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Trivia Quiz - Kevin Rudd - 26th Australian Prime Minister
A quiz on the man who defeated Australia's second longest-serving Prime Minister only to be overthrown by an ambitious deputy.
January 02, 2011
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1. Kevin Rudd was born in 1957 in Queensland. Which family member died when Rudd was 11?
2. As a 15 year old, Rudd developed an interest in which nation after watching footage of a Gough Whitlam visit?
3. Following university, Rudd was accepted into the Department of Foreign Affairs. In which two cities did he see service?
A. Berlin and Delhi
B. Washington and Paris
C. Stockholm and Beijing
D. Tokyo and Cairo
4. In 1988 Rudd became Chief of Staff to which eventual state premier?
A. Peter Beattie
B. Bob Carr
C. Wayne Goss
D. Steve Bracks
5. After losing in 1996, which federal seat did Rudd win for the Labor Party in 1998?
6. Rudd enhanced his public appeal following weekly appearances on a breakfast TV show jousting with which Liberal Party politician?
A. Amanda Vanstone
B. Tony Abbott
C. Joe Hockey
D. Brendan Nelson
7. In 2006 Rudd began his move to replace Opposition Leader, Kim Beazley following Beazley's media comments about the death of whose wife?
A. Karl Urban
B. Karl Stefanovic
C. Karl Rove
D. Rove McManus
8. Rudd defeated John Howard at the 2007 election. Which of the following was not one of his first acts as Prime Minister?
A. Issue an apology to the Stolen Generations
B. Repeal of Work Choices legislation
C. Introduction of "Community Cabinet" meetings
D. Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan
9. In his two years and 204 days as Prime Minister, how many opposition leaders did Rudd face?
10. Rudd was replaced by his deputy, Julia Gillard on June 24, 2010. What were the two major policy issues raised as reasons for his loss of support?
A. Withdrawal of troops from Iraq and the flawed stimulus program
B. Resource Super Profits Tax and Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
C. Home Insulation Program and Boat People issue
D. Response to the global financial crisis and the national broadband network
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