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Question 1: Foreman's last words were a quote from the opera ________: "Death with honour is better than life without honour".
Giacomo PucciniLa bohèmeMadama ButterflyTurandot

Question 2: Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd has 100% ownership of Alice Springs Airport Pty Ltd (along with the ________).
Perth AirportSydney AirportMelbourne AirportDarwin International Airport

Question 3: Several civilian aircraft were permitted at the airport, but during the war its primary purpose was military as a refuelling and staging facility, as the airport was strategically located near the ________.
Pacific Ocean theatre of World War IIPacific Theater of OperationsBattle of the Coral SeaPacific War

Question 4: Seven Mile Aerodrome was originally built in 1940 by the Australian Department of Defence and was used primarily by the ________ and the United States Air Force, to bring troops and supplies into the area.
Royal Australian Air ForceRoyal Australian Air Force VIP aircraftAirfield Defence GuardsAustralian Defence Force

Question 5: On 15 November 1972, an Ansett Fokker F27 Friendship was hijacked after taking off from ________.
Sydney AirportMelbourne AirportAdelaide AirportBrisbane Airport

Question 6: The hijacker, Miloslav Hrabinec, threatened the pilot with a rifle and demanded to be given a ________ and flown to the desert.
United StatesParachutingAircraftParachute

Question 7: Alice Springs Airport (IATA: ASPICAO: YBAS) is a small regional airport 14 kilometres south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of ________.
CanadaBarbadosAustraliaUnited Kingdom

Question 8: The airport has two runways, the largest of which can accommodate a ________ or 777 landing (but not a fully laden takeoff due to high temperatures and the runway length).
Boeing 747Boeing 737Boeing 787Boeing 707

Question 9: The aircraft was a B58 ________ stolen from Wyndham in Western Australia.
Beechcraft King AirT-34 MentorBeechcraft BaronBeechcraft Model 18

Question 10: On 10 June 1998, the ________ granted a 50 year lease plus a 49 year option to Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd.
Constitution of AustraliaParliament of AustraliaStates and territories of AustraliaGovernment of Australia


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