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Quiz: How well do you know the history of Australian homes?

Here at Aspley Homemaker City we love Australian Homes and more specifically Queenslander Homes. And we know you do too! So, we thought we would create a fun quiz to kick off the new year and test your knowledge on Australian Homes!

1. Which was the first known style of Australian home?
A) Queenslander
B) Colonial
C) Workers Cottage
D) Victorian

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2. What is a key feature of a Federation style home?
A) Pressed metal ceilings
B) Return verandas
C) Timber fretwork
D) All of the above

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3. What defines a Queenslander style home?
A) Made of timber originally painted green, cream and maroon
B) Traditional fretwork to 30% of the façade
C) A high set house made of timber with a veranda
D) A two-story dwelling with a veranda that wraps around the entire house

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4. What year was the current oldest standing home in Australia built?
A) 1770
B) 1793
C) 1826
D) 1842

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5. Why are Queenslander homes built so high?
A) To withstand flooding
B) To create more airflow and reduce heat
C) To avoid pet infestations
D) All of the above

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6. Which home style was most popular around 1900?
A) Federation
B) Victorian
C) Colonial
D) Gothic

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7. Where did the Tudor style house originate?
A) Germany
B) United States of America
C) England
D) Scotland

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8. Newstead House, Brisbane’s oldest surviving home was built in?
A) 1846
B) 1798
C) 1807
D) 1839

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Answers:
Question 1:
B – Colonial

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Question 2:
D – All of the above

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Question 3:
C – A high set house made of timber with a veranda

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Question 4:
B – 1793

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Question 5:
D – All of the above

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Question 6:
A – Federation

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Question 7:
C – England

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Question 8:
A – 1846

 

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