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« on: September 04, 2011, 03:04:46 am »
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Way too easy (5 points)

Name five of Australia's states.

Easy (50 points)

1. What is the full, official name of the country? (1 point)

2. Who is the current Prime Minister of Australia, and which party do they lead? (2 points)

3. Who is the current federal Leader of the Opposition, and which party do they lead? (2 points)

4. In which year did Australia federate? (1 point)

5. Who was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia? (1 point)

6. Name the last eight Prime Ministers. (8 points)

7. Which New South Welshperson said: "We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come." (1 point)

8. Who won the federal elections of 1996, 1975, and 1943? (3 points)

9. Which former tennis champion is serving as a member of the federal Parliament? (1 point)

10. In which year was the penal colony at Port Jackson (Sydney) established? (1 point)

11. Who is the current Queen's representative in Australia, and what title do they hold? (2 points)

12. In which states/territories are the electorates of Carpricornia, Fremantle, Gippsland, Riverina, and Lingiari? (5 points)

13. Which voting system is used for the federal Senate? (3 points)

14. Name a High Court judge. (1 point)

15. What do the acronyms GST, BER, COAG, and CSIRO stand for? (4 points)

16. Which parties are represented in the Australian Senate? (6 points)

17. Who are/were Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Jeff Kennett, Alfred Deakin, Peter Costello, and Carmen Lawrence? (5 points)

18. In Australian political discourse, what does "Eureka" refer to? (2 points)

19. Which Victorian said: "We took the name 'Liberal' because we were determined to be a progressive party, willing to make experiments, in no sense reactionary but believing in the individual, his rights, and his enterprise, and rejecting the socialist panacea." (1 point)

Medium (25 points)

1. Who are the current Australian state Premiers and territory Chief Ministers? (8 points)

2. Which two serving Prime Ministers lost their seats at a general election, and in which year? (4 points)

3. Who are/were Jack Lang, Chris Watson, Sir Isaac Isaacs, Enid Lyons, and John Anderson? (5 points)

4. Who was nicknamed the "Father of Federation"? (1 point)

5. In which states/territories are the electorates of Hasluck, Batman and Griffith? (3 points)

6. Name four current members of the federal shadow Cabinet, excluding the Leader of the Opposition. (4 points)

Hard (15 points)

1. Which Queenslander said: "If politicians continue to promote separatism in Australia, they should not continue to hold their seats in this parliament. They are not truly representing all Australians, and I call on the people to throw them out." (1 point)

2. Which seats do Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Bob Brown hold? (3 points)

3. Who are/were Neville Bonner, Sir Henry Bolte, Doug Anthony, Rex Connor, and Honey Bacon? (5 points)

4. Which electorates are represented by the six cross-bench members of the federal House of Representatives? (6 points)
 
Way too hard (5 points)

Name five of the non-Interim leaders of the Australian Democrats.
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 03:22:09 am »
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Way too easy (5 points)

Name five of Australia's states.
Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand New South Wales

Easy (50 points)

1. What is the full, official name of the country? (1 point)
not Republic of Australia

2. Who is the current Prime Minister of Australia, and which party do they lead? (2 points)
Julia Gillard, Labour

3. Who is the current federal Leader of the Opposition, and which party do they lead? (2 points)
Tony Abbott I think, Liberals

4. In which year did Australia federate? (1 point)
About 1900

5. Who was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia? (1 point)
?

6. Name the last eight Prime Ministers. (8 points)
No. Last three were Howard, Rudd, Gillard. I think.

7. Which New South Welshperson said: "We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come." (1 point)
Some White Australia Nazi. Howard? Tongue (Probably not. Probably someone who formulated the policy.)

8. Who won the federal elections of 1996, 1975, and 1943? (3 points)
?

9. Which former tennis champion is serving as a member of the federal Parliament? (1 point)
?

10. In which year was the penal colony at Port Jackson (Sydney) established? (1 point)
1788?

11. Who is the current Queen's representative in Australia, and what title do they hold? (2 points)
? Governor-General?

12. In which states/territories are the electorates of Carpricornia, Fremantle, Gippsland, Riverina, and Lingiari? (5 points)
Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria?, no idea, Northern Territory

13. Which voting system is used for the federal Senate? (3 points)
STV as in Ireland. Except renewing by halves.

14. Name a High Court judge. (1 point)
No.

15. What do the acronyms GST, BER, COAG, and CSIRO stand for? (4 points)
No idea.

16. Which parties are represented in the Australian Senate? (6 points)
ALP, Liberals, Nationals, Greens, uh...

17. Who are/were Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Jeff Kennett, Alfred Deakin, Peter Costello, and Carmen Lawrence? (5 points)
Sir Joh was the dominant figure of Queensland for decades, and a ridiculous fascist in many ways. Fairly fascinating too, though. No idea about the others (wait, there's some Costello bloke sometimes mentioned as an electable Liberal, not sure if his first name is Peter though.)

