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Trivia Quiz - Australian Prime Ministers


Australian leaders from 1901 to the present day.

Quiz Number: 3089
Date Submitted: February 13, 2009
Quiz Categories: World Leaders, Australian Prime Ministers
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 61.4 percent
Times Taken: 63 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5

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Australian Prime Ministers
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1. Who was the first Australian Prime Minister to serve for 18 years?
  A.   Bob Hawke
  B.   John Howard
  C.   Robert Menzies
  D.   Billy Hughes

2. Australian Prime Ministers do not have to be born in Australia. Which Prime Minister was born in Chile?
  A.   Edmund Barton
  B.   John Watson
  C.   Stanley Bruce
  D.   John Gorton

3. Similar to Franklin Roosevelt, which Prime Minister died just before the end of WWII due to overwork and exhaustion?
  A.   John Curtin
  B.   Ben Chifley
  C.   Frank Forde
  D.   Andrew Fisher

4. Earle Page, Prime Minister for three weeks in 1939, had the middle name of:
  A.   Easter
  B.   Christmas
  C.   Sabbath
  D.   Passover

5. Which Prime Minister was elected to three non-consecutive terms?
  A.   Billy Hughes
  B.   Joseph Scullin
  C.   Alfred Deakin
  D.   Gough Whitlam

6. Which Prime Minister died while swimming at a Victorian beach?
  A.   John Gorton
  B.   James Scullin
  C.   Frank Forde
  D.   Harold Holt

7. Which Prime Minister, when as a child, slept with his family in their car when evicted from their home?
  A.   Gough Whitlam
  B.   Paul Keating
  C.   Kevin Rudd
  D.   John Howard

8. As of 2007, which two Prime Ministers were the only ones to lose their seats at a general election?
  A.   Stanley Bruce and John Howard
  B.   Gough Whitlam and Paul Keating
  C.   James Scullin and Joseph Lyons
  D.   Edmund Barton and Billy Hughes

9. Which Prime Minister was criticized for touching Queen Elizabeth on the back when introducing her to guests?
  A.   Bob Hawke
  B.   John Gorton
  C.   Gough Whitlam
  D.   Paul Keating

10. Which Prime Minister held a beer-drinking record while at Oxford University?
  A.   Billy Hughes
  B.   John Gorton
  C.   Bob Hawke
  D.   Paul Keating


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