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Quiz about The Great Australian Odd One Out Quiz Part 1
Quiz about The Great Australian Odd One Out Quiz Part 1

The Great Australian Odd One Out Quiz, Part 1


In these questions, decide which three of four people, places, or things have something in common and which is the odd one out.

A multiple-choice quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
darksplash
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
404,399
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
197
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1. "Continuity! Quickly!": One of these Aussie soap opera characters is on the wrong set. Who is the odd one out? Hint

Paul Robinson
Shane Rebecchi
Des Clarke
Alf Stewart

2. Three of these places are State or Territory capitals in Australia. Which is the odd one out? Hint

Cairns
Darwin
Adelaide
Perth

3. Howzat! In sporting terms, which of these Aussies is the odd one out? Hint

Leigh Matthews
Donald Bradman
Matthew Hayden
Ricky Ponting

4. "And the winner is...": Three of the people on this list, so, who is the odd one out without an Oscar on his mantelpiece? Hint

Hugh Jackman
Geoffrey Rush
Peter Finch
Heath Ledger

5. Three of these animals found in Australia are native to that land. Which odd one out was introduced by European settlers? Hint

Macrotis
Koala
Camel
Echidna

6. "Lights, camera, action!": All of these movies were shot in Australia (at least partly), but which is the odd one out in that it was also set in Australia?
Hint

The Great Gatsby
The Matrix
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Star Wars

7. These are soldiers all associated with Australian military actions in World War One. Who was the odd one out that was actually born in Australia? Hint

Lieutenant General James Whiteside McCay
General Sir William Birdwood
Sir John Monash
Major General William Throsby Bridges

8. Chocks away: Which of these aviators is the odd one out having been first to fly from Australia to England rather than from England to Australia? Hint

Ross Smith
Bert Hinkler
Maude Bonney
Amy Johnson

9. Get your motor running: Aussies love their motor vehicles and have been making them since the earliest days of the internal combustion engine. Three of these four companies were established by Australians. Which is the odd one out? Hint

Elfin
Rootes Australia
Holden
Highland

10. In terms of the horsepower you would see at these Australian racing venues, which site is the odd one out? Hint

Hidden Valley
Flemington
Doomben
Belmont


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Continuity! Quickly!": One of these Aussie soap opera characters is on the wrong set. Who is the odd one out?

Answer: Alf Stewart

Robinson, Clarke, and Rebecchi were all characters on "Neighbours" while Stewart was a character on "Home And Away".

"Neighbours" was first broadcast in 1986 and was set in a suburb of Melbourne. "Home And Away" followed in 1988 and was set in a fictional New South Wales beachside town. Both were exported to other English language countries.
2. Three of these places are State or Territory capitals in Australia. Which is the odd one out?

Answer: Cairns

Adelaide, Darwin, and Perth are the capitals of South Australia, Northern Territory, and Western Australia respectively. Cairns is the city with the fifth largest population in Queensland, but is not a capital.

As befits a country with large area of nothingness in the centre, over 70 per cent of Australians live in cities with a population greater than 100,000. Indeed, according to Australian government figures, 80 per cent of the people live in coastal areas.
3. Howzat! In sporting terms, which of these Aussies is the odd one out?

Answer: Leigh Matthews

Matthew Hayden, Sir Donald Bradman, and Ricky Ponting have been hailed as three of the greatest cricketers Australia has ever produced.

A similar accolade has been given to Leigh Matthews, but in the sport of Australian Rules Football. In one list of the '10 greatest AFL players of all time', he was placed at number one. As a midfield or forward player for the Hawthorn club, Matthews scored 915 goals in 332 games.
4. "And the winner is...": Three of the people on this list, so, who is the odd one out without an Oscar on his mantelpiece?

Answer: Hugh Jackman

Peter Finch won Best Actor for "Network" in 1976; and Geoffrey Rush for "Shine" in 1996. Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for "The Dark Knight" in 2008.

