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  • 1. 

    Australia fielded roughly how many competitors at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      600

    • C.

      400

    • D.

      300

    Correct Answer
    C. 400
    Explanation
    Australia fielded approximately 400 competitors at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This indicates that Australia had a significant presence in the Olympic Games, with a large number of athletes representing the country in various sports.

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  • 2. 

    In 2008, Australia's Drew Ginn won an Olympic gold medal in which sport?

    • A.

      Athletics

    • B.

      Rowing

    • C.

      Sailing

    • D.

      Canoeing

    Correct Answer
    B. Rowing
    Explanation
    In 2008, Drew Ginn, an athlete from Australia, won an Olympic gold medal in the sport of rowing. Rowing is a water sport where participants use oars to propel a boat forward. Drew Ginn's achievement in this sport earned him the prestigious Olympic gold medal in 2008.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the gold medal for Australia in the Women's Triathlon at the 2008 Olympics?

    • A.

      Linda McKenzie

    • B.

      Emily Seebohm

    • C.

      Emma Snowsill

    • D.

      Emma Moffatt

    Correct Answer
    C. Emma Snowsill
    Explanation
    Emma Snowsill won the gold medal for Australia in the Women's Triathlon at the 2008 Olympics.

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  • 4. 

    In AFL, how many points did Collingwood score against Essendon in 2008's Anzac Day match?

    • A.

      84

    • B.

      65

    • C.

      52

    • D.

      73

    Correct Answer
    D. 73
  • 5. 

    How many wins did the Geelong Cats notch up in the 2008 regular AFL season?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    D. 21
    Explanation
    In the 2008 regular AFL season, the Geelong Cats notched up a total of 21 wins.

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  • 6. 

    How many captains did the Brisbane Lions AFL team have in season 2008?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    In season 2008, the Brisbane Lions AFL team had four captains.

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  • 7. 

    Sam Hill is famous for which sport?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Basketball

    • C.

      Swimming

    • D.

      Mountain biking

    Correct Answer
    D. Mountain biking
    Explanation
    Sam Hill is famous for mountain biking. This can be inferred from the answer choice "Mountain biking" itself. Since the question asks for the sport Sam Hill is famous for, and "Mountain biking" is the only sport mentioned in the answer choices, it can be concluded that Sam Hill is famous for mountain biking.

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  • 8. 

    Which country did Australia thrash 31-0 in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying match?

    • A.

      American Samoa

    • B.

      Netherlands

    • C.

      Denmark

    • D.

      Finland

    Correct Answer
    A. American Samoa
    Explanation
    In a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, Australia defeated American Samoa with a score of 31-0. This result indicates a significant difference in skill and performance between the two teams, with Australia dominating the match.

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  • 9. 

    Who led Rajasthan Royals to victory in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League?

    • A.

      Ricky Ponting

    • B.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • C.

      Michael Clarke

    • D.

      Shane Warne

    Correct Answer
    D. Shane Warne
    Explanation
    Shane Warne led Rajasthan Royals to victory in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League.

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  • 10. 

    True Colors, published in 2008, is the autobiography of which Aussie cricketer?

    • A.

      Andrew Symonds

    • B.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • C.

      Shane Warne

    • D.

      Ricky Ponting

    Correct Answer
    B. Adam Gilchrist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Adam Gilchrist because True Colors is the autobiography of this Aussie cricketer. Published in 2008, the book provides insights into Gilchrist's life, cricket career, and personal experiences. It offers readers a chance to understand the mindset and journey of one of Australia's most successful cricketers.

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  • 11. 

    Which Australian cricketer was called "Church" by teammates?

    • A.

      Dean Jones

    • B.

      Andrew Symonds

    • C.

      Bruce Reid

    • D.

      Adam Gilchrist

    Correct Answer
    D. Adam Gilchrist
    Explanation
    Adam Gilchrist was called "Church" by his teammates because he was known for his strong moral values and his commitment to fair play. This nickname was given to him as a sign of respect and admiration for his integrity both on and off the field. Gilchrist was known for his sportsmanship and his ability to lead by example, making him a highly respected figure in Australian cricket.

