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  • 1. 

    Who won the 149th Melbourne Cup in 2009?

    • A.

      Shocking

    • B.

      Street Cry

    • C.

      Crime Scene

    • D.

      Mr Fraser

    Correct Answer
    A. Shocking
    Explanation
    Shocking won the 149th Melbourne Cup in 2009.

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  • 2. 

    Cylcone Hamish was what category when it reached land?

    • A.

      Category 2

    • B.

      Category 1

    • C.

      Category 3

    • D.

      Category 5

    Correct Answer
    D. Category 5
    Explanation
    Cyclone Hamish was classified as a Category 5 cyclone when it reached land. Category 5 cyclones are the most severe and destructive, with wind speeds exceeding 157 miles per hour. These cyclones can cause catastrophic damage to buildings, infrastructure, and the environment, and pose a significant threat to human life.

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  • 3. 

    What office did Wayne Swan assume in 2007?

    • A.

      Treasurer Of Australia

    • B.

      Speaker Of The House

    • C.

      Prime Minsiter Of Australia

    • D.

      Governor-General

    Correct Answer
    A. Treasurer Of Australia
    Explanation
    In 2007, Wayne Swan assumed the office of Treasurer of Australia. As Treasurer, he was responsible for managing the country's finances and economic policies. This position is crucial in shaping the national budget, implementing taxation policies, and overseeing the overall economic stability of the country.

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  • 4. 

    Who wrote "A Town Like Alice"?

    • A.

      Patrick White

    • B.

      Nevil Shute

    • C.

      Alexis Wright

    • D.

      Colin Thiele

    Correct Answer
    B. Nevil Shute
    Explanation
    Nevil Shute is the correct answer because he is the author of the novel "A Town Like Alice." The book, published in 1950, tells the story of a young Englishwoman named Jean Paget who becomes a prisoner of war during World War II and her subsequent journey to rebuild her life in a small Australian town. Shute's writing style and storytelling abilities have made him a popular author, and "A Town Like Alice" remains one of his most well-known works.

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  • 5. 

    Who wrote the 2005 novel "March"?

    • A.

      Barbara Jefferis

    • B.

      Geraldine Brooks

    • C.

      Judith Wright

    • D.

      Les Murray

    Correct Answer
    B. Geraldine Brooks
    Explanation
    Geraldine Brooks wrote the 2005 novel "March".

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  • 6. 

    Who was named Miss Universe Australia 2009?

    • A.

      Deborah Miller

    • B.

      Michelle Guy

    • C.

      Jennifer Hawkins

    • D.

      Rachael Finch

    Correct Answer
    D. Rachael Finch
    Explanation
    Rachael Finch was named Miss Universe Australia 2009.

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  • 7. 

    What place did the Miss Australia end up at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant?

    • A.

      Not In Top Ten

    • B.

      1st Runner Up

    • C.

      Winner

    • D.

      4Th Place

    Correct Answer
    D. 4Th Place
    Explanation
    Miss Australia ended up in 4th place at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant.

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  • 8. 

    Who directed the 2008 movie "Australia"?

    • A.

      Mel Gibson

    • B.

      Stuart Beattie

    • C.

      Clint Eastwood

    • D.

      Baz Luhrmann

    Correct Answer
    D. Baz Luhrmann
    Explanation
    Baz Luhrmann directed the 2008 movie "Australia."

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  • 9. 

    What town is known for its silver mines?

    • A.

      Broken Hill

    • B.

      Mission Beach

    • C.

      Goolwa

    • D.

      Launceston

    Correct Answer
    A. Broken Hill
    Explanation
    Broken Hill is known for its silver mines. This town, located in New South Wales, Australia, has a rich history of mining and is particularly famous for its silver deposits. The mining industry in Broken Hill played a significant role in the development of the town and continues to be an important part of its economy. The presence of silver mines has shaped the identity of Broken Hill and made it a well-known destination for those interested in mining history and heritage.

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  • 10. 

    Where are the Jenolan Caves?

    • A.

      Perth

    • B.

      New South Wales

    • C.

      Alice Springs

    • D.

      Sydney

    Correct Answer
    B. New South Wales
    Explanation
    The Jenolan Caves are located in New South Wales. This region is known for its stunning limestone caves, which attract many tourists and nature enthusiasts. Perth, Alice Springs, and Sydney are not the correct locations for the Jenolan Caves.

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  • 11. 

    Where is Stonefest held in Australia?

    • A.

      University Of Adelaide

    • B.

      University Of Canberra

    • C.

      University Of New South Wales

    • D.

      Monash University

    Correct Answer
    B. University Of Canberra
    Explanation
    Stonefest is held at the University of Canberra in Australia.

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  • 12. 

    What year was the University of Queensland founded?

    • A.

      1909

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1880

    • D.

      1945

    Correct Answer
    A. 1909
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1909.

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  • 13. 

    Where is Monash University located?

    • A.

      Canberra, Australia

    • B.

      Brisbane, Australia

    • C.

      Melbourne, Australia

    • D.

      Sydney, Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. Melbourne, Australia
    Explanation
    Monash University is located in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • 14. 

    What is the oldest university in Australia?

    • A.

      University Of Melbourne

    • B.

      University Of Queensland

    • C.

      Monash University

    • D.

      University Of Sydney

    Correct Answer
    D. University Of Sydney
    Explanation
    The correct answer is University Of Sydney. It is the oldest university in Australia, established in 1850. It has a long history of academic excellence and is renowned for its research and teaching. The University of Sydney has played a significant role in shaping Australia's education system and has a prestigious reputation both nationally and internationally.

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  • 15. 

    How many full-time active personnel are in the Australian Defence Force in 2009?

    • A.

      About 53,000

    • B.

      About 153,000

    • C.

      About 3,000

    • D.

      About 553,000

    Correct Answer
    A. About 53,000
    Explanation
    In 2009, the Australian Defence Force had approximately 53,000 full-time active personnel.

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  • 16. 

    Who is a member of Australian Pink Floyd?

    • A.

      Monty Trainer

    • B.

      Steve Mac

    • C.

      Steve Earle

    • D.

      Mark Colvin

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Mac
    Explanation
    Steve Mac is a member of Australian Pink Floyd.

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  • 17. 

    What a 2002 film shot in Australia stars John Goodman?

    • A.

      The Big Lebowski

    • B.

      Dirty Deeds

    • C.

      The Dish

    • D.

      Death In Brunswick

    Correct Answer
    B. Dirty Deeds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dirty Deeds. This 2002 film was shot in Australia and stars John Goodman.

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  • 18. 

    Who played Archy Hamilton in the movie "Gallipoli"?

    • A.

      Brian May

    • B.

      Mel Gibson

    • C.

      Bill Kerr

    • D.

      Mark Lee

    Correct Answer
    D. Mark Lee
    Explanation
    Mark Lee played the character of Archy Hamilton in the movie "Gallipoli".

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  • 19. 

    What year was the Australian Broadcasting Company founded?

    • A.

      1900

    • B.

      1929

    • C.

      1966

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    B. 1929
    Explanation
    The Australian Broadcasting Company was founded in 1929. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it is stated as the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    What was first introduced in Australia in 1975?

    • A.

      The Internet

    • B.

      Colour Television

    • C.

      American Football

    • D.

      Sattelite Radio

    Correct Answer
    B. Colour Television
    Explanation
    Colour Television was first introduced in Australia in 1975. This means that before 1975, Australia only had black and white television. The introduction of colour television in 1975 marked a significant milestone in the country's broadcasting history, providing viewers with a more immersive and visually appealing television experience.

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