Do You Have Enough Knowledge About Australia?

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Do You Have Enough Knowledge About Australia? - Quiz

What do you know about Australia? Did you know that there are three times as many sheep as people living in Australia? Kangaroos, of course, are considered a national icon, with over 40 million estimated throughout the city. Four different species of kangaroos are found in Australia. The Red Kangaroo is the largest, so try taking this fun quiz and see how much you know. Hop to it!


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  • 1. 

    Who was Truganini and what was important about her death in 1876?

    • A.

      None Of These Answers

    • B.

      She Was The First Aboriginal To Speak Fluent English

    • C.

      She Was Australia's First Case Of Yellow Fever

    • D.

      She Was The Last Tasmanian Aboriginal

    Correct Answer
    D. She Was The Last Tasmanian Aboriginal
    Explanation
    Truganini was a significant figure in Australian history as she was the last known full-blooded Tasmanian Aboriginal. Her death in 1876 marked the extinction of the original Tasmanian Aboriginal population. Truganini's life and death symbolize the devastating impact of colonization and European settlement on Indigenous communities in Australia. Her story serves as a reminder of the importance of acknowledging and preserving Indigenous cultures and histories.

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  • 2. 

    In which part of Sydney were the athletics facilities for the 2000 Olympic Games situated?

    • A.

      The Domain

    • B.

      Wooloomooloo

    • C.

      Homebush

    • D.

      Cabramatta

    Correct Answer
    C. Homebush
    Explanation
    The athletics facilities for the 2000 Olympic Games were situated in Homebush.

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  • 3. 

    Who published "The Term of His Natural Life", a novel which described the horrors of the convict transportation system, in 1874?

    • A.

      Henry Gilmour

    • B.

      A.B. Patterson

    • C.

      John Shaw Neilson

    • D.

      Marcus Clark

    Correct Answer
    D. Marcus Clark
    Explanation
    Marcus Clark published "The Term of His Natural Life" in 1874. This novel depicted the brutalities and injustices of the convict transportation system in Australia. It highlighted the harsh conditions faced by prisoners and the corrupt practices of the penal system. Clark's work played a significant role in raising awareness about the mistreatment of convicts and ultimately contributed to reforms in the Australian penal system.

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  • 4. 

    What meeting took place for the first time in Australia at The Adelaide Botanic Gardens in 1880?

    • A.

      Meeting Of International Botanists

    • B.

      Olympic Committee

    • C.

      Salvation Army Meeting

    • D.

      National Parks Meeting

    Correct Answer
    C. Salvation Army Meeting
    Explanation
    In 1880, The Adelaide Botanic Gardens in Australia hosted the first-ever meeting of the Salvation Army. This meeting was significant as it marked the establishment of the Salvation Army in Australia and showcased its commitment to social welfare and religious activities. The Salvation Army Meeting at The Adelaide Botanic Gardens in 1880 was a momentous event in the organization's history and played a crucial role in its growth and influence in Australia.

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  • 5. 

    In Australia, what was performed publicly for the first time on 6 April, 1895?

    • A.

      Waltzing Matilda, Australia's Unofficial National Anthem

    • B.

      C.J. Dennis Play, The Sentimental Bloke

    • C.

      The Official Australian National Anthem, Advance Australia Fair

    • D.

      A.B. Banjo Patterson's Poem, The Man From Ironbark

    Correct Answer
    A. Waltzing Matilda, Australia's Unofficial National Anthem
    Explanation
    Waltzing Matilda, Australia's Unofficial National Anthem, was performed publicly for the first time on 6 April, 1895 in Australia. This suggests that prior to this date, the song had not been publicly performed, making it a significant event in the history of Australian music. The fact that it is referred to as the unofficial national anthem also highlights its cultural significance and popularity in Australia.

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  • 6. 

    What did Hudson Fysh, Fergus McMaster and P.J. Ginnis establish in November 1920?

    • A.

      A Hotel On Near The Billabong Mentioned In Waltzing Matilda

    • B.

      Australia's First Integrated Coastal Shipping Service

    • C.

      The First Gold-Mine At Edie Creek

    • D.

      An Airline To Carry Mail In The Outback Of Queensland

    Correct Answer
    D. An Airline To Carry Mail In The Outback Of Queensland
    Explanation
    Hudson Fysh, Fergus McMaster, and P.J. Ginnis established an airline to carry mail in the Outback of Queensland in November 1920.

