How Much Do You Know About Sydney And Its History?


Sydney was once a British colony for exiled convicts, but it has now bloomed into one of the most important port cities of the world. The light, the art, the music, the culture and innumerable other things have made it an Australian dream. Architecture in the city is exemplary, the food a delight for taste buds. Streets of Sydney are studded with a hundred different cultures, the festivals an ode to cosmopolitanism.

We all know of Sydney, but how much can you say you know Sydney?

Answer these quick trivia questions to find out where your knowledge of the city stands. 

  1. 1 What was Sydney originally going to be called?

    1. Ceaster
    2. New Anahuac
    3. New Albion
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    New Albion!

    Sydney was originally going to be called New Albion.

  2. 2 Which landmark in the city is also called 'The Coat Hanger'?

    1. Sydney Harbour Bridge
    2. Captain Cook Bridge
    3. Anzac Bridge
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The SHB

    Sydney Harbour Bridge is lovingly called the 'Hanging Coat'. 

  3. 3 When was the Sydney Opera House completed?

    1. 1957
    2. 1965
    3. 1973
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1973!

    The building was designed by Jorn Utzon, a Danish architect, and was finally completed in 1973.

  4. 4 What is the name of the oldest house built in Sydney?

    1. Sydneysider
    2. Cadman's Cottage
    3. Cooper Villa
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cadman's Cottage!

    Cadman’s cottage is the oldest house built in 1816.

  5. 5 What's the oldest Australian street called?

    1. Oxford Street
    2. King Street
    3. George Street
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    George Street!

    It's the oldest street in Sydney, and in Australia!

  6. 6 Sydney Harbour, or Port Jackson is the largest natural harbour in the world. How much area does it cover?

    1. 44 sq. km
    2. 55 sq. km
    3. 66 sq. km
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    55 sq. km!

    Pretty huge!

  7. 7 How tall is the Sydney Tower?

    1. 1,014ft
    2. 1,263ft
    3. 1,265ft.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1,014 feet!

    It is the second tallest structure in Sydney!

  8. 8 What is 'Vivid Sydney '?

    1. An opera show
    2. Sydney's annual pride parade
    3. A festival of lights
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A festival of lights!

    Vivid Sydney takes place in May-June.

How Much Do You Know About Sydney And Its History?

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