Australia Trivia: History And Culture! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which one of these TV stars did not play the part of the beast in the program, "Beauty and the Beast"?
    • A. 

      Clive Robertson

    • B. 

      Stuart Wagstaff

    • C. 

      John Laws

    • D. 

      Rex Mossop

  • 2. 
    In 1933, where was pioneer Australian aviator Bert Hinkler's body discovered?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Hungary

  • 3. 
    Which is the only member of the stork family found in Australia?
    • A. 

      Plover

    • B. 

      Brolga

    • C. 

      Bittern

    • D. 

      Jabiru

  • 4. 
    Which A.F.L. team was, for a short time, known as "The Prince Imperial Football Club"?
    • A. 

      The Western Bulldogs

    • B. 

      Carlton

    • C. 

      Richmond

    • D. 

      Essendon

  • 5. 
    Which of these noted Australians recorded a song called "Surfer Doll" which was released on the H.M.V. label in 1964?
    • A. 

      Graeme Polly Farmer

    • B. 

      Dawn Fraser

    • C. 

      Evonne Goolagong Cawley

    • D. 

      Sir Robert Helpmann

  • 6. 
    Where was Australia's Prime Minister, John Curtin, when he heard the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour?
    • A. 

      In His Office At Parliament House, Canberra

    • B. 

      In The Lobby Of Parliament House, Canberra

    • C. 

      At The Victoria Palace Hotel, Melbourne

    • D. 

      At His Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne

  • 7. 
    Who described former Prime Minister, Paul Keating, as "The Placido Domingo of Australian Politics"?
    • A. 

      Paul Keating

    • B. 

      The President Of The Australian Labor Party

    • C. 

      Writer In The Australian Newspaper

    • D. 

      Former Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam

  • 8. 
    On 29 April 1943, the Japanese torpedoed the S.S. Wollongbar and 32 lives were lost. Off of which Australian headland did this take place?
    • A. 

      Crescent Head, N.S.W.

    • B. 

      Lennox Heads, N.S.W

    • C. 

      Brunswick Heads, N.S.W

    • D. 

      Burleigh Heads, Q

  • 9. 
    What Australian town is famous for its huge walnut trees?
    • A. 

      Deniliquin, N.S.W

    • B. 

      Ouse, T

    • C. 

      Clare, S.A.

    • D. 

      Dargo, V.

  • 10. 
    During which race was the great Australian cyclist Russell Mockridge hit by a bus and killed in 1958?
    • A. 

      The National Road Championship

    • B. 

      Grand Prix De Monaco

    • C. 

      The Tour Of Gippsland

    • D. 

      The Sun Tour

  • 11. 
    What is the huge bony projection on the head of a Cassowary called?
    • A. 

      The Casque

    • B. 

      The Craniole

    • C. 

      The Helmet

    • D. 

      The Encephala

  • 12. 
    What is estimated to have been the number of Aboriginal people living in Australia when the first non-indigenous settlement occurred in 1788?
    • A. 

      300, 000

    • B. 

      525, 000

    • C. 

      There Are Many Different Estimates

    • D. 

      Close To A Million

  • 13. 
    When did the last cable tram operate in Melbourne, Australia?
    • A. 

      1929

    • B. 

      Melbourne Still Has Cable Trams

    • C. 

      1924

    • D. 

      1940

  • 14. 
    Which town or city is closest to Sydney as the crow flies?
    • A. 

      Armidale, N.S.W.

    • B. 

      Grafton, N.S.W.

    • C. 

      Bombala, N.S.W.

    • D. 

      Hay, N.S.W

  • 15. 
    What year and where did the Star Hotel Riots occur in Australia?
    • A. 

      Birdaville In 1990

    • B. 

      Ballarat In 1974

    • C. 

      Newcastle In 1974

    • D. 

      Bathurst In 1975

  • 16. 
    Whose life is portrayed in the New Zealand movie "An Angel at My Table", which starred Kerry Fox?
    • A. 

      Ned Kelly's Mother

    • B. 

      Janet Frame

    • C. 

      Robert Helpmann

    • D. 

      Vi Greenhalf

  • 17. 
    Who wrote "The Songs of The Sentimental Bloke"?
    • A. 

      A.B. Patterson

    • B. 

      Rupert Raymon

    • C. 

      Henry Lawson

    • D. 

      C.J. Dennis

  • 18. 
    Where is Australia's Scotland Island located?
    • A. 

      Pittwater, N.S.W.

    • B. 

      Off The Coast Of Queensland

    • C. 

      Botany Bay, NSW

    • D. 

      Bass Strait

  • 19. 
    Who was Australia's first female State Premier?
    • A. 

      Helen Clark

    • B. 

      Kerry Chikarovski

    • C. 

      Carmen Lawrence

    • D. 

      Joan Kirner

  • 20. 
    What was Aidex and why was it protested against?
    • A. 

      An Arms Exhibition Sponsored By The Australian Government

    • B. 

      An Aid Conference Wholly Run By Socialists

    • C. 

      A New Monetary System Which Increased Taxation Rates

    • D. 

      A Green Conference Actually Paid For By The Timber Industry