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  • 1. 

    What was Australia's first daily newspaper comic strip called?

    • A.

      Ginger Meggs

    • B.

      The Blimps

    • C.

      U.S. Fellers

    • D.

      The Aria Kids

    Correct Answer
    B. The Blimps
  • 2. 

    In which year did Australia's most Australian comic strip, "Ginger Meggs", first appear daily in a London newspaper?

    • A.

      1963

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    B. 1997
    Explanation
    The comic strip "Ginger Meggs" first appeared daily in a London newspaper in 1997. This means that it started being published regularly in London newspapers in that year.

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  • 3. 

    For how long did original episodes of the serial "When a Girl Marries" run on Australian radio?

    • A.

      30 Years

    • B.

      19 Years

    • C.

      23 Years

    • D.

      26 Years

    Correct Answer
    B. 19 Years
    Explanation
    The original episodes of the serial "When a Girl Marries" ran on Australian radio for 19 years. This suggests that the show had a long and successful run, captivating audiences for nearly two decades.

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  • 4. 

    Which radio serial announced that it was for "those who are in love, and for those who can remember"?

    • A.

      Mary Hayes, Girl About Town

    • B.

      Portia Faces Life

    • C.

      When A Girl Marries

    • D.

      Hagen's Circus

    Correct Answer
    C. When A Girl Marries
    Explanation
    "When A Girl Marries" is the correct answer because the radio serial was specifically targeted towards two groups of people - those who are in love and those who can remember. This suggests that the show likely focused on romantic themes and nostalgia, making it suitable for individuals who are currently in love or those who can reminisce about past experiences. The other options, Mary Hayes, Girl About Town, Portia Faces Life, and Hagen's Circus, do not provide any indication that they catered to these specific groups.

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  • 5. 

    Which radio quiz show began in the early years of the Second World War and continued until the early 1960's?

    • A.

      Pick-A-Box

    • B.

      Ask Me Another

    • C.

      The Quiz Kids

    • D.

      The Dulux Show

    Correct Answer
    C. The Quiz Kids
    Explanation
    The Quiz Kids is the correct answer because it began during the early years of the Second World War and continued until the early 1960's.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of the weekly Australian radio crime series which featured the exploits of ace private eye, Larry Kent?

    • A.

      Crime Stealer

    • B.

      I Hate Crime

    • C.

      Street Beat

    • D.

      Criminals Beware

    Correct Answer
    B. I Hate Crime
  • 7. 

    "Laugh Till You Cry" was a comedy show featuring George Foster, Harry Dearth and Keith Smith, what was the show's original name?

    • A.

      The Sunshine Show

    • B.

      The Ford Show

    • C.

      The Nock And Kirby's Show

    • D.

      The Philips Show

    Correct Answer
    D. The Philips Show
    Explanation
    The original name of the comedy show "Laugh Till You Cry" was "The Philips Show".

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  • 8. 

    Where did the steamship Quetta sink in 1844?

    • A.

      Off The South Coast Of Tasmania

    • B.

      The Torres Strait, Near Thursday Island

    • C.

      Off Gabo Island

    • D.

      In Bass Strait Near King Island

    Correct Answer
    B. The Torres Strait, Near Thursday Island
    Explanation
    The steamship Quetta sank in the Torres Strait, near Thursday Island.

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  • 9. 

    What was the title of former Australian Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, memoirs, which were published in 1967?

    • A.

      In The Shade Of The Past

    • B.

      Ming . . .The Menzies Years

    • C.

      "Afternoon Light"

    • D.

      Look Back In Triumph

    Correct Answer
    C. "Afternoon Light"
    Explanation
    "Afternoon Light" is the correct answer because it accurately represents the title of former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies' memoirs, which were published in 1967.

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  • 10. 

    What song was written and recorded by Australian radio star Jack Davey not long before he died?

    • A.

      Hi Ho Everybody!

    • B.

      It's Been A Great One

    • C.

      To Him

    • D.

      Goodbye And Thanks

    Correct Answer
    C. To Him
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To Him." This song was written and recorded by Australian radio star Jack Davey shortly before his death. The title suggests that the song is a tribute or dedication to someone, possibly reflecting on his life or expressing gratitude. The phrase "To Him" implies that the song is directed towards someone specific, perhaps a loved one or a mentor. Unfortunately, without more information, it is unclear who exactly the song is dedicated to.

