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• 1.

### Before the introduction of decimal currency, how many pence were there in one Australian pound?

• A.

12

• B.

144

• C.

20

• D.

240

D. 240
Explanation
Before the introduction of decimal currency, there were 240 pence in one Australian pound. In the old British currency system, there were 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound. Therefore, multiplying 12 by 20 gives us 240 pence in one pound.

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• 2.

### Which date in Victoria, Australia became known as Ash Wednesday?

• A.

16-Feb-83

• B.

11-Jan-84

• C.

13-Jan-82

• D.

25-Jan-83

A. 16-Feb-83
Explanation
Ash Wednesday refers to a series of bushfires that occurred in Victoria, Australia on 16th February 1983. These fires were particularly devastating, causing widespread destruction and loss of life. The date became known as Ash Wednesday due to the large amount of ash and debris left in the aftermath of the fires.

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• 3.

### Who killed Melbourne's notorious 1920's gangster Squizzy Taylor?

• A.

John Cutmore

• B.

Jack McGhee

• C.

Ernest O'Malley

• D.

Snowy Cartmour

A. John Cutmore
• 4.

### Who was the first aboriginal to be knighted by Australia's head of state?

• A.

Doug Nicholls

• B.

Polly Farmer

• C.

Kath Walker

• D.

Harold Blair

A. Doug Nicholls
Explanation
Doug Nicholls was the first aboriginal to be knighted by Australia's head of state. This recognition highlights his significant contributions and achievements. As a prominent Indigenous Australian, he was not only a talented athlete but also a respected leader and advocate for Aboriginal rights. His dedication to social justice and reconciliation made him a highly influential figure in Australian history. The knighthood bestowed upon Doug Nicholls symbolizes the recognition of his exceptional accomplishments and his role in breaking down barriers for Indigenous Australians.

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• 5.

### Of which state was Des Corcoran the Premier?

• A.

Tasmania

• B.

Victoria

• C.

South Australia

• D.

Queensland

C. South Australia
Explanation
Des Corcoran was the Premier of South Australia.

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• 6.

### What is the alternative name, used in South Australia, for Paterson's Curse?

• A.

Barossa Valley Blue Weed

• B.

Hannah's Bugloss

• C.

Salvation Jane

• D.

Mighty Griselda

C. Salvation Jane
Explanation
The alternative name, used in South Australia, for Paterson's Curse is Salvation Jane.

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• 7.

### Which is Melbourne's second-oldest university?

• A.

Deakin

• B.

Victoria

• C.

La Trobe

• D.

Monash

D. Monash
Explanation
Monash is Melbourne's second-oldest university. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options, Deakin, Victoria, and La Trobe, are not older than Monash.

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• 8.

### From which beach did Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappear in 1967?

• A.

Tootgarook

• B.

Cheviot

• C.

Point Lonsdale

• D.

Sorrento

B. Cheviot
Explanation
In 1967, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared from Cheviot Beach. This beach, located in Victoria, Australia, is known for its strong currents and dangerous surf conditions. Holt's disappearance sparked a massive search and rescue operation, but his body was never found. The incident remains a mystery and has led to various theories and speculations about what might have happened to the Prime Minister.

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• 9.

### Which film star wrote the book that was banned by Australian Government in 1958 and what was the title of the book?

• A.

Mae West, "She Done Him Wrong"

• B.

Clara Bow, "Bow Street"

• C.

Tilly Lamour, "Tickle My Fancy"

• D.

Errol Flynn, "My Wicked, Wicked Ways"

A. Mae West, "She Done Him Wrong"
• 10.

### What is the highest mountain in Victoria, Australia?

• A.

Mt. Sebastopol

• B.

Mt. Hotham

• C.

Mt. Feathertop

• D.

Mt. Bogong

D. Mt. Bogong
Explanation
Mt. Bogong is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in Victoria, Australia. It stands at an elevation of 1,986 meters and is located in the Alpine National Park. Mt. Bogong is a popular destination for hikers and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area.

