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WCM Quiz Winners - Australian and New Zealander Booth

posted May 6, 2016, 2:44 AM by Suzanne WARDINI   [ updated May 6, 2016, 9:22 AM ]
Thank you to everyone who dropped in to say "G'day" at the Australian and New Zealander booth at World Culture Day.

Thank you also to everyone who submitted an entry into the Oceania Colouring-in Competition.  It was very difficult to pick a single winner in each category.  Students had put a lot of effort into their entries and each one was beautiful and made a wonderful addition to our booth.  Congratulations to the winners who will each receive a small Australian surprise pack.

Kindergarten - Armeen Stein KGG
Grade 1 - Hugo Philippon-Bue 1G
Grade 2 - Seohee Choi
Grade 3 - Isabel Clark 3K

Congratulations also to Mr Forgeron who obtained the highest score on the "Down Under Quiz".
The questions were difficult and many people were interested in knowing the answers so here they are:

1.  The capital of Australia is, in fact, Canberra, not Sydney!
2.  If  someone says they are "fair dinkum", it means they are telling the truth.
3.  A Moreton Bay Bug, despite its off-putting name, is a delicious species of lobster, the meat of which is found in the tail.
4.  Australia's population is about 23 million people.  Australians like meat pies and they eat over 250 million of them each year!
5.  If someone is "doing her/his block", it's probably best to avoid him/her.  S/he is not having a haircut or building on her/his piece of land - he or she is really angry and letting you know it!
6.  If someone is living out in Woop Woop, they are living in "the middle of nowhere".
7.  Aussies love cooking "snags" (sausages) on their barbeques.
8.  If you are told to "Belt up", don't attach your seat belt or dress more smartly.  Just be quiet quickly!
9.  Damper is not a heavy coat or a gardening tool.  It's a unleavened bread, popular when camping.
10.  And, finally, Vegemite is not a fungal condition that affects kangaroos, although non-Australians will insist that that is exactly what it tastes like!  It's a very popular black food spread made from yeast and vegetable extract.

Study up!  We'll give you the drum (tip-off) - there'll be another quiz next year!