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Sport has shaped the Australian national identity through events such as the Ashes, the Melbourne Cup and the America's Cup. The AFL is one of the most popular sports in Australia. Test your knowledge of this Australian sports by taking the short trivia below. All the best and have fun!


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  • 1. 

    Which Aussie cricketer is associated with the leper children's colony "Udayan" in India?

    • A.

      Glenn McGrath

    • B.

      Bruce Reid

    • C.

      Steve Waugh

    • D.

      Ricky Ponting

    Correct Answer
    C. Steve Waugh
    Explanation
    Steve Waugh is associated with the leper children's colony "Udayan" in India. This means that he has been involved with the colony in some way, whether it be through fundraising, donations, or personal visits. This association shows his commitment to helping those in need and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

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  • 2. 

    Who was adjudged "Women's Cricketer of the Year" in the ICC Awards 2010?

    • A.

      Belinda Clarke

    • B.

      Shelley Nitschke

    • C.

      Nikita Rowdin

    • D.

      Hollie Summers

    Correct Answer
    B. Shelley Nitschke
    Explanation
    Shelley Nitschke was adjudged "Women's Cricketer of the Year" in the ICC Awards 2010.

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  • 3. 

    Which Australian was awarded the "Emerging Player of the Year" in the 2009 ICC Awards?

    • A.

      Mitchell Johnson

    • B.

      Doug Bollinger

    • C.

      Peter Siddle

    • D.

      Dirk Nannes

    Correct Answer
    C. Peter Siddle
    Explanation
    Peter Siddle was awarded the "Emerging Player of the Year" in the 2009 ICC Awards.

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  • 4. 

    Who used the specially designed "mongoose" bat in some matches during 2009-10?

    • A.

      Mark Waugh

    • B.

      Matthew Hayden

    • C.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • D.

      Steve Waugh

    Correct Answer
    B. Matthew Hayden
    Explanation
    During the 2009-10 cricket matches, Matthew Hayden used the specially designed "mongoose" bat. The unique design of this bat featured a shorter blade and a longer handle, which allowed for more power and control while playing shots. Hayden's decision to use this bat during the matches showcased his innovative approach to the game and his willingness to experiment with different equipment to gain an advantage.

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  • 5. 

    Who was chosen 2009 Champions League 20/20 Player of the Series?

    • A.

      Michael Hussey

    • B.

      Brett Lee

    • C.

      David Hussey

    • D.

      David Warner

    Correct Answer
    B. Brett Lee
    Explanation
    Brett Lee was chosen as the 2009 Champions League 20/20 Player of the Series.

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  • 6. 

    Which Aussie cricketer plays the bass guitar and acoustic guitar for the band "Six & Out"?

    • A.

      Ricky Ponting

    • B.

      Andrew Symonds

    • C.

      Steve Waugh

    • D.

      Brett Lee

    Correct Answer
    D. Brett Lee
    Explanation
    Brett Lee is the correct answer because he is the Aussie cricketer who plays the bass guitar and acoustic guitar for the band "Six & Out". Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds, and Steve Waugh are not known for their musical talents or involvement in the band.

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  • 7. 

    A champion racing greyhound named after which Aussie cricketer died in August 2010?

    • A.

      Andrew Symonds

    • B.

      Steve Waugh

    • C.

      Brett Lee

    • D.

      Mark Waugh

    Correct Answer
    C. Brett Lee
    Explanation
    Brett Lee is the correct answer because he is an Australian cricketer and the question asks for the name of the Aussie cricketer that a champion racing greyhound was named after. This implies that the greyhound was named after a famous Australian cricketer, and out of the given options, Brett Lee is the only Australian cricketer mentioned.

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  • 8. 

    The Frank Worrell Trophy is awarded for the winner of the Australia and which other team's Test series?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      West Indies

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      Sri Lanka

    Correct Answer
    B. West Indies
    Explanation
    The Frank Worrell Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Test series between Australia and West Indies. This trophy is named after Frank Worrell, who was a legendary West Indian cricketer and the first black captain of the West Indies cricket team. The trophy was introduced in 1960-61 and has been contested between the two teams ever since.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash cricket tournament in 2008-2009?

