What Am I Going To Be In Australia?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why was veteran Rock N' Roller Jerry Lee Lewis admitted to hospital in Darwin while on an Australian tour in 1999?

    • A.

      Appendicitis

    • B.

      The After-Effects Of A Night On The Town

    • C.

      Three Broken Ribs

    • D.

      Viral Meningitis

    Correct Answer
    D. Viral Meningitis
    Explanation
    Jerry Lee Lewis was admitted to the hospital in Darwin while on an Australian tour in 1999 due to viral meningitis. Meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Lewis likely experienced symptoms such as severe headache, fever, stiff neck, and sensitivity to light, leading to his hospitalization. Viral meningitis is typically less severe than bacterial meningitis, but it still requires medical attention and can cause significant discomfort and complications if left untreated.

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  • 2. 

    Why was Australian Jean Lee famous in 1950?

    • A.

      She Married Prince Castratti Lumpus De Ballis Of Wallachia

    • B.

      She Gave Birth To Her Fifth Set Of Twins In Five Years

    • C.

      She Was Hanged For Murder

    • D.

      Her First Best-Selling Novel Was Published

    Correct Answer
    C. She Was Hanged For Murder
    Explanation
    Jean Lee was famous in 1950 because she was hanged for murder. This suggests that she gained notoriety and public attention due to her involvement in a criminal act that resulted in her execution.

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  • 3. 

    In what year was Bob Hawke first defeated when trying to enter Federal Parliament by Sir Hubert Opperman?

    • A.

      1979

    • B.

      1968

    • C.

      1963

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    C. 1963
    Explanation
    In 1963, Bob Hawke was first defeated when trying to enter Federal Parliament by Sir Hubert Opperman.

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  • 4. 

    What is the meaning of the word "Woolloomoolloo", the name of an inner Sydney suburb?

    • A.

      Good Place To Catch Fish

    • B.

      Kangaroo

    • C.

      A Species Of Gum Tree

    • D.

      Salty Water

    Correct Answer
    B. Kangaroo
    Explanation
    The word "Woolloomoolloo" is the name of an inner Sydney suburb. It does not have a specific meaning in the English language. Therefore, it is likely that the word represents the name of a kangaroo, as kangaroos are native to Australia and often associated with the country.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these cannot be found in Melbourne, Australia's Royal Park?

    • A.

      The Melbourne Zoological Gardens

    • B.

      The Carlton Football Clubhouse

    • C.

      A Garden Of Australian Plants

    • D.

      A Nine-Hole Golf Course

    Correct Answer
    B. The Carlton Football Clubhouse
    Explanation
    The Carlton Football Clubhouse cannot be found in Melbourne, Australia's Royal Park. This is because the clubhouse is specifically associated with the Carlton Football Club and is located elsewhere, not within the boundaries of Royal Park. Royal Park may have other amenities such as the Melbourne Zoological Gardens, a garden of Australian plants, and a nine-hole golf course, but the Carlton Football Clubhouse is not one of them.

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  • 6. 

    In what Australian city can you find the Banana Alley Vaults?

    • A.

      Melbourne

    • B.

      Bundaberg

    • C.

      Mackay

    • D.

      Brisbane

    Correct Answer
    A. Melbourne
    Explanation
    The Banana Alley Vaults can be found in Melbourne, Australia. These vaults are a historic underground passageway located beneath the city's Flinders Street Viaduct. The name "Banana Alley" comes from the fact that the vaults were once used to store bananas before they were transported to the nearby Princes Pier for export. Today, the Banana Alley Vaults are a popular tourist attraction and are known for their unique architecture and historical significance.

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  • 7. 

    On which side of the Dandenong Ranges to the east of Melbourne is Mount Dandenong?

    • A.

      West

    • B.

      North

    • C.

      South

    • D.

      East

    Correct Answer
    A. West
    Explanation
    Mount Dandenong is located on the western side of the Dandenong Ranges to the east of Melbourne.

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  • 8. 

    What disaster took place near Canberra on August 13, 1940?

    • A.

      People Killed In Bush-Fires

    • B.

      Government Office Building Collapsed.

    • C.

      An Earthquake

    • D.

      Aircraft Accident

    Correct Answer
    D. Aircraft Accident
    Explanation
    On August 13, 1940, an aircraft accident occurred near Canberra. This event is significant because it resulted in a disaster.

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  • 9. 

    Where did the movie, "Jedda", have its world premiere?

    • A.

      At The Capitol Theatre, Melbourne

    • B.

      In A Specially-Constructed Open-Air Pavilion In Alice Springs

    • C.

      At The Sun Theatre, Broome

    • D.

      At The Star Theatre, Darwin

    Correct Answer
    D. At The Star Theatre, Darwin
    Explanation
    The movie "Jedda" had its world premiere at The Star Theatre in Darwin.

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  • 10. 

    What is the occasionally-seen alternative spelling of Ballarat?

    • A.

      Balarat

    • B.

      Ballar-Ararat

    • C.

      Ballaarat

    • D.

