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  • 1. 

    In 2008, which player scored 113 Goals to lead the Australian Football League?

    • A.

      Matthew Lloyd

    • B.

      Brendan Fevola

    • C.

      Lance Franklin

    • D.

      Daniel Bradshaw

    Correct Answer
    C. Lance Franklin
    Explanation
    Lance Franklin scored 113 goals in 2008 to lead the Australian Football League.

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  • 2. 

    Who placed second in the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup?

    • A.

      Maluckyday

    • B.

      Harris Tweed

    • C.

      So You Think

    • D.

      Once Were Wild

    Correct Answer
    A. Maluckyday
    Explanation
    Maluckyday is the correct answer because it is stated in the question that Maluckyday placed second in the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup.

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  • 3. 

    What is the home ground of the Western Bulldogs?

    • A.

      ANZ Stadium

    • B.

      Skilled Stadium

    • C.

      The Gabba

    • D.

      Etihad Stadium

    Correct Answer
    D. Etihad Stadium
    Explanation
    Etihad Stadium is the correct answer because it is the official home ground of the Western Bulldogs, an Australian rules football team. The Bulldogs have been playing their home games at Etihad Stadium since 2000. It is a multi-purpose stadium located in Melbourne, Australia, and has a seating capacity of over 53,000. Etihad Stadium is known for its retractable roof, which allows games to be played in all weather conditions.

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  • 4. 

    Who became the first Aboriginal in boxing history to win a world title?

    • A.

      Lionel Rose

    • B.

      Mario Magriss

    • C.

      Laurie Ny

    • D.

      Ray Perez

    Correct Answer
    A. Lionel Rose
    Explanation
    Lionel Rose became the first Aboriginal in boxing history to win a world title.

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  • 5. 

    Where was Ian Thorpe born?

    • A.

      Aukland

    • B.

      San Jose

    • C.

      Sydney

    • D.

      Perth

    Correct Answer
    C. Sydney
    Explanation
    Ian Thorpe was born in Sydney.

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  • 6. 

    Which team did the Newcastle Knights defeat to claim the 2001 National Rugby League premiership?

    • A.

      Manly Sea Eagles

    • B.

      Parramatta Eels

    • C.

      Canterbury Bulldogs

    • D.

      Penrith Panthers

    Correct Answer
    B. Parramatta Eels
    Explanation
    The Newcastle Knights defeated the Parramatta Eels to claim the 2001 National Rugby League premiership.

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  • 7. 

    Which player captained the Melbourne Storm to their first National Rugby League premiership?

    • A.

      Tawera Nikau

    • B.

      Glenn Lazarus

    • C.

      Brett Kimmorley

    • D.

      Matt Orford

    Correct Answer
    B. Glenn Lazarus
    Explanation
    Glenn Lazarus captained the Melbourne Storm to their first National Rugby League premiership.

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  • 8. 

    Brisbane Broncos rugby league legend Allan Langer played for which English club prior to retiring?

    • A.

      Leeds Rhinos

    • B.

      Warrington Wolves

    • C.

      Hull Kingston Rovers

    • D.

      London Broncos

    Correct Answer
    B. Warrington Wolves
    Explanation
    Allan Langer, a rugby league legend for the Brisbane Broncos, played for the English club Warrington Wolves before retiring.

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  • 9. 

    Which National Rugby League player quit the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2007 to join the Sydney Roosters?

    • A.

      Sonny Bill Williams

    • B.

      Braith Anasta

    • C.

      Willie Tonga

    • D.

      Willie Mason

    Correct Answer
    D. Willie Mason
    Explanation
    Willie Mason is the correct answer because he quit the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2007 to join the Sydney Roosters.

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  • 10. 

    In the 2000 rugby league State of Origin series, by what margin did NSW win the final game?

    • A.

      40-4

    • B.

      56-16

    • C.

      60-6

    • D.

      38-0

    Correct Answer
    B. 56-16
    Explanation
    In the 2000 rugby league State of Origin series, NSW won the final game by a margin of 56-16. This means that NSW scored 56 points while their opponents scored only 16 points. This indicates a dominant performance by NSW, as they outscored their opponents by a significant margin of 40 points.

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  • 11. 

    Australian pace bowler Brett Lee made his Test cricket debut against which country?

    • A.

      Sri Lanka

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    D. India
    Explanation
    Brett Lee made his Test cricket debut against India.

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  • 12. 

    Which Australian cricketer smashed his nose colliding with a teammate in a 1999 Test match?

