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Quiz about Elementary My Dear Australian
Quiz about Elementary My Dear Australian

Elementary My Dear Australian Trivia Quiz


Off we go on a guided tour of Australian places with elements in their name. I could only find ten and here they all are in quiz form. Can you tell me where they are? Fasten your seat belts for take off...

A multiple-choice quiz by Tizzabelle. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Tizzabelle
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
334,516
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
3549
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. You want sun, sand and surf? How about some glitz and glamour? Head for this metallic part of Queensland's coastline south of Brisbane. There's enough bling here for everyone to enjoy.
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Question 2 of 10
2. Smile and show off those pearly whites (hint hint!) while I take a picture of you in this Queensland town. Which town can be found south-west of Townsville on the road to Charters Towers and Mount Isa? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Is it September yet? There is a town in Queensland that has an annual seafood festival and I want to see the mullet throwing contest. What town am I talking about?
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Question 4 of 10
4. If you've seen the movies "Mad Max" or "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" you will have seen this town and its surrounds on the big screen. With a permanent population of less than one hundred, which town in outback New South Wales is popular with movie makers, TV and commercial producers for its desert landscape and clear skies?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Which South Australian town was a source of iron ore for almost 100 years? The mines around this town fed Whyalla's steel works with iron ore until it was closed in 1998.
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Question 6 of 10
6. Between the east coast of Tasmania and Maria Island is a body of water with a metal in its name. That metal was named after a figure in Roman mythology. Which body of water am I asking about?
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Question 7 of 10
7. An area to the northwest of Adelaide was founded because of mining a particular mineral. Centred around the towns of Moonta, Kadina and Wallaroo, which area can be found on the Yorke Peninsula?
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Question 8 of 10
8. On the north coast of Tasmania between the towns of Burnie and Penguin lies a small town with an element in its name. I'm not sure if there is a fire there but there seems to be some brimstone. What town am I asking about? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Back in the 1850s thousands of men flocked to a settlement called Adelaide Lead to search for gold. In which Australian state would you find the district of Adelaide Lead?
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Question 10 of 10
10. If you add the letters "ia" to the end of an element you'll find the name of three suburbs in Australia. It will also give you a type of Australia native flower. What element am I looking for?
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1. You want sun, sand and surf? How about some glitz and glamour? Head for this metallic part of Queensland's coastline south of Brisbane. There's enough bling here for everyone to enjoy.

Answer: Gold Coast

The area south of Brisbane was settled in the mid 19th century mainly due to cedar logging and farming interests. Later in the 1800s it became a holiday resort for the wealthy people of Brisbane. In the 1920s tourism took off and now the Gold Coast is a major tourism area in Australia attracting people from within the country and overseas. Attractions include the natural features such as beaches and subtropical weather, and theme parks such as Dreamworld, Seaworld. The area is now a large urban conglomeration extending into the hinterland and has become Australia's sixth largest city.

Why is it called the Gold Coast? Brisbane journalists began calling it that in the 1940s in response to the real estate boom. The name wasn't officially adopted by the local government body until 1958 when they changed the local council's name from South Coast Town Council to Gold Coast Town Council.
2. Smile and show off those pearly whites (hint hint!) while I take a picture of you in this Queensland town. Which town can be found south-west of Townsville on the road to Charters Towers and Mount Isa?

Answer: Calcium

For once the internet has let me down. I can't find much information about Calcium other than its postcode (4816), the existence of a railway station on The Inlander line and the fact that it's a bit less than 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the centre of Townsville. If anyone has any more information feel free to send it to me! :-) Calcium is well known for its role in tooth formation hence the request for you to flash those pearly whites for the photo! :-D
(looney-tunes replied to the request for more info:
"Calcium is actually a suburb of the community of Woodstock, and its name derives from the fact that they mine limestone (calcium carbonate) there. Not a lot of interest to see, unless you are into mining! Also, the Inlander does not stop between Townsville and Charters Towers, well to the southwest west of Calcium, according to the 2018 timetable. The line does run through the area."
3. Is it September yet? There is a town in Queensland that has an annual seafood festival and I want to see the mullet throwing contest. What town am I talking about?

Answer: Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay started life as a village servicing the local timber industry but fishing later became a more important part of its economy. Fishing is still important to Tin Can Bay hence the annual Seafood Festival. Prawns are a major part of the fishing industry so there is a prawn eating contest in addition to mullet throwing and the other forms of entertainment. Tin Can Bay has a population of about 1,900 people and lies 218 kms (135 miles) north of Brisbane, the state capital.

