Australia... or New Zealand?

Choose whether each statement applies to Australia, New Zealand, or both.
Quiz by blizzrd33
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Last updated: June 23, 2022
First submittedNovember 11, 2019
Times taken15,586
Average score73.3%
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1. Has the larger land area
Australia
New Zealand
2. Has the Southern Cross (Crux) on its flag
Australia
New Zealand
Both
3. Received British convicts at colonial penal settlements
Australia
New Zealand
Both
4. Has more sheep than people
Australia
New Zealand
Both
5. Fought in World War I and World War II
Australia
New Zealand
Both
6. Has indigenous marsupial mammals
Australia
New Zealand
Both
Possums were introduced to New Zealand by humans
7. Has the highest mountain of the two countries
Australia
New Zealand
New Zealand's Mount Cook is 3724 m
8. Has indigenous flightless terrestrial birds
Australia
New Zealand
Both
9. Has the most glaciers of the two countries
Australia
New Zealand
Australia's Heard Island has 41 glaciers but New Zealand's South Island has over 3000 glaciers
10. Has more than one official language
Australia
New Zealand
Australia has no official languages; New Zealand has three
11. Was the first modern-day country to adopt women's suffrage
Australia
New Zealand
Australia 1902; New Zealand 1893
12. Its capital is not one of its five largest cities
Australia
New Zealand
Both
Canberra is Australia's 7th largest city. Wellington is the second largest city in New Zealand.
13. Has won the Rugby World Cup
Australia
New Zealand
Both
14. Has been inhabited for longer
Australia
New Zealand
Australia has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, but New Zealand has only been inhabited since around 1300 AD
15. Has the higher average temperature
Australia
New Zealand
Australia: 21.65 °C. New Zealand: 10.55 °C.
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Level 21
Jan 10, 2020
Done!
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Level 30
Sep 25, 2020
Really good quiz and I really like it!!
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Level 53
Jul 11, 2021
"Dominion" was not a term introduced until 1907, ergo Australia did not achieve self-government "as a Dominion," despite being accorded Dominion status later on. If the purpose of that disclaimer is to make it clear that it was still part of the Empire, I think the phrase "self-government" rather than "independence" does that adequately enough.
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Level 75
Jul 11, 2021
Heard Island and glaciers was sneaky!
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Level 76
Jun 23, 2022
Question is worded differently now that the quiz is featured (!)
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Level 75
Jun 20, 2022
I'm not sure how Australia can be said to have achieved self-government first, when New Zealand achieved self-government in 1852 and 'responsible self-government' in 1856, and Australia didn't exist as a political entity until 1901.
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Level 87
Jun 23, 2022
Surprised that only 20% knew the sheep question.
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Level 50
Jul 28, 2022
Me too, now it’s 25% or just 1/4 of the people who got it correct, I mean only like around 30 million people lives in Australia
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Level 31
Jul 28, 2022
Fun fact, Australia actually has a higher number of sheep per capita than New Zealand.

Wales has the highest number of half-man half-sheep hybrids due to historical breeding practices.

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Level 53
Jul 28, 2022
That made me laugh out loud - I went to uni in Aberystwyth, heard some dodgy stories!!!
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Level 49
Jul 31, 2022
quantummidget, 5.1 sheep per capita in NZ is higher than 3.3 in Australia, there are more in Australia but it is higher per capita in NZ
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Level 21
Jul 30, 2022
i only knew new zealand had more, just found out abt australia rn
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Level 76
Jun 23, 2022
Wohoo, first feature!
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Level 81
Jun 24, 2022
Nice quiz. It might be worth offering "both" as an option for the official languages question, since it would be a plausible guess IMO.
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Level 81
Jun 24, 2022
Agreed. I think any question where both is a possible answer it should be offered.
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2022
"Higher" when you choose between two options and "highest" when it's a choice between three or more options.
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Level 70
Jul 28, 2022
While New Zealand never received convicts as a penal colony to the extent the Australians did, New Zealand for a brief period did see incoming penal labour.

In 1839 after the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand was made a part of New South Wales - the Australian State - and remained so until 1841. In this brief period, New Zealand received prisoners just like Australia until 1841, when New Zealand became a separate colony and deported those convicts back to Australia.

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Level 76
Jul 28, 2022
The question was specifically worded to include 'penal settlements' and there were no settlements founded in New Zealand which were penal settlements for the primary purpose of receiving convicts. The convicts that were deported back to Australia in 1841 had absconded from Australia in the first place and then claimed to be whalers and sealers on arrival in New Zealand.
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2022
Thank goodness I got them all!
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Level 79
Jul 28, 2022
I have read that New Zealand was one of the last land colonised by the polynésian !!
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Level 66
Jul 28, 2022
Note to myself: INhabited = HAS people.
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Level 51
Jul 28, 2022
For #6 - an introduced population is not indigenous.
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Level 76
Jul 29, 2022
The explanatory text in italics is there to explain just that.
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Level 18
Jul 29, 2022
sad. didn't pass.
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Level 57
Aug 3, 2022
Ok... how on Earth did 18% of people get the sheep one correct? 18%?!? They probably just skimmed over the question and clicked New Zealand because of all the memes, but only 18% of people got this right? What?!