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  • 1. 

    Where was the colony of New Australia set up in the 1890's?

    • A.

      New Zealand

    • B.

      Paraguay

    • C.

      New Britain

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    B. Paraguay
    Explanation
    In the 1890's, the colony of New Australia was set up in Paraguay. This location was chosen by a group of Australian socialists who were seeking to establish a utopian society based on cooperative principles. They believed that Paraguay's fertile land and welcoming government would provide an ideal environment for their experiment. However, the colony faced numerous challenges and ultimately failed, with many of the settlers returning to Australia.

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  • 2. 

    In 1973, 3AK changed its music format from pop to Beautiful Music. What was the last pop song played before the momentous changeover?

    • A.

      Eleanor Rigby By Zoot

    • B.

      Jingle Jangle By The Archies

    • C.

      I'll Be Gone By Spectrum

    • D.

      One By Johnny Farnham

    Correct Answer
    C. I'll Be Gone By Spectrum
    Explanation
    The question asks for the last pop song played before the music format change from pop to Beautiful Music in 1973. Among the given options, "I'll Be Gone" by Spectrum is the only pop song. Therefore, it can be inferred that "I'll Be Gone" by Spectrum was the last pop song played before the changeover.

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  • 3. 

    How many times did ace race-caller, Bill Collins, call the Melbourne Cup for 3DB and affiliated stations throughout Australia and New Zealand?

    • A.

      34 Times

    • B.

      37 Times

    • C.

      45 Times

    • D.

      40 Times

    Correct Answer
    A. 34 Times
    Explanation
    Bill Collins called the Melbourne Cup for 3DB and affiliated stations throughout Australia and New Zealand a total of 34 times.

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  • 4. 

    Why was Australian comedian Joff Ellen called Joff?

    • A.

      After World War I General Joffre

    • B.

      After British Comedian Joffa Hutch

    • C.

      Birth-Certificate Error

    • D.

      His Middle Name Was Joff

    Correct Answer
    A. After World War I General Joffre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "After World War I General Joffre." This suggests that Australian comedian Joff Ellen was called Joff in reference to General Joffre, who was a prominent figure during World War I. The use of this name could be a tribute or a way to honor the general's legacy.

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  • 5. 

    What part did Maurie Fields play in the Australian TV series "Bellbird"?

    • A.

      Des

    • B.

      Mr Quinney

    • C.

      Joe Turner

    • D.

      Michael Foley

    Correct Answer
    B. Mr Quinney
    Explanation
    Maurie Fields played the role of Mr Quinney in the Australian TV series "Bellbird".

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  • 6. 

    In the TV series "Bellbird", who played the part of Rob and was one of Melbourne's first deejays?

    • A.

      Brian Taylor

    • B.

      Rod McLennan

    • C.

      Ernie Sigley

    • D.

      Bob Horsfall

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Horsfall
    Explanation
    Bob Horsfall played the part of Rob and was one of Melbourne's first deejays in the TV series "Bellbird".

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  • 7. 

    Who completed an Australian tour in early 1991 entitled Stormfront and followed it up with a two-hour television special documenting the tour?

    • A.

      Enigma

    • B.

      Cold Chisel

    • C.

      The Rolling Stones

    • D.

      Billy Joel

    Correct Answer
    D. Billy Joel
    Explanation
    Billy Joel completed an Australian tour in early 1991 entitled Stormfront and followed it up with a two-hour television special documenting the tour.

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  • 8. 

    In which of these movies did Australian actor Graham Kennedy play the role of Harry?

    • A.

      They're A Weird Mob

    • B.

      The Odd Angry Shot

    • C.

      Don's Party

    • D.

      The Killing Fields

    Correct Answer
    B. The Odd Angry Shot
    Explanation
    Graham Kennedy played the role of Harry in the movie "The Odd Angry Shot".

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  • 9. 

    Which of these people did not appear in "The Stunt", which was the first episode of "Homicide", first broadcast on October 20, 1964?

    • A.

      Gordon Glenwright

    • B.

      Ian Turpie

    • C.

      Roly Barlee

    • D.

      Dorothy Crawford

    Correct Answer
    D. Dorothy Crawford
    Explanation
    Dorothy Crawford did not appear in "The Stunt", the first episode of "Homicide" that was broadcast on October 20, 1964.

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  • 10. 

    Joffa Boy's usual welcoming greeting on "The Tarax Happy Show" was "Howdy Doody boys and girls, mums and dads and . . . . ."?

    • A.

      And Australians, Young And Old

    • B.

      And Bald-Headed Babies

    • C.

      And Big Fat Grannies

    • D.

      Everyone Out There In TV Land

    Correct Answer
    B. And Bald-Headed Babies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "And Bald-Headed Babies." This is the continuation of Joffa Boy's usual welcoming greeting on "The Tarax Happy Show." The greeting includes various groups of people, such as boys and girls, mums and dads, Australians young and old, and finally, bald-headed babies. This answer completes the list of groups that Joffa Boy would greet in his welcoming message on the show.

