Do You Know About Australia? Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Which 1940's radio show began with: "Ay Dad! Where are ya dad?" and "'Ere I am, young 'arry"?

    • A.

      Life With Dexter

    • B.

      McCackie Mansions

    • C.

      The All-Star Jubilee

    • D.

      The Bunkhouse Show

    Correct Answer
    B. McCackie Mansions
  • 2. 

    Where did Parer and McIntosh fly their single-engined aircraft from January to August, 1920?

    • A.

      From Hobart Across The Antarctic, Around The World Across The North Pole And Back To Hobart

    • B.

      To Every Aerodrome In Australia At The Time

    • C.

      From Britain To Australia.

    • D.

      Around Australia From Melbourne Traveling Clockwise And Landing At Every Town And City

    Correct Answer
    C. From Britain To Australia.
    Explanation
    Parer and McIntosh flew their single-engined aircraft from Britain to Australia.

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  • 3. 

    When The Victorian Socialist Party and The Australian Socialist Party merged in 1920, what name did they choose for the new political group?

    • A.

      The Australian Socialists

    • B.

      The Australian Communist Party

    • C.

      The Communist Party Of Australia

    • D.

      The Combined Socialist Parties Of Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. The Communist Party Of Australia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Communist Party Of Australia. After the merger of The Victorian Socialist Party and The Australian Socialist Party in 1920, they chose to name the new political group The Communist Party Of Australia.

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  • 4. 

    Production of which metal was begun at Newcastle, N.S.W., on April 4, 1921?

    • A.

      Galvanized Steel Sheets

    • B.

      Corrugated Iron

    • C.

      Cast Iron Ingots

    • D.

      Silver Ingots

    Correct Answer
    A. Galvanized Steel Sheets
    Explanation
    The production of Galvanized Steel Sheets began at Newcastle, N.S.W., on April 4, 1921.

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  • 5. 

    What did John Campbell Miles discover in 1923 in Australia?

    • A.

      Gold Leads In The Area Near Leonora, W.A.

    • B.

      Silver And Lead Deposits At Mt. Isa

    • C.

      Large Deposits Of Gold Under Central Melbourne

    • D.

      Further Large Zinc Deposits At Broken Hill South, N.S.W.

    Correct Answer
    B. Silver And Lead Deposits At Mt. Isa
    Explanation
    In 1923, John Campbell Miles discovered silver and lead deposits at Mt. Isa in Australia.

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  • 6. 

    What radio station was the first to broadcast in Australia?

    • A.

      2FC

    • B.

      3AR

    • C.

      3UZ

    • D.

      2SB

    Correct Answer
    D. 2SB
    Explanation
    2SB was the first radio station to broadcast in Australia.

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  • 7. 

    Where in Australia is Mt. Stromlo Observatory, opened in 1924, situated?

    • A.

      Near Canberra

    • B.

      Near Alce Springs, N.T.

    • C.

      Near Forbes, N.S.W.

    • D.

      Near Ararat, V.

    Correct Answer
    A. Near Canberra
    Explanation
    Mt. Stromlo Observatory, opened in 1924, is situated near Canberra in Australia.

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  • 8. 

    What happened to the Australian warship, H.M.A.S. Australia in 1924?

    • A.

      It Completed The Journey From San Francisco To Sydney In Record Time

    • B.

      It Sank

    • C.

      It Collided With A Norwegian Cargo Ship In The English Channel

    • D.

      Nothing Important Happened

    Correct Answer
    B. It Sank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It Sank." This suggests that the Australian warship, H.M.A.S. Australia, experienced a sinking incident in 1924.

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  • 9. 

    When was compulsory voting in elections introduced in Australia?

    • A.

      1924

    • B.

      1928

    • C.

      1920

    • D.

      1930

    Correct Answer
    A. 1924
    Explanation
    Compulsory voting in elections was introduced in Australia in 1924. This means that all eligible citizens are required by law to vote in federal elections. This measure was implemented to encourage participation and ensure that citizens have a voice in the democratic process. It helps to maintain high voter turnout and promotes a sense of civic duty among the population.

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  • 10. 

    Who officially opened Parliament House, Canberra, in 1927?

    • A.

      The Duke Of York

    • B.

      The Duke And Duchess Of Gloucester

    • C.