Hugh Jackman was nominated for Best Actor in "Les MisÚrables" in 2012.

Meanwhile, Geoffrey Rush was nominated for "Quills" in 2000 and Peter Finch for "Sunday Bloody Sunday" in 1971.
5. Three of these animals found in Australia are native to that land. Which odd one out was introduced by European settlers?

Answer: Camel

Camels were introduced to Australia in the 1840s to help explore the dry and desert interiors. Between 20,000 and 40,000 were brought in from India between 1840 and 1907.

As the years passed, their purpose became redundant to the motor vehicle and many were released into the wild. Camels have no natural predators in Australia and by early in the 21st Century some 750,000 were running wild. They are generally regarded as pests. Over the years many have been sold to Middle Eastern countries for their meat.
6. "Lights, camera, action!": All of these movies were shot in Australia (at least partly), but which is the odd one out in that it was also set in Australia?

Answer: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

"The Great Gatsby" (2013) was set in the USA, of course, but the International College of Management, in Manly, New South Wales, stood in for Gatsby's Mansion.
"Star Wars: Attack of the Clones" (2002) was set out of this world, and many scenes were shot at the Fox studios in Sydney.
"The Matrix" (1999) was shot at various locations in Sydney that stood in for 'Any Town', USA.
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994) was the story of two drag queens and a trans woman on a road trip from Sydney to Alice Springs on board a bus called Priscilla.

It 2016, it was calculated that the Australian movie business was worth $3 billion and supported 25,000 jobs.
7. These are soldiers all associated with Australian military actions in World War One. Who was the odd one out that was actually born in Australia?

Answer: Sir John Monash

Sir John Monash was born in Melbourne and was a civil engineer and soldier, He was commander of the Australian army corps in France during World War I.

Major General William Throsby Bridges was born in Scotland but settled in Sydney with his family in 1879. He helped recruit and organise the first Australian troops sent for battle in World War One.

General Sir William Birdwood was born in Bombay and was a senior officer in the British Army of India before being appointed commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in Egypt in WW1.

Lieutenant General James Whiteside McCay was born in Ireland in 1864 and was another to settle in Australia with his family. A lawyer and a politician in early adulthood, in 1914 he commanded the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the AIF at Gallipoli.
8. Chocks away: Which of these aviators is the odd one out having been first to fly from Australia to England rather than from England to Australia?

Answer: Maude Bonney

Maude Bonney in 1933 was the first woman to fly solo from Australia to England. The 12,427 mile journey from Brisbane to Croydon took 157 hours.

Bert Hinkler, who was Australian, in 1928 became the first to fly solo from England to Australia. He did it in 18 days.

Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia. It took her 19.5 days.

Ross Smith, along with his brother Keith and two mechanics, made the first ever England to Australia flight in 1919. It took them 28 days.
9. Get your motor running: Aussies love their motor vehicles and have been making them since the earliest days of the internal combustion engine. Three of these four companies were established by Australians. Which is the odd one out?

Answer: Rootes Australia

Highland was the company of Charles Highland who made a motorised tricycle in 1894. The first four-wheeler came two years later.

In the early part of the 1900s, Holden's Motor Body Builders began making bodies for a number of manufacturers. The company originated in 1856 making saddles. It was subsumed into General Motors in the 1930s.

Elfin was established in Melbourne1959 by Garrie Cooper, a noted Australian-born racing driver.

Rootes Australia was the antipodean affiliate of the British Rootes Group. It assembled in Australia cars made in Britain.
10. In terms of the horsepower you would see at these Australian racing venues, which site is the odd one out?

Answer: Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley Raceway is drag racing track near Darwin in Northern Territory. Other motor sports at the complex including speedway, motocross and go-kart racing. It also hosts a round of the International V8 Supercars Championship.

The other three are locations of horse racing tracks.
Source: Author darksplash

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