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THE ULTIMATE PUB QUIZ

This Australia Day is the perfect time to prove yourself the ultimate master of all things Aussie knowledge! Challenge your mates with this good-old-fashioned pub quiz scrimmage and enjoy!

In short: Australian artists are amazing and you should go experience them.

There are heaps of excellent places to see local art, ranging from public museums to incredible art centres. We’ve listed a few below!

Round One

Q1. In which Aussie town would you find the Big Banana?

 

Q2. Who was the first ever winner of the Triple J Hottest 100? Hint: it was in 1989

 

Q3. Which Australian city has the largest Greek population outside of Athens?

 

Q4. What other name is Eleanor Nancy Gow known by?

 

Q5. Which bank note is Banjo Paterson featured on?

 

Q6. Which of these did Aussies NOT invent: Goon, the pacemaker, Wi-Fi, Google Maps, the electric fence, and ultrasound machines 

 

Q7. Only two mammals on Earth lay eggs. Both are found in Australia. What are they? 

 

Q8. Kylie Minogue won a Grammy for which song?

Round Two – True or False

Q1. Carlton (CUB) is Australia’s oldest brewery

 

Q2. The Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps 

 

Q3. Akubra hats are made from kangaroo pelts

 

Q4. Before being named Melbourne, the city was known as Batmania…

 

Q5. Iconic Aussie movie, The Castle, is based on a true story

 

Q6. Brisbane is the second Australian city to host the Olympics

 

Q7. Platypus’ can be venomous 

 

Q8. Mungo National Park is Australia’s oldest National Park

 

Q9. Australia is home to 19 UNESCO world heritage sites

 

Q10. Steve Irwin was scared of parrots

Round Three

Q1. Everyone knows Australia lays claim to dangerous flora and fauna. Rank these animals in order of most dangerous (average number of deaths per year) to least dangerous: shark, snake, kangaroo, crocodile and emu

 

Q2. Democracy Manifest – the 1990 Australian news segment video by reporter Chris Reason – is famous for its subject’s mention of which food?

 

Q3. Iconic comedy duo, Hamish and Andy, met while studying at which university?

 

Q4. What is Bluey’s sister’s name?

 

Q5. Former Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, set a beer drinking world record in which year?

 

Q6. Australia was the second country in the world to give women the vote. Who was the first?

 

Q7. What is the highest grossing Australian movie?

 

Q8. Which netball position did Sharon Strzelecki play in Kath & Kim?

 

Q9. In which Australian state would you find the towns of Eggs And Bacon Bay, Milkshake Hills, Trousers Point, Granny’s Gut, Satan’s Lair, Lovely Bottom and Stinkhole?

ANSWERS – ROUND ONE

A1. Coffs Harbour in Northern NSW

A2. Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart claimed top spot for the first two years of the Hottest 100’s existence – 1989 and 1990.

A3. Melbourne 

A4. Elle MacPherson 

A5. $10

A6. The electric fence – that was invented by a Kiwi farmer named Bill Gallagher (but we’ll claim it)

A7. The echidna and the platypus.

A8. Come Into My World

ANSWERS – ROUND TWO (TRUE OR FALSE)

A1. False. That title belongs to the Cascade Brewery in Hobart, Tasmania, which is still operating almost 200 years

after its establishment in 1824.

A2. True

A3. False. They are made from rabbit fur

A4. True – it was named after John Batman who built a settlement on the Yarra River.

A5. False

A6. False. They have previously been held in Melbourne and Sydney.

A7. True. All male Platypuses have a venomous spur on their back legs.

A8. False. Royal National Park in Sydney’s South is. It also lays claim to being the second oldest National Park in the world, after Yellowstone National Park. 

A9. True

A10. True – Irwin once admitted that “the only animals I’m not comfortable with are parrots.”

ANSWERS – ROUND THREE

A1: 

  • Kangaroo – 18 deaths
  • Shark – 16 deaths
  • Snake – 14 deaths
  • Crocodile – 9 deaths
  • Emu – 5 deaths

A2. A Succulent Chinese Meal

A3. The University of Melbourne 

A4. Bingo

A5. 1954

A6. New Zealand

A7. Crocodile Dundee

A8. Centre 

A9. Tasmania

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