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The Ghan: Quiz


Question 1: On 24 October 2002, the Ghan collided with a school bus in Salisbury in ________.
South AustraliaWestern AustraliaNorthern TerritoryVictoria (Australia)

Question 2: [2][3] The service's name is an abbreviated version of its previous nickname The Afghan Express, which comes from the Afghan ________ that trekked the same route before the advent of the railway.
GansuXinjiangBeijingCamel train

Question 3: On 12 December 2006, the Ghan collided with a truck at a level crossing and derailed 35 km south of Adelaide River in the ________.
Darwin, Northern TerritoryNorthern TerritoryAustraliaWestern Australia

Question 4: On 6 August 2007, the Ghan collided with a truck at a level crossing 50 km north of ________ in South Australia.
AdelaideMelbourneSydneyDarwin, Northern Territory

Question 5: In preparation for the connection to Darwin, one of the locomotives was named for ________ in a hope that the internationally-recognized face of Australia would help promote the new service and tourism to the region.
MelbourneTerri IrwinSteve IrwinDarwin, Northern Territory

Question 6: [17] The rail link will allow for more freight to travel through the region, leading to a hope that Darwin will serve as another trade link with ________.

Question 7: [1] Operated by Great Southern Railway and with locomotives provided by ________, the journey takes 48 hours to travel the 2,979 kilometres (1,852 miles).
National Rail CorporationNR classPacific NationalQRNational

Question 8: [9] The original Ghan line followed the same track as the overland telegraph, which is believed to be the route taken by ________ during his 1862 crossing of Australia.
Alice Springs, Northern TerritoryBurke and Wills expeditionJohn McDouall StuartNorthern Territory

Question 9: The Ghan is operated by Great Southern Railway Ltd, part of the ________.
BunzlAMECSerco GroupBAE Systems

Question 10: The Ghan ephemera digitised and held by the ________
Lake Burley GriffinAlbert Hall, CanberraHigh Court of AustraliaNational Library of Australia


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