Australian cities multiple choice: Mount Gambier

What do you know about the compact city of Mount Gambier?
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Last updated: April 22, 2023
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1. Mount Gambier is roughly half way between which capital cities?
Adelaide and Perth
Adelaide and Darwin
Adelaide and Sydney
Adelaide and Melbourne
2. Declared a city
3. Mount Gambier was named after James Gambier, Admiral of the Fleet. What was not named after him?
A village in Ohio, USA
An archipelago in French Polynesia
An island in British Columbia, Canada
A type of dog bred to live on sailing ships and fishing boats
4. What does the obelisk at the Blue Lake commemorate?
The wreck of the ship 'Mendax' in 1871
Local men who fought in the First World War
The foundation of the colony of South Australia
An extraordinary feat of horsemanship by poet Adam Lindsay Gordon
5. Nevermind the Blue Lake; what colour is nearby Valley Lake?
6. What is the Old Mount Gambier Gaol now used for?
A hotel
A museum
Luxury apartments
A community theatre and arts precinct
7. What is in the Umpherston Sinkhole?
A lake
Abandoned cars
A sunken garden
An outdoor concert hall
8. What can you do in the Kilsby sinkhole?
Scuba dive
Camp overnight
Bathe in hot springs
Fossick for gemstones
9. Which cult classic did not feature Mount Gambier's most famous son, Sir Robert Helpmann?
The Red Shoes (1948)
The Blob (1958)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Patrick (1978)
10. What is the local newspaper, published since 1861?
The Border Watch
The Gambier Sentinel
The Mount Gambier Mercury
The Limestone Coast Chronicle
11. What was the Mount Gambier Gift?
A gold nugget
A golfing trophy
An athletics carnival
A jumps (hurdles) race for horses
12. Which four local teams compete in the Western Border Football League?
Square Mile, Yahl, Mil-Lel and Ob Flat
Mount Gambier, Worrolong, Suttontown and Valley
Attamurra, Moorak, Mount Percy and Mount Gambier
North Gambier, South Gambier, East Gambier and West Gambier
13. Engelbrecht Cave is a tourist attraction in the middle of the city. What was it used for in the 100 or so years before it was opened to tourists?
A tin mine
A rubbish dump
A limestone quarry
A local government storage facility
14. What is the name of the stretch of the Princes Highway that passes through Mount Gambier?
Grant Road
Boandik Way
Jubilee Highway
Limestone Highway
15. As well as a city, Mount Gambier is also
An inselberg
A dormant volcano
A song by Midnight Oil
A battleship of the Royal Australian Navy
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