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Trivia Quiz - The Sydney Opera House


The Sydney Opera House is unique in its design and location. Test your knowledge of this symbol of Sydney.

Quiz Number: 5635
Date Submitted: September 18, 2016
Quiz Categories: History, Australian History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 47.5 percent
Times Taken: 4 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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The Sydney Opera House

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1. The Sydney Opera House is located on what point of Sydney Harbour?
  A.   Dawes Point
  B.   Bennelong Point
  C.   Kirribilli
  D.   Darling Point

2. Of what nationality was the architect of the Sydney Opera House?
  A.   Swedish
  B.   Norwegian
  C.   Finnish
  D.   Danish

3. How many major halls comprise the Sydney Opera House?
  A.   5
  B.   8
  C.   12
  D.   15

4. Which of the following is not true of the sails or shells of the Sydney Opera House?
  A.   They are not supported by pillars.
  B.   They are covered by cream marble tiles.
  C.   Crayfish claws were used as the inspiration for their shape.
  D.   There are ten sails.

5. Which Australian opera singer has a theatre in the Sydney Opera House named after her?
  A.   Yvonne Kenny
  B.   Joan Sutherland
  C.   Nellie Melba
  D.   June Bronhill

6. What does the Sydney Opera House not contain?
  A.   an opera hall
  B.   a restaurant
  C.   an organ
  D.   a ticket office

7. The sails of the Sydney Opera House were used by graffitists to publicize what campaign?
  A.   global warming
  B.   anti fracking
  C.   anti war
  D.   Great Barrier Reef pollution

8. The Sydney Opera House was opened on October 20, 1973 by whom?
  A.   Prime Minister Gough Whitlam
  B.   Governor General Paul Hasluck
  C.   Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh
  D.   Queen Elizabeth II

9. A famous April Fools Day prank about the Sydney Opera House claimed what?
  A.   The Chinese Government had bought it.
  B.   It was sinking into the harbour.
  C.   It was haunted by the Aboriginal who lived on the site.
  D.   Termites had eaten much of the wooden interior.

10. How was the cost of the Sydney Opera House largely funded?
  A.   From Sydney Harbour Bridge tolls
  B.   Loan from Great Britain that is still being paid back
  C.   Lottery proceeds
  D.   Public sale of Opera House bonds


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