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  • 1. 

    What was the name of the first dramatized television series produced in Australia for Australian television?

    • A.

      Take That

    • B.

      Bellbirds

    • C.

      Trevor The Aussie Tarzan

    • D.

      Smokey Dawson

    Correct Answer
    A. Take That
    Explanation
    "Take That" is not the correct answer because it is a British boy band and not a television series. "Bellbirds" is the correct answer as it was the first dramatized television series produced in Australia for Australian television.

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  • 2. 

    Who played the role of Jean Paget in the Australian TV version of Nevil Shute's "A Town Like Alice"?

    • A.

      Anne Haddy

    • B.

      Helen Morse

    • C.

      Rachel Ward

    • D.

      Noni Hazlehurst

    Correct Answer
    B. Helen Morse
    Explanation
    Helen Morse played the role of Jean Paget in the Australian TV version of Nevil Shute's "A Town Like Alice".

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  • 3. 

    In what year was the original "Norman Gunston Show" first shown on Australian TV?

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    B. 1975
    Explanation
    The original "Norman Gunston Show" was first shown on Australian TV in 1975.

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  • 4. 

    In which Sydney suburb was the block of apartments that was home to the characters of "Number 96"?

    • A.

      Paddington

    • B.

      Glebe

    • C.

      Darlinghurst

    • D.

      San Souci

    Correct Answer
    C. Darlinghurst
    Explanation
    Darlinghurst is the correct answer because it is the Sydney suburb where the block of apartments that was home to the characters of "Number 96" was located.

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  • 5. 

    For how many years did Ossie Ostrich appear on the Australian show "Hey Hey It's Saturday"?

    • A.

      One Year

    • B.

      35 Years

    • C.

      Five Years

    • D.

      23 Years

    Correct Answer
    D. 23 Years
    Explanation
    Ossie Ostrich appeared on the Australian show "Hey Hey It's Saturday" for 23 years. This indicates that Ossie Ostrich was a long-standing character on the show, suggesting that the audience enjoyed his presence and the character had a significant impact on the show's success.

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  • 6. 

    Where is Australia's only horse-drawn tram service?

    • A.

      It Runs From Victor Harbour To Granite Island, S.A.

    • B.

      It Operates In The Summer Along The Beach At Mona Vale, N.S.W.

    • C.

      It Runs Along Ann Street , Brisbane

    • D.

      It Operates In Mt. Isa's Mining Facilities

    Correct Answer
    A. It Runs From Victor Harbour To Granite Island, S.A.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It Runs From Victor Harbour To Granite Island, S.A." This answer is supported by the fact that the horse-drawn tram service in Australia is located in Victor Harbour, South Australia, and it operates between Victor Harbour and Granite Island.

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  • 7. 

    On what peninsula is the city of Victor Harbour located?

    • A.

      D'entrecasteaux

    • B.

      Fleurieu

    • C.

      Goolwa

    • D.

      Encounter

    Correct Answer
    B. Fleurieu
    Explanation
    The city of Victor Harbour is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

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  • 8. 

    Which one of these is not an external territory of Australia?

    • A.

      Lord Howe Island

    • B.

      Norfolk Island

    • C.

      The Cocos [Keeling] Islands

    • D.

      The Coral Sea Islands Territory

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Howe Island
    Explanation
    Lord Howe Island is not an external territory of Australia. While Lord Howe Island is part of Australia, it is considered a part of the state of New South Wales rather than an external territory. The other options, Norfolk Island, The Cocos [Keeling] Islands, and The Coral Sea Islands Territory, are all external territories of Australia.

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  • 9. 

    How long is Australia's coastline, in kilometers?

    • A.

      56,758

    • B.

      58,344

    • C.

      59,736

    • D.

      61,091

    Correct Answer
    C. 59,736
    Explanation
    Australia has a coastline that stretches for a considerable length. The correct answer of 59,736 kilometers indicates the total length of Australia's coastline.

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  • 10. 

    Which state of Australia has the longest state land border?

    • A.

      West Australia

    • B.

      New South Wales

    • C.

      Queensland

    • D.

      South Australia

    Correct Answer
    B. New South Wales
    Explanation
    New South Wales is the correct answer because it shares borders with multiple states, including Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria. However, its border with Queensland is the longest among these, making New South Wales the state with the longest state land border in Australia.

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  • 11. 

    In what year was the whaling settlement of Hobart begun on Australia's Derwent River?

