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Question 1: Downer supported Australia's participation in the ________.
Central Intelligence AgencyIraq WarUnited States Marine CorpsVietnam War

Question 2: On 26 January 1995 he resigned as Liberal Leader, and ________ was elected unopposed to replace him.
Kevin RuddHoward GovernmentPaul KeatingJohn Howard

Question 3: Search or browse ________ for Alexander Downer at
Westminster systemNewgate PrisonParliamentHansard

Question 4: One of Downer's earliest initiatives as Foreign Minister was to work with ________ to broker a peace agreement in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, which ended a long running civil conflict.
AustraliaNew ZealandNauruUnited Kingdom

Question 5: His grandfather, Sir John Downer, was twice ________ and a Senator in the first federal Parliament in 1901.
Premiers of South AustraliaSouth Australian state election, 2006Leader of the Opposition (South Australia)South Australian state election, 1965

Question 6: Downer also played a role in the subsequent negotiation of the "________" in which Australia held asylum seekers off-shore in foreign jurisdictions.
Nauruan Pidgin EnglishOperation WeaselPacific SolutionNauru

Question 7: In 2005 Australian members of the spiritual group ________ launched action against Downer in the ACT Supreme Court alleging that his department had unfairly limited their freedom of expression.
Tiananmen Square self-immolation incidentFalun GongFalun Gong outside mainland ChinaLi Hongzhi

Question 8: Following a plea bargain, Hicks was sentenced in 2007, by the ________, for providing material support for terrorism, and was returned to Australia to serve the remaining nine months of his sentence, which expired in December 2007.
Military tribunalSiegeMilitary rankMilitary intelligence

Question 9: He argued that Iraq, the Middle East and the world would be better off without the regime of Saddam Hussein and he defended the claim that weapons of mass destruction would be found in ________.

Question 10: In August 2006, it was claimed by a former weapons inspector Dr ________, that Downer had in 2004 suppressed information that the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was fundamentally flawed.
John GeePaul Y. HoskissonHugh NibleyFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies


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