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John Curtin: Quiz


Question 1: [4] He soon became active in both the ________ and the Victorian Socialist Party, a Marxist group.
Australian federal election, 1901Australian SenateAustralian federal election, 2007Australian Labor Party

Question 2: This was despite Curtin furiously opposing conscription during ________, and again in 1939 when it was introduced by the Menzies government.
Caucasus CampaignWestern Front (World War I)Armenian GenocideWorld War I

Question 3: These had been the last major battleships standing between Japan and the rest of Asia, Australia and the Pacific, except for a few survivors of the ________ attack.
United States NavyUSS Missouri (BB-63)Pearl HarborUSS Arizona Memorial

Question 4: In the 1984 mini series The Last Bastion, Curtin was portrayed by ________.
Michael BlakemoreStephen DaldryJerry ZaksTrevor Nunn

Question 5: He was expected to be chosen as a minister in ________'s Labor cabinet when it was formed after the 1929 election, but disapproval of his drinking kept him on the back bench.
Billy HughesJames ScullinBen ChifleyAndrew Fisher

Question 6: [citation needed] He joined the Australian Journalists' Association in 1917 and was elected Western Australian ________ in 1920.
Official residencePresidentUnited StatesPrime minister

Question 7: This speech also received criticism at high levels of government in Australia, the UK and the U.S.;[9] it angered ________, and President Roosevelt said it "smacked of panic".
Winston ChurchillJoseph StalinHarold MacmillanMargaret Thatcher

Question 8: [10] This met opposition from most of Curtin's old friends on the left, and from many of his colleagues, led by ________.
Australian Labor PartyGough WhitlamKevin RuddArthur Calwell

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  John Curtin statue at Fremantle Town Hall
  John Curtin and his wife Elsie (née Needham)
  John Curtin and his wife Elsie (née Needham)
  Bust of John Curtin by sculptor Wallace Anderson located in the Prime Minister's Avenue in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Question 10: In 1975 he was honoured on a postage stamp bearing his portrait issued by ________ [1].
Australia PostTelstraAustralian Telecommunications CommissionMelbourne

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