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Would You Pass The ABC News Employee Test?

How hard do you journalism?

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So you've always wanted to be an ABC News journalist, right? Well there are a few things you're going to need to answer before getting the gig at Australia's most respected news organisation.

BuzzFeed News has obtained the general knowledge test given to potential new ABC News employees and interns.

There's no "pass mark"... but we understand new candidates are expected to get all these correct.

  1. 1. Who is the federal health minister?

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    Peter Dutton
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    Sussan Ley
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    Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
  2. 2. When is the next federal election expected to take place?

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    2015
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    2016
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    2017
  3. 3. What is the exchange rate for the Aussie dollar to the nearest US cent?

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    77 US cents
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    81 US cents
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    85 US cents
  4. 4. Who won the AFL grand final last year?

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    Sydney Swans
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    Geelong Cats
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    Hawthorn Hawks
  5. 5. Who won the NRL grand final last year?

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    Manly Sea Eagles
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    South Sydney Rabbitohs
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    Canterbury Bulldogs
  6. 6. What is the full name of the Lindt Siege shooter?

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    Man Habib Monis
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    Man Abdul Monis
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    Man Haron Monis
  7. 7. Who is the governor-general?

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    Sir Peter Cosgrove
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    Dame Marie Bashir
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    Dame Quentin Bryce
  8. 8. Which city will host the next Olympic games?

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    Moscow
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    Rio De Janiero
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    PyeongChang
  9. 9. What significant event linked the two Australian former prime ministers who died this year?

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    They shared the same birthday
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    The 1972 Olympics
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    The Dismissal
  10. 10. Who is the premier of Queensland?

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    Annastacia Palaszczuk
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    Campbell Newman
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    Yvette D'Ath
  11. 11. Who designed the Sydney Opera House?

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    Thomas S. Tait
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    Harry Seidler
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    Jorn Utzon
  12. 12. Who is the outgoing president of FIFA?

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    Frank Lowy
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    Sepp Blatter
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    Diego Maradona
  13. 13. What does the TPP stand for?

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    Trans-Pacific Partnership
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    Trans-Pacific Pact
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    Trans-Pacific Precedent
  14. 14. What year was the Boxing Day Tsunami?

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    2003
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    2004
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    2005
  15. 15. Who is the longest-serving current premier or chief minister of Australia?

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    NT Chief Minister Adam Giles
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    WA Premier Colin Barnett
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    SA Premier Jay Weatherill
  16. 16. What do the kangaroo and emu have in common?

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    Neither can walk backwards
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    Both are monotremes
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    They're Australia's two endangered animals
  17. 17. What do the letters in QANTAS stand for?

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    Star Partners
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    Queen of Australia New Trade Aerial Service
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    Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service
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    It's not an acronym
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