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On Australia Day, we'll welcome thousands more new citizens to our national family. To qualify, they need to pass a 20-question test about Australia, its people, democratic beliefs, rights and liberties, government and law. While new Australians need to know we have freedom of speech, a responsibility to vote and most importantly, Donald Bradman's test cricket batting average, are there other facts they need to know?
(by Parkes Elvis Festival)
Should these questions be included? If not, they'll always make for perfect pub trivia.
1. During Easter, which animal joins the bunny as a chocolate treat? 2. What's inside a Chiko Roll? 3. What's our national cake? 4. If you're fair dinkum, is that good or bad? 5. Which city is famous for thousands of Elvis Presley sightings?
(by Haigh's Chocolates)
6. While it's become chic to discover one of your ancestors was a colonial criminal, which state didn't officially accept any convicts? 7. She's "NOT HAPPY JAN". Why not? 8. Can you see the Great Barrier Reef from space? 9. We've had an Australian Prime Minister volunteer as a surf life saver and another lost while swimming. Can you name them? 10. If you have a prized possession, where should it go? 11. Was the most expensive artwork in our National Gallery painted by an Australian artist? 12. When you visit our parks and beaches, you should 'leave only footprints'. On which beach can you find giant dinosaur footprints over 100 million years old? 13. Bonus point – do you use a Hills Hoist to either swing on or dry your laundry?
Answers: 1. bilby; 2. cabbage; 3. lamington; 4. good; 5. Parkes, NSW; 6. South Australia; 7. Jan forgot to put an ad in the Yellow Pages; 8. Yes; 9. Tony Abbott and Harold Holt; 10. Straight to the pool room; 11. No. It's Blue Poles by the American artist, Jackson Pollock. Purchased for $1.3 million in 1973; 12. Gantheaume Point in Broome, WA; 13. enjoy your backyard clothesline!
Which questions would you like to see on the citizenship test? Please let us know with a comment.
What about : what does True Blue mean and what's a Bluey and She'll be right mate and Tin Lids and Me ol' man and maaaaaate .
There are hundreds if you are old enough ! My brother used to have a couple of slices of .... Holy Ghost ...... for breakfast