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Australian Alphabetics - again

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"Inspired by an excellent Australian Alphabetics quiz already on the site, I would like to compliment that quiz with another one. I hope you find it enjoyable and informative."

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1. A is for Adelaide, the Capital of South Australia. It is known throughout Australia as the "City Of _______"?

2. B is for Brisbane, the Capital of Queensland. B is also for Bridge. The Brisbane River has many bridges spanning it. Which of the following bridges had a runaway barge lodge against it during the devastating flood in 1974?
    Centenary Bridge
    Walter Taylor Bridge
    Captain Cook Bridge
    Grey Street Bridge

3. C is for Canberra, our nation's capital. The city's layout was designed by a fellow by the name of Walter Burley Griffin. What nationality was Walter?

4. D is for Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory. In February 1942, what distinguished Darwin from the rest of Australia, so far as World War II was concerned?
    General Douglas Macarthur was stationed there
    It was the first Australian airbase to see B-29 Super Fortress bombers
    Australian troops embarking for active service left from there
    It was the first Australian mainland site to be bombed by the Japanese.

5. E is for Explorers. Many explorers traversed the length and breadth of the country in the early years of European settlement, in search of fertile grazing lands, supposed inland seas, untold riches and the like. Usually, they found nothing but desert. If they were lucky, they didn't find death and starvation. Which explorer(s) are associated with the story of the "Dig" tree?
    James Cook
    Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson
    Burke and Wills
    Ludwig Leichhardt

6. F is for Football. Four main codes of football are played in Australia. In which code would you find Melbourne Storm playing at National League level (or equivalent)?
    Rugby League
    Australian Rules
    Rugby Union

7. G is for Gold. In the 1800s, there were several gold rushes in Australia. At which of the following gold locations did the famous armed Miner's rebellion known as the "Eureka Stockade" occur?

8. H is for Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Every year on Boxing Day, a fleet of yachts leave Sydney Harbour bound for Hobart. What is this race called?
    Fastnet yacht race
    Great Southern yacht race
    Southern Ocean yacht race
    Sydney to Hobart yacht race

9. I is for Islands. Australia has a bunch of them. Which of the following islands is policed by State Police rather than Federal Police?
    Norfolk Island
    Christmas Island
    Stradbroke Island
    Cocos (Keeling) Island

10. J is for Jingles (Advertising). Which of the following advertising jingles was adopted from an American advertising jingle?
    Life! Be In It
    Slip, Slop, Slap
    Football, Meat Pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars
    C'mon Aussie C'mon

11. K is for Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain. It was named after a Polish man, Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Which of the following statements about Tadeusz Kosciuszko is not true?
    He was the first man to climb Mt Kosciuszko, and named it after himself
    He was a Major-General in the Polish army
    He was George Washington's chief engineer during the War of Independence
    He is buried amongst the Kings tombs in Krakow Cathedral

12. L is for Lamington. Which of the following answers has nothing to do with the word Lamington?
    Former Test Cricket Captain
    Chocolate Icing and Coconut covered sponge cake
    National Park
    Former Governor of Queensland

13. M is for Melbourne, the capital of Victoria. In October 1970, what tragedy occurred in the city?
    HMAS Melbourne and USS Voyager collided
    The Yarra River flooded, causing massive loss of life
    The long distance trains "Southern Aurora" and "Spirit Of Progress" collided head on
    The Westgate Bridge collapsed

14. N is for the Northern Territory. Which of the following statements about the Northern Territory is *not* true?
    It is bordered by the Tasman Sea, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria
    The capital, Darwin, was destroyed by a cyclone on Christmas Day, 1974
    Many Territory roads used to have an open speed limit
    It has highest rate of alcohol consumption per capita in Australia

15. O is for Ockerisms. An ockerism can best be defined as a word or statement made by an Australian, which to someone unfamiliar to the term has little to no meaning until explained (and possibly then still no meaning!). Which of the following ockerisms does not mean to vomit?
    Do the technicolour yawn
    Laugh at the lawn
    Have a slash

16. P is for Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Summer in Perth is typified by strong sea breezes, affectionately known as what?
    The Western Trade winds
    The Mistrals
    The Traders
    The Fremantle Doctor

17. Q is for Qantas, Australia's national airline. It is typified by the red and white "Flying Kangaroo" insignia on the tail of each aircraft. Which type of jet has Qantas never had in its fleet?
    Boeing 767
    Boeing 707
    Boeing 727
    Boeing 747

18. R is for Reef. More specifically, the Great Barrier Reef. In the 1970s, what caused concern for the ongoing health of this reef?
    The construction of Oil Rigs
    Excessive uncontrolled scuba diving
    The wreck of the SS Cherry Venture
    The Crown of Thorns Starfish

19. S is for Sydney, the Capital of New South Wales. Its north and south shores are joined by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. By what affectionate nickname is the bridge known?
    The Grey Lady
    The Meccano Set
    The Coathanger
    Old Ironsides

20. T is for the Tropic of Capricorn which passes through Australia, separating it into a temperate zone and a tropical zone. Which of these Australian places is located on the tropic?

21. U is for Uluru, a giant monolith in the middle of Australia. Located in the Northern Territory, Uluru was formerly known as _______ ?
    The Devil's Marbles
    Blair's Rock
    Ayers Rock
    Black Rock

22. V is for Van Diemen's Land, which is now known as Tasmania, which is Australia's island state. Which well known group have a song called "Van Diemen's Land"?
    Midnight Oil

23. W is for Weird placenames. Which of these places does not exist in Australia?

24. Y is for Yothu Yindi, an indigenous Australian rock group. In the 1990s, they teamed up with which well known musician to record the beautiful song "Dots On The Shells"?
    Tim Finn
    Neil Finn
    Iva Davies
    Glenn Shorrock

25. Z is for Zoos. Australia has many. Which zoo is located in Dubbo?
    Western Plains Zoo
    Australia Zoo
    Taronga Park Zoo
    Alma Park Zoo

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