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  • 1. 

    Which Australian town or city is furthest east?

    • A.

      Longreach, Queensland

    • B.

      Melbourne, Victoria

    • C.

      Warrnambool, Victoria

    • D.

      Queenstown, Tasmania

    Correct Answer
    D. Queenstown, Tasmania
    Explanation
    Queenstown, Tasmania is the furthest east Australian town or city because Tasmania is located to the southeast of mainland Australia. Among the given options, Queenstown is the only one located in Tasmania, making it the correct answer. Longreach, Melbourne, and Warrnambool are all located in mainland Australia and are therefore not as far east as Queenstown.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these Australian towns and cities is furthest east?

    • A.

      Mildura, Victoria

    • B.

      Thursday Island, Queensland

    • C.

      Ballarat, Victoria

    • D.

      Broken Hill, New South Wales

    Correct Answer
    C. Ballarat, Victoria
    Explanation
    Ballarat, Victoria is the furthest east among the given Australian towns and cities. This can be determined by looking at the map and considering the geographical coordinates of these places. Ballarat is located in the state of Victoria, which is further east compared to Queensland and New South Wales where the other towns are located. Therefore, Ballarat is the correct answer as it is the most eastern town among the options provided.

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  • 3. 

    Which two lakes straddle the West Australia and South Australia border?

    • A.

      Lake McDonald And Lake Kunnanurra

    • B.

      Lake McDonald And Lake Mackay

    • C.

      Lake Sylvester And Lake Carnegie

    • D.

      Lake Kunnunurra And Lake Amadeus

    Correct Answer
    B. Lake McDonald And Lake Mackay
    Explanation
    Lake McDonald and Lake Mackay straddle the West Australia and South Australia border.

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  • 4. 

    When Harold Holt disappeared in December 1967, who became Prime Minister?

    • A.

      Henry Bolte

    • B.

      Arthur Fadden

    • C.

      John Gorton

    • D.

      John Mcewan

    Correct Answer
    C. John Gorton
    Explanation
    After Harold Holt's disappearance in December 1967, John Gorton became the Prime Minister. Holt, who was the Prime Minister of Australia at the time, went missing while swimming and was presumed drowned. As per the Australian Constitution, in the event of the Prime Minister's absence or death, the Deputy Prime Minister assumes the role until a new leader is elected. John Gorton, who was the Deputy Prime Minister at that time, took over the position and became the 19th Prime Minister of Australia.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first Governor-General of Australia?

    • A.

      Sir Phillip Game

    • B.

      Lord Maximillian Bakehouse

    • C.

      Lord Hopetoun

    • D.

      Lord Delisle

    Correct Answer
    C. Lord Hopetoun
    Explanation
    Lord Hopetoun was the first Governor-General of Australia. He served from 1901 to 1903, following the Federation of Australia. Lord Hopetoun played a significant role in the establishment of the Australian government and in the selection of the first Prime Minister. He was chosen for this position due to his experience as a British politician and his ability to represent the interests of the British Empire in the newly formed Commonwealth of Australia.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first of the Popes to visit Australia?

    • A.

      Pope Paul VI

    • B.

      Pope Urban VI

    • C.

      Pope Pius XXIII

    • D.

      Pope John-Paul II

    Correct Answer
    A. Pope Paul VI
    Explanation
    Pope Paul VI was the first Pope to visit Australia. This visit took place in 1970 as part of his pastoral trip to the region. His visit was significant as it marked the first time a Pope had ever visited Australia, and it had a lasting impact on the Catholic community in the country. Pope Paul VI's visit helped to strengthen the relationship between the Catholic Church and Australia, and it set a precedent for future papal visits to the country.

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  • 7. 

    To which important office was former Australian politician, Sir Percy Spender, elected in 1964?

    • A.

      Governor Of West Australia

    • B.

      President Of The International Court Of Justice

    • C.

      Assistant Vice-Chairman Of The International Olympic Committee

    • D.

      President Of The International Labour Organization

    Correct Answer
    B. President Of The International Court Of Justice
    Explanation
    Sir Percy Spender was elected as the President of the International Court of Justice in 1964. The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and is responsible for settling legal disputes between countries. As the President, Sir Percy Spender would have played a crucial role in leading the Court and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of justice.

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  • 8. 

    From east to west, what is the correct order of these central Melbourne, Australia streets?

    • A.

      Spring, Exhibition, Russell

    • B.

      Swanston, Exhibition, Russell

    • C.

      Exhibition, Swanston, Spring

    • D.

      Swanston, Exhibition, Spring

    Correct Answer
    A. Spring, Exhibition, Russell
    Explanation
    The correct order of the central Melbourne streets from east to west is Spring, Exhibition, Russell.

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  • 9. 

    How many of ABBA's singles reached #1 on the Australian chart listings?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Eight

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    B. Six
    Explanation
    ABBA had six of their singles reach #1 on the Australian chart listings. This means that out of all the songs they released as singles, six of them managed to reach the top spot on the Australian charts.