There are several possible derivations of the town's name. It seems to be agreed that it's come from an Aboriginal word "tin-kin" or something very similar such as "Tuncunba". The meanings of these various words have included dugong, big fish, good tucker (food), mangroves and vines.
4. If you've seen the movies "Mad Max" or "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" you will have seen this town and its surrounds on the big screen. With a permanent population of less than one hundred, which town in outback New South Wales is popular with movie makers, TV and commercial producers for its desert landscape and clear skies?

Answer: Silverton

Silverton is 25 kms (15 miles) northwest of Broken Hill in NSW. Silver was discovered there and a population moved in but richer pickings of silver, lead and zinc in Broken Hill meant Silverton was almost abandoned. Restoration work has taken place over the years and now there is more than one art gallery displaying the works of local artists. Well over 120 TV programmes, commercials and movies have been made in and around Silverton so you have probably seen the town or the surrounds. One TV programme made there was "The Flying Doctors".
5. Which South Australian town was a source of iron ore for almost 100 years? The mines around this town fed Whyalla's steel works with iron ore until it was closed in 1998.

Answer: Iron Knob

An iron ore deposit was found in the Eyre Peninsula in 1894 and a mining industry began. Iron Knob (the town) grew up between two mines called Iron Knob and Iron Monarch. They aren't the only areas with "Iron" in its name. In the same region you'll find mines called Iron Baron, Iron Prince and Iron Queen. Mining finished in Iron Knob in the 1990s with fears that the town would die but there has been a resurgence in people wanting to move there.

The population still only numbers around 200. Iron mining has again started in the area with the Iron Duke mine opening about 50 kms (31 miles) south of Iron Knob.
6. Between the east coast of Tasmania and Maria Island is a body of water with a metal in its name. That metal was named after a figure in Roman mythology. Which body of water am I asking about?

Answer: Mercury Passage

Mercury Passage was named after a boat, the HMS Mercury, which was used to map the region in 1789. Mercury Passage sees some aquaculture in its midst with commercial quantities of oysters, scallops, abalone and the like being grown and harvested there.
7. An area to the northwest of Adelaide was founded because of mining a particular mineral. Centred around the towns of Moonta, Kadina and Wallaroo, which area can be found on the Yorke Peninsula?

Answer: Copper Coast

The Copper Coast is found on the Yorke Peninsula north of Adelaide. Mining for copper started there in the 1860s largely by Welsh miners. The area claims to hold the largest Welsh festival in the world every two years. The economy of the area is now mostly reliant on grain production, especially of wheat and barley.
8. On the north coast of Tasmania between the towns of Burnie and Penguin lies a small town with an element in its name. I'm not sure if there is a fire there but there seems to be some brimstone. What town am I asking about?

Answer: Sulphur Creek

Sulphur Creek in Tasmania has a population of about 350 people. It lies 11kms (7 miles) east of Burnie on the Bass Highway. Burnie has a population of over 19,000 and is Australia's fifth largest container port. The nearby town of Penguin has a population of nearly 3,000.
9. Back in the 1850s thousands of men flocked to a settlement called Adelaide Lead to search for gold. In which Australian state would you find the district of Adelaide Lead?

Answer: Victoria

Adelaide Lead lies 174 km (108 miles) northwest of Melbourne and a few kms from Maryborough. The settlement saw a population of 6,000 at its peak during the gold rush in 1855. A couple of reefs were found and mined over the years but many miners merely scratched the surface of the area looking for alluvial gold. As other announcements of gold discoveries elsewhere were made, many miners left for hopefully richer pickings. The settlement only had a population of 405 by 1861 and by 1974 only 50 people called Adelaide Lead home.

So why you ask is it called Adelaide Lead when it's in Victoria rather than South Australia? One of the men who first found gold there, William Howard, was from Adelaide. The "Lead" in the town's name is pronounced to rhyme with "seed" rather than "shed". "Lead" in that sense is an alternative word for "lode" so in other words it was the "Adelaide Lode". Thanks very much to Ozzz2002 for enlightening me about that. Cheers!
10. If you add the letters "ia" to the end of an element you'll find the name of three suburbs in Australia. It will also give you a type of Australia native flower. What element am I looking for?

Answer: Boron

If you add an "ia" to Boron you get Boronia. A Boronia is a type of Aussie native flowering plant. Boronia can also be found in the suburbs of Boronia (Vic), Boronia Heights (Qld) and Boronia Park (NSW).
Source: Author Tizzabelle

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