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  • 11. 

    Who played the role of Randy Stone in the radio series "Nightbeat"?

    • A.

      Hal McGuire

    • B.

      Hep McGuire

    • C.

      Hart McGuire

    • D.

      Harp Macguire

    Correct Answer
    C. Hart McGuire
    Explanation
    Hart McGuire played the role of Randy Stone in the radio series "Nightbeat".

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  • 12. 

    Who hosted the ABC program "Kindergarten of the Air" in the 1950's?

    • A.

      Sue Glazner

    • B.

      Beryl Roberts

    • C.

      Ann Roberts

    • D.

      Margaret Throsby

    Correct Answer
    C. Ann Roberts
    Explanation
    Ann Roberts hosted the ABC program "Kindergarten of the Air" in the 1950s.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these television shows did Jack Davey not have any direct influence on or help create?

    • A.

      It Pays To Be Funny

    • B.

      That's What You Think

    • C.

      Ask Me Another

    • D.

      The Pressure-Pak Show

    Correct Answer
    A. It Pays To Be Funny
    Explanation
    Jack Davey did not have any direct influence on or help create the television show "It Pays To Be Funny".

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  • 14. 

    Who wrote the Australian novel that begins "My name is Herbert Badgery"?

    • A.

      Peter Carey

    • B.

      Randolph Stow

    • C.

      Frank Moorhouse

    • D.

      Nola McWhirter

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter Carey
    Explanation
    Peter Carey is the correct answer because he is an Australian author known for writing the novel "Bliss," which begins with the line "My name is Herbert Badgery." Carey is a highly acclaimed writer and has won numerous awards for his works, including two Booker Prizes. His novels often explore themes of Australian identity and history, making him a significant figure in Australian literature.

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  • 15. 

    In what sport was Glyn Bosisto the Australia national champion for four years beginning in 1949?

    • A.

      High Jump

    • B.

      Weight-Lifting

    • C.

      Lawn Bowls

    • D.

      Croquet

    Correct Answer
    C. Lawn Bowls
    Explanation
    Glyn Bosisto was the Australia national champion in Lawn Bowls for four years beginning in 1949.

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  • 16. 

    Which Australian town is not in Queensland?

    • A.

      Ardlethan

    • B.

      Camooweal

    • C.

      Esk

    • D.

      Caboolture

    Correct Answer
    A. Ardlethan
    Explanation
    Ardlethan is not in Queensland because it is actually located in New South Wales, not Queensland. The other three towns listed (Camooweal, Esk, and Caboolture) are all located in Queensland.

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  • 17. 

    Which town is not in Victoria, Australia?

    • A.

      Port MacDonnell

    • B.

      Dingee

    • C.

      Dunolly

    • D.

      Port Fairy

    Correct Answer
    A. Port MacDonnell
    Explanation
    Port MacDonnell is not in Victoria, Australia because it is actually located in South Australia. The other three towns (Dingee, Dunolly, and Port Fairy) are all located within the state of Victoria.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia?

    • A.

      Ormiston

    • B.

      Sandy Bay

    • C.

      Crows Nest

    • D.

      Malvern

    Correct Answer
    A. Ormiston
    Explanation
    Ormiston is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is located in the Redland City local government area, approximately 21 kilometers east of the Brisbane central business district. Ormiston is known for its residential areas, parks, and proximity to Moreton Bay. It offers a peaceful and suburban lifestyle while still being within easy reach of the amenities and attractions of Brisbane city.

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  • 19. 

    Near which city can you find Merri Creek in Australia?

    • A.

      Melbourne, Victoria

    • B.

      Launceston, Tasmania

    • C.

      Carnarvon, Western Australia

    • D.

      Gladstone, Queensland

    Correct Answer
    A. Melbourne, Victoria
    Explanation
    Merri Creek can be found near the city of Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia.

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  • 20. 

    If you were the winner of a Stanley, what would it have been awarded for?

    • A.

      Cartooning

    • B.

      Your Expertise At Rally Driving

    • C.

      Your Flair For Writing Poetry

    • D.

      Your Prowess As A Hockey Player

    Correct Answer
    A. Cartooning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cartooning. This means that if you were awarded a Stanley, it would have been for your skill and talent in creating cartoons.

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