Australian Opposition Leaders MCQs with Answer

Who was the Opposition Leader of Australia during the 2007 federal election?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Kevin Rudd
c) Tony Abbott
d) Bill Shorten
Answer: b) Kevin Rudd

Which Opposition Leader served from 2013 to 2015 before becoming Prime Minister?
a) Julia Gillard
b) Malcolm Turnbull
c) Tony Abbott
d) Scott Morrison
Answer: c) Tony Abbott

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 1998 federal election in Australia?
a) John Howard
b) Paul Keating
c) Kim Beazley
d) Mark Latham
Answer: c) Kim Beazley

Which Opposition Leader led the Australian Labor Party from 2013 to 2019?
a) Bill Shorten
b) Kevin Rudd
c) Julia Gillard
d) Bob Hawke
Answer: a) Bill Shorten

Who served as the Opposition Leader immediately before Tony Abbott assumed the role?
a) Kevin Rudd
b) Julia Gillard
c) Malcolm Turnbull
d) Brendan Nelson
Answer: d) Brendan Nelson

During which year did Brendan Nelson lead the Opposition in Australia?
a) 2007-2008
b) 2008-2009
c) 2006-2007
d) 2009-2010
Answer: a) 2007-2008

Who was the Opposition Leader of Australia during the 2001 federal election?
a) John Howard
b) Kim Beazley
c) Mark Latham
d) Paul Keating
Answer: b) Kim Beazley

Which Opposition Leader was known for delivering the “L-A-W tax cuts” promise during the 1993 federal election campaign?
a) John Hewson
b) Paul Keating
c) Kim Beazley
d) John Howard
Answer: a) John Hewson

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 1987 federal election in Australia?
a) Paul Keating
b) Bob Hawke
c) John Howard
d) John Hewson
Answer: d) John Hewson

Which Opposition Leader was in power for the shortest duration before becoming Prime Minister?
a) Kevin Rudd
b) Julia Gillard
c) Tony Abbott
d) Scott Morrison
Answer: c) Tony Abbott

Who served as the Leader of the Opposition before the 2019 Australian federal election?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Bill Shorten
c) Scott Morrison
d) Anthony Albanese
Answer: b) Bill Shorten

During which years did Malcolm Turnbull lead the Opposition in Australia?
a) 2009-2010
b) 2008-2009
c) 2010-2012
d) 2012-2013
Answer: b) 2008-2009

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 2016 federal election?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Tony Abbott
c) Bill Shorten
d) Scott Morrison
Answer: c) Bill Shorten

Which Opposition Leader had a famous “sweetheart deal” scandal involving a printing company?
a) Tony Abbott
b) John Howard
c) Paul Keating
d) Mark Latham
Answer: d) Mark Latham

Who served as the Leader of the Opposition before Kevin Rudd assumed office as Prime Minister?
a) Kim Beazley
b) Mark Latham
c) Brendan Nelson
d) Malcolm Turnbull
Answer: a) Kim Beazley

During which years did Brendan Nelson serve as the Leader of the Opposition?
a) 2006-2007
b) 2007-2008
c) 2008-2009
d) 2009-2010
Answer: b) 2007-2008

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 1984 federal election in Australia?
a) Bob Hawke
b) Andrew Peacock
c) Malcolm Fraser
d) John Howard
Answer: b) Andrew Peacock

Which Opposition Leader was the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Australia?
a) Julia Gillard
b) Pauline Hanson
c) Julie Bishop
d) Tanya Plibersek
Answer: a) Julia Gillard

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 1996 federal election?
a) John Howard
b) Paul Keating
c) Kim Beazley
d) Alexander Downer
Answer: a) John Howard

Which Opposition Leader led the Labor Party into the 1975 federal election?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) Malcolm Fraser
c) Bill Hayden
d) Billy Snedden
Answer: c) Bill Hayden

Who served as the Leader of the Opposition before John Howard assumed office as Prime Minister?
a) Kim Beazley
b) Alexander Downer
c) Paul Keating
d) John Hewson
Answer: c) Paul Keating

During which years did Alexander Downer serve as the Leader of the Opposition?
a) 1994-1995
b) 1995-1996
c) 1996-1997
d) 1997-1998
Answer: b) 1995-1996

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 1977 federal election in Australia?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) Billy Snedden
c) Malcolm Fraser
d) Bob Hawke
Answer: d) Bob Hawke

Which Opposition Leader was instrumental in founding the Australian Democrats?
a) Don Chipp
b) Andrew Peacock
c) Billy Snedden
d) John Howard
Answer: a) Don Chipp

Who served as the Leader of the Opposition before Gough Whitlam became Prime Minister?
a) Billy Snedden
b) John Gorton
c) Malcolm Fraser
d) William McMahon
Answer: a) Billy Snedden

During which years did Billy Snedden serve as the Leader of the Opposition?
a) 1972-1973
b) 1973-1974
c) 1974-1975
d) 1975-1976
Answer: c) 1974-1975

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 1969 federal election in Australia?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) William McMahon
c) Harold Holt
d) John Gorton
Answer: b) William McMahon

Which Opposition Leader served the shortest term before the federal election where he was defeated as Prime Minister?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) Malcolm Fraser
c) John Gorton
d) John Curtin
Answer: b) Malcolm Fraser

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the 1954 federal election in Australia?
a) Robert Menzies
b) Ben Chifley
c) Arthur Fadden
d) H.V. Evatt
Answer: d) H.V. Evatt

Which Opposition Leader was a founding member of the Australian Labor Party?
a) Andrew Fisher
b) George Reid
c) Joseph Cook
d) Billy Hughes
Answer: a) Andrew Fisher

Who was the Opposition Leader during the 1949 federal election?
a) Ben Chifley
b) H.V. Evatt
c) Robert Menzies
d) Arthur Fadden
Answer: b) H.V. Evatt

Which Opposition Leader is renowned for serving the longest continuous term in office?
a) John Curtin
b) Robert Menzies
c) Gough Whitlam
d) Ben Chifley
Answer: b) Robert Menzies

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the 1937 federal election in Australia?
a) Joseph Lyons
b) James Scullin
c) Earle Page
d) John Curtin
Answer: d) John Curtin

Which Opposition Leader led the Australian Labor Party during the 1928 federal election?
a) Billy Hughes
b) Andrew Fisher
c) Joseph Cook
d) Stanley Bruce
Answer: b) Andrew Fisher

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the 1917 federal election in Australia?
a) Billy Hughes
b) Andrew Fisher
c) Joseph Cook
d) William Morris Hughes
Answer: c) Joseph Cook

Which Opposition Leader was known for leading the country during World War I and its aftermath?
a) Billy Hughes
b) Andrew Fisher
c) Joseph Cook
d) William Morris Hughes
Answer: b) Andrew Fisher

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the 1910 federal election in Australia?
a) Andrew Fisher
b) Joseph Cook
c) Alfred Deakin
d) Chris Watson
Answer: b) Joseph Cook

Which Opposition Leader served the longest cumulative time in office as Prime Minister?
a) John Howard
b) Robert Menzies
c) Bob Hawke
d) Malcolm Fraser
Answer: b) Robert Menzies

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the 1903 federal election in Australia?
a) Andrew Fisher
b) Chris Watson
c) George Reid
d) Alfred Deakin
Answer: d) Alfred Deakin

Which Opposition Leader was a key figure in the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia?
a) Edmund Barton
b) George Reid
c) Alfred Deakin
d) Chris Watson
Answer: c) Alfred Deakin

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