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  • 1. 

    Australian golfer David Graham is remarkable for what reason?

    • A.

      Only Played The Japanese Tour

    • B.

      Started Playing Golf In His 30s

    • C.

      Only Australian To Win A U.S. Major

    • D.

      Changed From Left To Right-Handed

    Correct Answer
    D. Changed From Left To Right-Handed
    Explanation
    David Graham is remarkable because he changed from being left-handed to right-handed. This is a significant accomplishment in golf, as it requires a complete adjustment to one's swing and technique. It is rare for a golfer to switch their dominant hand and still achieve success in the sport.

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  • 2. 

    If an Australian is "on the wallaby trail", what is he doing?

    • A.

      Surveying Wildlife

    • B.

      Searching For Rural Employment

    • C.

      Hunting

    • D.

      Bushwalking

    Correct Answer
    B. Searching For Rural Employment
    Explanation
    The phrase "on the wallaby trail" is an Australian idiom that means someone is searching for rural employment. The term "wallaby" refers to a small kangaroo-like animal that is known for its nomadic lifestyle, constantly moving from one place to another in search of food and shelter. Therefore, being "on the wallaby trail" implies that someone is actively seeking work opportunities in rural areas, just like a wallaby is constantly on the move.

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  • 3. 

    What did Indonesians collect near Australia's coast for centuries before European settlement?

    • A.

      Sheep

    • B.

      Beche De Mer Or Trepang

    • C.

      Timber

    • D.

      Kangaroo Hides

    Correct Answer
    B. Beche De Mer Or Trepang
    Explanation
    Before European settlement, Indonesians collected Beche De Mer or Trepang near Australia's coast for centuries. Beche De Mer, also known as sea cucumber, is a type of marine animal that was highly valued in Asian markets for its culinary and medicinal properties. Indonesians would collect these sea cucumbers and trade them with other goods. This trade relationship between Indonesians and Australians existed long before Europeans arrived in Australia.

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  • 4. 

    What would an Australian call a Bedourie Shower?

    • A.

      A Bridal Offering

    • B.

      A Hot Spring In The Desert

    • C.

      A Dust Storm

    • D.

      A Freak Hailstorm

    Correct Answer
    C. A Dust Storm
    Explanation
    An Australian would call a Bedourie Shower a dust storm. A dust storm is a weather phenomenon characterized by strong winds that pick up dust and dirt from the ground, creating a swirling cloud of dust. The term "Bedourie Shower" is a colloquial Australian term used to describe this type of weather event.

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  • 5. 

    On what date was Darwin, Australia bombed during World War II?

    • A.

      March 2 1943

    • B.

      April 16 1940

    • C.

      February 19 1942

    • D.

      October 28 1942

    Correct Answer
    C. February 19 1942
    Explanation
    On February 19, 1942, Darwin, Australia was bombed during World War II. This date is significant because it marks the first major attack on Australian soil by Japanese forces. The bombing of Darwin was part of a larger campaign by Japan to expand its control in the Pacific region. The attack resulted in significant damage to the city and its infrastructure, and it served as a wake-up call for Australia, leading to increased efforts to strengthen its defenses and support from its allies.

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  • 6. 

    Skyhooks lead singer Shirley Strachan died as a result of what?

    • A.

      Cancer

    • B.

      A Helicopter Crash Near Brisbane

    • C.

      A Barrier-Reef Diving Accident

    • D.

      A Car Accident In Sydney

    Correct Answer
    B. A Helicopter Crash Near Brisbane
    Explanation
    Shirley Strachan, the lead singer of Skyhooks, died as a result of a helicopter crash near Brisbane.

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  • 7. 

    How much water does the koala drink each day?

    • A.

      About 1 Liter

    • B.

      About 3 Liters

    • C.

      About 500 Milliliters

    • D.

      Koalas Don't Need To Drink

    Correct Answer
    D. Koalas Don't Need To Drink
    Explanation
    Koalas don't need to drink because they get most of their water from the eucalyptus leaves they eat, which have a high water content. They have evolved to obtain sufficient moisture from their diet, so they rarely drink water directly.

