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  • 1. 

    Rugby league enforcer Willie Mason played the 2008 NRL season with which club?

    • A.

      Parramatta Eels

    • B.

      Canterbury Bulldogs

    • C.

      Sydney Roosters

    • D.

      Cronulla Sharks

    Correct Answer
    C. Sydney Roosters
    Explanation
    Willie Mason played the 2008 NRL season with the Sydney Roosters.

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  • 2. 

    Champion Parramatta Eels forward Nathan Hindmarsh is famous for what trademark?

    • A.

      Tattoos

    • B.

      Facial Hair

    • C.

      Bald Head

    • D.

      Unkempt Hairstyle

    Correct Answer
    D. Unkempt Hairstyle
    Explanation
    Nathan Hindmarsh, the Champion Parramatta Eels forward, is famous for his unkempt hairstyle. This means that his hair is often messy, untidy, or disheveled.

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  • 3. 

    Which Canterbury Bulldogs NRL player broke a five-year contract in 2008 to play French rugby union?

    • A.

      Sonny Bill Williams

    • B.

      Reni Matua

    • C.

      Luke Patten

    • D.

      Matt Utai

    Correct Answer
    A. Sonny Bill Williams
    Explanation
    Sonny Bill Williams is the correct answer because he broke a five-year contract in 2008 to play French rugby union. This decision caused controversy and backlash from fans and the Canterbury Bulldogs team. Williams' move to rugby union was seen as a betrayal by many, as he left the NRL mid-contract to pursue a different sport.

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  • 4. 

    Wendell Sailor made his much-vaunted rugby league comeback in 2008 with which club?

    • A.

      Penrith Panthers

    • B.

      Cronulla Sharks

    • C.

      St George-Illawarra Dragons

    • D.

      Sydney Roosters

    Correct Answer
    C. St George-Illawarra Dragons
    Explanation
    Wendell Sailor made his much-vaunted rugby league comeback in 2008 with the St George-Illawarra Dragons.

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  • 5. 

    Which Melbourne Storm player was controversially suspended from playing in the 2008 NRL grand final?

    • A.

      Greg Inglis

    • B.

      Cameron Smith

    • C.

      Billy Slater

    • D.

      Dallas Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Cameron Smith
    Explanation
    Cameron Smith was controversially suspended from playing in the 2008 NRL grand final.

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  • 6. 

    Which team were at the bottom of the ladder at the conclusion of the 2008 AFL regular season?

    • A.

      West Coast Eagles

    • B.

      Fremantle Dockers

    • C.

      Richmond Tigers

    • D.

      Melbourne Demons

    Correct Answer
    D. Melbourne Demons
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Melbourne Demons. At the conclusion of the 2008 AFL regular season, the Melbourne Demons were at the bottom of the ladder. This means they had the lowest ranking among all the teams in the league.

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  • 7. 

    Which former AFL star was named as the Brisbane Lions' coach for 2009?

    • A.

      Nigel Lappin

    • B.

      Jason Akermanis

    • C.

      Justin Leppitsch

    • D.

      Michael Voss

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Voss
    Explanation
    Michael Voss was named as the Brisbane Lions' coach for 2009.

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  • 8. 

    Western Bulldogs player Adam Cooney won AFL's 2008 Brownlow Medal by how many votes?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    A. One
    Explanation
    Adam Cooney won the AFL's 2008 Brownlow Medal by one vote. This means that he received one more vote than the player who came in second place. The Brownlow Medal is awarded to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League (AFL) each season, as voted by the umpires. In 2008, Cooney had a standout season and narrowly edged out his competitors to claim the prestigious award.

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  • 9. 

    AFL's 2008 Brownlow Medal was won by a player from which club?

    • A.

      Geelong

    • B.

      Sydney

    • C.

      Hawthorn

    • D.

      Western Bulldogs

    Correct Answer
    D. Western Bulldogs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Western Bulldogs. The 2008 Brownlow Medal, which is awarded to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League (AFL), was won by a player from the Western Bulldogs club.

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  • 10. 

    In the 2008 AFL season, which team did the Hawthorn Hawks defeat to advance to the grand final?

    • A.

      Bulldogs

    • B.

