All Over Australia

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All Over Australia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On what day did United States troops first arrive in Australia during the World War II?
    • A. 

      2-Jan-42

    • B. 

      22-Dec-41

    • C. 

      14-May-43

    • D. 

      3-Mar-42

  • 2. 
    What territory was ceded to Australia on February 7, 1933?
    • A. 

      The Cocos [Keeling] Islands

    • B. 

      The Great Barrier Reef

    • C. 

      Norfolk Island

    • D. 

      The British Antarctic Territory

  • 3. 
    Who was the first Australian-born Governor-General?
    • A. 

      Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs

    • B. 

      Sir Ninian Martin Stephen

    • C. 

      Richard Gardiner, Baron Casey

    • D. 

      Sir William Joseph Slim

  • 4. 
    The Executives were a Sydney group that had a couple of big hits in the late sixties, one of which was . . .?
    • A. 

      Go Where You Wanna Go

    • B. 

      Up Up And Away

    • C. 

      Sit Down, I Think I Love You

    • D. 

      The Inner Sense

  • 5. 
    Which vocal group had hits in the late sixties including "My Aim Is To Please You"?
    • A. 

      The La Di Das

    • B. 

      The Executives

    • C. 

      The Fifth Floor Elevators

    • D. 

      The Illusions

  • 6. 
    What is Bargasse?
    • A. 

      The Remaining Waste Material After Cotton Has Been Harvested

    • B. 

      The Gas That Forms In A Bar When A Lot Of Liquor Has Been Consumed

    • C. 

      The Gas That Is Extracted During The Beer-Making Process

    • D. 

      The Remains Of Sugar-Cane After The Juice Has Been Sqeezed Out

  • 7. 
    Where was the first sugar grown in Queensland?
    • A. 

      Near Proserpine

    • B. 

      Ormiston

    • C. 

      Bowen

    • D. 

      Mackay

  • 8. 
    Who starred in "The Idiot's Weekly", an Australian ABC comedy program?
    • A. 

      Spike Milligan

    • B. 

      Dame Edna Everage

    • C. 

      Fred Dagg

    • D. 

      Bobby Limb

  • 9. 
    Which one was not a cast-member of "The Naked Vicar Show", a 1970's A.B.C. radio comedy program?
    • A. 

      Ross Higgins

    • B. 

      Noelene Brown

    • C. 

      Rita Paunceford

    • D. 

      Kev Golsby

  • 10. 
    Which of these newspapers used, or still uses, the British Coat of Arms featuring a lion and a unicorn as part of its masthead?
    • A. 

      Only The Melbourne Age And The Melbourne Herald

    • B. 

      Only The Melbourne Argus And The Melbourne Age

    • C. 

      The Melbourne Herald, The Melbourne Age And The Melbourne Argus

    • D. 

      Only The Melbourne Herald And The Melbourne Argus

  • 11. 
    Traveling from East to West, what is the correct order of these downtown Sydney streets?
    • A. 

      Sussex, Kent, Clarence, York

    • B. 

      Kent, York, Clarence, Sussex

    • C. 

      York, Sussex, Clarence, Kent

    • D. 

      York, Clarence, Kent, Sussex

  • 12. 
    Which of these Australian towns and cities is located within the caldera of an extinct volcano?
    • A. 

      Atherton, Q.

    • B. 

      Mt. Gambier, S.A.

    • C. 

      Murwillumbah, N.S.W.

    • D. 

      Armidale, N.S.W.

  • 13. 
    In the late fifties, in Australia, which one was 3UZ's breakfast announcer?
    • A. 

      Geoff Manion

    • B. 

      John Eden

    • C. 

      Tiny Snell

    • D. 

      Ron Cadee

  • 14. 
    During the fifties, which Melbourne commercial radio station always introduced its news broadcasts with the chimes of Big Ben?
    • A. 

      3ak

    • B. 

      3xy

    • C. 

      3AW

    • D. 

      3kz

  • 15. 
    In which part of Britain was Australia's early coastal explorer, Matthew Flinders, born and bred?
    • A. 

      Sussex

    • B. 

      Lincolnshire

    • C. 

      Durham

    • D. 

      The Isle Of Wight

  • 16. 
    Where did Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman score his final test century in 1948?
    • A. 

      Old Trafford

    • B. 

      The M.C.G.

    • C. 

      Headingley

    • D. 

      The Oval

  • 17. 
    Which one of these books was written by Australian author John Marsden?
    • A. 

      Letters From The Inside

    • B. 

      Mind Over Matter, Matter Over Mind

    • C. 

      Messages From Within

    • D. 

      Signals From The Interior

  • 18. 
    Which Australian town was originally named Brelsford?
    • A. 

      Mackay, Q.

    • B. 

      Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.

    • C. 

      Esperance, W.A.

    • D. 

      Deniliquin, N.S.W.

  • 19. 
    Which Australian journalist won a Graham Perkin Award for his reporting on the collapse of The Soviet Union for The Melbourne Age?
    • A. 

      Bruce Gyngell

    • B. 

      Wayne Ludbey

    • C. 

      Robert Haupt

    • D. 

      Simon Nathan

  • 20. 
    In 1995, Martin Flanagan wrote a book on one season of what A.F.L. club?
    • A. 

      Carlton

    • B. 

      St Kilda

    • C. 

      Fitzroy

    • D. 

      Footscray