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• 11.

### What did Jules Francis Archibald found in 1919?

• A.

The Bulletin Magazine

• B.

The Sydney Daily Telegraph Newspaper

• C.

Australian Consolidated Press

• D.

The Archibald Prize For Portrait Painting

A. The Bulletin Magazine
Explanation
Jules Francis Archibald founded The Bulletin Magazine in 1919.

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• 12.

### What area of the arts is Australian artist Aida Tomescu associated with?

• A.

Painting

• B.

Literature

• C.

Music

• D.

The Theater

A. Painting
Explanation
Aida Tomescu is associated with the area of painting. This means that she is known for her work in creating visual art using various mediums such as oil, acrylic, or watercolor. Her artistic expression and style are focused on creating unique and visually captivating paintings.

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• 13.

### For which electorate was Robert Hawke the member while Prime Minister of Australia?

• A.

Sandringham

• B.

Burke

• C.

Wills

• D.

Latrobe

C. Wills
Explanation
Robert Hawke was the member for the Wills electorate while he served as the Prime Minister of Australia.

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• 14.

### Why was Stephen Leslie Bradley sentenced to death in 1961?

• A.

He Murdered The Girl Known As The Pajama Girl

• B.

He Killed Two Policemen While On The Run From Long Bay Gaol

• C.

He Was A Serial Rapist

• D.

He Kidnapped And Murdered Graeme Thorne

D. He Kidnapped And Murdered Graeme Thorne
Explanation
Stephen Leslie Bradley was sentenced to death in 1961 because he kidnapped and murdered Graeme Thorne.

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• 15.

### In 1982, where was the premiere showing of the Australian movie "The Man from Snowy River", held?

• A.

Wagga Wagga

• B.

Mansfield

• C.

Corryong

• D.

Orbost

B. Mansfield
Explanation

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• 16.

### What was the name of Australian author Albert Facey's best-selling autobiography?

• A.

Boy From The Bush

• B.

Whipping Boy

• C.

A Hell Of A Life

• D.

A Fortunate Life

D. A Fortunate Life
Explanation
"A Fortunate Life" is the correct answer because it is the title of Australian author Albert Facey's best-selling autobiography. This book, published in 1981, tells the story of Facey's challenging life growing up in Western Australia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite facing numerous hardships and setbacks, Facey considered himself fortunate to have lived a life filled with valuable experiences and opportunities.

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• 17.

### When was the first Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race held?

• A.

1945

• B.

1935

• C.

1925

• D.

1955

A. 1945
Explanation
The first Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race was held in 1945.

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• 18.

### In which Australian zoo did the last known Thylacine die in 1936?

• A.

Hobart Zoo

• B.

A Small Zoo In Launceston, Tasmania

• C.

Melbourne Zoological Gardens

• D.

Taronga Zoological Park, Sydney

A. Hobart Zoo
Explanation
The last known Thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, died in Hobart Zoo in 1936. This zoo was located in Hobart, Tasmania, making it the correct answer to the question.

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• 19.

### Which Australian singer had a big hit in 1964 with a song called "4,003,221 Tears From Now"?

• A.

Judy Stone

• B.

Little Patti

• C.

• D.

Lynn Randall

A. Judy Stone
Explanation
Judy Stone is the correct answer because she is an Australian singer who had a big hit in 1964 with a song called "4,003,221 Tears From Now".

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• 20.

### What position did Eric Baume hold in 1935?

• A.

Political Commentator For The Macquarie Broadcasting Service

• B.

Editor Of The Sydney Sunday Sun Newspaper

• C.

Personal Secretary To The Prime Minister Of Australia

• D.

Special Events Commentator For Radio Station, 2ue

B. Editor Of The Sydney Sunday Sun Newspaper
Explanation
Eric Baume held the position of Editor of the Sydney Sunday Sun Newspaper in 1935.

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