Australian Prime Ministers

Australia has a short history of just over 100 years as a federation following a few constitutional conventions in the late 19th century. This lead to our parliamentary system based on the Westminster model. That is a bicameral parliament and a Governor General Viceroy representing the monarch in Britain.

This quiz will test your knowledge of Australian Prime Ministers in our short lived federation. Some have been dull, some have been exciting, even verging on the mad and some have been forgettable. How well do you know these guys? Take the test and find out.

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1. Who was elected Prime Minister on November 24 2007?
John Howard
John Hewson
Julia Gilard
Kevin Rudd
Julia Bishop
Brendon Nelson
2. How many Prime Ministers have there been in Australia?
25
16
41
6
11
31
3. When did Australia become a federation made up of 6 states (the 6 former colonies)?
June 1, 1901
January 1, 1901
August 4, 1903
August 7, 1907
September 8, 1897
April 1, 1894
4. Who became the first Prime Minister on federation?
Alfred Deakin
John Christian Watson
Andrew Fisher
George Houstoun Reid
Joseph Cook
Sir Edmund Barton
5. The main street of the Victorian town of Mildura is named after ________ who later became an early Prime Minister of Australia.
Sir Edmund Barton
John Christian Watson
Alfred Deakin
William Morris Hughes
Joseph Cook
Andrew Fisher
6. Who was longest serving Prime Minister?
Robert James Lee Hawke
John Winston Howard
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies
Joseph Aloysius Lyons
Arthur William Fadden
John Malcolm Fraser
7. He served
7 years, 4 months
11 years, 8 months 22 days
8 years, 9 months, 10 days
2 terms (2 years, 4 months, 4 days) and (16 years, 1 month, 8 days)
7 years, 3 months, 2 days
6 years, 8 months, 14 days
8. Who was the Prime Minister who went swimming and disappeared?
William McMahon
John Grey Gorton
John McEwen
Harold Edward Holt,
Francis Michael Forde
Edward Gough Whitlam
9. After his presumed drowning the Country Party leader __________ blackmailed the Liberal Party into dumping a leading preferred candidate for leader, and Treasurer, __________ in favour of anyone else in what was a bitter feud between the two.
John McEwen, John Grey Gorton
John McEwen, William McMahon
Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, Arthur William Fadden
Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, Robert Gordon Menzies
John Curtin, Joseph Benedict Chifley
Arthur William Fadden, John Curtin
10. Who was elected Labor Prime Minister after 23 years of a Liberal/Country Party coalition government?
Robert James Lee Hawke
William McMahon
Paul John Keating
John Malcolm Fraser,
Edward Gough Whitlam
John Curtin
11. Which Prime Minister was fired by the Governor General on Remembrance Day 1975?
John Malcolm Fraser
Edward Gough Whitlam
John Grey Gorton
Robert James Lee Hawke
William McMahon
Harold Edward Holt
12. Which former Prime Minister was caught without his pants in Memphis, USA?
Edward Gough Whitlam
William McMahon
John Malcolm Fraser
Robert James Lee Hawke
Paul John Keating
John Grey Gorton
13. The next few questions are memorable quotes from some of our Right Honourables. Who would you associate with phrases like "scum bag", and the "recession we had to have"?
John Winston Howard
Edward Gough Whitlam
Robert James Lee Hawke
John Malcolm Fraser
Paul John Keating
John Grey Gorton
14. Who said "Well may we say God save the Queen, because nothing will save the Governor-General"?
John Grey Gorton
Edward Gough Whitlam
William McMahon
John Malcolm Fraser
John Winston Howard
Harold Edward Holt
15. Which Australian Prime Minister said "I did but see her passing by and yet I love her 'till I die"?
William McMahon
Harold Edward Holt
Robert Gordon Menzies
John McEwen
Edward Gough Whitlam
Paul John Keating
16. Which Prime Minister was overheard saying "silly old bugger" after speaking to a pensioner?
Robert James Lee Hawke
Paul John Keating
John Malcolm Fraser
John Winston Howard
Kevin Michael Rudd
Harold Edward Holt
17. Which Prime Minister said "All the way with LBJ"?
Harold Edward Holt,
John McEwen
John Curtin
Joseph Benedict Chifley
John Grey Gorton
William McMahon
18. Which Prim Minister managed a rock band called The Ramrods?
Edward Gough Whitlam,
John Malcolm Fraser
Paul John Keating
Robert James Lee Hawke
John Winston Howard
John Grey Gorton
19. Which 2 Prime Ministers are the only Prime Ministers to lose their own House of Representative seat in an election?
William McMahon and Robert Gordon Menzies
Arthur William Fadden and John Curtin
William Morris Hughes and John Winston Howard
Stanley Melbourne Bruce and William Morris Hughes
Stanley Melbourne Bruce and John Winston Howard
George Houstoun Reid and John Winston Howard
20. In which city or town do you find an "Avenue of Prime Ministers" in a park reserve featuring busts of Australian Prime Ministers past and present?
Melbourne
Sydney
Mildura
Bendigo
Ballarat
Adelaide

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