Do You Know About Australia? Quiz!

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Do You Know About Australia? Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    What radio station was the first to broadcast in Australia?
    • A. 

      2FC

    • B. 

      3AR

    • C. 

      3UZ

    • D. 

      2SB

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 9. 
    When was compulsory voting in elections introduced in Australia?
    • A. 

      1924

    • B. 

      1928

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      1930

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    In what year were traffic lights first installed in Melbourne?
    • A. 

      1928

    • B. 

      1924

    • C. 

      1920

    • D. 

      1926

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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