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101 Great Trivia Questions
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  • In which town was Sir Donald Bradman born?
    Cootamundra
  • What is the chemical symbol for iron?
    Fe
  • Who is the eldest, Paris or Nicky Hilton?
    Paris
  • How old was Marilyn Monroe when she died?
    36
  • Who was the last man to be hanged in Australia?
    Ronald Ryan
  • Which author composed the 'Louis the Fly' ditty advertising fly spray?
    Bryce Courtney
  • Marlon Brando won an Oscar starring in which 1972 classic?
    The Godfather
  • Who or what is Matilda in the song 'Waltzing Matilda?
    A swag
  • What size shoe does Ian Thorpe wear?
    17
  • In which Australian state is the Franklin River?
    Tasmania
  • What creature has the largest eyes?
    The giant squid
  • Who won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2003?
    Nicole Kidman for 'The Hours'
  • What is the capital of Burkina Faso?
    Ougadougou
  • Who wrote Advance Australia Fair?
    Peter Dodds McCormick
  • In area, which is the largest state of the United States?
    Alaska
  • What is the longest river in Europe?
    Volga
  • In which ocean did the Titanic sink?
    Atlantic
  • Where was the first soccer World Cup played?
    Uruguay in 1930
  • Who intended to blow up the British Parliament in 1605 ?
    Guy Fawkes
  • Which Australian suburb is Dame Edna Everage from?
    Moonee Ponds
  • What is the chemical symbol for lead?
    Pb
  • What planet is known as the red planet?
    Mars
  • Which river flows through Taree in NSW?
    Manning
  • With which team did Harry Kewell start his English Premier League career?
    Leeds United
  • What are the first names of the Hilton sisters?
    Nicky and Paris
  • How many times did Eyvonne Goolagong Cawley win Wimbledon?
    Twice (1971 and 1980)
  • Who wrote the Harry Potter books?
    J K Rowling
  • What is the surname of Kath from the TV show Kath and Kim?
    Day-Knight
  • Who was the host of Countdown?
    Molly Meldrum
  • What does Phar Lap mean?
    Lightning
  • What invention is Mervyn Richardson famous for?
    The Vicra Lawnmower (His middle name was Victor)
  • What is the most widely spoken language in the world?
    Mandarin
  • Where is the Westerns Plains Zoo?
    Dubbo in New South Wales
  • Where is 'The Dish' ?
    Parkes, New South Wales
  • Which car manufacturer made the FJ
    Holden
  • Who Designed the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Torch
    Mark Armstrong
  • Who won the first Test Match between Australia and England in 1877?
    Australia by 45 runs
  • On November 5th. 1999 Australians said no to what?
    Becoming a republic
  • Who was the winning jockey in the 2002 Tooheys New Melbourne Cup?
    Damien Oliver
  • What was Don Bradman's test average against England?
    89.78
  • What is another unusual term for 'wrong'un'?
    A googly
  • Which Victorian (Australia) town was originally called Sandhurst?
    Bendigo
  • Who wrote 'The Origin of the Species'?
    Charles Darwin
  • There are 78 cards in which type of pack?
    Tarrot
  • Where would one find a Plimsol Line?
    On a cargo ship
  • Which horse won the 2001 Tooheys New Melbourne Cup?
    Etherial
  • In what year was the Centenary cricket test held in Melbourne?
    1977
  • Which movie won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2000?
    Gladiator
  • What does a palaeontologist study?
    Fossils
  • What are the names of the Blues Brothers ?
    Jake and Elwood
  • Canberra is believed to come from the Aboriginal word meaning ?
    Meeting Place
  • What colour are the seats and carpet of the Australian Senate ?
    Red
  • In what year was the Sydney Harbour bridge completed ?
    1932
  • What is the largest planet in our solar system?
    Jupiter
  • What is the nickname of the South Australian cricket team ?
    Redbacks
  • Which country's flag is solid green?
    Libya
  • At which race course would you find Beckett's Corner?
    Silverstone in the UK
  • The King and I starred which male actor in 1956 ?
    Yul Brynner
  • Which horse won the 2002 Melbourne Cup?
    Media Puzzle
  • What is a Darling River Hardyhead?
    A fish
  • Who was the Lithgow Flash?
    Marjorie Jackson
  • Where were the Olympics held in 1980?
    Moscow
  • Who was Governor of New South Wales when the Rum Rebellion took place ?
    William Bligh
  • Which country has Dong as its currency?
    Vietnam
  • When was the title of Uluru transferred to the traditional owners?
    September 1985
  • Tom Hanks won back to back Oscars for which films
    Philadelphia (1993) & Forrest Gump (1994)
  • How many runs did Don Bradman score in his first test innings?
    19
  • What is the country code for Australia for international phone calls?
    61
  • Where were the 1968 Olympic Games held ?
    Mexico City
  • Which Australian city lays claim to be the largest in the world by area?
    Mount. Isa
  • Who directed 'Braveheart'?
    Mel Gibson
  • What is the official language of Brazil?
    Portuguese
  • Which well known singer had an album 'Every picture tells a story'?
    Rod Stewart
  • Who was Australia's first Prime Minister ?
    Edmund Barton
  • Which famous actor starred in Mad Max ?
    Mel Gibson
  • In which year was Australia Day first celebrated?
    1818
  • Name 2 other NSW towns besides Wagga Wagga that are signposted WW2
    West Wylong and Wee Waa
  • What is the official language of Nigeria?
    English
  • What is the name of the mine that produces aprox. one third of the world's diamonds?
    Argyle in WA
  • Who starred as Ali in the movie of the same name?
    Will Smith
  • In what part of the body are the smallest bones?
    The Ear
  • Who won the 2002 Rugby Union Super 12s?
    Canterbury Crusaders
  • Where is Australia's largest country music festival ?
    Tamworth
  • What is the main ingredient of beer ?
    Water
  • What is the nickname of the Western Australian cricket team?
    Warriors
  • Which movie has the tag line "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hurl"?
    Wayne's World
  • In what year were the Montreal Olympics held?
    1976
  • What do you do when you nictate?
    Blink
  • In which year did the movie Strictly Ballroom premiere?
    1992
  • What was Kylie Minogue's first feature film?
    The Delinquents
  • How many masts does a sloop have?
    One
  • What is Australia's floral emblem?
    Golden Wattle
  • What was the name of Australian Crawl's first album?
    The Boys Light Up
  • Which British Monarch abdicated to marry Wallis?
    King Edward VIII
  • What is the floral emblem of South Australia ?
    Sturt's Desert Pea
  • What is the Eastern most point in Australia?
    Cape Byron
  • What is the official language of Brazil?
    Portuguese
  • Australian bushranger Frederick Ward was also known as who ?
    Captain Thunderbolt
  • Who invented Vegemite?
    Dr. Cyril Callister

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