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The OzQuiz Answers

Part two of Question 4

Part two of Question 4

These are the answers to the OzQuiz. Before you read them, go to The OzQuiz and look at the questions.

1. What kind of dog is in the pic above? Which politician was referred to as "a drover’s dog"? And who was Kerr’s cur?

1. Kelpie (from Red Dog). Bob Hawke (according to Bill Hayden). Malcolm Fraser (according to Gough Whitlam).

2. Name the patriarch and matriarch of Australia’s favourite family, and their latest offspring.

2 Dave and Julie Rafter: Ruby.

3. Complete these songlines: a)Beneath our radiant southern cross, we’ll toil with … (three words); b)As the world gets older and colder, it’s good to know … (4 words); c)Where women glow and men … (one word); d)There’s nothing so lonesome, morbid or drear as to stand in the … (seven words); e)It’s a nice-a place, it’s a not so bad … (three words).

3 a) Hearts and hands; b) Where your journey ends; c) Plunder; d) Bar of a pub with no beer; e) Shaddup you face.

4. What was the top selling car in Australia in 2011? And for the 15 years before that?

4 Mazda 3; Holden Commodore.

5. Name the famous parents of the three young chaps on the right.

5 A Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv; B Bert and Pattie Newton; C Kerry and Ros Packer.

6. Who referred to the police as “big, ugly, fat-necked, wombat-headed, big bellied, magpie legged, narrow hipped, splay footed sons of Irish bailiffs or English landlords”.

6 Ned Kelly.

7. Who admitted that “We took the traditional lands and smashed the traditional way of life. We brought the diseases, the alcohol. We committed the murders. We took the children from their mothers.”

7 Paul Keating.

8. Which movie sold the most cinema tickets in Australia in the last 50 years? And what was the top selling Australian music album of all time?

8 The Sound of Music; Whispering Jack, by John Farnham

9. Match these stirrers with their causes: A Dick Smith; B Phillip Nitschke; C Germaine Greer; D Peter Singer; E Jack Mundey. i) Animal rights; ii) Population control; iii) Green bans; iv) Women’s liberation; v) Euthanasia.

9 A ii; B v; C iv; D i; E iii.

10. Name the last three federal Opposition leaders.

10 Brendan Nelson; Malcolm Turnbull; Tony Abbott.

11. In what month this year will the population reach 23 million? In what year will we reach 30 million?

11 July; 2025.

12. Match the Aussies with their US shows: A Simon Baker; B Poppy Montgomery; C Ryan Kwanten; D Matt Passmore; E Anna Torv; F Alex O’Loughlin. i) True blood; ii) The Glades; iii) Unforgettable; iv) Fringe; v) Hawaii Five-0; vi) The Mentalist.

12. A vi; B iii; Ci; D ii; E iv; F v.

13. What three countries were the biggest contributors to our immigration program in the past 10 years?

13 Britain, China and India.

14. Match the champion with the sport: A Cadel Evans; B Layne Beachley; C Karrie Webb; D Mark Webber; E Anne Sergeant. i) Golf; ii) Cycling; iii) Surfing; iv) Netball v) Car racing.

14 A ii; B iii; C i; D v; E iv.

15. Name the lady on the right and the task she will soon have in common with Gretel Killeen.

15. Sonia Kruger. Host of Big Brother.

16. Match the numbers with the achievement: A 708; B 5; C 329; D 1360; E 99.94. i) Goals kicked in Tony Lockett’s AFL career; ii) Don Bradman’s Test batting average; iii) Olympic gold medals won by Ian Thorpe; iv) Michael Clarke’s record innings at the SCG this month; v) Shane Warne’s Test wickets total.

16. A v; B iii; C iv; D i; E ii.3 A iii; B i; C iv; D v; E ii.


17. What do these Australians have in common: Brian Schmidt, Elizabeth Blackburn, Peter Doherty, Patrick White, John Eccles, John Cornforth and Barry Marshall?

17. The Nobel Prize.


18. Name the famous siblings of the gentleman and lady on the right.

18. Anthony LaPaglia; Miranda Otto.


19. Complete these phrases: a) Dry as a dead … b) Wouldn’t shout in a … c) Obvious as a fart in a … d) Couldn't fight his way out of a ... e) I'm all over it like a ... f) Playing up like ... g) Up and down like a ...

19. a) dingo's donger; b) shark attack; c) two man submarine; d) wet paper bag; e) seagull on a sick prawn; f) second hand whippersnipper; g) bride's nightie.


20. Match these groups with their proportion of the population: A Muslims; B Asthmatics; C Shareholders; D Catholics; E Married F Born in China or Vietnam. i) 10%; ii) 55% iii) 1.7%; iv) 43%; v) 4%; vi) 26%.

20. A iii; B i; C iv; D vi; E ii; F v.


21. Who is Australia’s richest person? What is the source of this person's wealth?

21 Gina Rinehart; inherited mineral leases and investments.


22. What, in order, are the three main causes of death in Australia?

22 Cancer; heart disease; diseases of the respiratory system.


23. Match these inventions with their creators: A Vegemite; B The Bionic Ear; C Grange Hermitage; D The ute; E The Chiko roll. i) Lewis Bandt; ii) Cyril Callister; iii) Frank McEnroe; iv) Max Schubert; v) Graeme Clark.

23. A ii; B v; C iv; D i; E iii.


24. Who is the national court jester: A Shaun Micallef; B Annabel Crabb; C John Clarke.

24. All three.


25. Name the lady on the right and her claim to fame. And the claims to fame of Jack Vidgen and Casey Donovan.

25. Julie Goodwin was winner of MasterChef 2009; Jack Vidgen was winner of Australia’s Got Talent 2011; Casey Donovan was winner of Australian Idol, 2004.

26. Write a limerick and win a prize. The limerick must include the words “bludger” and “spag bol”. Send it to

You have until 7am on Wednesday January 25. We’ll publish the most interesting entries in next Sunday’s Who We Are column, and the top three will win copies of The Little Book of Australia, by David Dale.

Go to Comments to discuss the questions.


That was a special edition of the Who We Are column, by David Dale, which appears in printed form every second Sunday in The Sun-Herald, and also as a blog on this website, where it welcomes your comments. David Dale teaches communications at UTS, Sydney. He is the author of The Little Book of Australia -- A snapshot of who we are (Allen and Unwin). For daily updates on Australian attitudes, bookmark The Tribal Mind.


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