Australian cities multiple choice: Wagga Wagga

"Don't call Wagga Wagga Wagga"
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Last updated: September 5, 2023
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1. What is the 'Wagga Effect'?
A mirage in which light rays above a wide river appear to be liquid
Dangerous levels of tiredness that affect drivers on long distance journeys
The disproportionally high number of elite athletes who come from regional cities
A cognitive bias in which people from rural and regional towns are perceived to be more trustworthy than city dwellers
2. Wagga Wagga is almost exactly halfway between which two cities?
Adelaide and Sydney
Adelaide and Brisbane
Melbourne and Sydney
Melbourne and Brisbane
3. What was stolen from the local museum?
A bullwhip
An Australian Rules football
The City of Wagga Wagga mayoral chain
A bullet fired by bushranger Mad Dog Morgan
4. Wagga Wagga is in which region of NSW?
Central West
Richmond Tweed
5. Which person from Wagga Wagga is pictured on the Australian $10 note?
Poet Mary Gilmore
Architect William Monks
Politician Charles Hardy
Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey
6. In the 1860s, how did Arthur Orton, a bankrupt butcher from Wagga Wagga, cause an international sensation?
He discovered gold
He invented brakes for bicycles
He shot the Brazilian ambassador
He claimed to be missing nobleman Roger Tichborne
7. The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery houses which national collection?
National Portrait Gallery
National Art Glass Collection
National Photographic Archive
National Wood Carving Collection
8. The largest Aboriginal group in New South Wales, which people are indigenous to the region that includes Wagga Wagga?
Yorta Yorta
9. How did Wagga Wagga find its way into a Harry Potter book?
Susan Bones's mother was a witch from Wagga Wagga
It was noted by Newt Scamander as the natural habitat of billywigs
Gilderoy Lockhart claimed to have defeated the Wagga Wagga Werewolf
After obliviating their memories, Hermione Granger sent her parents to live in Wagga Wagga
10. Wagga Wagga beach is on the bank of which river?
11. Arriving in 1829, who was the first explorer to arrive in the area now known as Wagga Wagga?
Charles Sturt
Hamilton Hume
Thomas Mitchell
Ludwig Leichhardt
12. What iconic food made its debut at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Show?
Dim sims
Chiko Rolls
13. Which industry is the largest employer in Wagga Wagga?
Education and training
Health care and social assistance
Accommodation and food services
14. Wagga Wagga blacksmith August Augustus Menneke was famous for making what?
sculptures of cows
15. At the ticket window in the botanic gardens you can buy a ticket for...
Moonlight cinema
The miniature railway
A ferry trip across the river
Cricket (summer) and football (winter) matches
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