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  • 10. 

    In what year did former Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young have a hit with "Hey, St Peter"?

    • A.

      1975

    • B.

      1977

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    C. 1976
    Explanation
    In 1976, former Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young had a hit with "Hey, St Peter".

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  • 11. 

    What happened to the city of Hobart in 1881?

    • A.

      Its Population Overtook That Of Launceston

    • B.

      Its Name Was Changed From Hobart Town To Hobart

    • C.

      The Bridge Linking Hobart With The Eastern Shore Was Opened

    • D.

      It Was Declared A City

    Correct Answer
    B. Its Name Was Changed From Hobart Town To Hobart
    Explanation
    In 1881, the city of Hobart underwent a change in its name from Hobart Town to Hobart.

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  • 12. 

    Which part of Australia did Thomas Wingate's painting of a bushfire depict?

    • A.

      The Strzlecki Ranges, Victoria

    • B.

      Potts Point, Sydney

    • C.

      Hawthorn, Melbourne

    • D.

      Perth, W.A.

    Correct Answer
    B. Potts Point, Sydney
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Potts Point, Sydney. This can be inferred from the question which asks about the location depicted in Thomas Wingate's painting of a bushfire. Potts Point is a suburb in Sydney, Australia, so it is reasonable to assume that the painting would depict a bushfire in that area.

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  • 13. 

    Which two V.F.L. teams did football legend, Roy Cazaly, play for?

    • A.

      South Melbourne, Richmond

    • B.

      North Melbourne, South Melbourne

    • C.

      St Kilda, Melbourne

    • D.

      St Kilda, South Melbourne

    Correct Answer
    D. St Kilda, South Melbourne
    Explanation
    Roy Cazaly, a football legend, played for both St Kilda and South Melbourne teams.

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  • 14. 

    Where can you find Cazaly's Australian Rules Football Park?

    • A.

      Cairns, Q.

    • B.

      Port Hedland, W.A.

    • C.

      Darwin, N.T.

    • D.

      Muswellbrook, N.S.W.

    Correct Answer
    A. Cairns, Q.
    Explanation
    Cazaly's Australian Rules Football Park can be found in Cairns, Queensland.

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  • 15. 

    Which Fitzroy player won the Brownlow Medal in 1933?

    • A.

      Wilfred Chicken Smallhorn

    • B.

      Haydn Bunton

    • C.

      Dinny Ryan

    • D.

      Jock Mountain McGurney

    Correct Answer
    A. Wilfred Chicken Smallhorn
    Explanation
    Wilfred Chicken Smallhorn won the Brownlow Medal in 1933.

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  • 16. 

    Which two teams joined The Victorian Football League in 1908?

    • A.

      Hawthorn, Richmond

    • B.

      North Melbourne, University

    • C.

      Richmond And University

    • D.

      Essendon, St Kilda

    Correct Answer
    C. Richmond And University
    Explanation
    In 1908, two teams, Richmond and University, joined The Victorian Football League. These two teams became part of the league during that year, expanding the number of teams in the competition.

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  • 17. 

    Which V.F.L. team did Sir Douglas Nicholls play for?

    • A.

      Fitzroy

    • B.

      Carlton

    • C.

      Footscray

    • D.

      Richmond

    Correct Answer
    A. Fitzroy
    Explanation
    Sir Douglas Nicholls played for the Fitzroy V.F.L. team.

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  • 18. 

    Who plays American promoter, Lee Gordon, in the movie "Shout" which portrays the life of Johnny O'Keefe?

    • A.

      Campbell McComas

    • B.

      Stewart R. Pellutin

    • C.

      Aaron Blabey

    • D.

      David Campbell

    Correct Answer
    C. Aaron Blabey
    Explanation
    Aaron Blabey plays American promoter, Lee Gordon, in the movie "Shout" which portrays the life of Johnny O'Keefe.

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  • 19. 

    Which statement is not true about the former Sydney Stadium at Rushcutters Bay?

    • A.

      It Was Built On The Site Of A Chinese Market Garden In 1908

    • B.

      It Was A Circular, Corrugated Iron Building And Was First Roofed In 1911

    • C.

      Big Chief Little Wolf, Stan Freberg And The Everly Brothers All Performed There

    • D.

      It Was Destroyed By Fire In 1970 And Was Never Re-Built

    Correct Answer
    D. It Was Destroyed By Fire In 1970 And Was Never Re-Built
    Explanation
    The former Sydney Stadium at Rushcutters Bay was not destroyed by fire in 1970 and was never re-built.

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  • 20. 

    Which ship transported the Australian team to the 1936 Olympiad in Berlin?

    • A.

      The S.S. Magnolia

    • B.

      The S.S. Mingrelian

    • C.

      The S.S. Mangonel

    • D.

      The S.S. Mongolia

    Correct Answer
    D. The S.S. Mongolia
    Explanation
    The S.S. Mongolia transported the Australian team to the 1936 Olympiad in Berlin.

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