Quiz: Do You Know All The Facts About Australia?

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Quiz: Do You Know All The Facts About Australia?

What do you know about Australia? Australia is the aridest, the populated continent on earth. Australia's interior area has one of the lowest rainfalls in the world, and the weather in approximately three-quarters of the land is arid or semi-arid. Its fertile areas are well watered. However, these are used very effectively to help feed the world. How much do you know about Australia, the quiz will tell the tail.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which radio presenter once had a Saturday morning program on 3CS Colac called "Trad and All That Jazz"?
    • A. 

      Ian Macrae

    • B. 

      Big Sam Kronja

    • C. 

      Simon Townsend

    • D. 

      Colin Mcewan

  • 2. 
    Which West Australian town was relocated in 1925 from the mouth of the Ashburton River to a site on Beadon Bay?
    • A. 

      Dampier

    • B. 

      Pannawonica

    • C. 

      Onslow

    • D. 

      Paraburdoo

  • 3. 
    Where in Australia were the Sara quadruplets born in 1950?
    • A. 

      Kempsey, N.S.W.

    • B. 

      Bellingen, N.S.W.

    • C. 

      Punchbowl, N.S.W.

    • D. 

      Bundaberg, Q.

  • 4. 
    What was the original name given to the settlement where Launceston, Tasmania stands today?
    • A. 

      King's Town

    • B. 

      Tasmanville

    • C. 

      Patersonia

    • D. 

      Tamartown

  • 5. 
    What is generally accepted as being the wettest place, that is, the place with the highest average annual rainfall, in Australia?
    • A. 

      Tully, Q.

    • B. 

      Etty Bay, Q.

    • C. 

      Macquarie Harbour, T.

    • D. 

      Melbourne, V.

  • 6. 
    What did Myrtle Woods first begin advertising on Australian television in 1963?
    • A. 

      Granny Davis Bread

    • B. 

      Semak Vitamizers

    • C. 

      Ansell Rubber Gloves

    • D. 

      The National Road Safety Council's Warnings To Children

  • 7. 
    Where were General Macarthur's headquarters in Brisbane during the Second World War?
    • A. 

      In A Temporary Building Erected In The Botanical Gardens

    • B. 

      In The Queensland Parliament Buildings

    • C. 

      In An Annexe Of The Governor Of Queensland's Official Guesthouse

    • D. 

      In A Building On Queen Street

  • 8. 
    How many Top 40 hits did Australian Johnny O'Keefe have between 1958 and 1964?
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      39

  • 9. 
    Which Australian town was founded by the Catholic Bishop of Brisbane and 11 Carmelite nuns in 1880?
    • A. 

      Mt Morgan, Q.

    • B. 

      Murwillumbah, N.S.W.

    • C. 

      Tully, Q.

    • D. 

      Innisfail, Q.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Bill Collins

    • B. 

      Clem Dimsey

    • C. 

      Phillip Gibbs

    • D. 

      John Russell

  • 11. 
    What is "Down Home" a book by Peter Conrad, about?
    • A. 

      1960's Australian Rock Groups

    • B. 

      A Queensland Sugar Cane Farm

    • C. 

      Australian Farming Practices

    • D. 

      Tasmania

  • 12. 
    Who played the part of Tarzan in the 1950's radio serial of the same name?
    • A. 

      Bud Tingwell

    • B. 

      Sydney Connabere

    • C. 

      Rod Taylor

    • D. 

      Kev Golsby

  • 13. 
    Who lost his position as Minister for Northern Australia in November 1975?
    • A. 

      Dr Rex Patterson

    • B. 

      Al Grassby

    • C. 

      Rex Connor

    • D. 

      Paul Keating

  • 14. 
    Where was noted golden-voiced announcer, John Laws, born?
    • A. 

      Sydney

    • B. 

      Suva, Fiji

    • C. 

      Wau, New Guinea.

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 15. 
    Which actor did not take part in the filming of the 1956 movie "King of the Coral Sea"?
    • A. 

      Rod Taylor

    • B. 

      Kenric Hudson

    • C. 

      Chips Rafferty

    • D. 

      Charles Tingwell

  • 16. 
    Who hosted the very first "Sunday Night Countdown" program in 1975, in Australia?
    • A. 

      Ken Sparkes

    • B. 

      Johnny Farnham

    • C. 

      Ian Buckland

    • D. 

      Ross D. Wylie

  • 17. 
    On which Australian television program did Buster Fiddes and Sydney Heylen appear?
    • A. 

      In Melbourne Tonight

    • B. 

      A Couple Of Mugs

    • C. 

      Peters Fun Fare

    • D. 

      Sunnyside Up

  • 18. 
    On which national holiday in 1998 was the Northern Territory town of Katherine severely flooded by the swollen waters of the Katherine River?
    • A. 

      The Queen's Birthday

    • B. 

      Australia Day

    • C. 

      A.N.Z.A.C. Day

    • D. 

      New Year's Day

  • 19. 
    What is Townsville's twin city?
    • A. 

      Dalrymple

    • B. 

      Bowen

    • C. 

      Thuringowa

    • D. 

      Cardwell

  • 20. 
    Which team played Carlton in the notoriously vicious 1945 V.F.L. Grand Final?
    • A. 

      Melbourne

    • B. 

      South Melbourne

    • C. 

      Richmond

    • D. 

      St Kilda