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Date registered: Oct 2006
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There's Oz trivia?
Found this little quiz elsewhere. A little something for everyone and a LOT of something for those below the equator. The 'quizmaster', of course, already has the answers so he's got a bit of an attitude. Feel free to ignore his rules.
I think I got less than 10 answers.
Evening (morning) all. Managed to collect enough stuff for another one.
1...Answers are worth a point apiece unless otherwise noted.
2...Questions are posted on Sunday evening my time. Answers whenever I feel like it, but usually within 24 hours. During the first 24 hours or until the first set of answers have been compiled, players are restricted to one post containing as many answers as they like. Additional posts will be ignored and edited posts will be disqualified. After 24 hours or after the first set of answers have been posted, all restrictions are cancelled (free for all).
3...I am the judge of all ye lesser mortals and I am always right.
1...Who was the first European to sight the Australian coast?
Bonus point, where and in what year?
2...Who were the first to circumnavigate Tasmania?
3...Who was Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke better known as?
4...What accounting firm totals and verifies the votes for both the Emmys and the Oscars?
5...What happened to George Bass in 1803?
6...What 1860-61 expedition was the most expensive ever undertaken in Australia?
Bonus point, what animal escaped from the expedition and went feral?
7...Name the German botanist that disappeared with all his crew in the Atheron Tablelands in 1847.
8...Who named, and was the first explorer to climb, Ayers Rock?
Bonus point, who did he name it after?
9...Why were there so many expeditions to the Australian interior during the early 1860's?
10..In April 1967, this woman became the first lady taxi driver in London.
11..What is the name of the Pillsbury Doughboy?
12..What did the Australian riddle of the rivers refer to?
13..What Australian interior explorer never lost a man to either thirst, disease or Aboriginal attack?
14..What Queensland politician referred to press conferences as feeding the chooks?
15..Which Australian actor won the best actor Oscar for 1996?
Bonus point, name the movie he played in.
16..What Australian acterss was Mrs. James Bond from 1962 to 1973?
17..What Queensland photographer is famous for her photographs of babies?
18..Early Dutch explorers thought quokkas were rats. What Australian island did they name for them?
19..What town is the pearling capital of the world?
20..What is the nearest major city to the Argyle mine in the Kimberley area of Western Australia?
21..Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp and John Henry Holliday were one half of what western shootout?
22..To what colony did the ships Godspeed, Sarah Constant and Discovery bring settlers in 1607?
Bonus point, to what colony did the ship Hector bring settlers in 1773?
23..What breakfast cereal is the Breakfast of Champions?
24..Name the campaign of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to raise money for child polio victims.
25..What is 99 and 44/100% pure?
26..In 1911, who won the competition to design the Australian National Capital?
27..Who announced the name of the future Capital of Australia with these words, "I name the Capital of Australia, Canberra."
28..What national institution opened in Canberra in February, 1965?
29..What lake was formed by the damming of the Molongo River?
Bonus point, what reservoir was formed by the damming of the Churchill River?
30..An example of what rare tree, thought to be extinct, was found in Oz 1994?
Bonus point, where in Canberra is one on display?
31..By what name was the Canberra region previously known?
32..Robert Campbell was an early settler in the region. What did he call his property?
33..Name the two main pubs in Woy Woy at the south end of Gosford City.
34..What is the name of the main drag running N/S through Gosford?
35..What town in NSW conducted a DNA collection of all it's male inhabitants in 1999?
36..Snoopy was the name of the Apollo X Lunar Module. Name the Command Module.
37..What large brown animal can only be seen by the Big Bird character on Sesame Street?
38..Who is the fastest mouse in all of Mexico?
39..Name the prisoner in the comic strip The Wizard of Id.
40..What is the nickname of the aircraft that carries the registration NX37602?
41..Sawn Rocks in NSW share the same geological feaures as this one in Ireland.
42..What town in NSW is famous for its opals?
43..Where are the Artesian Bore Baths located?
44..What legendary unidentified hominid lives in the Pilliga Forest?
Bonus point, by what name is a similar creature known in western Canada?
45..What is a carcajou?
Bonus point, what is the Australian equivalent?
46..Who established the new colony at Sydney Cove on Janusr 26th, 1788?
47..What is the modern name for Sydney Cove?
48..On what street in Sydney do you find Chinatown?
49..A distance of 220 yards is known as a what?
50..Name the first telecommunications satellite.
Bonus point, what group recorded an instrumental by the same name?
51..Who was Anthony Alucard's father?
52..Name the location where 146 British prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-Dowala, the Nawab of Bengal.
53..Name Alexander the Great's horse.
54..What one-word message was carved on a door post of a dwelling in the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?
55..What is the Capital of Nunavut?
Bonus point, by what name was it originally known?
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