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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Bunty And Mike
    Explanation
    In the Australian comic strip "The Potts" drawn by Jim Russell, John and Maggie are the grandparents. Therefore, their grandchildren would be Bunty and Mike.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. She Was Captured And Released By The Gestapo On Two Occasions
    Explanation
    Nancy Wake was indeed a heroine of the French Resistance during World War II. The Germans did nickname her "The White Mouse" due to her ability to evade capture. She also won the French Legion D'honeur for her bravery and contributions to the war effort. However, the statement that she was captured and released by the Gestapo on two occasions is not true. She managed to successfully avoid capture throughout the war and was not taken prisoner by the Gestapo.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      1944

    • B.

      1928

    • C.

      1950

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    D. 1939
    Explanation
    Jim Russell first began drawing his comic strip "The Potts" in 1939.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Liberal-Cp Row Flares Over Senate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Liberal-Cp Row Flares Over Senate". This headline suggests that there was a dispute or conflict between the Liberal and Country Party over the Senate. This headline would likely have been of interest to readers as it highlights political tensions and provides insight into the political landscape at the time.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 19-Jan-57
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 19-Jan-57.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Opposite The Royal Hotel
    Explanation
    From 1937 until 1973, the studios of Queensland's radio station 4MB Maryborough were situated opposite The Royal Hotel.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. All Of Them Were Simulcast
    Explanation
    During the period of 1956-1957, all of the mentioned radio programs - "Give It A Go," "Pick-A-Box," and "Leave It To The Girls" - were also simulcast on television. This means that these programs were broadcasted simultaneously on both radio and television, allowing the audience to choose their preferred medium to enjoy the content.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Leon Jackson
    Explanation
    Leon Jackson was not a champion and major prizewinner on Bob Dyer's program.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 3kz
    Explanation
    Norman Swain, also known as Uncle Norman, was a breakfast announcer on the radio station 3kz.

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  • 10. 

    In what year was it first proposed that Melbourne host the 16th Olympiad?

    • A.

      1951

    • B.

      1946

    • C.

      1950

    • D.

      1938

    Correct Answer
    B. 1946
    Explanation
    In 1946, it was first proposed that Melbourne host the 16th Olympiad.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Digger's Rest, V.
    Explanation
    Digger's Rest, V. is the correct answer because it is the only option that mentions a town in Victoria (V.) where a street named "Houdini Drive" exists. This street is named after Harry Houdini, the famous escapologist, making Digger's Rest the correct answer.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Buenos Aires
    Explanation
    Melbourne beat Buenos Aires by one point to attain the right to hold the Sixteenth Olympic games in 1956.

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  • 13. 

    What small Australian town suffered the most deaths in the 1875 sinking of the "Gothenburg"?

    • A.

      Mackay

    • B.

      Darwin

    • C.

      Cooktown

    • D.

      Cairns

    Correct Answer
    B. Darwin
    Explanation
    Darwin is the correct answer because it is a small Australian town that suffered the most deaths in the 1875 sinking of the "Gothenburg". The sinking of the "Gothenburg" was a tragic maritime disaster that claimed many lives, and Darwin was the town that experienced the highest number of fatalities.

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  • 14. 

    What was the Australian radio station 2UE's original call sign?

    • A.

      2sr

    • B.

      2EU

    • C.

      2at

    • D.

      2oi

    Correct Answer
    B. 2EU
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2EU because the question asks for the original call sign of the Australian radio station 2UE. The call sign is a unique identifier for a radio station, and in this case, the original call sign for 2UE was 2EU.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Harry Houdini
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Gwen Friend
    Explanation
    Gwen Friend wrote the radio script to Betty Jeffrey's "White Coolies...Australian Nurses Behind Enemy Lines".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Joff Ellen
    Explanation
    Joff Ellen is the correct answer because he is an Australian actor who starred in the film "Nightclub" with Joan Bilceaux and Marjorie Harwood.

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  • 18. 

    Who hosted Australia's Seven Network game show "Name That Tune"?

    • A.

      Ernie Sigley

    • B.

      John Burgess

    • C.

      Tony Barber

    • D.

      Andrew Daddo

    Correct Answer
    C. Tony Barber
    Explanation
    Tony Barber hosted Australia's Seven Network game show "Name That Tune".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. In Melbourne Tonight
    Explanation
    "In Melbourne Tonight" is the correct answer because it was the Australian television program that was first aired on 6 May, 1957 and ran for 13 years.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. John Meillon
    Explanation
    John Meillon played Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr in the television series "The Dismissal."

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