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I Bet You Won't Be Able To Score Higher Than 9/15 On This Brisbane Quiz

Win big with your Brisvegas knowledge.

  1. Which Brisbane band has a landmark named after them?

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    Wrong! 

    The Go-Betweens

    Brisbane paid homage to the success of '70s band The Go-Betweens by renaming the Hale Street Link as the Go Between Bridge in 2010.

    Via Beggars Banquet Records
  2. Which big event did Brisbane host in 1988?

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    World Expo 88

    I wasn't even alive for Expo 88, but ask anyone who was and they'll tell you it was the greatest thing to ever exist. Basically, it was a huge carnival in the city that ran for SIX MONTHS.

    Via @qsarchives / instagram.com
  3. Which of these comedians is from Brisbane?

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    Josh Thomas

    Josh is a Brisbane boy! He grew up in the suburb of Kenmore before becoming a comedian and staring in his own television shows, like Please Like Me and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.

    Via Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images
  4. Which beer is brewed in the Brisbane suburb of Milton?

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    XXXX

    The iconic drop XXXX is brewed in the north Brisbane suburb of Milton. And you can even go for a tour of the brewery or host a function there!

    Via @fatherofmango / instagram.com
  5. How many years in a row did Queensland win State of Origin?

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    Eight years

    From 2006 to 2013, Brisbane painted the town MAROON and held onto that title for as long as they could. And if you're a Brisbanite, you won't let Sydney-siders forget that anytime soon.

    Via Mark Nolan / Getty Images
  6. Which celeb bought The Skyneedle from World Expo 88?

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    Stefan Ackerie

    Yep, the businessman and creator of Stefan Salons liked The Skyneedle so much, he bought it and made Stefan HQ at South Brisbane its home.

    Via Patrick Hamilton / Getty Images
  7. Where did Brisbane rank in 2019's list of world's most liveable cities?

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    18th

    When The Economist’s 2019 Global Liveability Index was released, Brisbane cracked the Top 20! Melbourne's seven year record-run in first place was beaten by Vienna in Austria, while Sydney claimed third place.

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  8. Which of the following is not a laneway in Brisbane?

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    Butcher Lane

    Does Butcher Lane exist in Brisbane? Nope. But there are heaps of quirky laneways around the city where you'll discover stylish boutiques and your next favourite restaurant.

    Via @dermott_designs / instagram.com
  9. The Story Bridge is a doppelganger of which international bridge?

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    Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, Canada

    Turns out the Story Bridge has a Canadian twin! Engineer John Bradfield was in charge of the design all the way back in 1933 and took inspiration from the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, which was completed just three years prior in 1930.

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  10. Which of these is not one of Brisbane’s unofficial nicknames?

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    Brissywood

    If you're from Brisbane, you'll be proud of Brissy, love to hate Brisvegas and drop a Brisneyland now and then to keep things interesting. But Brissywood never took off, thankfully.

    Via Getty Images
  11. Which Aussie dessert was invented in Brisbane?

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    Wrong! 

    Lamingtons

    Turns out the origin of the much-loved lamington sounds like a Masterchef episode. French-born Armand Galland was the chef to Lord Lamington, who was the Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901. Upon the arrival of a bunch of unexpected guests, Armand dipped some leftover vanilla sponge cake in chocolate and dusted it in coconut.

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  12. How many days of sunshine does Brisbane get on average?

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    Wrong! 

    283 days

    They don't call Brisbane the Sunshine State for nothing. This river city was built to be enjoyed outside and locals take advantage of all the walkways, parklands, hikes and trails on offer.

    Via @flystayluxe / instagram.com
  13. Which Australian kids show was created in Brisbane?

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    Wrong! 

    Bluey

    Bluey, the show about a Blue Heeler puppy and its family, was born and raised at Ludo Studio in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. It first aired on ABC in October 2018 and has already been nominated for an Emmy and will be released internationally on Disney+!

    Via @officialblueytv / instagram.com
  14. Brisbane was one of the first cities in the world to have what major utility?

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    Wrong! 

    Electricity

    According to the history books, Australia’s first recorded use of electricity for public purposes happened in 1882 in Brisbane. A demonstration showing what electricity could do was conducted with eight arc lights along Queens Street and was powered by a small engine in a foundry located near Adelaide Street.

    Via @lady_brisbane / instagram.com
  15. What is Brisbane's highest peak?

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    Mount Coot-tha

    Mount Coot-tha is Brisbane's highest peak at a height of 287 metres above sea level. It can be seen from all over Brisbane and offers stunning views of the city.

    Via Getty Images

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