    • A.

      1819

    • B.

      1812

    • C.

      1804

    • D.

      1798

    Correct Answer
    C. 1804
    Explanation
    In 1804, the whaling settlement of Hobart began on Australia's Derwent River. This date signifies the establishment of the settlement and marks the beginning of the whaling activities in that area.

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  • 12. 

    How many times in the twentieth century did Lake Eyre have significant amounts of water in it?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Ten

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. Six
    Explanation
    Lake Eyre had significant amounts of water in it six times during the twentieth century.

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  • 13. 

    In Australia, which two rivers join to form the Darling River?

    • A.

      The Barwon And The Culgoa

    • B.

      The Macgregor And The Barwon

    • C.

      Cooper's Creek And The Culgoa

    • D.

      The Mackenzie And The Diamantina

    Correct Answer
    A. The Barwon And The Culgoa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Barwon And The Culgoa. The Barwon River and the Culgoa River are the two rivers that join to form the Darling River in Australia. The Darling River is one of the longest rivers in Australia, and it plays a significant role in supporting agriculture and providing water to various regions.

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  • 14. 

    What is the only part of Australia with an active volcano?

    • A.

      The Atherton Tableland

    • B.

      The Australian Antarctic Territory

    • C.

      Western Victoria

    • D.

      Heard Island

    Correct Answer
    D. Heard Island
    Explanation
    Heard Island is the correct answer because it is the only part of Australia with an active volcano. Located in the southern Indian Ocean, Heard Island is a remote and uninhabited volcanic island. It is home to Big Ben, an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 2016. The other options, such as the Atherton Tableland, the Australian Antarctic Territory, and Western Victoria, do not have active volcanoes.

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  • 15. 

    What was the subject of the 1964 book "Let Stalk Strine"?

    • A.

      Australian Folklore

    • B.

      Australian Horticulture

    • C.

      Aboriginal Cookery

    • D.

      Australian English

    Correct Answer
    D. Australian English
    Explanation
    "Let Stalk Strine" is a book that was published in 1964, and its subject is Australian English. The book is a humorous guide that explores and satirizes the unique language and slang used in Australia. It provides an entertaining and informative look into the Australian dialect, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the nuances and idiosyncrasies of Australian English.

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  • 16. 

    What was Australia's first national daily newspaper?

    • A.

      The Southern Cross And National Ledger 1938

    • B.

      The Australian 1964

    • C.

      The National Argus 1954

    • D.

      The Commonwealth Sun 1921

    Correct Answer
    B. The Australian 1964
    Explanation
    The Australian, established in 1964, was Australia's first national daily newspaper.

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  • 17. 

    On which Australian lake did Donald Campbell achieve the world water speed record in the last day of 1964?

    • A.

      Lake Torrens

    • B.

      Lake Grace

    • C.

      Lake Wendouree

    • D.

      Lake Dumbleyung

    Correct Answer
    D. Lake Dumbleyung
    Explanation
    Donald Campbell achieved the world water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung in Australia on the last day of 1964.

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  • 18. 

    In which art gallery in Australia does Joshua Smith's portrait of actor Chips Rafferty hang?

    • A.

      The Rockhampton City Art Gallery

    • B.

      The Tweed River Regional Art Gallery

    • C.

      The Broken Hill City Art Gallery

    • D.

      The University Of Melbourne Museum Of Art

    Correct Answer
    A. The Rockhampton City Art Gallery
    Explanation
    Joshua Smith's portrait of actor Chips Rafferty hangs in The Rockhampton City Art Gallery in Australia.

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  • 19. 

    Who composed the theme music for the Australian TV series "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo"?

    • A.

      Eric Jupp

    • B.

      Thomas Tycho

    • C.

      It's A Traditional Folk Tune

    • D.

      Lou Toppano

    Correct Answer
    A. Eric Jupp
    Explanation
    Eric Jupp composed the theme music for the Australian TV series "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo."

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  • 20. 

    Which 1950's radio western series starred George Foster, whose favorite exclamation was "Diggle doggle down the drain"?

    • A.

      Kit Carson

    • B.

      The Gunshot Gambler

    • C.

      Laramie

    • D.

      Gunsmoke

    Correct Answer
    B. The Gunshot Gambler
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Gunshot Gambler" because the question asks for the 1950's radio western series that starred George Foster and had the catchphrase "Diggle doggle down the drain." The Gunshot Gambler fits this description, making it the correct answer.

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