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21 August, 2021

This week's Super Quiz August 20

Calling all pub-quiz champs, can you get more than 20 right in the Cairns Local News Super Quiz.

By Peter McCullagh

  1. Who is the only person to have been awarded both the Australian of the Year and Young Australian of the Year?
  2. Who designed the Sydney Opera House?
  3. What band has received the Australian of the Year Award?
  4. How many ships were in the First Fleet?
  5. On what date did Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin?
  6. Who invented the Bionic Ear?
  7. Where was Ned Kelly’s last stand?
  8. Who was Australia’s first Aboriginal Senator?
  9. In what year was decimal currency introduced?
  10. Who was the longest serving presenter on Playschool?
  11. What is the highest grossing Australian film?
  12. Who were the actors who played Kath and Kim?
  13. Name Australia’s western-most point?
  14. The Tamar River flows through which Australian town/city?
  15. In rhyming slang, if someone is going to have a “bo-peep”, what are they doing?
  16. Where in Australian would you find the Big prawn?
  17. Which former Australian Prime Minister set a beer drinking world record?
  18. When an Australian tried selling New Zealand on eBay, what was the starting price?
  19. Australia was the second country to give women the right to vote. Who was the first?
  20. Who became Olympic champion for the women’s 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics?
  21. Bon Scott became the lead singer of which band from 1974 until his death in 1980?
  22. Which leader of the Labour party was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving between 1972 and 1975?
  23. Which album, from 1977, is the all-time best selling in Australia?
  24. Who is the only Australian artist to have a number 1 record for 5 consecutive decades?
  25. Who made the first flight across the Pacific from California to Brisbane in 1928?
  26. Which road runs from Darwin in the north to Port Augusta in the south?
  27. How many vessels do you start with in the game of Battleships?
  28. “Loving you, Isn’t the right thing to do, How can I, Ever change things that I feel” is the opening line to which song?
  29. What are the names of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s 3 kids?
  30. What town in England was the birthplace of William Shakespeare?


  1. Cathy Freeman
  2. Joern Utzon
  3. The Seekers
  4. 11
  5. December 25, 1974
  6. Professor Graeme Clark
  7. Glenrowan
  8. Neville Bonner
  9. 1966
  10. Benita
  11. Crocodile Dundee
  12. Jane Turner and Gina Riley
  13. Steep Point (Shark Bay)
  14. Launceston, Tasmania
  15. Having a sleep
  16. Ballina, New South Wales
  17. Bob Hawke, drinking 2.5 pints in 11 seconds
  18. 1 Cent
  19. New Zealand
  20. Cathy Freeman
  21. AC/DC
  22. Gough Whitlam
  23. Bat Out Of Hell (Meatloaf)
  24. John Farnham
  25. Charles Kingsford Smith
  26. Stuart Highway
  27. Five
  28. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
  29. Kelly, Jack and Aimee
  30. Stratford-upon-Avon

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