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Australian cities multiple choice: Geelong

Do you know the quiet achiever, Geelong?
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Last updated: October 14, 2023
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1. Geelong is the second largest city in which state?
Victoria
Tasmania
South Australia
Western Australia
2. Which of these was not invented in Geelong?
The ute
Barbed wire
The refrigerator
The rotary clothes line
3. In the 1990s there was a financial crisis in Geelong when what institution collapsed?
HIH Insurance
The Corio Port Authority
The Geelong City Council
The Pyramid Building Society
4. The Geelong Football Club, founded 1859, are known as the...
Cats
Sharks
Cougars
Dolphins
5. Which of these celebrities did not grow up in Geelong?
Nick Cave
Guy Pearce
Portia de Rossi
Chrissy Amphlett
6. The Barwon river gets its name from
A Wathawurrung word meaning magpie
The first family of squatters to take up land by the river
The name of the cartographer who laid out the design of the city
The river in Donnington, Lincolnshire, the home town of Matthew Flinders
7. Which of the following was not a student at Geelong Grammar School?
King Charles
Rupert Murdoch
General Sir John Monash
Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
8. The university based in Geelong is...
Deakin
Gordon
Federation
Charles Sturt
9. In the 19th century, Geelong's nickname was
Surf City
The Pivot
Tallowtown
The Woolshed
10. Which international company has not been a major employer in Geelong
IBM
Ford
Shell
Alcoa
11. What does Geelong have in common with Cape Town, Buenos Aires and Montreal?
They were all founded in 1838
They are UNESCO Cities of Design
They all made a bid to host the 1976 Olympic Games
Each became the home of an emigrant son or daughter of Charles Dickens
12. What's in the old woolstore in Moorabool Street?
The National Wool Museum
The Barwon Textiles Workshop
The Geelong Tourist Information Bureau
The Gordon Institute of Technical and Further Education
13. Moorabool is a Wathawurrung word meaning what?
Wind
Monster
Seawater
Sea breeze
14. What was the function of the large ball erected above the tower of Geelong Telegraph Station in 1862?
It was a beacon to guide ships to the port
It would rise and fall with barometric pressure
It protected the telegraph wires from lightning
It was dropped every day at 1pm as a time signal
15. The barcode fountain at the Waterfront Art Trail reproduces the barcode of which iconic Geelong company?
Cotton On clothing
Noddy's soft drinks
Godfrey Hirst carpets
Phosphate Co-operative Company of Australia
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2023
Fun quiz. Thanks.

One correction: I'm pretty sure Malcolm Fraser went to Melbourne Grammar School, not Geelong Grammar School.

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Level 66
Oct 14, 2023
Ah, he went to Glamorgan, a prep school that is (now) part of Geelong Grammar, but is in Melbourne. Thanks, I'll fix it.