Answers for the Aussie quiz

Q.1: Who is “Matilda” in the Banjo Patterson song Waltzing Matilda?

  1. Sheep
  2. Swag
  3. Kangaroo
  4. Gum Tree

The correct answer is 2 - Swag.

Q.2: In what year did Vegemite appear on Australian Supermarket shelves?

  1. 1954
  2. 1923
  3. 1915
  4. 1935

The correct answer is 2 - 1923.

Q.3: What is the national flower of Australia?

  1. Banksia
  2. Waratah
  3. Golden Wattle
  4. Blue Gum

The correct answer is 3 - Golden Wattle.

Q.4: In what year was Paul Keating elected as Prime Minister?

  1. 1989
  2. 1991
  3. 1993
  4. 1990

The correct answer is 2 - 1991.

Q.5: In what year did the Eureka (Rebellion) Stockade occur in the goldfields of Ballarat?

  1. 1901
  2. 1887
  3. 1865
  4. 1854

The correct answer is 4 - 1854.

Q.6: How many Senators are there in Australian Parliament?

  1. 96
  2. 76
  3. 85
  4. 101

The correct answer is 2 - 76.

Q.7: In what year were the colonies united into a federation of states?

  1. 1901
  2. 1903
  3. 1898
  4. 1788

The correct answer is 1 - 1901.

Q.8: What worldwide pandemic killed more than 12,000 Australians in 1919?

  1. The Plague
  2. Polio
  3. Spanish Flu
  4. Lyme disease

The correct answer is 3 - Spanish Flu.

Q.9: What was the name of the overweight man who appeared in the ‘Life? Be in it’ campaign launched in 1975?

  1. Fred
  2. Norm
  3. Gary
  4. Rob

The correct answer is 2 - Norm.

Q.10: What was the first album to sell more than one million copies in Australia?

  1. Whispering Jack by John Farnham
  2. ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits
  3. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  4. Born in the U.S.A – Bruce Springsteen

The correct answer is 1 - Whispering Jack by John Farnham.

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