Do You Know About Australian Sports?

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  • 1. 

    At what age did rugby league player Karmichael Hunt make his first-grade debut?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      19

    • C.

      22

    • D.

      24

    Correct Answer
    A. 17
    Explanation
    Karmichael Hunt made his first-grade debut in rugby league at the age of 17.

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  • 2. 

    At the 2000 Olympics, which country's men's swim team won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      South Africa

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    A. Australia
    Explanation
    At the 2000 Olympics, the Australian men's swim team won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay. This indicates that the Australian team was the fastest and most successful in the race, outperforming the teams from South Africa, China, and the USA.

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  • 3. 

    How many Melbourne Cups did jockey Damien Oliver win between 1998 and 2002?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Two
    Explanation
    Damien Oliver won two Melbourne Cups between 1998 and 2002.

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  • 4. 

    Which Australian fast-bowler scored an unlikely double century in his Test cricketing career?

    • A.

      Glenn McGrath

    • B.

      Jason Gillespie

    • C.

      Michael Kasprowicz

    • D.

      Shane Warne

    Correct Answer
    B. Jason Gillespie
    Explanation
    Jason Gillespie, the Australian fast-bowler, scored an unlikely double century in his Test cricketing career. This achievement is considered unlikely because Gillespie was primarily known for his bowling skills rather than his batting abilities. However, in 2006, he surprised everyone by scoring an unbeaten 201 runs against Bangladesh, becoming the first nightwatchman in the history of Test cricket to score a double century. This remarkable innings showcased Gillespie's talent and versatility as a cricketer.

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  • 5. 

    Which Indian cricketer was called racist during the 2007-08 Test series between Australia and India?

    • A.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • B.

      Harbhajan Singh

    • C.

      Wasim Jaffer

    • D.

      Anil Kumble

    Correct Answer
    B. Harbhajan Singh
    Explanation
    During the 2007-08 Test series between Australia and India, Harbhajan Singh was called racist. This incident occurred when he was accused of racially abusing Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds. Harbhajan allegedly used a racial slur towards Symonds, which led to a heated controversy and legal proceedings. Eventually, Harbhajan was found guilty of a lesser charge of using abusive language, but the racism accusation was a major talking point during that series.

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  • 6. 

    By what margin did the Australian cricket team win the 2007-08 home Test series against India?

    • A.

      42065

    • B.

      Mar-00

    • C.

      Apr-00

    • D.

      42036

    Correct Answer
    D. 42036
  • 7. 

    Which team won the 2007-08 cricket One Day International series played in Australia?

    • A.

      New Zealand

    • B.

      Sri Lanka

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. India
    Explanation
    India won the 2007-08 cricket One Day International series played in Australia.

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  • 8. 

    How many unanswered points did Queensland score in Game Two of rugby league's 2008 State of Origin?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      26

    Correct Answer
    C. 30
    Explanation
    In Game Two of rugby league's 2008 State of Origin, Queensland scored a total of 30 unanswered points. This means that Queensland was able to score 30 points without the opposing team scoring any points in return.

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  • 9. 

    How many games did the South Sydney Rabbitohs win during the 2008 NRL season?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Eight

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    B. Eight
    Explanation
    The South Sydney Rabbitohs won eight games during the 2008 NRL season.

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  • 10. 

    Which rugby league team had the best defensive record in the 2008 regular NRL season?

    • A.

      Cronulla Sharks

    • B.

      Brisbane Broncos

    • C.

      Sydney Roosters

    • D.

      Melbourne Storm

    Correct Answer
    D. Melbourne Storm
    Explanation
    In the 2008 regular NRL season, the Melbourne Storm had the best defensive record. This means that they allowed the fewest points to be scored against them compared to the other teams in the league. Their strong defense likely contributed to their success during that season.

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  • 11. 

    Who coached the 2008 NSW State of Origin rugby league team?

    • A.

      Ricky Stuart

    • B.

      Craig Bellamy

    • C.

      Phil Gould

    • D.