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  • 7. 

    What did H.P. Christmas open in Sydney, Australia on December 5, 1924?

    • A.

      A Meeting Of Parliament

    • B.

      A Woolworth Store

    • C.

      A New Radio Station

    • D.

      A Circus

    Correct Answer
    B. A Woolworth Store
    Explanation
    H.P. Christmas opened a Woolworth Store in Sydney, Australia on December 5, 1924.

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  • 8. 

    Who designed the Australian capital city of Canberra?

    • A.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B.

      Joseph P. Lodsowski

    • C.

      A Committee Of 10 Australian MPs

    • D.

      Walter Burley Griffin

    Correct Answer
    D. Walter Burley Griffin
    Explanation
    Walter Burley Griffin designed the Australian capital city of Canberra. He was an American architect who won an international competition for the design of the city in 1912. Griffin's plan for Canberra incorporated geometric patterns and natural landscapes, with a focus on creating a harmonious relationship between the built environment and the surrounding nature. His design included a central axis called the Parliamentary Triangle, which connected important government buildings. Griffin's vision for Canberra was influenced by the principles of the Garden City movement and his design has had a significant impact on the city's development.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these great Australian artists died in 1992?

    • A.

      Fred Williams

    • B.

      Albert Tucker

    • C.

      Sir Sidney Nolan

    • D.

      Russell Drysdale

    Correct Answer
    C. Sir Sidney Nolan
    Explanation
    Sir Sidney Nolan died in 1992.

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  • 10. 

    In which part of Australia can you find the city of Geraldton?

    • A.

      On The North-East Coast Of Tasmania

    • B.

      On The West Coast North Of Perth

    • C.

      In The Barossa Valley, Near Blyth

    • D.

      On The South-West Coast Of Victoria

    Correct Answer
    B. On The West Coast North Of Perth
    Explanation
    Geraldton is located on the west coast north of Perth in Australia.

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  • 11. 

    Which British novelist briefly visited Australia in the 1920's and subsequently wrote a novel set in Australia?

    • A.

      D.H. Lawrence

    • B.

      Evelyn Waugh

    • C.

      Hugh Lofting

    • D.

      Lytton Strachey

    Correct Answer
    A. D.H. Lawrence
    Explanation
    D.H. Lawrence is the correct answer because he briefly visited Australia in the 1920s and later wrote a novel set in Australia.

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  • 12. 

    Which Australian singer made a recording of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven", much to everyone's surprise?

    • A.

      John Farnham

    • B.

      Austen Tayshus

    • C.

      Rolf Harris

    • D.

      Ding Dong Drysdale

    Correct Answer
    C. Rolf Harris
    Explanation
    Rolf Harris is the Australian singer who made a recording of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven". This was surprising to everyone because Rolf Harris is known for his comedic and novelty songs, rather than rock music covers.

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  • 13. 

    Australian actor Leonard Teale, died in 1994 was a recording, radio and TV star, best known for his role in a program called what?

    • A.

      Blue Heelers

    • B.

      D24

    • C.

      Wanted Dead Or Alive

    • D.

      Homicide

    Correct Answer
    D. Homicide
    Explanation
    Leonard Teale, an Australian actor who passed away in 1994, was renowned for his role in the TV program "Homicide." This show was his most notable work, where he showcased his talent as a recording, radio, and TV star.

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  • 14. 

    Which one of these Australian mammals lays eggs?

    • A.

      Echidna

    • B.

      Bilby

    • C.

      Wombat

    • D.

      Walleroo

    Correct Answer
    A. Echidna
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Echidna. Echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters, are one of the few mammals that lay eggs. They belong to the monotreme group, which is a primitive order of mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. Echidnas lay a single leathery egg, which is then incubated in a pouch on the mother's belly until it hatches. This unique reproductive strategy is one of the distinguishing features of echidnas and sets them apart from other Australian mammals.

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of Johnny O'Keefe's popular ABC-TV rock music show in late 50's?

    • A.

      Your Hit Parade

    • B.

      Bandstand

    • C.

      Sing, Sing, Sing

    • D.

      Six O'Clock Rock

    Correct Answer
    D. Six O'Clock Rock
    Explanation
    During the late 50's, Johnny O'Keefe hosted a popular ABC-TV rock music show called "Six O'Clock Rock".

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