IA's pre-election quiz #1: How well do you know Australia’s colourful political history?
1. (b) Stanley Bruce and John Howard. Bruce won his seat back at the following election. Easy one to start.
2. (d) the Government of China.
3. (d) Bruce died with no children. Dull, but true.
4. (a) a cup of tea, but we wish it were (b).
5. (b) H. V. ‘Doc’ Evatt.
6. (b) Bob Hawke took on and won a protracted battle with the Australian Federation of Air Pilots in 1989. His good mate Peter Abeles was Chairman of TNT and CEO of Ansett.
7. (c) Michael Joseph Savage, prime minister of New Zealand 1935–1940. Some claim Savage was the greatest prime minister Australia ever produced. His Government is highly regarded for many accomplishments including its reform agenda and having had the lowest rate of ministerial departures due to corruption, incompetence or scandal.
8. (c) Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. The media did not report all these things?!
9. (d) Malcolm Turnbull. But the collapse began when Abbott was PM.
10. (f) Kevin Rudd.
11. (d) the steady downwards trend from mid 2012 has reversed, with emissions now rising just as steadily since mid 2014 as they were falling before.
12. (b) is false. The others are all true. Australians have been appointed to the office continually since 1965.
Next quiz: See IA, Wednesday 1 June, 2016.
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