    • A.

      Jason Gillespie

    • B.

      Matthew Hayden

    • C.

      Mark Waugh

    • D.

      Steve Waugh

    Correct Answer
    D. Steve Waugh
    Explanation
    In a 1999 Test match, Steve Waugh, the Australian cricketer, smashed his nose colliding with a teammate.

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  • 13. 

    In January 2008, which Australian cricketer took three wickets off two overs to win a Test match?

    • A.

      Stuart Clark

    • B.

      Michael Clarke

    • C.

      Andrew Symonds

    • D.

      Brett Lee

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael Clarke
    Explanation
    In January 2008, Michael Clarke, an Australian cricketer, took three wickets off two overs to win a Test match. This implies that Michael Clarke's performance was instrumental in securing the victory for Australia.

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  • 14. 

    Which Australian female swimming champion was nicknamed "Madame Butterfly"?

    • A.

      Samantha Riley

    • B.

      Giaan Rooney

    • C.

      Susie O'Neill

    • D.

      Petria Thomas

    Correct Answer
    C. Susie O'Neill
    Explanation
    Susie O'Neill, an Australian female swimming champion, was nicknamed "Madame Butterfly" because she excelled in the butterfly stroke. She won multiple Olympic and World Championship medals in this event, earning her the nickname.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these athletes was a champion Australian freestyle swimmer?

    • A.

      Justin Norris

    • B.

      Michael Klim

    • C.

      Adam Pine

    • D.

      Matt Welsh

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael Klim
    Explanation
    Michael Klim was a champion Australian freestyle swimmer. He represented Australia in multiple international competitions and won numerous medals, including Olympic gold. Klim's achievements in freestyle swimming make him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 16. 

    Australian basketballer Andrew Gaze played for which NBL team?

    • A.

      Perth Wildcats

    • B.

      Melbourne Tigers

    • C.

      Brisbane Bullets

    • D.

      Sydney Kings

    Correct Answer
    B. Melbourne Tigers
    Explanation
    Andrew Gaze, the Australian basketballer, played for the Melbourne Tigers in the National Basketball League (NBL).

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  • 17. 

    Which tennis Grand Slam event did Australian Lleyton Hewitt win first?

    • A.

      Australian Open

    • B.

      French Open

    • C.

      U.S. Open

    • D.

      Wimbledon

    Correct Answer
    C. U.S. Open
    Explanation
    Lleyton Hewitt won his first tennis Grand Slam event at the U.S. Open.

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  • 18. 

    Which rugby league star was the Dally M Player of the Year in 2007?

    • A.

      Cameron Smith

    • B.

      Darren Lockyer

    • C.

      Johnathan Thurston

    • D.

      Cooper Cronk

    Correct Answer
    C. Johnathan Thurston
    Explanation
    Johnathan Thurston was named the Dally M Player of the Year in 2007. This award is given to the best player in the National Rugby League (NRL) in Australia. Thurston had an exceptional season in 2007, showcasing his skill and leadership on the field. He played for the North Queensland Cowboys and was instrumental in their success that year. Thurston's performances earned him the prestigious Dally M Player of the Year award, solidifying his status as one of the top rugby league stars of his time.

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  • 19. 

    Athlete Jane Saville was disqualified from which event at the Sydney 2000 Olympics?

    • A.

      20km Racewalking

    • B.

      100m Hurdles

    • C.

      Marathon

    • D.

      200m Sprint

    Correct Answer
    A. 20km Racewalking
  • 20. 

    Which defunct Australian rugby league team was a merger between the North Sydney and Manly teams?

    • A.

      Hunter Mariners

    • B.

      Central Coast Bears

    • C.

      Northern Eagles

    • D.

      Western Reds

    Correct Answer
    C. Northern Eagles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Northern Eagles. The Northern Eagles were a defunct Australian rugby league team that was formed as a merger between the North Sydney Bears and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. The team existed from 2000 to 2002 before being dissolved due to financial difficulties and poor on-field performance.

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  • 21. 

    Roughly how many Test wickets did Australian cricketer Shane Warne take during his Test career?

    • A.

      300

    • B.

      700

    • C.

      620

    • D.

      480

    Correct Answer
    B. 700
    Explanation
    Shane Warne, the Australian cricketer, took approximately 700 Test wickets during his Test career. This indicates that he was a highly successful bowler, as taking a large number of wickets is a significant achievement in cricket. Warne's exceptional bowling skills and ability to deceive batsmen with his spin and variations allowed him to consistently take wickets and contribute to the success of the Australian cricket team.

