How Much Do You Know About Australia? Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Old men who sit at the front of bars in Australian pubs to drink and talk are called what?

    • A.

      Spit Dribblers

    • B.

      Stool Warmers

    • C.

      Beer Guards

    • D.

      Bar Flies

    Correct Answer
    D. Bar Flies
    Explanation
    The term "bar flies" refers to old men who frequently visit bars, sit at the front, and spend their time drinking and engaging in conversation. This term is commonly used in Australian pubs to describe this particular group of individuals.

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  • 2. 

    The Spirit of Tasmania operates between Port Melbourne and what Tasmanian town?

    • A.

      Wynyard

    • B.

      Ulverstone

    • C.

      Devonport

    • D.

      Burnie

    Correct Answer
    C. Devonport
    Explanation
    The Spirit of Tasmania operates between Port Melbourne and Devonport. Devonport is a town in Tasmania, making it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the designer of the winged keel on Australia One, the first boat to win the Americas Cup from the U.S. in history?

    • A.

      Thomas Hardy

    • B.

      Alan Bond

    • C.

      Ben Lexcen

    • D.

      John Bertran

    Correct Answer
    C. Ben Lexcen
    Explanation
    Ben Lexcen is the correct answer because he was the designer of the winged keel on Australia One, the boat that won the Americas Cup from the U.S. This victory was historic as it was the first time a non-American boat won the prestigious sailing competition.

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  • 4. 

    With what is the Australian organization known as the A.F.D.A. mostly concerned?

    • A.

      Finance

    • B.

      Funerals

    • C.

      Fishing

    • D.

      Fire-Fighting

    Correct Answer
    B. Funerals
    Explanation
    The Australian organization known as the A.F.D.A. is mostly concerned with funerals. This suggests that the organization is likely involved in providing funeral services or related activities such as funeral planning, funeral homes, or funeral industry regulation.

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  • 5. 

    In which of these areas of Australia are olives not grown?

    • A.

      Northern Victoria

    • B.

      The Riverland, S.A.

    • C.

      The Riverina, N.S.W.

    • D.

      Coff's Harbour, N.S.W.

    Correct Answer
    D. Coff's Harbour, N.S.W.
    Explanation
    Olives are not grown in Coff's Harbour, N.S.W. The question asks for an area in Australia where olives are not grown, and the correct answer is Coff's Harbour, N.S.W. This means that olives are grown in the other three areas mentioned: Northern Victoria, The Riverland, S.A., and The Riverina, N.S.W.

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  • 6. 

    In 1881, the first bananas grown in northern New South Wales were imported from where?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Guatemala

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      Fiji

    Correct Answer
    D. Fiji
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fiji because it is stated in the question that the first bananas grown in northern New South Wales were imported from Fiji.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the Australian journalist, based in Hong Kong, who wrote a regular column for many years for "The Far Eastern Economic Review"?

    • A.

      Richard Hughes

    • B.

      Rick Hales

    • C.

      Richforth Hyles

    • D.

      Richard Abel Minson

    Correct Answer
    A. Richard Hughes
    Explanation
    Richard Hughes was the Australian journalist based in Hong Kong who wrote a regular column for many years for "The Far Eastern Economic Review".

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  • 8. 

    In which of Australia's capital cities is the suburb of Airport West?

    • A.

      Melbourne

    • B.

      Perth

    • C.

      Sydney

    • D.

      Hobart

    Correct Answer
    A. Melbourne
    Explanation
    Airport West is a suburb located in Melbourne, Australia. It is not found in any of the other capital cities mentioned in the options (Perth, Sydney, or Hobart). Therefore, the correct answer is Melbourne.

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  • 9. 

    Who shocked the middle-aged, high-society matrons at the 1965 Melbourne Cup with her minidress?

    • A.

      Amanda Shrimpton

    • B.

      Chrissie Shrimpton

    • C.

      Melissa Shrimpton

    • D.

      Jean Shrimpton

    Correct Answer
    D. Jean Shrimpton
    Explanation
    Jean Shrimpton shocked the middle-aged, high-society matrons at the 1965 Melbourne Cup with her minidress.

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  • 10. 

    Who was Australia's Prime Minister in 1950?

    • A.

      Ben Chifley

    • B.

      John Curtin

    • C.

      Sir Robert Menzies

    • D.

      H. V. Evatt

    Correct Answer
    C. Sir Robert Menzies
    Explanation
    Sir Robert Menzies was Australia's Prime Minister in 1950. He served as the Prime Minister of Australia from 1939 to 1941 and then again from 1949 to 1966, making him the country's longest-serving Prime Minister. Menzies was a member of the Liberal Party and played a significant role in shaping Australia's political landscape during his time in office. He implemented various policies and reforms, including the expansion of social welfare programs and the strengthening of Australia's ties with the United States. Menzies' leadership and policies had a lasting impact on Australia's political and economic development.

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  • 11. 

    What was the name of the rock band managed by future Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, during the 1960's?

    • A.

      Pauline And The Antique Clocks

    • B.

      Paul And The Sarcasms

    • C.

      The Ramrods

    • D.

      The Bankstown Brawlers

    Correct Answer
    C. The Ramrods
    Explanation
    During the 1960s, Paul Keating, who would later become the Australian Prime Minister, managed a rock band called The Ramrods.

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  • 12. 

    For what reason did Jack Newton retire from golf in 1983?

    • A.

      To Take Up Pistol Shooting

    • B.

      Travel Became A Burden

    • C.

      Lost An Arm In An Aircraft Accident

    • D.

      Had Earned Enough Money

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost An Arm In An Aircraft Accident
    Explanation
    Jack Newton retired from golf in 1983 because he lost an arm in an aircraft accident.

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  • 13. 

    What did Australian Rules boundary umpire Geoff Wilcox almost win in 1969?

    • A.

      The Herald Umpire Of The Year Award

    • B.

      The Stawell Gift Foot Race

    • C.

      The Victorian Squash Championship

    • D.

      Sale Of The Century

    Correct Answer
    B. The Stawell Gift Foot Race
    Explanation
    In 1969, Australian Rules boundary umpire Geoff Wilcox almost won The Stawell Gift Foot Race. The Stawell Gift is a prestigious annual professional foot race held in Stawell, Victoria, Australia. It is one of the oldest and richest short-distance handicapped races in the world. Wilcox's near victory in this race highlights his athleticism and skill beyond his role as a boundary umpire in Australian Rules football.

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  • 14. 

    When workers questioned the state of the Australian economy, which Prime Minister infamously said "Life wasn't meant to be easy"?

    • A.

      James Scullin

    • B.

      Gough Whitlam

    • C.

      Paul Keating

    • D.

      Malcolm Fraser

    Correct Answer
    D. Malcolm Fraser
    Explanation
    Malcolm Fraser is the correct answer because he infamously said "Life wasn't meant to be easy" when workers questioned the state of the Australian economy. This statement reflects his belief that facing challenges and difficulties is a natural part of life, including economic hardships. Fraser was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1975 to 1983 and his statement has become widely known and associated with his leadership during that time.

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  • 15. 

    In the early television comedy series, "My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?", what Sydney suburb did McGooley live in?

    • A.

      Cabramatta

    • B.

      Balmain

    • C.

      Mosman

    • D.

      Chatswood

    Correct Answer
    B. Balmain
    Explanation
    In the early television comedy series, "My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?", the main character McGooley lived in the Sydney suburb of Balmain.

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