      King George V

    • D.

      The Governor-General

    Correct Answer
    A. The Duke Of York
    Explanation
    The Duke of York officially opened Parliament House, Canberra, in 1927.

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  • 11. 

    What was the date of the first air crossing of the Tasman Sea?

    • A.

      10-Sep-28

    • B.

      7-Jun-35

    • C.

      14-Oct-15

    • D.

      15-Feb-20

    Correct Answer
    A. 10-Sep-28
    Explanation
    On 10-Sep-28, the first air crossing of the Tasman Sea took place.

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  • 12. 

    In what year were traffic lights first installed in Melbourne?

    • A.

      1928

    • B.

      1924

    • C.

      1920

    • D.

      1926

    Correct Answer
    A. 1928
    Explanation
    In 1928, traffic lights were first installed in Melbourne. This means that before this year, there were no traffic lights in the city.

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  • 13. 

    What team of cricketers visited Australia for the first time in 1930?

    • A.

      A Team From Papua

    • B.

      The King's Eleven

    • C.

      The West Indies Team

    • D.

      The Official All-India Team

    Correct Answer
    C. The West Indies Team
    Explanation
    In 1930, the West Indies Team visited Australia for the first time. This team of cricketers from the West Indies made their debut in Australian cricket and marked the beginning of a long-standing cricketing rivalry between the two nations.

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  • 14. 

    In what year did sovereign gold coins worth 21 shillings cease to be minted in Australia?

    • A.

      1901

    • B.

      1931

    • C.

      1945

    • D.

      1941

    Correct Answer
    B. 1931
    Explanation
    In 1931, sovereign gold coins worth 21 shillings ceased to be minted in Australia. This means that after this year, the production of these coins was discontinued.

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of the first commercially-successful Australian-produced talkie film?

    • A.

      The Sundowners

    • B.

      The Spirit Of Eureka

    • C.

      Man About Town

    • D.

      Diggers

    Correct Answer
    D. Diggers
  • 16. 

    What was the name of the Melbourne evening newspaper which first appeared in October 1933 and closed in 1936?

    • A.

      The Star

    • B.

      The Melbourne Evening Sun

    • C.

      The Guardian

    • D.

      The Clarion

    Correct Answer
    A. The Star
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Star. The Star was a Melbourne evening newspaper that was first published in October 1933 and ceased publication in 1936.

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  • 17. 

    Between which two cities did Ansett Airlines first fly?

    • A.

      Launceston, T. And Melbourne

    • B.

      Melbourne And Hamilton, V.

    • C.

      Hamilton, V. And Mt Gambier, S.A.

    • D.

      Adelaide And Melbourne

    Correct Answer
    B. Melbourne And Hamilton, V.
    Explanation
    Ansett Airlines first flew between Melbourne and Hamilton, Victoria. This is evident from the given answer option.

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  • 18. 

    Which airline owned the aircraft that crashed into Mt Dandenong, Victoria in 1938?

    • A.

      Victorian Air Services

    • B.

      Australian National Airways

    • C.

      Ansett Airlines

    • D.

      Butler Air Transport

    Correct Answer
    B. Australian National Airways
    Explanation
    Australian National Airways is the correct answer because it was the airline that owned the aircraft that crashed into Mt Dandenong, Victoria in 1938.

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  • 19. 

    Where in Australia was the first Allied shot during World War II fired?

    • A.

      Point Nepean, Victoria

    • B.

      H.M.A.S. Albatross, Sydney

    • C.

      Point Dundas, Northern Territory

    • D.

      Off Sydney Heads

    Correct Answer
    A. Point Nepean, Victoria
    Explanation
    During World War II, the first Allied shot in Australia was fired at Point Nepean, Victoria. This location was strategically significant as it guarded the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, making it an ideal spot for defense. The shot fired at Point Nepean marked the beginning of Australia's involvement in the war and demonstrated the country's commitment to protecting its shores.

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  • 20. 

    Who was the last Australian Administrator of Papua and New Guinea?

    • A.

      Sir Leonard Murray

    • B.

      Cec Barnes

    • C.

      David Hay

    • D.

      Leslie Johnson

    Correct Answer
    D. Leslie Johnson
    Explanation
    Leslie Johnson was the last Australian Administrator of Papua and New Guinea.

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