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  • 11. 

    In Australian horse-racing parlance, what is a dead bird?

    • A.

      A Horse That Is Certain To Win

    • B.

      Horse That Has Never Been Placed In Any Race

    • C.

      A Horse That Has Become Riderless During A Race

    • D.

      A Horse That Has Fallen During A Race

    Correct Answer
    A. A Horse That Is Certain To Win
    Explanation
    A "dead bird" in Australian horse-racing parlance refers to a horse that is certain to win. This term is used to describe a horse that is highly favored and expected to come out victorious in a race.

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  • 12. 

    Who was Zachary Hicks?

    • A.

      Cook's cook on the Endeavour

    • B.

      Botanist

    • C.

      Lieutenant aboard Cook's Endeavour

    • D.

      He Wrote Book on Australian Fauna

    Correct Answer
    C. Lieutenant aboard Cook's Endeavour
    Explanation
    Zachary Hicks was a Lieutenant aboard Cook's Endeavour. This means that he held a position of authority and responsibility on the ship during Cook's expedition. As a Lieutenant, Hicks would have been involved in the navigation and management of the ship, assisting Cook in his exploration endeavors. This role was crucial in ensuring the success and safety of the expedition.

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  • 13. 

    In which area of Australia can you find Wingan Inlet and the Mueller and Thurra rivers?

    • A.

      In Southeastern South Australia

    • B.

      In Northeastern Tasmania

    • C.

      In The Far South Of New South Wales

    • D.

      In The Far East Of Victoria

    Correct Answer
    D. In The Far East Of Victoria
    Explanation
    Wingan Inlet, Mueller River, and Thurra River can be found in the far east of Victoria, Australia. This area is known for its stunning natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It is located in the easternmost part of the state, near the border with New South Wales. The region is home to diverse ecosystems, including coastal dunes, wetlands, and forests, making it a haven for wildlife and a paradise for nature lovers.

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  • 14. 

    A popular wartime song had the lyrics: "and it means a lot to me. It's the symbol of Australia..."; what were they singing about?

    • A.

      The Slouch Hat

    • B.

      The Wattle Tree

    • C.

      The Kangaroo

    • D.

      The Australian Flag

    Correct Answer
    A. The Slouch Hat
    Explanation
    The popular wartime song with the lyrics "and it means a lot to me. It's the symbol of Australia..." is referring to the Slouch Hat. The Slouch Hat is a wide-brimmed hat with one side of the brim turned up. It is an iconic symbol of the Australian military and is often associated with the Australian identity and pride.

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  • 15. 

    If you are standing on Phillip Island, Victoria, in what direction is French Island?

    • A.

      South

    • B.

      West

    • C.

      North

    • D.

      East

    Correct Answer
    C. North
    Explanation
    French Island is located north of Phillip Island, Victoria.

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  • 16. 

    Which Australian town was once known as Queen City?

    • A.

      Walhalla, V.

    • B.

      Queenscliffe, V.

    • C.

      Wilcannia, N.S.W.

    • D.

      Yass, N.S.W.

    Correct Answer
    C. Wilcannia, N.S.W.
    Explanation
    Wilcannia, N.S.W. was once known as Queen City.

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  • 17. 

    What Australian pop group won the 1966 Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds competition?

    • A.

      The Master's Apprentices

    • B.

      The Groop

    • C.

      The Twilights

    • D.

      The Flies

    Correct Answer
    C. The Twilights
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Twilights. The Twilights were an Australian pop group that won the 1966 Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds competition.

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  • 18. 

    What Perth, Australia band was fronted by future AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott in 1966?

    • A.

      The Airraids

    • B.

      The Earls

    • C.

      The Bon Bons

    • D.

      The Valentines

    Correct Answer
    D. The Valentines
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Valentines. Bon Scott, the future lead singer of AC/DC, fronted this Perth, Australia band in 1966.

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  • 19. 

    Which valley in Australian northeastern Victoria is a former gold mining area and is now classified by The National Trust?

    • A.

      The Wandiligong Valley

    • B.

      The Eildon Valley

    • C.

      The Ovens Valley

    • D.

      The Boyne Valley

    Correct Answer
    A. The Wandiligong Valley
    Explanation
    The Wandiligong Valley in Australian northeastern Victoria is a former gold mining area that is now classified by The National Trust.

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  • 20. 

    Who was 3UZ's first Top 40 DJ in 1958?

    • A.

      Brian Taylor

    • B.

      Bob Horsfall

    • C.

      Don Lunn

    • D.

      Allan Lappan

    Correct Answer
    A. Brian Taylor
    Explanation
    Brian Taylor was the first Top 40 DJ for 3UZ in 1958.

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