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Australia - True or False

Can you guess these True or False questions about Australia?
If I misspelled anything, please tell me in the comments!
If there is misinformation, please let me know!
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Last updated: March 29, 2022
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1. The moon appears upside down in Australia. (Compared to the Northern Hemisphere)
True
False
2. Unofficial languages spoken commonly in Australia are Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian and Greek.
True
False
This is due to many immigrants are from China, or Arabia.
3. 90% of Australians live on the coast.
True
False
4. Australia is the only country that is also a continent.
True
False
5. Australia was founded 800 years ago.
True
False
Australia was founded 117 years ago.
6. Australia's national animals are the Emu and Kangaroo. The reason why is because they can't walk backwards, so they symbolize a country that's always moving forward.
True
False
7. It's illegal to chew gum after 5:00 P.M. on a Monday.
True
False
8. It's illegal to listen to music with headphones while crossing the street because it causes too much distraction.
True
False
9. It's illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday on a Sunday in Victoria.
True
False
10. Australia is home to many huge spiders and dangerous wildlife.
True
False
11. Australia is the driest of any continent on earth other than Antarctica.
True
False
12. There are about 7 volcanoes in Australia, 5 of them are active.
True
False
Australia is the only continent with no volcanoes.
13. From Melbourne, you can see New Zealand.
True
False
There is no point where you can see New Zealand from Australia, because they're too far apart.
14. You can see Tasmania off the coast of Sydney.
True
False
You can't see Tasmania nor New Zealand because they're simply too far away from each other for the eyes to see.
15. The official name of Australia is Commonwealth of Australia.
True
False
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Level 75
Mar 29, 2022
Please explain your reasoning for question 5. In fact, Australia has been around for far longer than 800 years - well before man ever found it.
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Level 20
Mar 29, 2022
Sorry, I meant when it was founded.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2022
Q1. How can the moon be upsidedown? It's a ball in space - there is no top or bottom. Do you mean a different way up to how it appears from the northern hemisphere?

Q5. The nation was founded in 1901. The place has been here for millennia.

Q9. Where? What is your source?

Q15. Correct answer is false. Statement is nonsense.

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Level 20
Mar 29, 2022
For Q1, yes.

For Q5, I meant when it was founded.

For Q9, search up "Weird Laws In Australia" and that will be the first thing that comes up.

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Level 65
Mar 30, 2022
A bit of googling does indeed find that claim for Victoria (not the whole country); however, no-one can find the relevant legislation. It appears to be an urban myth.
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Level 20
Mar 30, 2022
Well, thank you so much :) I'll change the question