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Trivia Quiz - Harold Holt: 17th Australian Prime Minister


What do you know about the Harold Holt, 22nd Australian Prime Minister? He was the loyal deputy to our longest serving Prime Minister, Robert Menzies.

Quiz Number: 3470
Date Submitted: September 29, 2010
Quiz Categories: World Leaders, Australian Prime Ministers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 47.8 percent
Times Taken: 50 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2
Quiz is about: Harold Holt

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1. Harold Holt graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1930 with a degree in what academic area of study?
  A.   journalism
  B.   business
  C.   medicine
  D.   law

2. As a college student, the young Harold was very active in extra-curricular activities. Which one of the following was NOT one of them?
  A.   cricket player
  B.   rugby player
  C.   Australian rules football player
  D.   debating team

3. Harold Holt was first elected to the Australian Parliament in 1935 representing what Victorian electoral division?
  A.   Higgins
  B.   Fawkner
  C.   Forest Hill
  D.   Swan Hill

4. Which of the following political offices did Harold Holt NOT hold under Prime Minister Robert Menzies?
  A.   Treasurer of Australia
  B.   Minister for Labour and National Service
  C.   Minister for External Affairs
  D.   Minister for Immigration

5. Harold Holt was elected Australian Prime Minister in 1966 as a member of what political party?
  A.   United Australia
  B.   Country Liberal Party
  C.   Australian Labor Party
  D.   Liberal Party of Australia

6. Controversially, Harold Holt supported the US-led war in Vietnam. What was his rally cry in support of US President Lyndon Johnson?
  A.   "All the Way With LBJ!"
  B.   "We Love LBJ!"
  C.   "My Man, LBJ!"
  D.   "Let's Stay With LBJ!"

7. Prime Minister Holt was noted for having a very strong cabinet. Which of the following future Australian Prime Ministers was NOT a member of Holt's cabinet?
  A.   John McEwen
  B.   William "Billy" McMahon
  C.   Malcolm Fraser
  D.   Gough Whitlam

8. In 1966, Australia signed a controversial agreement with the U.S. that would allow the U.S. to establish a secret strategic communications facility. In what Australian state was it located?
  A.   Northern Territory
  B.   Victoria
  C.   Western Australia
  D.   Tasmania

9. In December, 1967, Prime Minister Holt disappeared in the Pacific Ocean while swimming and presumed drowned. At which beach did he disappear?
  A.   Merricks Beach
  B.   Cheviot Beach
  C.   Balnarring Beach
  D.   St Andrews Beach

10. In what Australian state would one find the Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt?
  A.   Western Australia
  B.   Queensland
  C.   New South Wales
  D.   South Australia


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