      Graham Murray

    Correct Answer
    B. Craig Bellamy
    Explanation
    Craig Bellamy coached the 2008 NSW State of Origin rugby league team.

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  • 12. 

    Which Hawthorn Hawks player sustained a broken foot in the 2008 AFL grand final?

    • A.

      Trent Croad

    • B.

      Lance Franklin

    • C.

      Sam Mitchell

    • D.

      Shane Crawford

    Correct Answer
    A. Trent Croad
    Explanation
    In the 2008 AFL grand final, Trent Croad sustained a broken foot.

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  • 13. 

    Who captained the losing Geelong team in the 2008 AFL grand final?

    • A.

      Matthew Scarlett

    • B.

      Cameron Ling

    • C.

      Jimmy Bartel

    • D.

      Tom Harley

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom Harley
    Explanation
    Tom Harley captained the losing Geelong team in the 2008 AFL grand final. This information can be inferred from the question itself, as it asks for the captain of the losing Geelong team in that specific year.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these AFL teams won the most games during the 2008 regular season?

    • A.

      Fremantle Dockers

    • B.

      Essendon Bombers

    • C.

      Western Bulldogs

    • D.

      North Melbourne

    Correct Answer
    C. Western Bulldogs
    Explanation
    The Western Bulldogs won the most games during the 2008 regular season in the AFL.

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  • 15. 

    Australian Olympian Matthew Mitcham won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in which sport?

    • A.

      Triathlon

    • B.

      Long Jump

    • C.

      Swimming

    • D.

      Diving

    Correct Answer
    D. Diving
    Explanation
    Matthew Mitcham won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in the sport of diving.

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  • 16. 

    Australian swimmer Leisel Jones won individual gold in which event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

    • A.

      100m Freestyle

    • B.

      200m Backstroke

    • C.

      200m Breaststroke

    • D.

      100m Breaststroke

    Correct Answer
    D. 100m Breaststroke
    Explanation
    Leisel Jones won individual gold in the 100m Breaststroke event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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  • 17. 

    In V8 Supercars, the Clipsal 500 race is traditionally held in which Australian city?

    • A.

      Adelaide

    • B.

      Sydney

    • C.

      Perth

    • D.

      Melbourne

    Correct Answer
    A. Adelaide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Adelaide. The question asks about the city where the Clipsal 500 race is traditionally held in V8 Supercars. Adelaide is known for hosting this race, which is one of the most popular motorsport events in Australia. It has a long history and is considered an iconic event in the city, attracting thousands of spectators each year.

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  • 18. 

    In V8 Supercar racing, Australia's Indy 300 is traditionally held in which month of the year?

    • A.

      August

    • B.

      October

    • C.

      September

    • D.

      November

    Correct Answer
    B. October
    Explanation
    The correct answer is October. The Indy 300 race in V8 Supercar racing is traditionally held in October. This is a well-known event in Australia's motorsport calendar and attracts a large number of spectators and participants. The October timing allows for ideal weather conditions and provides an exciting racing experience for fans.

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  • 19. 

    Which Hawthorn Hawks player won the Norm Smith Medal in this year's AFL Grand Final?

    • A.

      Cyril Rioli

    • B.

      Mark Williams

    • C.

      Luke Hodge

    • D.

      Lance Franklin

    Correct Answer
    C. Luke Hodge
    Explanation
    Luke Hodge won the Norm Smith Medal in this year's AFL Grand Final.

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  • 20. 

    Which horse won the 2007 Melbourne Cup?

    • A.

      Dolphin Jo

    • B.

      Mahler

    • C.

      Zipping

    • D.

      Efficient

    Correct Answer
    D. Efficient
    Explanation
    Efficient won the 2007 Melbourne Cup.

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  • 21. 

    Which Australian jockey rode Makybe Diva to three consecutive Melbourne Cup victories?

    • A.

      Damien Oliver

    • B.

      Glen Boss

    • C.

      Darren Beadman

    • D.