      Collingwood

    • C.

      Geelong

    • D.

      St Kilda

    Correct Answer
    D. St Kilda
    Explanation
    In the 2008 AFL season, the Hawthorn Hawks defeated St Kilda to advance to the grand final.

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  • 11. 

    In 2005, who was named as captain of Australian rugby's "Wallaby Team of the Decade"?

    • A.

      George Gregan

    • B.

      Nick Farr-Jones

    • C.

      John Eales

    • D.

      Tim Horan

    Correct Answer
    C. John Eales
    Explanation
    John Eales was named as captain of Australian rugby's "Wallaby Team of the Decade" in 2005. This recognition signifies his exceptional leadership skills and contributions to the sport during that time period. Eales is widely regarded as one of the greatest rugby players in Australian history, known for his strong leadership, strategic thinking, and remarkable performances on the field. His selection as captain of the "Wallaby Team of the Decade" is a testament to his immense talent and impact on the sport.

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  • 12. 

    Which Australian Olympian carried her country's flag at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympics?

    • A.

      Leisel Jones

    • B.

      Stephanie Rice

    • C.

      Jessicah Schipper

    • D.

      Libby Trickett

    Correct Answer
    B. Stephanie Rice
    Explanation
    Stephanie Rice carried Australia's flag at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympics.

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  • 13. 

    Australia came second to which country in women's basketball at the 2008 Olympics?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Korea

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    D. USA
    Explanation
    In women's basketball at the 2008 Olympics, Australia came second to the USA.

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  • 14. 

    Which Australian Olympian recovered from a broken neck to win silver in Beijing 2008?

    • A.

      Emma Snowsill

    • B.

      Jana Rawlinson

    • C.

      Anna Meares

    • D.

      Tamsyn Lewis

    Correct Answer
    C. Anna Meares
    Explanation
    Anna Meares is the correct answer because she is an Australian Olympian who recovered from a broken neck to win silver in Beijing 2008. This demonstrates her resilience and determination to overcome a serious injury and achieve success in her sport.

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  • 15. 

    In Australian NBL basketball, a team from which Queensland city competed in the 2007-08 season?

    • A.

      Bundaberg

    • B.

      Townsville

    • C.

      Sunshine Coast

    • D.

      Gold Coast

    Correct Answer
    D. Gold Coast
    Explanation
    In the 2007-08 season of Australian NBL basketball, a team from the Queensland city of Gold Coast competed.

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  • 16. 

    How many points did the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles score in the 2008 NRL grand final?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      28

    • C.

      40

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 40
    Explanation
    In the 2008 NRL grand final, the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles scored a total of 40 points.

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  • 17. 

    In Australian rugby union, the Western Force are based in which city?

    • A.

      Adelaide

    • B.

      Melbourne

    • C.

      Perth

    • D.

      Darwin

    Correct Answer
    C. Perth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Perth. The Western Force, a team in Australian rugby union, is based in Perth.

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  • 18. 

    In AFL, what Sydney Swans player got a seven-week 2008 suspension for punching an opponent's head?

    • A.

      Michael O'Loughlin

    • B.

      Leo Barry

    • C.

      Barry Hall

    • D.

      Jude Bolton

    Correct Answer
    C. Barry Hall
    Explanation
    Barry Hall received a seven-week suspension in 2008 for punching an opponent's head in an AFL match.

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  • 19. 

    In AFL, the coach of which team announced his resignation in September, 2008?

    • A.

      Sydney Swans

    • B.

      Hawthorn Hawks

    • C.

      Brisbane Lions

    • D.

      Collingwood Magpies

    Correct Answer
    C. Brisbane Lions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brisbane Lions because their coach announced his resignation in September 2008.

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  • 20. 

    Lauren Jackson competed for Australia at the 2008 Olympics in which sport?

    • A.

      Diving

    • B.

      Athletics

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    C. Basketball
    Explanation
    Lauren Jackson competed for Australia in basketball at the 2008 Olympics.

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  • 21. 

    In 2006, Australia's Stuart Appleby won the Mercedes Championships in which sport?

    • A.

      Golf

    • B.

      Sailing

    • C.

      Shooting

    • D.

