern Utzon

2. How many albums did the late slim Dusty record?

  • 103

3. Who painted the Nebuchadnezzar series?

  • Arthur Boyd

4. Who wrote “Cloudstreet”?

  • Tim Winton

5. In what year did the Australian National Gallery open?

  •  1982

6. Which band has received an Australian of the Year Award?

  • The Seekers

7. Who was the first Australian to win the Booker Prize?

  • Thomas Keneally

8. Who was the subject of the 2003 Archibald Prize winning portrait?

  • Richard Flanagan

9. Who is the lead singer of Silverchair?

  •  Daniel Johns

10. Who has an award-winning album is titled Barricades and Brickwalls?

  • Casey Chambers

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