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Question 1: [147] At elections held on October 12, 1929 the Labor Party was swept to power in a landslide, the former Prime Minister ________ losing his own seat in the House of Representatives.
Joseph LyonsAndrew FisherStanley BruceBilly Hughes

Question 2: In July 1916, at Fromelles, in a diversionary attack during the ________, the AIF suffered 5,533 killed or wounded in 24 hours.
Western Front (World War I)Battle of the SommeBattle of PasschendaeleHundred Days Offensive

Question 3: The shock of Britain's defeat in Asia in 1942 and the threat of Japanese invasion caused Australia to turn to the ________ as a new ally.
CanadaUnited StatesPhilippinesAlaska

Question 4: By 1913, the Battle Cruiser Australia led the fledgling ________.
Australian ArmyAustralian Defence ForceHMAS CreswellRoyal Australian Navy

Question 5: [58] This date later became Australia's national day, ________.
New South WalesCanberraAustralia DaySydney

Question 6: It was men of the Perth fighting until their ammunition was exhausted…or a young man, not long out of school, flying a Lancaster on his first mission over ________."[170]

Question 7: [33] Such interpretations of Aboriginal history are disputed by ________ as being exaggerated or fabricated for political or ideological reasons.
History warsKeith WindschuttleJanet AlbrechtsenAustralian Broadcasting Corporation

Question 8: [119] Prime Minister ________ probably expressed the views of most Australians when during the election campaign of late July he said
Ben ChifleyBilly HughesAndrew FisherChris Watson

Question 9: In late May 1942, Japanese ________ sank one troop transport in a daring raid on Sydney Harbour.
Human torpedoMidget submarineSeehundX class submarine

Question 10: New South Wales has had one further territory surrendered, namely ________ comprising 6,677 hectares, in 1915.
Eurobodalla ShireJervis Bay TerritoryEden, New South WalesNowra, New South Wales

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