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1983 America's Cup: Quiz


Question 1: Prime Minister ________ was interviewed at the late night celebration in Claremont and famously said, "Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum".
Gough WhitlamPaul KeatingJohn HowardBob Hawke

Question 2: Sailed by Dennis Conner, Liberty won all the Defender trials and on September 2, 1983 the ________ confirmed it was to be the defender of the America's Cup.
New York CityNational Historic LandmarkNew York Yacht ClubGrand Central Terminal

Question 3: The RPYC staged a defense of the Cup in 1987-88 in ________, and lost the match to the San Diego Yacht Club represented by a syndicated headed by Dennis Conner.
Perth, Western AustraliaFremantle, Western AustraliaAlbany, Western AustraliaBroome, Western Australia

Question 4: The victory was ________ and celebrated in public venues across Australia.
TelevisionMechanical televisionVideoClosed captioning

Question 5: The 1983 America's Cup was the occasion of the first successful challenge to the ________'s 132-year defence of a sailing trophy.
New York Yacht ClubGrand Central TerminalNational Historic LandmarkNew York City

Question 6: The America's Cup was transferred from the ________ to the Royal Perth Yacht Club in Western Australia.
New York CityNew York Yacht ClubNational Historic LandmarkGrand Central Terminal

Question 7: An Australian syndicate representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club won the ________ and match race, gaining the America's Cup and ending the longest winning streak in sporting history.
LondonEnglandRegattaUnited States


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