      Danny Nikolic

    Correct Answer
    B. Glen Boss
    Explanation
    Glen Boss is the correct answer because he is the Australian jockey who rode Makybe Diva to three consecutive Melbourne Cup victories.

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  • 22. 

    How far did the Australian rugby union team advance at the 2007 World Cup?

    • A.

      Pool Stage

    • B.

      Quarter Finals

    • C.

      Semi Finals

    • D.

      Final

    Correct Answer
    B. Quarter Finals
    Explanation
    The Australian rugby union team advanced to the Quarter Finals at the 2007 World Cup.

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  • 23. 

    Which Australian cricketer won the Allan Border Medal in 2008?

    • A.

      Michael Clarke

    • B.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • C.

      Ricky Ponting

    • D.

      Brett Lee

    Correct Answer
    D. Brett Lee
    Explanation
    Brett Lee won the Allan Border Medal in 2008.

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  • 24. 

    Who was Australian cricket's One Day International player of the year in 2008?

    • A.

      Andrew Symonds

    • B.

      Ricky Ponting

    • C.

      Michael Hussey

    • D.

      Matthew Hayden

    Correct Answer
    D. Matthew Hayden
    Explanation
    Matthew Hayden was named Australian cricket's One Day International player of the year in 2008. This recognition was likely based on his outstanding performance in One Day Internationals during that year.

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  • 25. 

    Australian swimmer Libby Trickett won her individual gold medal at 2008's Olympics in which stroke?

    • A.

      Butterfly

    • B.

      Backstroke

    • C.

      Freestyle

    • D.

      Breaststroke

    Correct Answer
    A. Butterfly
    Explanation
    Libby Trickett won her individual gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in the Butterfly stroke. This stroke involves a simultaneous arm movement with an up-and-down dolphin kick. Trickett's expertise and skill in this stroke allowed her to achieve success and secure the gold medal in her event.

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  • 26. 

    What was the official name of Australia's National Rugby League's 2008 under-20's competition?

    • A.

      Mazda Cup

    • B.

      Ford Cup

    • C.

      Toyota Cup

    • D.

      Holden Cup

    Correct Answer
    C. Toyota Cup
    Explanation
    The official name of Australia's National Rugby League's 2008 under-20's competition was the Toyota Cup.

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  • 27. 

    Between 2006 and 2008, Australia's National Basketball League fielded a team from which country?

    • A.

      New Zealand

    • B.

      Fiji

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Singapore

    Correct Answer
    D. Singapore
    Explanation
    During the years 2006 to 2008, Australia's National Basketball League included a team from Singapore. This suggests that Singapore was represented in the league during that period.

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  • 28. 

    Which Australian rugby union team played in the final of the 2008 Super 14 competition?

    • A.

      Reds

    • B.

      Brumbies

    • C.

      Waratahs

    • D.

      Western Force

    Correct Answer
    C. Waratahs
    Explanation
    The Waratahs played in the final of the 2008 Super 14 competition.

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  • 29. 

    Sheffield Shield is a domestic competition for which sport?

    • A.

      Soccer

    • B.

      Chess

    • C.

      Baseball

    • D.

      Cricket

    Correct Answer
    D. Cricket
    Explanation
    The Sheffield Shield is a domestic competition for cricket. It is a first-class cricket competition played in Australia between teams representing different states and territories. The tournament has a long history, dating back to 1892, and is considered one of the premier domestic cricket competitions in the world. Many Australian cricketers have emerged from the Sheffield Shield and gone on to represent the national team at the international level.

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  • 30. 

    Glenn McGrath's McGrath Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to what?

    • A.

      Blood cancer

    • B.

      Breast cancer

    • C.

      Thalassemia

    • D.

      Asthma

    Correct Answer
    B. Breast cancer
    Explanation
    The McGrath Foundation, founded by Glenn McGrath, is a charitable organization dedicated to breast cancer. They aim to raise awareness about breast cancer and provide support to individuals and families affected by the disease. Their initiatives include funding breast care nurses, providing education and support services, and advocating for improved breast cancer care.

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