18. In Australian political discourse, what does "Eureka" refer to? (2 points)
A goldfield? No idea.

19. Which Victorian said: "We took the name 'Liberal' because we were determined to be a progressive party, willing to make experiments, in no sense reactionary but believing in the individual, his rights, and his enterprise, and rejecting the socialist panacea." (1 point)
One of the founders of the Liberal Party, presumably.

2. Which two serving Prime Ministers lost their seats at a general election, and in which year? (4 points)
Didn't John Howard lose his in the secod-to-last election?

5. In which states/territories are the electorates of Hasluck, Batman and Griffith? (3 points)
Batman is a city in Kurdistan. Yeah, I know there's also an electorate of that name in Australia someplace.

I snip the remainder, except to say that Honey Bacon is a peculiar name for a real person and I must look it up.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 05:28:58 am »
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Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, West Australia, Victoria (Tasmania for a bonus)

1 uh... Australia?
2 Julia Gillard. Labor. (not Labour)
3 uh... what's his name... gayboy... Tony Abbot. Liberal Party / National-Coalition etc thingy.
4 1901
5 Menzies
6 Gillard, Rudd, Howard, uh... the um... mr... uh... mrs.... um... that guy who was abducted by aliens?
7 I dunno
8 wha?
9 ?
10 ?
11 Governor General
12 hum. Queensland?
13 STV. 6 seats. 12 total.
14 wtf? you consider these questions "easy?"
15 Goods and Services Tax
16 Labor. Liberal. National. Liberal-National. Country Liberal. Greens. A bunch of small ones... a dude who's last name sounds like Xenophobe... the... gambling party? the Hunters? or were they replaced by Family First... or vice versa?
17 Premier of Queensland. dunno the rest.
18 ?
19 ?

1 oh um. Barry O'Farrel. uh... Anna Bligh. um... some unimportant people in Tasmania, and South Australia. uh... and other people I dont remember.
2 Howard
3 dunno
4 dunno
5 Victoria
6 Kevin Rudd. ? ? ? Tony Abbot

1 ?
2 lol
3 ?
4 Kennedy? uh. hum. I dunno

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 05:35:41 am »
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I don't know Honey Bacon, Rex Connor, and I can't remember if PM Watson's (and first federal Labor leader worldwide) first name Chris. I also don't know the quote from the Queenslander. Oh, and I don't know the Territory Chief Ministers so can't complete that question. I have answers which I believe are correct for all the others, including the five Senate leaders of the Democrats question (have they only had five? I don't know if there was a sixth between the founder and the famous female leader who switched parties and became the MP for Dickson).

If I might add another question. The current Prime Minister was born in Wales. How many other Prime Ministers were born outside Australia? Who was the last Prime Minister born outside Australia and in which country was he born? Of all Prime Ministers born outside Australia, only one was not born in a Commonwealth nation. Who was he and in which country was he born?
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 09:09:06 am »
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Way too easy (5 points)

New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria

Easy (50 points)

1. Commonwealth of Australia, I think

2. Julia Gillard, leader of the Australian Labor Party

3. Tony Abbott, leader of the Australian Liberal Party and its coalition with the National Party

4. ...1900? I have no idea.

5. Menzies

6. Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, John Howard, Paul Keating, Bob Hawke, Malcolm Fraser... that's as far as I can go.

7. No idea

8. 1996 - John Howard's Coalition
1975 - Fraser's Coalition, I think
1943 - John Curtin's ALP

9. ...I don't know

10. Don't know

11. Governor General, Quentin Bryce

12. No idea, but I think Fremantle is NSW, but probably not.

13. STV

14. ...

15. ...

16. Labor, National, Liberal, Family First, Greens, Democratic Labor

17. Costello was Howard's Treasurer...

18. ...

19. Menzies

Medium (25 points)

1. Barry O'Farrell, New South Wales
Lara Giddings, Tasmania
Ted Bailleau, Victoria
Mike Rann, South Australia
Anna Bligh, Queensland

Not sure on the others.

2. Stanley Bruce and John Howard in 2007

3. Isaac Isaacs was a governor-general or something...

4. ...

5. Griffith's in Queensland, Batman's in Victoria, Hasluck's in WA.

6. Julie Bishop, Joe Hockey, Malcolm Turnball... um... can't think of any others

Hard (15 points)

1. Huh

2. Warringah, Lalor, one of Tasmania's senate seats

3. No idea.

4. Melbourne, Denison, O'Connor, Kennedy, Lyne, New England
 
Way too hard (5 points)

LOL, don't know.
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