Australian Opposition MCQs with Answer

Who is the leader of the Australian Opposition as of 2022?
a) Anthony Albanese
b) Scott Morrison
c) Bill Shorten
d) Malcolm Turnbull
Answer: a) Anthony Albanese

Which political party forms the current Australian Opposition?
a) Liberal Party
b) National Party
c) Australian Labor Party
d) The Greens
Answer: c) Australian Labor Party

Who was the leader of the Opposition immediately before Anthony Albanese?
a) Bill Shorten
b) Malcolm Turnbull
c) Tony Abbott
d) Julia Gillard
Answer: a) Bill Shorten

Which former Australian Prime Minister also served as the Leader of the Opposition?
a) Tony Abbott
b) John Howard
c) Julia Gillard
d) Kevin Rudd
Answer: d) Kevin Rudd

The Deputy Leader of the Australian Opposition is:
a) Tanya Plibersek
b) Josh Frydenberg
c) Penny Wong
d) Richard Marles
Answer: d) Richard Marles

Which party leader is from Queensland and leads the Opposition?
a) Anthony Albanese
b) Scott Morrison
c) Peter Dutton
d) Bill Shorten
Answer: a) Anthony Albanese

Who was the longest-serving Leader of the Opposition in Australian history?
a) Tony Abbott
b) Bill Shorten
c) Malcolm Turnbull
d) Andrew Peacock
Answer: d) Andrew Peacock

Who among the following served as the Opposition Leader for the shortest duration?
a) Mark Latham
b) Kim Beazley
c) Brendan Nelson
d) John Hewson
Answer: c) Brendan Nelson

Which Prime Minister was initially a member of the Opposition before becoming the leader of the country?
a) John Howard
b) Bob Hawke
c) Julia Gillard
d) Paul Keating
Answer: b) Bob Hawke

Who was the first female Leader of the Opposition in Australia?
a) Julia Gillard
b) Tanya Plibersek
c) Pauline Hanson
d) Bronwyn Bishop
Answer: a) Julia Gillard

Who was the Opposition leader during the global financial crisis in 2008-09?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Kevin Rudd
c) Tony Abbott
d) Julia Gillard
Answer: c) Tony Abbott

Who among the following was a former Rhodes Scholar and served as the Leader of the Opposition?
a) Bob Hawke
b) Malcolm Fraser
c) Tony Abbott
d) Gough Whitlam
Answer: c) Tony Abbott

Which Australian Prime Minister was a lawyer before entering politics and previously held the position of Opposition Leader?
a) Kevin Rudd
b) John Howard
c) Bob Hawke
d) Malcolm Turnbull
Answer: b) John Howard

Who led the Opposition during the Australian Constitutional Crisis of 1975?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) Malcolm Fraser
c) John Gorton
d) Billy Snedden
Answer: a) Gough Whitlam

Who among the following was the Leader of the Opposition in the late 1990s?
a) John Howard
b) Kim Beazley
c) Paul Keating
d) Peter Costello
Answer: b) Kim Beazley

Which Opposition Leader once served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia?
a) Julia Gillard
b) John Hewson
c) John Anderson
d) Mark Latham
Answer: c) John Anderson

Who became the Leader of the Opposition after the defeat of the Rudd Government in 2010?
a) Tony Abbott
b) Julia Gillard
c) Malcolm Turnbull
d) Kevin Rudd
Answer: a) Tony Abbott

Which Australian Opposition Leader also served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs?
a) Kevin Rudd
b) Tony Abbott
c) Alexander Downer
d) Brendan Nelson
Answer: a) Kevin Rudd

Who among the following was a former union leader before becoming the Leader of the Opposition?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Tony Abbott
c) Bill Shorten
d) Scott Morrison
Answer: c) Bill Shorten

Which Opposition Leader led the Labor Party to victory in the 2007 federal election?
a) Kevin Rudd
b) Mark Latham
c) Simon Crean
d) Kim Beazley
Answer: a) Kevin Rudd

