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Quiz about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Quiz about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

"Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz about the iconic Australian TV series from the sixties. This series was eventually shown in over 100 countries around the world.

A multiple-choice quiz by adawaz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
adawaz
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
301,380
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
286
Last 3 plays: Reveler (8/10), Guest 76 (1/10), Guest 1 (7/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. What type of kangaroo was Skippy? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What was the fictional name of the National Park which was the setting for the series? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Who was the character that was played by Ed Devereaux? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What is the real name name of the National Park used in the filming of the series? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What was the full name of the character known as Clancy in the series? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Between which years was the series produced? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. At which school was Sonny enrolled? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What was the name of the actor who played Sonny Hammond? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which Australian TV channel aired the first episode of "Skippy"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. How long was each episode? Hint



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Most Recent Scores
Jul 20 2024 : Reveler: 8/10
Jul 10 2024 : Guest 76: 1/10
Jun 29 2024 : Guest 1: 7/10
Jun 28 2024 : Guest 144: 8/10
Jun 12 2024 : Guest 159: 5/10
May 27 2024 : Guest 175: 4/10
May 25 2024 : Guest 58: 0/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What type of kangaroo was Skippy?

Answer: Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Skippy was a female Eastern Grey Kangaroo also known as Great Grey or Forester kangaroo. They are found across the mainland of Australia and a male typically weighs 66 kilograms and stands 2 metres tall. Red kangaroos are the largest of all and prefer to live in more arid locations but the Western Grey is found across the entire southern part of Australia. I just made up the name Hopper kangaroo!
2. What was the fictional name of the National Park which was the setting for the series?

Answer: Waratah National Park

Gladioli are the flowers that our iconic comedian Barry Humphries brandishes and throws to the audience during his Dame Edna shows. The Kangaroo paw is the state emblem of Western Australia. The Bottlebrush is a beautiful species found across Australia and the Waratah is the state of New South Wales emblem.
The national floral emblem of Australia is the Golden Wattle which is very beautiful but to be avoided if you suffer from allergies!
3. Who was the character that was played by Ed Devereaux?

Answer: Matt Hammond

Ed played head ranger of Waratah National Park, Matt Hammond. Sonny was his youngest son and Jerry was another ranger and helicopter pilot. Mark was his eldest son played by Ken James. Ed Devereaux also worked behind the scenes of the production. He lived in London for many years and appeared in several television series such as "The Onedin Line" and "Absolutely Fabulous" in which he played Mac.

He died in London, aged 78, in 2003.
4. What is the real name name of the National Park used in the filming of the series?

Answer: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is less than 25 klometres from the centre of Sydney and very popular for the variety of activities offered, but it is not a place for the fainthearted! John Forrest National park is in Western Australia only 40 minutes from the state capital, Perth. Royal National Park is in New South Wales and was the first National Park in Australia, dedicated in 1879.

It is also the second oldest NP in the world. Flinders Range National Park is in South Australia and it occupies approximately 92,746 hectares.
5. What was the full name of the character known as Clancy in the series?

Answer: Clarrisa Merrick

Liza Goddard played Clancy, the best friend of Sonny and Mark and always memorable because of her two golden plaits. The other names are made up! Liza has appeared in TV shows such as "Dr Who", "Bergerac" and "Midsomer Murders".
6. Between which years was the series produced?

Answer: 1966 - 1968

Ninety one episodes were produced between 1966 and 1968. The series was aired in the USA and Canada between 1969 and 1972. Eventually the series was sold to over one hundred countries around the world. The series was filmed on 16 millimetre colour film but aired in black and white in Australia until the arrival of colour TV in 1975.
7. At which school was Sonny enrolled?

Answer: School of the Air

Like most other children living in remote outback areas, Sonny was enrolled with School of the Air. The Vice President of the South Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service, Adelaide Miethke, had noticed that outback children were taught and successfully used the Royal Flying Doctor Service radio and decided that the same technology could be used as an education tool. By 1956 School of the Air was established in New South Wales, the state where "Skippy" was set.
8. What was the name of the actor who played Sonny Hammond?

Answer: Garry Pankhurst

Garry Pankhurst played Sonny, best friend of Skippy, and his cute freckle faced, wide grin smile made him a hit with children and parents around the world. He left show business and is now involved in managing restaurants. Tony Bonner played Jerry King the helicopter pilot and park ranger. The other two names are just made up!
9. Which Australian TV channel aired the first episode of "Skippy"?

Answer: Channel Nine

Channel Nine aired the first episode in 1967. It was a Crawford Production and was an immediate hit! Why wouldn't it be? A kangaroo that could undo knots, play the drums and a hundred other things to boot! I was in the United Kingdom at the time and was mesmerised by it!
10. How long was each episode?

Answer: 30 minutes

Each of the ninety one episodes was thirty minutes long. If you factor in the commercials it probably went was on air for nearly an hour! Filming for each half hour episode took approximately a week.
Source: Author adawaz

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