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  • 8. 

    Which country is Australia's closest neighbour?

    • A.

      New Zealand

    • B.

      Indonesia

    • C.

      Nauru

    • D.

      Papua New Guinea

    Correct Answer
    D. Papua New Guinea
    Explanation
    Papua New Guinea is Australia's closest neighbor because it shares a maritime border with Australia. Located to the north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is the closest country geographically. It is situated just a few kilometers away from the northernmost point of Australia, making it the nearest neighbor.

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  • 9. 

    What Crawford Production Australian police drama was set at Riverside Police Station in the 1980's?

    • A.

      Division 4

    • B.

      Cop Shop

    • C.

      Cops And Robbers

    • D.

      Matlock Police

    Correct Answer
    B. Cop Shop
    Explanation
    Cop Shop is the correct answer because it was an Australian police drama set at Riverside Police Station in the 1980s. It was produced by Crawford Productions and focused on the daily activities of the police officers working at the station. The show gained popularity for its realistic portrayal of police work and ran for six seasons from 1977 to 1984.

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  • 10. 

    Who won the first Australian Football League premiership?

    • A.

      Essendon

    • B.

      West Coast Eagles

    • C.

      Western Bulldogs

    • D.

      Collingwood

    Correct Answer
    D. Collingwood
    Explanation
    Collingwood won the first Australian Football League premiership.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of the main racecourse in Darwin, Australia?

    • A.

      Grayville

    • B.

      Fannie Bay

    • C.

      Haberton

    • D.

      Palmeston

    Correct Answer
    B. Fannie Bay
    Explanation
    Fannie Bay is the correct answer because it is the name of the main racecourse in Darwin, Australia. Grayville, Haberton, and Palmeston are not the correct names of the main racecourse in Darwin.

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  • 12. 

    What was located on the site of the Sydney Opera House prior to its construction?

    • A.

      A Park

    • B.

      A Hospital

    • C.

      A Monument To Lady Macquarie

    • D.

      A Tram Depot

    Correct Answer
    D. A Tram Depot
    Explanation
    Prior to the construction of the Sydney Opera House, a tram depot was located on the site. This means that the area where the iconic Opera House now stands was previously used for housing and maintaining trams. The construction of the Opera House involved the demolition of the tram depot to make way for the iconic performing arts venue that is now recognized worldwide.

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  • 13. 

    Which one of these localities is north of Sydney and south of Brisbane?

    • A.

      Tomerong

    • B.

      Mount Kuringai

    • C.

      Middlemount

    • D.

      Unanderra

    Correct Answer
    B. Mount Kuringai
    Explanation
    Mount Kuringai is the correct answer because it is a locality that is positioned north of Sydney and south of Brisbane. This suggests that it is located in between the two cities, with Sydney to the south and Brisbane to the north. The other localities mentioned in the question, Tomerong, Middlemount, and Unanderra, do not fit the criteria of being both north of Sydney and south of Brisbane.

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  • 14. 

    Which town in Australia's southwest shares its name with a Scandinavian country?

    • A.

      Iceland

    • B.

      Norway

    • C.

      Denmark

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    C. Denmark
    Explanation
    The town in Australia's southwest that shares its name with a Scandinavian country is Denmark. Denmark is a country in Scandinavia, and it is also the name of a town located in Western Australia. The town was named after the country by Thomas Wilson, a settler who arrived in the area in 1895. The town of Denmark is known for its beautiful natural scenery, including forests, rivers, and coastline, making it a popular tourist destination in the region.

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  • 15. 

    What is the easternmost point of the Australian mainland?

    • A.

      Rockhampton, Queensland

    • B.

      Byron Bay, New South Wales

    • C.

      Cape Tribulation, Queensland

    • D.

      Surfers Paradise, Queensland

    Correct Answer
    B. Byron Bay, New South Wales
    Explanation
    Byron Bay, New South Wales is the easternmost point of the Australian mainland because it is located on the eastern coast of Australia, further east than Rockhampton, Queensland, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, and Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

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