Test Your G.K Kowledge On Australia! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The University of Melbourne holds the rights to what invention granted by Patent No. 519851 in 1978?

    • A.

      A New Type Of Radar Scanner

    • B.

      A Language Analyzer

    • C.

      A Bionic Ear

    • D.

      A Kidney Dialysis Renovator

    Correct Answer
    C. A Bionic Ear
    Explanation
    The University of Melbourne holds the rights to the invention of a bionic ear, which was granted by Patent No. 519851 in 1978. A bionic ear is a device that helps individuals with hearing loss by converting sound into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain. This invention has revolutionized the field of auditory prosthetics and has provided a significant improvement in the quality of life for people with hearing impairments.

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  • 2. 

    Which Australian newspaper had a regular raunchy column called "Heart Balm" which offered advice to the lovelorn?

    • A.

      The Sydney Sun

    • B.

      The Brisbane Telegraph

    • C.

      The Melbourne Argus

    • D.

      The Melbourne Truth

    Correct Answer
    D. The Melbourne Truth
    Explanation
    The Melbourne Truth is the correct answer because it was an Australian newspaper that had a regular raunchy column called "Heart Balm" which offered advice to the lovelorn.

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  • 3. 

    What, it is claimed, was made for the first time in a factory in Sydney in June of 1899?

    • A.

      Rosella Tomato Sauce

    • B.

      Carter's Little Liver Pills

    • C.

      Bonnington's Irish Moss

    • D.

      Heenzo Cough Medicine

    Correct Answer
    A. Rosella Tomato Sauce
    Explanation
    Rosella Tomato Sauce was claimed to be made for the first time in a factory in Sydney in June of 1899. This suggests that prior to this date, Rosella Tomato Sauce was not produced in a factory setting. The information implies that the manufacturing process for Rosella Tomato Sauce was established in Sydney in 1899, marking a significant milestone in the production of this specific product.

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  • 4. 

    Ken Maynard became famous for cartoons featuring the Ettamogah Pub, printed in which publication?

    • A.

      People Magazine

    • B.

      Nation Review

    • C.

      Pix Magazine

    • D.

      Australasian Post

    Correct Answer
    D. Australasian Post
    Explanation
    Ken Maynard became famous for his cartoons featuring the Ettamogah Pub, which were printed in the Australasian Post. The Australasian Post was a popular magazine in Australia that featured a variety of content, including cartoons. Maynard's cartoons depicting the Ettamogah Pub became particularly well-known and were enjoyed by readers of the magazine.

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  • 5. 

    What Australian woman was the only swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympic Games?

    • A.

      Tracey Wickham

    • B.

      Shane Gould

    • C.

      Dawn Fraser

    • D.

      Lorraine Crapp

    Correct Answer
    C. Dawn Fraser
    Explanation
    Dawn Fraser is the correct answer because she is the only Australian woman swimmer who won the same event at three consecutive Olympic Games. This achievement demonstrates her exceptional skill and consistency in swimming.

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  • 6. 

    What route did Australia's first hydrofoil ferry service begin operating in January 1965?

    • A.

      Cairns To Green Island

    • B.

      Manly To Sydney Central

    • C.

      Adelaide To Kangaroo Island

    • D.

      Melbourne To Devonport

    Correct Answer
    B. Manly To Sydney Central
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Manly To Sydney Central. This is because the question asks about the route of Australia's first hydrofoil ferry service, and Manly to Sydney Central was the route on which this service began operating in January 1965.

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  • 7. 

    What Australian artist recorded "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy" in October of 1972?

    • A.

      John Farnham

    • B.

      The Loved Ones

    • C.

      Daddy Cool

    • D.

      Billy Thorpe

    Correct Answer
    D. Billy Thorpe
    Explanation
    Billy Thorpe is the correct answer because he recorded the song "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy" in October of 1972. This Australian artist is known for his rock music and was active during the 1960s and 1970s. The song became a hit and is considered one of his most popular and well-known tracks.

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  • 8. 

    Which Australian rock group was named after a road sign?

    • A.

      Koalas Cross Here

    • B.