      Tennis

    Correct Answer
    A. Golf
    Explanation
    Stuart Appleby winning the Mercedes Championships in 2006 indicates that he was successful in the sport of golf.

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  • 22. 

    Which Australian tennis player won a 282-minute third round match at the 2008 Australian Open?

    • A.

      Wayne Arthurs

    • B.

      Lleyton Hewitt

    • C.

      Chris Guccione

    • D.

      Peter Luczak

    Correct Answer
    B. Lleyton Hewitt
    Explanation
    Lleyton Hewitt won a 282-minute third round match at the 2008 Australian Open.

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  • 23. 

    Which of these sporting events did Australia top in medal tally in 2010?

    • A.

      Summer Olympics

    • B.

      Winter Olympics

    • C.

      Commonwealth games 2010

    • D.

      World Cup soccer

    Correct Answer
    C. Commonwealth games 2010
    Explanation
    In 2010, Australia topped the medal tally in the Commonwealth Games.

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  • 24. 

    With which country does Australia play "Ashes" cricket series?

    • A.

      New Zealand

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    C. England
    Explanation
    Australia plays the "Ashes" cricket series with England. The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between the two countries, and it has a long-standing history dating back to 1882. The series is named after a satirical obituary that was published in a British newspaper, stating that English cricket had died and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." The series is highly competitive and is considered one of the most prestigious contests in cricket.

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  • 25. 

    Which of these Australian cricketers had a cricketer brother?

    • A.

      Steve Waugh

    • B.

      Matthew Hayden

    • C.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • D.

      Shane Warne

    Correct Answer
    A. Steve Waugh
    Explanation
    Steve Waugh had a cricketer brother named Mark Waugh. Both Steve and Mark Waugh were prominent Australian cricketers who played together for the national team. Mark Waugh was a skilled batsman and played alongside his brother in many matches, contributing to the success of the Australian cricket team.

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  • 26. 

    Which Australian cricketers' average test score in 99.94?

    • A.

      Mark Waugh

    • B.

      David Boon

    • C.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • D.

      Don Bradman

    Correct Answer
    D. Don Bradman
    Explanation
    Don Bradman is the correct answer because he is the only Australian cricketer who has an average test score of 99.94. This average is considered one of the highest in the history of cricket and is a testament to Bradman's exceptional skill and talent as a batsman.

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  • 27. 

    Where in Australia is WACA cricket ground located?

    • A.

      Hobart

    • B.

      Perth

    • C.

      Sydney

    • D.

      Melbourne

    Correct Answer
    B. Perth
    Explanation
    The WACA cricket ground is located in Perth.

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  • 28. 

    Cricket in Australia is governed by whom?

    • A.

      Oceania Cricket Board

    • B.

      Cricket Australia

    • C.

      Asian Cricket Board

    • D.

      ICC

    Correct Answer
    B. Cricket Australia
    Explanation
    Cricket in Australia is governed by Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia is the national governing body for cricket in Australia and is responsible for organizing and promoting the sport at all levels. They oversee the national team, domestic competitions, and grassroots development of cricket in the country. The Oceania Cricket Board and Asian Cricket Board are regional governing bodies, while the ICC (International Cricket Council) is the global governing body for cricket.

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  • 29. 

    Which Australian cricketer is nicknamed "Punter"?

    • A.

      Brett Lee

    • B.

      Glenn McGrath

    • C.

      Ricky Ponting

    • D.

      Michael Clarke

    Correct Answer
    C. Ricky Ponting
    Explanation
    Ricky Ponting is nicknamed "Punter" because of his aggressive and fearless style of play. He was known for his strong batting skills and his ability to dominate the game. This nickname reflects his aggressive and risk-taking approach to the game, similar to a punter in gambling who takes calculated risks.

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  • 30. 

    Which Australian cricketer would you link with Australian model Lara Bingle?

    • A.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • B.

      Glenn McGrath

    • C.

      Ricky Ponting

    • D.

      Michael Clarke

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Clarke
    Explanation
    Michael Clarke would be linked with Australian model Lara Bingle because they were engaged to be married in 2008. They had a highly publicized relationship and were considered one of Australia's power couples. However, they called off their engagement in 2010.

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