How Much Do You Know About Australia? Quiz

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How Much Do You Know About Australia? Quiz

How much do you really know about Australia?


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

  • 2. 
    The Spirit of Tasmania operates between Port Melbourne and what Tasmanian town?
    • A. 

      Wynyard

    • B. 

      Ulverstone

    • C. 

      Devonport

    • D. 

      Burnie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    In 1881, the first bananas grown in northern New South Wales were imported from where?
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Guatemala

    • C. 

      Nigeria

    • D. 

      Fiji

  • 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

  • 8. 
    In which of Australia's capital cities is the suburb of Airport West?
    • A. 

      Melbourne

    • B. 

      Perth

    • C. 

      Sydney

    • D. 

      Hobart

  • 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

  • 10. 
    Who was Australia's Prime Minister in 1950?
    • A. 

      Ben Chifley

    • B. 

      John Curtin

    • C. 

      Sir Robert Menzies

    • D. 

      H. V. Evatt

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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