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  • 22. 

    Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge won which tennis Grand Slam six times in their doubles careers?

    • A.

      U.S. Open

    • B.

      Wimbledon

    • C.

      French Open

    • D.

      Australian Open

    Correct Answer
    B. Wimbledon
    Explanation
    Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge won the Wimbledon Grand Slam six times in their doubles careers.

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  • 23. 

    Who captained the Penrith Panthers to victory in the 2003 National Rugby League Grand Final?

    • A.

      Ryan Girdler

    • B.

      Scott Sattler

    • C.

      Preston Campbell

    • D.

      Craig Gower

    Correct Answer
    D. Craig Gower
    Explanation
    Craig Gower captained the Penrith Panthers to victory in the 2003 National Rugby League Grand Final.

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  • 24. 

    Rugby league legend Darren Lockyer first played State of Origin for Queensland in what position?

    • A.

      Halfback

    • B.

      Five-Eighth

    • C.

      Fullback

    • D.

      Center

    Correct Answer
    C. Fullback
    Explanation
    Darren Lockyer, a rugby league legend, initially played State of Origin for Queensland in the position of fullback. This position is typically responsible for covering the backfield and providing defensive support, as well as joining the attacking line and providing additional options in attack. Fullbacks are known for their speed, agility, and ability to read the game well. Lockyer's skills and versatility made him a valuable asset in this position during his State of Origin career.

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  • 25. 

    Apart from halfback, rugby league's Andrew Johns played representative football in which position?

    • A.

      Center

    • B.

      Five-Eighth

    • C.

      Hooker

    • D.

      Winger

    Correct Answer
    C. Hooker
    Explanation
    Andrew Johns, a rugby league player, played representative football in the position of hooker. This position is typically responsible for distributing the ball from the play-the-ball area and directing the team's attack. Hookers are also involved in defensive duties, making tackles and organizing the team's defensive line. Johns' versatility allowed him to excel in multiple positions, including halfback and hooker, making him a valuable asset to his team.

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  • 26. 

    Who led Australian rugby league's Newcastle Knights to their first premiership in 1997?

    • A.

      Robbie O'Davis

    • B.

      Matthew Johns

    • C.

      Andrew Johns

    • D.

      Paul Harragon

    Correct Answer
    D. Paul Harragon
    Explanation
    Paul Harragon is the correct answer because he led the Newcastle Knights to their first premiership in 1997. He was the captain of the team and played a crucial role in their success. Harragon was known for his strong leadership skills and his contributions to the team both on and off the field. His leadership and determination were instrumental in guiding the Knights to their historic victory in 1997.

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  • 27. 

    Which champion rugby league player first captained the NSW State of Origin team in 2004?

    • A.

      Danny Buderus

    • B.

      Andrew Johns

    • C.

      Ryan Girdler

    • D.

      Brett Kimmorley

    Correct Answer
    A. Danny Buderus
    Explanation
    Danny Buderus is the correct answer because he first captained the NSW State of Origin team in 2004.

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  • 28. 

    Which Australian rugby league team won the first premiership under the NRL banner in 1998?

    • A.

      Sydney Roosters

    • B.

      Melbourne Storm

    • C.

      Brisbane Broncos

    • D.

      Newcastle Knights

    Correct Answer
    C. Brisbane Broncos
    Explanation
    The Brisbane Broncos won the first premiership under the NRL banner in 1998.

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  • 29. 

    Which Australian athlete made a dramatic recovery from surgery to compete in the 2004 Olympics?

    • A.

      Tamsyn Lewis

    • B.

      Tatiana Grigorieva

    • C.

      Jana Rawlinson

    • D.

      Cathy Freeman

    Correct Answer
    C. Jana Rawlinson
    Explanation
    Jana Rawlinson made a dramatic recovery from surgery to compete in the 2004 Olympics.

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  • 30. 

    Which of these rugby union teams was added to the Super 14 competition in 2006?

    • A.

      Lions

    • B.

      Chiefs

    • C.

      Western Force

    • D.

      Crusaders

    Correct Answer
    C. Western Force
    Explanation
    The Western Force was added to the Super 14 competition in 2006. This expansion team from Perth, Australia joined the competition alongside the existing teams from New Zealand and South Africa. The addition of the Western Force increased the number of teams in the Super 14 competition and brought rugby union to a new region.

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