      50 Kph

    • C.

      Murrumbidgee

    • D.

      The Little River Band

    Correct Answer
    D. The Little River Band
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Little River Band. The question asks which Australian rock group was named after a road sign. Out of the options given, only The Little River Band fits this description. The other options do not have any connection to road signs. Therefore, The Little River Band is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What was the topic of the book "Our Fantastic Planet"?

    • A.

      Pre-Historic Earth

    • B.

      Animals in Australia

    • C.

      Circumnavigation Of The Earth

    • D.

      Deep Sea Fishing

    Correct Answer
    C. Circumnavigation Of The Earth
    Explanation
    The book "Our Fantastic Planet" is about the topic of circumnavigation of the Earth. This means that the book explores the journey of traveling around the entire Earth, usually by sea or air. The book may discuss different expeditions or historical accounts of individuals who have successfully completed this journey. The topic of circumnavigation of the Earth is distinct from the other options listed, such as pre-historic Earth, animals in Australia, and deep sea fishing, as it focuses specifically on the act of traveling around the entire planet.

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  • 10. 

    When Madonna arrived in Sydney in 1993, what musical instrument did she carry?

    • A.

      A Silver Cornet

    • B.

      A Didgeridoo

    • C.

      A Bongo Drum

    • D.

      A Small Electronic Keyboard

    Correct Answer
    B. A Didgeridoo
    Explanation
    Madonna carried a Didgeridoo when she arrived in Sydney in 1993. The Didgeridoo is a traditional Australian musical instrument that is commonly associated with Aboriginal culture. It is a long wooden tube that produces a deep, resonant sound when played. Madonna's choice to carry a Didgeridoo suggests her interest in exploring and incorporating diverse musical influences into her work.

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  • 11. 

    What did Nova Peris-Kneebone win in 1996?

    • A.

      An Olympic Gold Medal For Athletics

    • B.

      A Logie Award For Her Acting In A Tele-Movie

    • C.

      Olympic Gold For Hockey

    • D.

      A Special Award For Rescuing A Child From The Surf At Bront Beach

    Correct Answer
    C. Olympic Gold For Hockey
    Explanation
    Nova Peris-Kneebone won an Olympic Gold for Hockey in 1996.

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  • 12. 

    Where was Australian novelist Bryce Courtenay born?

    • A.

      Perth, W.A.

    • B.

      South Africa

    • C.

      Scotland

    • D.

      New Zealand

    Correct Answer
    B. South Africa
    Explanation
    Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa.

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  • 13. 

    What is the Australian Women's Soccer Team collectively known as?

    • A.

      The Cuddly Koalas

    • B.

      The Matildas

    • C.

      The Ball Kickers

    • D.

      The Soccer Sheilas

    Correct Answer
    B. The Matildas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Matildas". The Australian Women's Soccer Team is commonly referred to as The Matildas. This nickname reflects the team's connection to Australian culture and history, as "Matilda" is a term used to describe a swagman's bundle in Australian folklore. The name represents the team's resilience, unity, and determination, making it a fitting and recognizable moniker for the Australian Women's Soccer Team.

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  • 14. 

    Who played Lindy Chamberlain in the movie "Evil Angels"?

    • A.

      Meryl Streep

    • B.

      Helen Morse

    • C.

      Barbra Streisand

    • D.

      Ruth Cracknell

    Correct Answer
    A. Meryl Streep
    Explanation
    Meryl Streep played Lindy Chamberlain in the movie "Evil Angels".

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of Australia's first locally-manufactured military aircraft?

    • A.

      The Aerolee

    • B.

      The Wirraway

    • C.

      The Cockatoo

    • D.

      The Drongo

    Correct Answer
    B. The Wirraway
    Explanation
    The Wirraway is the correct answer because it was indeed the name of Australia's first locally-manufactured military aircraft. The Wirraway was a training and utility aircraft that was produced by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) during World War II. It was based on the design of the North American NA-16, and a total of 755 Wirraways were built between 1939 and 1946. The aircraft was primarily used for training purposes but also saw some combat action in the Pacific theater during the war.

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