Let's Test Your Knowledge Over Australia Quiz

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Australia is big, bold, and often breathtaking. How much do you know about the land down under?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Australia is home to the largest structure built by living organisms on the planet. What is it?
    • A. 

      A termite tower in the outback.

    • B. 

      Ayers Rock.

    • C. 

      A wombat burrow.

    • D. 

      The Great Barrier Reef.

  • 2. 
    Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared in December 1967 while doing what?
    • A. 

      Running in a marathon

    • B. 

      Swimming in the ocean

    • C. 

      Taking a helicopter tour

    • D. 

      Hiking in the outback

  • 3. 
    Most British convicts who were sent to the penal colony of Australia had been found guilty of what type of crimes?
    • A. 

      Petty theft

    • B. 

      Treason

    • C. 

      Murder

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A traditional Easter treat in the U.S. is a chocolate bunny. What chocolate likeness is popular in Australia?
    • A. 

      Kangaroo

    • B. 

      Koala

    • C. 

      Bilby

    • D. 

      Boomerang

  • 5. 
    In 1856, the Australian government reformed the country's voting process, becoming the first nation to allow for what during elections?
    • A. 

      Write-in nominations

    • B. 

      Secret ballots

    • C. 

      Recounting of votes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What circumstances cause some Aussies to "go troppo," or have mango madness, as it's also called?
    • A. 

      Watching close cricket matches

    • B. 

      The oppressive heat and humidity that comes just before monsoon season

    • C. 

      Malaria outbreaks

    • D. 

      Lunar eclipses

  • 7. 
    Which two animals appear prominently in the Australian coat of arms?
    • A. 

      Crocodile and bandicoot

    • B. 

      Koala and wallaby

    • C. 

      Red kangaroo and emu

    • D. 

      Platypus and Tasmanian devil

  • 8. 
    A local delicacy, Vegemite is a spread made from what ingredient?
    • A. 

      Corn

    • B. 

      Vanilla

    • C. 

      Calf liver

    • D. 

      Yeast

  • 9. 
    What's unusual about Kakadu National Park?
    • A. 

      It's jointly managed by Aborigines and the Australian government

    • B. 

      It's the only national park that is home to crocodiles

    • C. 

      It's all underground

    • D. 

      It's smaller than a city block

  • 10. 
    In the Australian bush ballad "Waltzing Matilda," what does "Matilda" refer to?
    • A. 

      A gril

    • B. 

      A style of dance

    • C. 

      A bedroll

    • D. 

      A kangaroo

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