The Ultimate Fan Quiz On Australia

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The Ultimate Fan Quiz On Australia

Brush your knowledge on Australia with these quiz questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the Australian comic strip, "The Potts", drawn by Jim Russell, who are John and Maggie's grandchildren?
    • A. 

      Bunty And Mick

    • B. 

      Mandy And Mike

    • C. 

      Bunty And Mike

    • D. 

      Binty And Mikey

  • 2. 
    Which of these statements is not true about Australian, Nancy Wake?
    • A. 

      She Was A Heroine Of The French Resistance During World War II

    • B. 

      The Germans Nicknamed Her The White Mouse

    • C. 

      She Was Captured And Released By The Gestapo On Two Occasions

    • D. 

      She Won The French Legion D'honeur

  • 3. 
    When did Australian cartoonist Jim Russell first begin drawing his comic strip "The Potts"?
    • A. 

      1944

    • B. 

      1928

    • C. 

      1950

    • D. 

      1939

  • 4. 
    What was the headline at the top left of the first edition of The Australian, issued in the winter of 1964?
    • A. 

      Pm To Visit Tokyo

    • B. 

      Liberal-Cp Row Flares Over Senate

    • C. 

      Tussle With Ministers---Don't Increase Taxes

    • D. 

      Your Australian To Take A National View

  • 5. 
    On what date did the "Melbourne Argus" newspaper cease publication?
    • A. 

      19-Jan-57

    • B. 

      16-May-58

    • C. 

      13-Nov-55

    • D. 

      April 2, 1956

  • 6. 
    Where were the studios of Queensland's radio station 4MB Maryborough situated from 1937 until 1973?
    • A. 

      Next To The Royal Hotel

    • B. 

      Opposite The Royal Hotel

    • C. 

      Opposite The Police Station

    • D. 

      Near The Maryborough State School

  • 7. 
    In 1956-1957, which of these radio programs was also simulcast on television?
    • A. 

      All Of Them Were Simulcast

    • B. 

      Give It A Go

    • C. 

      Pick-A-Box

    • D. 

      Leave It To The Girls

  • 8. 
    Which one of these Pick a Box contestants was not a champion and major prizewinner on Bob Dyer's program?
    • A. 

      Leah Andrews

    • B. 

      George Black

    • C. 

      Barry Jones

    • D. 

      Leon Jackson

  • 9. 
    Norman Swain, later GTV Channel Nine's Children's Show compere (Uncle Norman), was also a breakfast announcer on which radio station?
    • A. 

      3kz

    • B. 

      3lo

    • C. 

      3aw

    • D. 

      3xy

  • 10. 
    In what year was it first proposed that Melbourne host the 16th Olympiad?
    • A. 

      1951

    • B. 

      1946

    • C. 

      1950

    • D. 

      1938

  • 11. 
    Which Australian town has a street, "Houdini Drive", named after noted 20th century escapologist, Harry Houdini?
    • A. 

      Mayfield, N.S.W.

    • B. 

      Parkes, N.S.W.

    • C. 

      Digger's Rest, V.

    • D. 

      Bunbury, W.A.

  • 12. 
    Which city did Melbourne beat by one point to attain the right to hold the Sixteenth Olympic games in 1956?
    • A. 

      San Francisco

    • B. 

      Minneapolis

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Buenos Aires

  • 13. 
    What small Australian town suffered the most deaths in the 1875 sinking of the "Gothenburg"?
    • A. 

      Mackay

    • B. 

      Darwin

    • C. 

      Cooktown

    • D. 

      Cairns

  • 14. 
    What was the Australian radio station 2UE's original call sign?
    • A. 

      2sr

    • B. 

      2EU

    • C. 

      2at

    • D. 

      2oi

  • 15. 
    Who made the first controlled powered flight of an aircraft in Australia on March 18, 1910?
    • A. 

      Edward Hargreaves

    • B. 

      Charles Kingsford-Smith

    • C. 

      Harry Houdini

    • D. 

      Charles Ulm

  • 16. 
    Who wrote the radio script to Betty Jeffrey's "White Coolies...Australian Nurses Behind Enemy Lines"?
    • A. 

      Darcy Niland

    • B. 

      Gwen Friend

    • C. 

      Frank Hardy

    • D. 

      Patrick White

  • 17. 
    What Australian actor starred in the film "Nightclub" with Joan Bilceaux and Marjorie Harwood?
    • A. 

      George Wallace

    • B. 

      Joff Ellen

    • C. 

      Jack Davey

    • D. 

      Kevin O'Gorman

  • 18. 
    Who hosted Australia's Seven Network game show "Name That Tune"?
    • A. 

      Ernie Sigley

    • B. 

      John Burgess

    • C. 

      Tony Barber

    • D. 

      Andrew Daddo

  • 19. 
    Which Australian television program was screened for the first time on 6 May, 1957 and continued for 13years?
    • A. 

      Meet The Press

    • B. 

      In Melbourne Tonight

    • C. 

      Sunnyside Up

    • D. 

      Channel Nine's Epilogue

  • 20. 
    Who played Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr in the television series "The Dismissal"?
    • A. 

      John Meillon

    • B. 

      Austen Tayshus

    • C. 

      Charles Tingwell

    • D. 

      Bert Newton