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Australian cities multiple choice: Newcastle

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1. Newcastle is the second largest city in
Tasmania
South Australia
New South Wales
Western Australia
2. The southern suburbs border what lake?
Lake Mungo
Tuggerah Lake
Lake Macquarie
Grahamstown Lake
3. Commandant's Baths, a sea bath built by convict labour in 1820, is better known as...
Lag's Lagoon
The Bogey Hole
The Plunge Pool
The Newcastle Bath
4. Which 1975 hit song by Bob Hudson contains the line: "In Newcastle they have very strange mating habits"? :
Summer love
Bony Moronie
The Newcastle song
All my friends are getting married
5. In 2010, what distinction did travel publishers Lonely Planet give to Newcastle?
They released the Newcastle City Guidebook
It was the featured destination for February in their 2011 calendar
They named it one of the top 10 must-see destinations in the world
They moved their Australian headquarters to the Newcastle suburb of Merewether
6. Which "comedy cabaret big band" from Newcastle launched the careers of many nationally successful performers?
The Last Laugh
The Laugh Resort
The Castanet Club
The Farrelly Brothers
7. Why was Newcastle in the world news in December 1989?
Bushfire
Earthquake
Hosting a G20 summit
Eight whales beached themselves along the coast at Worimi
8. Why was Fort Scratchley built at Nobbys Head?
As a residence for the Governor
To house a customs and immigration centre
As a training base for the Newcastle Volunteer Rifles
To defend the colony in the event of a Russian invasion
9. Which local band became hugely successful after winning two national competitions in 1994?
Spiderbait
Silverchair
Regurgitator
Powderfinger
10. Newcastle was the site of Australia's first what?
horse race
ferry service
public school
telephone exchange
11. Where in suburban Newcastle can you see koalas and wombats?
Botanic Gardens
Blackbutt Reserve
Just about everywhere
University of Newcastle
12. The police station known as the Lock Up was opened in 1861. What is it used for today?
A planetarium
A police station
A wedding reception venue
A studio and exhibition space for artists
13. Newcastle was established to service what industry?
forestry
agriculture
coal mining
cattle grazing
14. What can be found along the coast just south of Swansea Heads?
caves
mangroves
Newcastle Golf Club
Newcastle Breakwater
15. What is the tall structure in King Edward Park?
A lookout
An obelisk
A clocktower
A climbing frame shaped like a rocket
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