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Trivia Quiz - William McMahon: 20th Australian Prime Minister
The Prime Minister whose major attribute was persistence
December 23, 2010
Australian Prime Ministers
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1. Bill McMahon was born 1908 in which Australian city?
2. McMahon's mother and father died in separate incidents by the time McMahon reached what age?
3. He graduated from Sydney University with a degree in which course of study?
B. Political Science
4. McMahon was elected to federal parliament in 1949 representing the Liberal Party in which seat?
5. A renowned "city slicker", McMahon was curiously appointed to which ministry by Prime Minister Menzies in 1956?
A. Natural Resources
D. Primary Industry
6. McMahon married Sonia Hopkins when he was 57. How old was she?
7. McMahon became Prime Minister in 1971 when which Prime Minister lost a vote of confidence?
A. John McEwan
B. Malcolm Fraser
C. Billy Snedden
D. John Gorton
8. As Prime Minister, McMahon attacked the then Opposition Leader, Gough Whitlam (and his eventual successor) for doing what?
A. Recognising Communist China
B. Proposing a universal health care system
C. Wanting to lower the voting age to 16
D. Proposing Australia become a republic
9. McMahon was the first Prime Minister to establish which ministry?
A. Ethnic Affairs
B. Aboriginal Affairs
C. Women's Affairs
10. Although leading a conservative party, McMahon's government made a number of socially progessive decisions. Which one below was not one of these?
A. Withdrawal of troops from Vietnam
B. Improved child care regulations
C. Introduction of "Advance Australia Fair" as the national anthem
D. Independence for Papua New Guinea
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