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  • 12. 

    Who won five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards between 2004 and 2008?

    • A.

      Billy Bowden

    • B.

      Darrell Hair

    • C.

      Daryl Harper

    • D.

      Simon Taufel

    Correct Answer
    D. Simon Taufel
    Explanation
    Simon Taufel won five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards between 2004 and 2008.

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  • 13. 

    Which Australian pacer is known as "Eagle"?

    • A.

      Doug Bollinger

    • B.

      Glenn McGrath

    • C.

      Ben Hilfenhaus

    • D.

      Nathan Hauritz

    Correct Answer
    A. Doug Bollinger
    Explanation
    Doug Bollinger is known as "Eagle" among Australian pacers.

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  • 14. 

    Which Australian bowler is known as "Midge" and "Notch" to his teammates?

    • A.

      Dirk Nannes

    • B.

      Mitchell Johnson

    • C.

      Ben Hilfenhaus

    • D.

      Doug Bollinger

    Correct Answer
    B. Mitchell Johnson
    Explanation
    Mitchell Johnson is known as "Midge" and "Notch" to his teammates. This nickname is a form of camaraderie and is commonly used in sports teams to create a sense of unity and bonding among players. The use of nicknames helps to foster a strong team spirit and create a friendly and supportive environment within the team.

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  • 15. 

    Which Aussie cricketer is an ace skier and has competed in World Cup skiing events?

    • A.

      Dirk Nannes

    • B.

      Glenn McGrath

    • C.

      Ben Hilfenhaus

    • D.

      Doug Bollinger

    Correct Answer
    A. Dirk Nannes
    Explanation
    Dirk Nannes is the correct answer because he is an Australian cricketer who is also an accomplished skier. He has competed in World Cup skiing events, showcasing his skills in both sports.

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  • 16. 

    Who is called "Mr Cricket" in Australian team?

    • A.

      Michael Hussey

    • B.

      David Hussey

    • C.

      Shane Warne

    • D.

      Ricky Ponting

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Hussey
    Explanation
    Michael Hussey is called "Mr Cricket" in the Australian team because of his exceptional skills and consistent performance in the sport. He was known for his technical proficiency, strong work ethic, and dedication to the game. Hussey's ability to adapt to different match situations and deliver under pressure earned him the nickname. He was highly respected by his teammates and opponents alike for his professionalism and contribution to the team.

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  • 17. 

    Who, in 2008, became the 400th man to represent Australia in Test cricket?

    • A.

      Dean Jones

    • B.

      Brad Haddin

    • C.

      Dirk Nannes

    • D.

      Glenn McGrath

    Correct Answer
    B. Brad Haddin
    Explanation
    Brad Haddin became the 400th man to represent Australia in Test cricket in 2008.

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  • 18. 

    Who was Brett Lee's 300th One Day International wicket?

    • A.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • B.

      Darren Ganga

    • C.

      Brian Lara

    • D.

      Darren Sammy

    Correct Answer
    D. Darren Sammy
    Explanation
    Brett Lee's 300th One Day International wicket was Darren Sammy.

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  • 19. 

    Against which country did Adam Gilchrist play his last test match in 2008?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Pakistan

    • C.

      West Indies

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    D. India
    Explanation
    Adam Gilchrist played his last test match against India in 2008.

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  • 20. 

    Which cricket ground is affectionately known as "the 'G"?

    • A.

      Melbourne Cricket Ground

    • B.

      Bellerive Oval

    • C.

      Kensington Oval

    • D.

      Sydney Cricket Ground

    Correct Answer
    A. Melbourne Cricket Ground
    Explanation
    The cricket ground affectionately known as "the 'G" is the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This nickname is derived from the abbreviation of the word "ground" which is commonly used in Australia. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world and is often referred to as "the 'G" by cricket enthusiasts and fans.

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