The Great Down Under Quiz !

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This quiz is to test your general knowledge on Australia. All answers can be found with the Austravel brochure, so it may be handy to have a flick through before you take the quiz. The quiz starts with some very basic questions which eventually get harder !


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Australia is located within which continent?

    • A.

      Asia

    • B.

      Far East Asia

    • C.

      Australasia

    Correct Answer
    C. Australasia
    Explanation
    Australia is located within the continent of Australasia. Australasia is a region that includes Australia, New Zealand, and some neighboring islands in the Pacific Ocean. This region is distinct from the continent of Asia and the Far East Asia. Therefore, Australia being located within Australasia is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    The Capital of Australia is?

    • A.

      Sydney

    • B.

      Melbourne

    • C.

      Canberra

    • D.

      Brisbane

    • E.

      Perth

    Correct Answer
    C. Canberra
    Explanation
    Canberra is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Australia. Sydney and Melbourne are major cities in Australia, but they are not the capital. Brisbane and Perth are also major cities in Australia, but they are not the capital either. Canberra was specifically chosen as the capital of Australia due to its central location between Sydney and Melbourne, the two largest cities in the country.

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  • 3. 

    The Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands are located within in which state of Australia?

    • A.

      New South Wales

    • B.

      Queensland

    • C.

      Victoria

    Correct Answer
    B. Queensland
    Explanation
    The Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands are located in the state of Queensland in Australia. Queensland is known for its stunning coastline and is home to one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsunday Islands, with their pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, are a popular tourist destination within Queensland.

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  • 4. 

    Which Oceans Surround Australia?

    • A.

      South Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean & Southern Ocean

    • B.

      Pacific Ocean & Indian Ocean

    • C.

      Arafura Sea, Coral Sea & Indian Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. South Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean & Southern Ocean
    Explanation
    Australia is surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean to the east, the Indian Ocean to the west, and the Southern Ocean to the south. The Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean are both correct, but the Southern Ocean is also a correct answer as it surrounds the southernmost part of Australia. The Arafura Sea and Coral Sea are not considered separate oceans but rather parts of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • 5. 

    Australia is located on which tropical line?  NB- Anything located below this line will experience seasosn similar to the UK, however anythign located above this line will mainly experience a Wet (oct-mar) & Dry Season (apr-sep)

    • A.

      Equator

    • B.

      Tropic of Capricorn

    • C.

      Tropic of Cancer

    Correct Answer
    B. Tropic of Capricorn
    Explanation
    Australia is located on the Tropic of Capricorn. This means that it experiences a climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Areas located below this line, such as the UK, will have similar seasons to Australia. However, areas located above this line will mainly experience a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September.

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  • 6. 

    Ayres Rock is located within which territory? and what is its Aboriginal Name

    • A.

      Capital Territory & Uluru

    • B.

      Northern Territory & Uluru

    • C.

      Capital Terrtory & The Olgas

    • D.

      Northern Territory & The Olgas

    Correct Answer
    B. Northern Territory & Uluru
    Explanation
    Ayres Rock, also known as Uluru, is located within the Northern Territory. Uluru is the Aboriginal name for Ayres Rock.

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  • 7. 

    How many beaches does Australia have?

    • A.

      10,685

    • B.

      10,535

    • C.

      25,769

    • D.

      15,547

    Correct Answer
    A. 10,685
    Explanation
    Australia has a vast coastline, stretching over 25,000 kilometers. With such an extensive coastline, it is reasonable to assume that Australia would have a large number of beaches. The answer of 10,685 suggests that there are a significant number of beaches in Australia, which aligns with the country's coastal geography.

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  • 8. 

    Australia has 3 time zone, which zone is Sydney located within?

    • A.

      GMT+8

    • B.

      GMT+10

    • C.

      GMT+9

    • D.

      GMT+11

    Correct Answer
    B. GMT+10
    Explanation
    Sydney is located within the GMT+10 time zone. This is because Australia has 3 time zones, and Sydney is in the eastern part of the country, which falls within the GMT+10 time zone.

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  • 9. 

    Passengers can fly from how many UK airports?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    A. 6
    Explanation
    Passengers can fly from 6 UK airports.

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  • 10. 

    How many airlines are on offer through Austravel?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    Austravel offers a total of 6 airlines.

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  • 11. 

    Who is the prefered internal airline with Austravel?

    • A.

      Virgin Blue

    • B.

      Qantas

    • C.

      Jet Star

    Correct Answer
    A. Virgin Blue
    Explanation
    Virgin Blue is the preferred internal airline with Austravel because it is mentioned as the correct answer option.

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  • 12. 

    Can a passanger fly direct from the UK to Australia?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Although a flight may be described as direct, a stop may be made to re-fuel. During this period, passangers may be asked to de-board the plane.

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