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Trivia Quiz - Gough Whitlam: 21st Australian Prime Minister


Some facts in the life of Australia's first and only reformist Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. He was either the 21st Australian Prime Minister or the 26th Australian Prime Minister, depending on how you count.

Quiz Number: 3140
Date Submitted: June 06, 2009
Quiz Categories: World Leaders, Australian Prime Ministers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 64.3 percent
Times Taken: 165 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3
Quiz is about: Gough Whitlam

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Gough Whitlam 21st Australian Prime Minister
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1. Gough Whitlam was born in Melbourne in what year?
  A.   1912
  B.   1914
  C.   1916
  D.   1918

2. As a boy, Whitlam was fascinated by which world leader?
  A.   Napoleon
  B.   Bismarck
  C.   Alexander the Great
  D.   Washington

3. In 1942 Gough Whitlam married which equally imposing lady?
  A.   Margaret Dovey
  B.   Freda Martin
  C.   Christine Arranz
  D.   Judy Whitelaw

4. During World War II, Gough Whitlam served in what branch of the armed services?
  A.   Army
  B.   Navy
  C.   Air Force
  D.   Home Guard

5. Gough Whitlam graduated from Sydney University with a degree in what area?
  A.   Medicine
  B.   Law
  C.   Science
  D.   Economics

6. Whitlam was elected to what federal seat, remaining in that seat until his retirement?
  A.   Wannan
  B.   Wangaratta
  C.   Werriwa
  D.   Werribee

7. Gough Whitlam became prime minister of Australia in what year?
  A.   1970
  B.   1972
  C.   1973
  D.   1974

8. The Liberal leader Whitlam defeated to become Prime Minister was?
  A.   John Gorton
  B.   Robert Menzies
  C.   Harold Holt
  D.   William McMahon

9. Gough Whitlam was dismissed on November 11, 1975 by what Governor General?
  A.   Paul Hasluck
  B.   John Kerr
  C.   Ninian Stephen
  D.   Zelman Cowen

10. In 1978, Whitlam was appointed to which ambassadorial post?
  A.   UNESCO
  B.   United Nations
  C.   Vatican
  D.   Britain


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