Australia's Environment: Geography Quiz!

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Do you know anything about the Australian environment? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The Australian environment ranges from the Antarctic territory and rainforests to damage industrial areas of major cities. Central Australia has an arid climate, and the interior has several deserts while most of the coastal areas are populated. Conservation is a real issue in Australia. This is the quiz for you if you would like to discover more about Australia’s environment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A continent is:
    • A. 

      One of the five great landmasses of the earth

    • B. 

      Separate countries which have significant areas of land

    • C. 

      One of the seven great landmasses on the earth

    • D. 

      One of the six great landmasses of the earth

  • 2. 
    Which order of the continents from largest to smallest is correct?
    • A. 

      Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia

    • B. 

      Antarctica, Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, North America, Australia

    • C. 

      Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Australia, South America, Europe, Antarctica

    • D. 

      Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia

  • 3. 
    Which statement best describes Australia?
    • A. 

      Australia is the smallest continent of the world extending an area of about 7682 million square kilometers

    • B. 

      Australia is the smallest continent of the world but is a larger area than the United States of America

    • C. 

      Australia is the second smallest continent of the world extending an area of 7862 million square kilometres

    • D. 

      Australia is a country not a continent

  • 4. 
    Australia's seven external territories are:
    • A. 

      New Caledonia; Christmas Island; Papua New Guinea; the Coral Sea Islands Territory; the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands; the Australian Antarctic Territory; Heard Island and McDonald Island

    • B. 

      Norfolk Island; Christmas Island; the Cocos (Keeling) Islands; the Coral Sea Islands Territory; the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands; Solomon Islands; Heard Island and McDonald Island

    • C. 

      Norfolk Island; Christmas Island; the Cocos (Keeling) Islands; the Coral Sea Islands Territory; the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands; the Australian Antarctic Territory; Heard Island and McDonald Island

    • D. 

      Norfolk Island; Christmas Island; the Cocos (Keeling) Islands; the Coral Sea Islands Territory; Papua New Guinea; the Australian Antarctic Territory; Heard Island and McDonald Island

  • 5. 
    Australia is located in the:
    • A. 

      Southern Hemisphere

    • B. 

      Eastern Hemisphere

    • C. 

      Eastern and Western Hemisphere

    • D. 

      Southern and Eastern Hemisphere

  • 6. 
    Look at the map below, Australia is located between which latitudes and longitudes:
    • A. 

      Latitudes 20'S and 45'S, longitudes 110'E and 155'E

    • B. 

      Latitudes 110'E and 155'E and longitudes 20'S and 45'S

    • C. 

      Latitudes 20'N and 45'N, longitudes 110'W and 155'W

    • D. 

      Longitudes 20'N and 45'N, latitudes 110'W and 155'W

  • 7. 
    Dreaming is the stories that describe the Dreamtime, a time in which Aboriginal people believe the Earth came to have its present form and in which life and nature began?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which is the correct order for the continent formation?
    • A. 

      Eurasia, Pangaea, Laurasia and Gondwana, current formation

    • B. 

      Pangaea, Eurasia, Laurasia and Gondwana, current formation

    • C. 

      Gondwana and Laurasia, Pangaea, Eurasia, current formation

    • D. 

      Pangaea, Laurasia and Gondwana, Eurasia, current formation

  • 9. 
    Australia is the lowest and the ___________________ of all the continents.
  • 10. 
    Look at the map of Australia's four major landform regions. Where are the Eastern Highlands located?
    • A. 

      New South Wales

    • B. 

      Inland New South Wales and Queensland

    • C. 

      Queensland

    • D. 

      Down the East Coast of Australia

  • 11. 
    Look at the map below of Australia's largest drainage basins and work out which  Australia's largest drainage basin is:
    • A. 

      Gulf of Carpentaria and the Timor Sea

    • B. 

      Murray Darling Basin

    • C. 

      North-East Coast

    • D. 

      South- East Coast

  • 12. 
    Use the satellite image below to answer the question - Victoria is mostly:
    • A. 

      Mountains

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Forest

    • D. 

      Combination of forest and mountains

  • 13. 
    Using the satellite image below identifies the most significant area of desert in Australia
    • A. 

      South-western section of Queensland

    • B. 

      North-western section of New South Wales

    • C. 

      North-western section of Western Australia

    • D. 

      North-eastern section of South Australia

  • 14. 
    Why is the Daintree Rainforest on the World Heritage List?
    • A. 

      It shows major changes in the Earth's evolution

    • B. 

      It shows ongoing evolution

    • C. 

      It has outstanding aesthetic value

    • D. 

      It is the home of endangered species including the cassowary

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Topographic maps are used to:
    • A. 

      Find location, direction and distance, describe the distribution of physical and human features

    • B. 

      Show interrelationships between features such as landforms and settlement patterns

    • C. 

      Show high and low pressure systems

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A, B and C

  • 16. 
    Look at the map below. What is the grid reference of Mt Florence?
    • A. 

      GR835486

    • B. 

      GR476835

    • C. 

      GR8348

    • D. 

      GR4383

  • 17. 
    What is the area reference of the railway station?
    • A. 

      AR4086

    • B. 

      AR8640

    • C. 

      AR863408

    • D. 

      AR408863

  • 18. 
    What is the direction from G to D?
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      East

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      North

  • 19. 
    The main reason Australia is so dry is that much of the continent lies in an area dominated by ______________ pressure for most of the year.
  • 20. 
    Look at the graph. What is Australia's average annual rainfall (mm)
    • A. 

      450mm

    • B. 

      400mm

    • C. 

      300mm

    • D. 

      500mm

  • 21. 
    Climate change will affect Australia's:
    • A. 

      Natural environments and water supply

    • B. 

      Health

    • C. 

      Agriculture and industry

    • D. 

      Tourism

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Look at the map below. Which statement is true?
    • A. 

      B is a high pressure system

    • B. 

      A is a high pressure system

    • C. 

      A and B are both low pressure systems

    • D. 

      A and B are both high pressure systems

  • 23. 
    Australia has a greater value of natural resources per head of population than any other country in the world?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The main reason Australia has a wide variety of unusual plant and animal life is due to:
    • A. 

      Significant introduction of plants and animals from overseas

    • B. 

      Low rainfall

    • C. 

      Geographic isolation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    An ecosystem is a system formed by the interactions between _________ organisms and physical elements of the environment.