      Balla-Arat

    Correct Answer
    C. Ballaarat
    Explanation
    Ballaarat is the occasionally-seen alternative spelling of Ballarat. This spelling variation includes an extra 'a' between the 'l' and the 'a'. It is possible that this alternative spelling arose due to regional dialects or personal preferences in pronunciation. However, it is important to note that the standard and most commonly used spelling of the city is Ballarat.

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  • 11. 

    Why did the notorious actress, dancer and singer, Lola Montez, physically attack the editor of a Ballarat newspaper in 1855?

    • A.

      He Criticized Her Spider Dance In His Newspaper

    • B.

      He Called Her A Drunken Whore In His Editorial

    • C.

      He Pinched Her Bottom As She Came Off Stage

    • D.

      He Chastised Her Publicly For Not Wearing Enough Clothes

    Correct Answer
    A. He Criticized Her Spider Dance In His Newspaper
    Explanation
    Lola Montez physically attacked the editor of a Ballarat newspaper in 1855 because he criticized her Spider Dance in his newspaper. This suggests that Lola Montez took offense to the editor's negative comments about her performance and reacted violently as a result.

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  • 12. 

    In 1956, where were the Olympic rowing events held in Australia?

    • A.

      On Lake Wendouree

    • B.

      On The Yarra River At Studley Park

    • C.

      On Lake Colac

    • D.

      On The Murray River, Near Echuca

    Correct Answer
    A. On Lake Wendouree
    Explanation
    The Olympic rowing events in Australia in 1956 were held on Lake Wendouree.

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  • 13. 

    In June of 1998, what percentage of Australia's population was born overseas?

    • A.

      23.40%

    • B.

      17.80%

    • C.

      21.60%

    • D.

      30.50%

    Correct Answer
    A. 23.40%
    Explanation
    In June of 1998, 23.40% of Australia's population was born overseas. This means that almost a quarter of the population in Australia at that time were immigrants or foreign-born individuals. This indicates a significant level of diversity and multiculturalism within the country, with people from various backgrounds contributing to the population.

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  • 14. 

    What town in central Queensland was named after a huge bullock?

    • A.

      Sapphire

    • B.

      Roma

    • C.

      Myella

    • D.

      Banana

    Correct Answer
    D. Banana
    Explanation
    Banana, a town in central Queensland, was named after a huge bullock. This suggests that there was a significant bullock in the area that left a lasting impact on the town's history and culture. The naming of the town after this bullock could also be a way to honor its size and significance in the region.

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  • 15. 

    Why does Clement Wragge have some fame in the history of Australia?

    • A.

      He Read The First News Broadcast On Australian Radio In 1922

    • B.

      He Wrote A Revised Set Of Rules For Australian Football

    • C.

      He Was The First To Name Tropical Cyclones

    • D.

      He Organized The Australian Postal Service

    Correct Answer
    C. He Was The First To Name Tropical Cyclones
    Explanation
    Clement Wragge has some fame in the history of Australia because he was the first to name tropical cyclones. This is significant because naming tropical cyclones helps in tracking and monitoring them, which is crucial for weather forecasting and warning systems. Wragge's contribution in naming tropical cyclones has had a lasting impact on meteorology and has helped in the understanding and management of severe weather events in Australia.

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  • 16. 

    Though the practice of assigning names to tropical cycles ended in 1903, it was reinstituted during the mid-20th century with what name?

    • A.

      Hannah

    • B.

      Caroline

    • C.

      Gladys

    • D.

      Bessie

    Correct Answer
    D. Bessie
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the name that was used to reinstitute the practice of assigning names to tropical cycles during the mid-20th century. The correct answer is "Bessie". This means that the name "Bessie" was used to name tropical cycles during this time period.

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  • 17. 

    When did the Royal Australian Air Force take delivery of its first consignment of helicopters?

    • A.

      October, 1947

    • B.

      May, 1948

    • C.

      September, 1949

    • D.

      January, 1946

    Correct Answer
    A. October, 1947
    Explanation
    The Royal Australian Air Force took delivery of its first consignment of helicopters in October 1947.

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  • 18. 

    What was the name of the person in charge of the Missing Person's Bureau in the 1950's radio serial of the same name?

    • A.

      Harry Lyman

    • B.

      Henry Simon

    • C.

      Henry Simeon

    • D.

      Henley Synan

    Correct Answer
    B. Henry Simon
    Explanation
    Henry Simon is the correct answer because he was the person in charge of the Missing Person's Bureau in the 1950's radio serial of the same name.

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  • 19. 

    What was the name of the music used for many years by 3DB Melbourne as the theme for their main news broadcasts?

    • A.

      Heart Of Oak

    • B.

      What Can We Do With A Drunken Sailor?

    • C.

      The Middy March

    • D.

      Land Of Hope And Glory

    Correct Answer
    A. Heart Of Oak
    Explanation
    Heart Of Oak was the name of the music used for many years by 3DB Melbourne as the theme for their main news broadcasts.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of the school in Victoria from which the teacher and six students were kidnapped by two armed men in 1972?

    • A.

      Noojee

    • B.

      Wooreen

    • C.

      Faraday

    • D.

      Bit Bit

    Correct Answer
    C. Faraday
    Explanation
    In 1972, a teacher and six students were kidnapped by two armed men from a school in Victoria called Faraday.

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