Ok as promised I have returned to post the first of the Main Roads quizzes. The first quiz is only relevant to those who will be at the campsite to collect prizes for Friday 3pm. The reason being is that some of the prizes need to be used early (or at least give people the opportunity to use them). A collection box will be with the BV representatives for placing your entries, or alternatively email them to Jocelyn Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jocelyn will be present to draw this first quiz and award prizes.
The rest of the Main Roads team shall arrive Saturday around 12pm. We shall run another quick quiz for that evening to cater for the Saturday influx. At that stage you may visit the Main Roads marquee for collecting and dropping off your quiz answers. Please note the focus on these quizzes is in the participation, not the degree of difficulty! So without further ado...
MRWA Pre-ride Quiz #1
Prizes (in no particular order)
2 tickets for a twilight cruise on "Sail-a-way", a 40 foot catamaran skippered by John Woodbury
4 x $12.50 breakfast vouchers for BarCino cafe (to be used Sat 18th)
Adult passes to Albany Bird Park (number to be confirmed)
Bluff Knoll is...
a) The act of deceiving Shannon in a hand of poker
b) At 1095m, the highest peak in the Stirling Ranges and the only
place in WA you’re likely to see snow.
c) Please read ‘b)’ again!
The connection of Albany to Perth by telegraph in 1872 was telling because…
a) It still to this day remains the sole large-scale construction
project in WA not delayed by unions
b) The women of Perth finally had the opportunity to gasbag
c) It greatly enhanced the town’s role as a transport and
In Albany the word ‘Humpback’ is used in relation to…
a) A species of whale
b) A grotesque bell-ringing ogre
c) The local way of telling one’s dog to stop getting fresh with
Albany’s modern whaling industry was established after World War II in order to address…
a) A need to cull the audition list for The Biggest Loser
b) A worldwide shortage of fats
c) Paranoia after the recent addition of Moby Dick to the local
In the 1860’s the people of Albany campaigned to be part of South Australia. Why?
a) A fortune teller told them one day their nearest AFL team would
be the Fremantle Dockers.
b) The convicts were getting homesick.
c) They felt neglected by Colonial Perth and had easier links to
the colonies of the east.
Dog rock is…
a) A form of music introduced to canines in the 50’s
b) A unique monolithic granite rock shaped like a dog's head
c) Not something you want to pick up after!
True or false? In 1918 a dawn service was held commemorating the departure of the ANZAC convoys. It started the whole tradition of ANZAC Day dawn services.
a) TRUE (proceed to question 8 … NOW!)
Why was Albany chosen for the site of 12 x 1800kW wind turbines, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere?
a) It proved to offer the best commercial prospects and met
environmental, technical and community constraints
b) To harness the locals’ propensity for kidney beans
c) Because they called ‘shotgun’ first
a) A song by Enya banned under the Geneva convention from
being used to torture prisoners of war.
b) A luxury catamaran taking a few lucky participants on a tour
around Princess Royal Harbour
c) Something to reconsider if the letters P and O are involved.
1 hour after leaving Albany you are likely to ask yourself…
a) Are we there yet?
b) What was I thinking riding up Mount Clarence yesterday?
c) Is there a prize for first person on the SAG wagon?
Entries will close at just before 3pm on Friday 17th March 2006. Prizes will be awarded on a first come first serve basis (ie the first person selected gets to pick first and so on). Main Roads reserve the right to make winners correctly answer a cycle related question prior to handing over prizes! Don't worry, we may give you more than one chance!
Prizes at Quiz number 2, to run between approximately 12pm and 5pm Saturday 18th March 2006, will be:
Tickets to a river cruise in Denmark
Tickets to Pentland Alpaca Farm
Voucher from Assured Hotels to use in Perth upon your return (the reason this is being issued early is to allow people time to cancel prior bookings and use these) - further details to come but probably found at the marquee on the weekend.
Main Roads LifeCycle 2006 Corporate Team Member