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Trivia Quiz - John Gorton: 19th Australian Prime Minister
What do you know about Australian Prime Minister John Gorton? He was described by Norman Gunston as, "the Liberal Prime Minister with the Labor supporter's face".
November 07, 2010
Australian Prime Ministers
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1. John Gorton was a long-time Australian senator from what state?
A. New South Wales
C. South Australia
2. John Gorton graduated from what English university?
A. University of Oxford
B. University of Cambridge
C. London School of Economics
D. University of Manchester
3. Gorton's wife, Bettina was an American, originally from what U.S. state?
B. New Hampshire
4. Gorton was a member of what political party?
D. United Australia
5. Who was Gorton's political rival through a good part of his political career?
A. Dudley Erwin
B. John McEwen
C. Harold Holt
D. Malcolm Fraser
6. As a World War II pilot, John Gorton was involved in a crash-landing in which he suffered injuries that were not able to be fully repaired by surgery. What part of his body sustained the injuries?
7. During Robert Menzies' term in office, John Gorton served in three different ministry positions. Which of the following was NOT one of them?
A. Minister for the Navy
B. Minister for Works
C. Minister for Trade
D. Minister for the Interior
8. Which of the following policies were not enacted during the Gorton administration?
A. free health care for poorer families
B. granted independence to the territory of New Guinea
C. expanded the social service system
D. increased benefits and more Commonwealth money for education
9. IN 1971, Australian television marked the end of Gorton's stormy premiership with a newsreel montage accompanied by what Frank Sinatra tune?
A. After You've Gone
B. My Way
C. Don't Ever Be Afraid to Go Home
D. Drinking Again
10. Bettina Gorton died in October 1983, and in 1993 John Gorton married Nancy Home. How old was Gorton when he married for the second time?
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