ANZAC Quiz

What is the origin of the acronym ANZAC? Answer
Why, in World War 1, did so many young Australian men flock to enlistment centres to join the AIF? Answer
Where is Gallipoli? Answer
Who was the “man with the donkey”? Answer
When did the first ANZACs land at ANZAC Cove? Answer
What is the Victoria Cross? Answer
Why does Australia commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April? Answer
Where is the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier? Answer
Who was Albert Jacka? Answer
When did the ANZACs leave Gallipoli? Answer
What is the Menin Gate? Answer
Why do the veterans carry banners on ANZAC Day? Answer
Where is Villers-Bretonneux? Answer
Who looks after the graves of the Australian service men and women who are buried in foreign countries? Answer
When did World War 1 end? Answer
What is the Spirit of ANZAC? Answer
Why is the red poppy a symbol of sacrifice? Answer
Where did Australian nurses serve in World War 1? Answer
Who wrote the poem In Flanders’ Fields? Answer
When is the Australian Flag flown at half-mast? Answer
What are the words of the Ode? Answer
Why do some soldiers wear emu plumes in their slouch hats? Answer
Where is the Australian War Memorial? Answer
When was poisonous gas first used by the Germans in World War 1? Answer
What was the Australian Comforts Fund? Answer
Why did the ANZACs wear colour patches on their uniforms? Answer
Where will you find the names of all Australian service men and women who have been killed in wars? Answer
Who was Kemal Ataturk? Answer
What is a Catafalque Party? Answer
Why were Australian soldiers called ‘Diggers’? Answer
Why do organisations like the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland and the Returned & Services League of Australia believe that ANZAC should always be written in upper case letters? Answer
What was the AE2? Answer
The first Royal Australian Navy battle occurred on 9 November 1914. What ship was sunk by HMAS Sydney during that battle? Answer
What was a Maurice Farman Shorthorn? Answer
Did the Royal Australian Air Force take part in WW1? Answer
What is a ‘Waler’? Answer
In which country did the Australians do their training before embarking on the ships that transported them to Gallipoli? Answer
What is the origin of the Rising Sun Badge? Answer
What were some of the names Simpson gave to his donkeys? Answer
What was the name of the only Australian pilot to be awarded a Victoria Cross in WW1? Answer
What is Bully Beef? Answer
How many ANZACs were killed on the first day of the Gallipoli battle, 25 April 1915? Answer
When was the ‘Unknown Soldier’ buried in the Australian War Memorial? In which war and where was he killed? Answer

Annual ANZAC Day Ceremonies

The ANZAC Day Student Service

This solemn ceremony is conducted every year in Brisbane's ANZAC Square prior to ANZAC Day from 10am and noon approximately. The 2016 event took place on Thursday, the 21st day of April, and several thousand Queensland school students took part.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Every year on the 25th day of April, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 04:28am sharp at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. All are welcome to attend.

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