What Do You Know About Australia? Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about Australia? Trivia Quiz


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  • 1. 

    Which two oceans does Australia touch?

    • A.

      Pacific and Atlantic

    • B.

      Pacific and Indian

    • C.

      Atlantic and Indian

    • D.

      Atlantic and Arctic

    Correct Answer
    B. Pacific and Indian
    Explanation
    Australia touches the Pacific Ocean on its eastern coast and the Indian Ocean on its western coast. The Pacific Ocean lies to the east of Australia, while the Indian Ocean lies to the west. Therefore, the correct answer is Pacific and Indian.

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  • 2. 

    What is Tasmania?

    • A.

      A famous prison

    • B.

      An island

    • C.

      A native plant

    • D.

      A native animal

    Correct Answer
    B. An island
    Explanation
    Tasmania is an island located in the southernmost part of Australia. It is separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait. Tasmania is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including mountains, forests, and beautiful coastlines. It is also home to unique wildlife, such as the Tasmanian devil. Tasmania has a rich history and was originally inhabited by indigenous people before becoming a British penal colony in the 19th century. Today, it is a popular tourist destination known for its wilderness areas and outdoor activities.

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  • 3. 

    What is a common nickname for Australians?

    • A.

      Brucees

    • B.

      Tommies

    • C.

      Yankees

    • D.

      Aussies

    Correct Answer
    D. Aussies
    Explanation
    Aussies is a common nickname for Australians. It is derived from the word "Australia" and is widely used to refer to the people of Australia. The term is colloquial and is used both within Australia and internationally. It is a popular and widely recognized nickname for Australians.

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  • 4. 

    When does Winter begin in Australia?

    • A.

      March

    • B.

      January

    • C.

      June

    • D.

      September

    Correct Answer
    C. June
    Explanation
    Winter begins in Australia in June. This is because Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, where the seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, winter begins in June and lasts until August. Therefore, June is the correct answer for when winter begins in Australia.

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  • 5. 

    What is the middle part of Australia called?

    • A.

      Queensland

    • B.

      The Tampa

    • C.

      The Outback

    • D.

      The Bush

    Correct Answer
    C. The Outback
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the Outback". The Outback refers to the vast, remote, and sparsely populated interior regions of Australia. It is characterized by its arid and desert-like landscapes, with red soil, rocky terrain, and limited vegetation. The Outback is known for its unique wildlife, including kangaroos and emus, as well as its iconic landmarks such as Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Great Barrier Reef. It is a significant part of Australian culture and attracts tourists from around the world.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following animals is native to Australia?

    • A.

      A koala

    • B.

      A panda

    • C.

      A rabbit

    • D.

      A dingo

    Correct Answer
    A. A koala
    Explanation
    A koala is native to Australia. Koalas are marsupials that are found in the eucalyptus forests of Australia. They have adapted to their environment by having specialized diets of eucalyptus leaves and by being able to sleep for long periods of time. Koalas are known for their distinct appearance, with their round faces, large ears, and fluffy fur. They are a symbol of Australia and are often associated with the country's unique wildlife.

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  • 7. 

    What was the first non-native animal introduced into Australia?

    • A.

      The horse

    • B.

      The kiwi

    • C.

      The dingo

    • D.

      The dog

    Correct Answer
    C. The dingo
    Explanation
    The dingo is considered the first non-native animal introduced into Australia. Dingoes are believed to have arrived in Australia around 4,000 years ago, brought by Asian seafarers. They are considered a wild dog species and have become an integral part of the Australian ecosystem. The introduction of dingoes had a significant impact on the native wildlife, as they are predators and compete with other native animals for resources.

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  • 8. 

    What is Australia also called?

    • A.

      The Pearl of the Queen

    • B.

      The Land down under

    • C.

      The Bush land

    • D.

      The Outback

    Correct Answer
    B. The Land down under
    Explanation
    Australia is often referred to as the " land down under" because it is located in the southern hemisphere, below the equator. This nickname reflects Australia's unique geographical position and highlights its distance from other countries. Additionally, it conveys the idea of Australia being a different and exotic destination, with its diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultural heritage.

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  • 9. 

    Australia is the ... largest country in the world?

    • A.

      11th

    • B.

      6th

    • C.

      4th

    • D.

      3nd

    Correct Answer
    B. 6th
    Explanation
    Australia is the 6th largest country in the world based on land area. It is the smallest continent but the largest country in Oceania. Australia's vast land area contributes to its ranking as the 6th largest country globally.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the driest inhabited continent on Earth?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      North America

    • D.

      Australia / Oceania

    Correct Answer
    D. Australia / Oceania
    Explanation
    Australia/Oceania is the driest inhabited continent on Earth because it has the lowest average rainfall compared to the other continents. The majority of Australia is covered by deserts and arid regions, such as the Great Victoria Desert and the Simpson Desert, which receive very little rainfall. Additionally, the continent's location in the Southern Hemisphere means that it is influenced by dry air masses, resulting in limited precipitation. These factors contribute to Australia/Oceania being the driest inhabited continent on Earth.

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