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Su­per quiz

1. Dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, some Wim­mera pi­lots had the op­por­tu­nity to fly what de Hav­il­land fighter-bomber air­craft which had a name sug­gest­ing it could sting or bite?

2. Many Wim­mera re­cep­tion cen­tres fea­ture poker ma­chines. In what year did leg­is­la­tion pave the way for their in­tro­duc­tion into Vic­to­ria? a. 1978; b. 1995; c. 1990; d. 1980.

3. What in­fa­mous char­ac­ter gave the ‘Rats’ of To­bruk, the Al­lied gar­ri­son which held the Libyan port of To­bruk against the Afrika Corps in 1941, their nick­name?

4. Name all the an­i­mals that fea­ture on the Aus­tralian coat of arms, in­clud­ing state badges on the shield.

5. The golden wat­tle, Aca­cia py­c­nan­tha, is prom­i­nent across the Wim­mera. What Gov­er­nor-gen­eral pro­claimed the golden wat­tle Aus­tralia’s na­tional flower in 1988?

6. In hu­man anatomy is the sar­to­rius the long­est, short­est, widest or nar­row­est mus­cle in the body?

7. Is the cul­ti­var ‘Arapiles’, ac­cred­ited in 1994, a type of high­pro­tein wheat, malt­ing bar­ley, field pea or high-yield­ing canola?

8. True or false? To the naked eye, apart from when the fe­male is car­ry­ing eggs, it is im­pos­si­ble to dis­tin­guish be­tween a male and fe­male yabby.

9. What prom­i­nent struc­ture stands sta­tion­ary in Dim­boola’s Apex Park as a mon­u­ment to an in­dus­try’s role in the de­vel­op­ment and pros­per­ity of the town­ship?

10. What was the al­ter­na­tive and ul­ti­mate loser to the Video Home Sys­tem, VHS, dur­ing the video for­mat war of the 1970s and ’80s?

11. What is the as­tro­nom­i­cal word start­ing with ‘S’ given to the oc­ca­sions when the sun is di­rectly over one of the earth’s trop­ics?

12. Still on as­tron­omy, what is the word start­ing with ‘E’ that de­scribes oc­ca­sions when day and night are of equal du­ra­tion?

13. Myth or truth? In cloud-toground light­ning, the light we see is ac­tu­ally trav­el­ling up to the cloud.

14. Many of us keep budgeri­gars as pets and many come in var­i­ous colours. Gen­er­ally, bud­gies in the wild are what colour?

15. Some Wim­mera ground­dwelling spi­ders es­caped the Jan­uary floods through what sur­vival habit that has led to their com­mon name?

16. Wet weather and wet­lands have brought the ma­jes­tic black swan back to our re­gion. Adult swans are vul­ner­a­ble dur­ing an an­nual moult. Why?

17. True or false. We of­ten see large gath­er­ings of ravens, of­ten mis­taken for crows, be­cause dom­i­nant males of­ten have large harems.

18. Some Wim­mera lizards are ca­pa­ble of an amaz­ing feat called au­to­tomy. What is this?

19. Dur­ing the 1920s, what style of do­mes­tic house with an Amer­i­can name dom­i­nated sub­ur­ban de­vel­op­ment across Aus­tralia, Vic­to­ria and the Wim­mera?

20. The bark of melaleuca trees com­mon to Wim­mera swamp coun­try has led them to be com­monly called what?

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