Human Interest

Australia QUIZ

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 26 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 26 January, 2008, 12:00am

Test your general knowledge. The answers are below.

1 Which Australian rock star, who died in 1997, was raised in Hong Kong? 2 Bob Hawke, the 23rd Australian prime minister, has an entry in the Guinness World Records. What is it for? 3 Who was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for work in global conservation and promoting Australian tourism? 4 Which Australian holds the record for the highest number of test wickets by a fast bowler? 5 What film rocketed Paul Hogan to fame? 6 Who designed the Sydney Opera House? 7 Which remote town was once known as Stuart? 8 Which captain's crew mutinied and the captain later became governor of New South Wales? 9 At the age of 14, who became the youngest man to represent Australia in a World Championship? 10 In what year was the first recorded European sighting of the Australian mainland?


1 Michael Hutchence of INXS. 2 Drinking a yard of ale (three pints) in 11 seconds. 3 Steve Irwin. 4 Glenn McGrath. 5 Crocodile Dundee. 6 Danish architect Jorn Utzon. 7 Alice Springs. 8 William Bligh. 9 Freestyle swimmer Ian Thorpe. 10 1606