Who served as the Leader of the Opposition during the Second World War?
a) Billy Hughes
b) John Curtin
c) Arthur Fadden
d) Robert Menzies
Answer: d) Robert Menzies

Which Opposition Leader previously held the position of Treasurer in the Australian government?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Peter Costello
c) Joe Hockey
d) Tony Abbott
Answer: b) Peter Costello

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the dismissal of the Whitlam Government in 1975?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) Billy Snedden
c) Malcolm Fraser
d) John Kerr
Answer: b) Billy Snedden

Which Opposition Leader was a former Australian Army officer?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) John Hewson
c) Tony Abbott
d) Brendan Nelson
Answer: d) Brendan Nelson

Who led the Opposition during the time of the Sydney Olympics in 2000?
a) Kim Beazley
b) John Howard
c) John Hewson
d) Paul Keating
Answer: a) Kim Beazley

Which Opposition Leader was a Rhodes Scholar and a former diplomat before entering politics?
a) Tony Abbott
b) Malcolm Fraser
c) Bob Hawke
d) Gough Whitlam
Answer: b) Malcolm Fraser

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the time of the Waterfront Dispute in 1998?
a) John Howard
b) Kim Beazley
c) Paul Keating
d) John Hewson
Answer: b) Kim Beazley

Which Opposition Leader served as a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments?
a) Paul Keating
b) Kim Beazley
c) John Howard
d) Malcolm Turnbull
Answer: b) Kim Beazley

Who among the following Opposition Leaders was also a medical doctor?
a) Brendan Nelson
b) Tony Abbott
c) John Hewson
d) Andrew Peacock
Answer: b) Tony Abbott

Who served as the Leader of the Opposition during the time of the Sydney Hilton bombing in 1978?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) Billy Snedden
c) Malcolm Fraser
d) Bob Hawke
Answer: b) Billy Snedden

Which Opposition Leader previously worked as a journalist before entering politics?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Tony Abbott
c) Kevin Rudd
d) Bill Shorten
Answer: a) Malcolm Turnbull

Who led the Opposition during the Constitutional Crisis of 1909?
a) Andrew Fisher
b) Alfred Deakin
c) Joseph Cook
d) George Reid
Answer: b) Alfred Deakin

Which former Opposition Leader served as the Minister for Defence in the Australian government?
a) Brendan Nelson
b) Kim Beazley
c) Tony Abbott
d) Malcolm Fraser
Answer: c) Tony Abbott

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the time of the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2000?
a) John Howard
b) Kim Beazley
c) John Hewson
d) Paul Keating
Answer: b) Kim Beazley

Which Opposition Leader served as a lawyer before entering politics and also held the position of Attorney-General?
a) Malcolm Fraser
b) Tony Abbott
c) Brendan Nelson
d) Gough Whitlam
Answer: b) Tony Abbott

Who was the Leader of the Opposition during the time of the Iraq War in 2003?
a) John Howard
b) Kim Beazley
c) John Hewson
d) Paul Keating
Answer: b) Kim Beazley

Which Opposition Leader was a former journalist and served as the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Tony Abbott
c) Kevin Rudd
d) Bill Shorten
Answer: c) Kevin Rudd

Who led the Opposition during the time of the Sydney Opera House opening in 1973?
a) Gough Whitlam
b) Billy Snedden
c) Malcolm Fraser
d) John Kerr
Answer: b) Billy Snedden

Which former Leader of the Opposition served as the Shadow Minister for Health?
a) John Howard
b) Kim Beazley
c) Tony Abbott
d) Malcolm Fraser
Answer: c) Tony Abbott

Who among the following Opposition Leaders was a Rhodes Scholar and a former ambassador to China?
a) Tony Abbott
b) Malcolm Turnbull
c) Kevin Rudd
d) Brendan Nelson
Answer: c) Kevin Rudd

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