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Trivia Quiz - Alfred Deakin: 2nd Australian Prime Minister


A quiz about a well-liked politician who was known as "Affable Alfred". Alfred Deakin - 2nd, 5th & 7th Australian Prime Minister.

Quiz Number: 3443
Date Submitted: August 10, 2010
Quiz Categories: World Leaders, Australian Prime Ministers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 44.2 percent
Times Taken: 48 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3
Quiz is about: Alfred Deakin

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1. Before his election to the Australian parliament, Alfred Deakin worked in what occupation?
  A.   Journalist
  B.   Teacher
  C.   Doctor
  D.   Soldier

2. What post did Alfred Deakin hold in Edmund Barton's first federal government?
  A.   Treasurer
  B.   Attorney General
  C.   Minister for External Affairs
  D.   Minister for Employment

3. Following Barton's retirement and move to the High Court, Alfred Deakin became prime minister of Australia holding what portfolio?
  A.   Treasurer
  B.   Attorney General
  C.   Minister for External Affairs
  D.   Minister for Employment

4. Alfred Deakin's first term was from September, 1903 to April, 1904. How many bills did his government pass?
  A.   0
  B.   5
  C.   10
  D.   50

5. Alfred Deakin resigned in 1904 but was re-elected in 1905. With which country did he seek closer relations?
  A.   USA
  B.   England
  C.   Russia
  D.   Germany

6. Which of these were not introduced in Alfred Deakin's second term?
  A.   National Income Tax
  B.   Old age pension
  C.   Commonwealth Literary Fund
  D.   Immigrants Act

7. Alfred Deakin's second government was defeated when which party withdrew its support?
  A.   Protectionist
  B.   Country Party
  C.   Labour
  D.   Free Trade

8. Alfred Deakin's third term lasted from 1909 to 1910. He was part of a coalition that consisted of how many parties?
  A.   2
  B.   3
  C.   4
  D.   5

9. In his personal life, Alfred Deakin was a firm advocate of?
  A.   Catholicism
  B.   Socialism
  C.   Fabianism
  D.   Spiritualism

10. Alfred Deakin was quoted as saying he never lost:
  A.   an election
  B.   his desire for women
  C.   his sense of humour
  D.   a bet or an argument


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