Australian cities multiple choice: Townsville

How much do you know about the magnetic city of Townsville?
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1. Queensland is big, eh? Nearly seven times bigger than Texas. Townsville is in:
North Queensland
Central Queensland
Far North Queensland
Southeast Queensland
2. How did Townsville get its name?
After a town in Wales
Three neighbouring towns were gazetted together to form a new city
After American architect Ithiel Town, who designed the central streetscape
After Robert Towns, who financed the first white settlement but never lived there himself
3. Townsville is home to Australia's largest...
army base
botanic garden
desalination plant
4. Which disease was first identified from samples taken in Townsville?
Hendra virus
Dengue Fever
Ross River Fever
Australian Bat Lyssavirus
5. How far short of being a mountain is Castle Hill?
5.8 metres
18.9 metres
27.1 metres
0.12 metres
6. Townsville cannot be said to border which body of water?
Coral Sea
Torres Strait
Cleveland Bay
South Pacific Ocean
7. How did Magnetic Island get its name?
It is shaped like a horseshoe magnet
Its freshwater streams contain a species of electric eel
There are significant iron concentrations in the island's soil
James Cook's compass mysteriously went haywire as he sailed past in 1770
8. What was established in Townsville in 1896?
James Cook University
Australia's first Ferris wheel
The first Japanese consulate in Australia
The first Woolworths family grocery store
9. Townsville is the only place in the world that is a base for what three activities?
Copper, zinc and nickel refining
Scuba diving, bungee jumping and rock climbing
The licensed sale of gold, cattle, and tropical fish
The manufacture of helicopters, motorcycles and satellites
10. Which of the following is held annually in Townsville?
The Festival of Horsepower
Race Week Festival of Sailing
The Northern Craft Beer Festival
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music
11. The suburb of Belgian Gardens used to have a different name. Why was it changed?
The original name, German Gardens, went out of favour during WWI
To honour King Leopold II, who paid a brief visit to the region in 1870
To improve the reputation of the area previously known as Crocodile Bay
When the area known as Sandy Point was gazetted in 1910, it was named after the first people to settle there, several Belgian farming families
12. What was the Townsville mutiny?
A series of protests by unemployed returned soldiers in 1919
A riot because beer supplies ran out when floods isolated the city in 1892
A rebellion of hundreds of African American troops stationed there during WWII
A 1938 dockworkers' strike protesting the export of pig iron from Australia to Japan
13. Which is closest to Townsville?
The equator
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
14. The library at the Townsville campus of James Cook University is named after which former university employee?
Linguist Robert Dixon
Gardener Eddie Mabo
Chemist Leonard Lindoy
Zoologist Rhondda Jones
15. Australia's first medical research institute was established in Townsville in 1913 under the name:
Caritas Health and Hospice Care
Herbert Institute for Medical Research
Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine
Royal Queensland Institute of Disease Control
Level 90
Sep 24, 2022
Bloody hell, these questions are definitely on point! Fun quiz.
Level 66
Sep 24, 2022
Thank you, that's kind. Today is the day of Geelong. Release the quiz.