    • A.

      New South Wales

    • B.

      Western Australia

    • C.

      New South Wales

    • D.

      Tasmania

    Correct Answer
    C. New South Wales
    Explanation
    New South Wales won the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash cricket tournament in 2008-2009.

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  • 10. 

    Who gave Brad Hodge the nickname "Bunkie"?

    • A.

      Allan Border

    • B.

      David Boon

    • C.

      Steve Waugh

    • D.

      Dean Jones

    Correct Answer
    D. Dean Jones
    Explanation
    Dean Jones gave Brad Hodge the nickname "Bunkie".

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  • 11. 

    Which Aussie bowler is nicknamed "Ritzy"?

    • A.

      Shane Watson

    • B.

      Nathan Hauritz

    • C.

      Doug Bollinger

    • D.

      Ben Hilfenhaus

    Correct Answer
    B. Nathan Hauritz
    Explanation
    Nathan Hauritz is nicknamed "Ritzy."

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  • 12. 

    Who is known as "Vicious" and "Dermie" in the Australian cricket squad?

    • A.

      Ricky Ponting

    • B.

      David Hussey

    • C.

      Nathan Hauritz

    • D.

      Peter Siddle

    Correct Answer
    D. Peter Siddle
    Explanation
    Peter Siddle is known as "Vicious" and "Dermie" in the Australian cricket squad.

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  • 13. 

    What middle name does Simon Katich and Peter Siddle share?

    • A.

      Michael

    • B.

      Edward

    • C.

      Joel

    • D.

      Matthew

    Correct Answer
    D. Matthew
    Explanation
    Simon Katich and Peter Siddle share the middle name Matthew.

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  • 14. 

    Which Australian cricketer is a keen cook and published a few cookbooks?

    • A.

      Steve Waugh

    • B.

      Ricky Ponting

    • C.

      Matthew Hayden

    • D.

      Michael Clarke

    Correct Answer
    C. Matthew Hayden
    Explanation
    Matthew Hayden is the correct answer because he is known for his passion for cooking and has published a few cookbooks. He has showcased his culinary skills and love for food through various television appearances and cooking shows. Hayden's cookbooks have gained popularity among cricket fans and food enthusiasts alike, making him a well-known cricketer who is also a keen cook.

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  • 15. 

    How many test centuries have Matthew Hayden scored?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 30
    Explanation
    Matthew Hayden has scored 30 test centuries.

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  • 16. 

    Against which team did Adam Gilchrist score 172 runs, his best ODI batting score?

    • A.

      Bangladesh

    • B.

      South Africa

    • C.

      Zimbabwe

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    C. Zimbabwe
    Explanation
    Adam Gilchrist scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe, which is his best ODI batting score.

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  • 17. 

    How is Shane Watson called by his teammates?

    • A.

      Watto

    • B.

      BJ

    • C.

      Watts

    • D.

      Tasmac

    Correct Answer
    A. Watto
    Explanation
    Shane Watson is called "Watto" by his teammates.

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  • 18. 

    Where was a statue of the famous spectator Yabba unveiled in 2009?

    • A.

      Bellerive Oval

    • B.

      Adelaide Oval

    • C.

      Sydney Cricket Ground

    • D.

      The Gabba

    Correct Answer
    C. Sydney Cricket Ground
    Explanation
    In 2009, a statue of the famous spectator Yabba was unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground. This suggests that the statue was specifically placed at the Sydney Cricket Ground, making it the correct answer.

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  • 19. 

    Who was made a selector of the Australian national cricket side in October 2010 replacing Merv Hughes?

    • A.

      Greg Chappell

    • B.

      Shane Warne

    • C.

      Allan Border

    • D.

      Steve Waugh

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg Chappell
    Explanation
    Greg Chappell was made a selector of the Australian national cricket side in October 2010, replacing Merv Hughes.

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