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Australia Quiz Questions I

  1. Who did Prime Minister John Howard call the 'greatest living Australian' in 2001?
  2. The original lyrics of Waltzing Matilda were written by which Australian poet?
  3. In Australian slang, what is a matilda?



  4. Name Australia's most ever successful female Olympian?
  5. Australia has the world's longest fence; it was first built in the 1880s to keep which animal out of the fertile south-east of the country?
  6. Who starred in the Australian movie Tim as Mary Horton opposite Mel Gibson in 1979?
  7. How many kangaroos are estimated to live in Australia: (a)340,000, (b)3.4 million, or (c)34 million?
  8. In which month of the year is Australia Day?
  9. Summer Bay, is a fictional television seaside town, is in which Australian state?
  10. What is the national gemstone of Australia - it's by far the world's largest producer of them?


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    Question 10 - a quiz question on Australian gemstones


  12. A jumbuck is an Australian English term for what?
  13. Which city is considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland by locals?
  14. What sport do Australian's Quade Cooper and Israel Folau play?
  15. In which Australian state is the city of Melbourne?
  16. Which Australian television soap opera featured the characters Patricia Hamilton, David Palmer and Fiona Thompson?
  17. Name the longest river in Australia?



Answers:

  1. Don Bradman
  2. Banjo Paterson
  3. A bundle of belongings or sleeping equipment
  4. Dawn Fraser (swimming)
  5. Dingoes
  6. Piper Lawrie
  7. 34 million
  8. January (26th)
  9. New South Wales
  10. Opal
  11. A sheep
  12. Townsville
  13. Rugby union
  14. Victoria
  15. Sons and Daughters
  16. Murray River



Quiz II

  1. Which large town is situated in the geographic centre of Australia?
  2. What name is commonly given to the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world?
  3. The Melbourne Cup is run on which racecourse?
  4. William Lawrence Bragg and William Henry Bragg both won the Nobel Prize for Physica in the same year (1915); how were they related?
  5. Which Australian Prime Minister disappeared in 1967 while swimming?
  6. What is the nickname of the airline Qantas?And what does the acronym stand for?
  7. Which sporting legend was nicknamed Nobody?
  8. Name Australia's most populated state?
  9. The Great Barrier Reef is located in which sea?
  10. Which sea is situated between Australia and New Zealand?
  11. Who wrote the book, The Female Eunuch?
  12. What is the name given to the annual best-of-three series of rugby league matches between New South Wales and Queensland?
  13. Which artist's paintings include The Abandoned Mine and Ned Kelly?
  14. What nickname is given to Sydney Harbour Bridge because of its arch-based design?

Answers:

  1. Alice Springs
  2. The Tasmanian Devil
  3. The Flemmington Racecourse
  4. Father and son (only father and son to have won in the same year)
  5. Harold Holt
  6. The Flying Kangaroo, Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services.
  7. John Eales
  8. New South Wales
  9. Coral Sea
  10. The Tasman Sea
  11. Germaine Greer
  12. State of Origin
  13. Sir Sydney Nolan
  14. The Coathanger



Quiz III

  1. True or False. Nicole Kidman was born in the United States and not Australia?
  2. Which Australian won the 1973 Nobel Prize for literature?
  3. In which city is the Australian Open tennis tournament held annually?
  4. Who lit the Olympic Flame at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney?
  5. The Sydney Opera House was designed by which Danish architect?
  6. How many stars are there on the Australian flag?
  7. What was Uluru in the Northern Territory formerly named?
  8. Which large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, is said to lurk in swamps, billabongs and creeks?
  9. The Australian drama television series The Sullivans was set in which city?
  10. What was the original name used by most Europeans for the island of Tasmania?
  11. Name the highest peak on the Australian mainland?
  12. Which Australian Prime Minister was born in the UK seaside resort of Barry, Wales?
  13. Give the name of the largest desert in Australia - it spans Western and South Australia? And can you name the second largest?
  14. Which island off the Queensland coast is Australia’s fifth largest but the World’s largest sand island?

Answers:

  1. True (she was born in Hawaii)
  2. Patrick White
  3. Melbourne
  4. Cathy Freeman
  5. Jorn Utzon
  6. Six (The Southern Cross (5 stars) and The Commonwealth Star)
  7. Ayers Rock
  8. The bunyip
  9. Melbourne
  10. Van Diemen's Land
  11. Mount Kosciuszko (in the Snowy Mountains region)
  12. Julia Gillard
  13. Great Victorian Desert. And the Great Sandy Desert.
  14. Fraser Island



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