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Austria... or Australia?

For each statement, guess whether it applies to Austria, Australia, or both.
Quiz by adrmcm
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Last updated: February 26, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 12, 2019
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1. Is in the northern hemisphere
Austria
Australia
Both
2. Has hosted the Olympic Games
Austria
Australia
Both
Austria: 1964 and 1976 Winter Games (Innsbruck). Australia: 1956 and 2000 Summer Games (Melbourne and Sydney)
3. Its capital is also its most populous city
Austria
Australia
Both
Canberra, Australia's capital, is only the 8th largest city in Australia
4. Has stars on its flag
Austria
Australia
Both
5. Has the lower population density of the two
Austria
Australia
6. Has the drier climate on average
Austria
Australia
7. Its second biggest city starts with the letter "G"
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Australia
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Graz is the second largest city in Austria
8. Its name is related to a compass direction (ex: north, south, east, west)
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Australia
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Austria’s name means "Eastern Realm" and Australia’s name means "Southern Land"
9. Over 10% of its population lives in its largest city
Austria
Australia
Both
10. Over half of the country is Catholic
Austria
Australia
Both
11. More than 5% of the country has Chinese ancestry
Austria
Australia
Both
12. Has the higher elevation (both average and maximum)
Austria
Australia
13. Is considered to be a high income country
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Australia
Both
14. Has more cows than people (and also more sheep than people)
Austria
Australia
Both
15. Has not suffered any military combat casualties since the end of WWII
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Australia
Both
Australia has fought in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and other wars since the end of WWII. Austria sent a tiny force to Afghanistan but had no casualties.
16. Mining represents the largest sector of its export economy
Austria
Australia
Both
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Level 68
Feb 26, 2019
Number 15 is a little bit disputable, because some Austrians died at peacekeeping missions (especially cyprus, golan-heights). They aren't many (around 50), but still more than 0)
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Level ∞
Feb 26, 2019
Noted. Personally I wouldn't consider those to be combat casualties. It doesn't really matter for the question, however, since "neither" is not an option, and Australia is obviously incorrect.
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Level 73
Nov 23, 2021
Although I agree that the quiz is correct as it stands, I don't understand how "neither" not being an option makes it so this dispute doesn't matter.
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Level 74
Feb 26, 2019
I can't believe I brainfarted on the first question and put both. One of those automatic thinking moments, wonder what reasoning behind it my brain had.
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Level 63
Feb 27, 2019
Thanks for admitting. I was wondering about the 1% who got that wrong. :D
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Level 75
Feb 26, 2019
Harder than I thought it was gonna be -- thank you!
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Level 48
Apr 5, 2019
Australia is the worst city in Europe.
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Level 84
May 4, 2019
And Geodude is the worst X-Man.
+2
Level 84
May 31, 2019
I thought he was a pokemon
+8
Level 88
May 31, 2019
And Corn Flakes are my least favorite ice cream.
+1
Level 42
May 9, 2019
Being Australian I knew most of these but some of the both ones I wasn't quite sure.
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Level 55
May 23, 2019
Australia a mining Nation? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! (high pitched voice)
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Level 66
May 31, 2019
15/16, but being Australian helped.
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2019
Yeah same. Missed the Olympics question, flipped up between Australia and both (I knew about Sydney and Melb.) but chose Aus.
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Level 84
May 31, 2019
woot 100%
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Level 65
May 31, 2019
Noot Noot!!!
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Level 57
May 31, 2019
100% with 1m16s left!

Not bad for a 64yr old Scotsman living in France!

It must be because it is 9am and I have not had a drink yet!!!!

+1
Level 59
May 31, 2019
13/16
+4
Level 70
May 31, 2019
Blast. I speak German, I know Austria is Österreich which literally means "eastern land"... bah.
+1
Level 39
May 31, 2019
Fun quiz, but there should have been a 'none' option
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Level 45
May 31, 2019
It would be too confusing. Also, it works pretty well with just a both option
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Level 20
Jun 1, 2019
Australia doesn't have more sheep than people!!!! That is NEW ZEALAND not the same country!!!
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2019
AUSTRALIA is NOT the SAME country AS New ZEALAND? What??????????????? MY life IS ruined!
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Level 83
Feb 29, 2020
It's true of both Australia and NZ, I think you'll find.
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Level 20
Jun 1, 2019
Australia doesn't have more sheep than people, That is New Zealand.
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Level 58
Jul 31, 2021
There are over 100 million sheep in Australia, when there are only 25 million people.

(This might be a joke but idk)

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Level 70
Aug 14, 2021
75million sheep in Australia

28million cows

25million people

Australia sheep population peaked at over 100million

+1
Level 20
Jun 1, 2019
As an Australian I am really insulted you would say that without checking first.
+13
Level ∞
Jun 1, 2019
Ouch. This sounds like you are trolling but Australia has about 3 times as many sheep as people. Have a nice day.
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Level 44
Jun 1, 2019
Thank you for finally making a test where at least some of Austria is featured! I am from Linz, Upper Austria. I find our country should be acknowledged a bit more, because it has played a great role in European History and isn't all to bad when it comes to economy and architecture. For everyone here, Austria is definitely worth a visit!!! :-)
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Level 31
Jun 1, 2019
duly noted!
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Level ∞
Oct 9, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Salzburg and Vienna. There's a lot of tourists though!
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Level 44
Apr 22, 2020
That is the annoying part about beautiful European cities like Vienna or Salzburg, but I also recommend trying things that aren't as famous, such as places like the Neusiedler See or the forests and hills in Upper Austria, which are great for hiking and also give off a fairytale vibe, almost like Vienna.
+2
Level 74
Apr 22, 2021
I'm jealous. My favorite movie when I was little kid was "The Sound of Music" and ever since then I have wanted to visit Austria. It looks beautiful!
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Level 77
Aug 14, 2021
Meanwhile no one in German-speaking countries has heard of The Sound of Music, except for people from Salzburgers who frequently meet tourists maybe.
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Level 33
Aug 11, 2020
fml i got 9/16
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Level 32
Aug 16, 2020
username checks out lol
+2
Level 72
Aug 14, 2021
r/lostredditors
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Level 36
Jan 9, 2021
The Olympics one got me cause I just assumed it meant summer Olympics lol
+1
Level 61
Aug 14, 2021
I only missed one. So now you know of an American who knows there is a difference between Austria and Australia ;-)
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Level 77
Aug 14, 2021
Are you sure you're not secretly Canadian by any chance? :)
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2022
I’m American and I got a rare 100% with this quiz.
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2021
You need an update in the notation about the names being cardinal directions. 'Australia' means 'Southern', not 'Southern Land'. This was true when it was called 'Terra Australis' (literally Southern Land), which it was shortened to once discovered (previously theorised as Terra Australis Incognita - Unknown Southern Land). Since then, it evolved from Terra Australis to simply Australia. Just Southern, no Land.
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Level 66
Aug 18, 2021
Good quiz, I've done a similar one for Uk or Ireland : https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/134559/united-kingdom-or-ireland
+1
Level 43
Nov 27, 2021
My brain when I saw this - Ahh yes, a quiz about my favourite countries ever *backflip*
+1
Level 78
Oct 6, 2022
I really enjoyed the directional question because the names are so similar but represent different directions from different language families.