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Question 1: ________ - the name of a peninsula in Turkey, but also the name given to the Allied Campaign on that peninsula during World War I.
TroyMycaleGallipoliBüyük Menderes River

Question 2: It was this very rivalry that ultimately acted as the catalyst for the eventual founding of ________ as the capital city of Australia.
MelbourneSydneyCanberraDarwin, Northern Territory

Question 3: ________ - the name of two-month-old Australian baby who disappeared on the night of 17 August 1980 on a camping trip with her family.
Lindy Chamberlain-CreightonLindy (opera)Azaria Chamberlain disappearanceA Cry in the Dark

Question 4: ________ - immortalised in another Banjo Paterson poem, The Man from Snowy River.
Yarra RiverSnowy RiverMaribyrnong RiverMurray River

Question 5: ________ - a Prime Minister who disappeared while swimming in 1967.
Gough WhitlamMalcolm FraserJohn GortonHarold Holt

Question 6: ________ - The Lyrebird is said to mimic a wide variety of sounds.
Superb LyrebirdLyrebirdAustralian MagpiePasserine

Question 7: ________ - perhaps the greatest Australian female swimmer of all time.
Dawn FraserKristin OttoJodie HenryLorraine Crapp

Question 8: Dame Nellie Melba - an Australian ________ soprano, the first Australian to achieve international recognition in the form.
French operaOperaFachThe opera corpus

Question 9: ________ - a thoroughbred horse who is considered by many to be the world's greatest racehorse, and is probably subject to more conspiracy theories than any other racehorse (in relation to the cause of his death).
Melbourne CupAmounisPhar LapCarbine (horse)

Question 10: Australian folklore refers to the folklore and urban legends of ________.
United KingdomCanadaBarbadosAustralia


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