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Australia Multiple Choice

Try to guess the right answers to these questions all about Australia.
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Last updated: March 23, 2019
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1. What is the capital of Australia?
Melbourne
Sydney
Brisbane
Canberra
A planned city, it was announced in 1911 as the official capital of Australia
2. What is the biggest immigrant language of Australia?
Indonesian
Hindi
Italian
Mandarin
About 2.5% of immigrants speak Mandarin at home
3. On the first day of which year was Australia announced its independence from the British?
1901
1851
1945
1880
4. Located on the coast of Queensland, world's largest coral reef goes under which name?
Southern Reef
Saya Del Malha
Great Barrier Reef
Australian Coral Reef
It is also world's biggest single structure made by living organisms
5. What is the approximate population of Australia as of 2018?
14 million
33 million
47 million
25 million
Australia is the world's 3rd lowest densely populated country with only 3 people per square kilometers
6. What is the historical European name for the mainland Australia?
New South Wales
New Holland
North Tasmania
Southern Britain
7. What is the largest and capital city of the Northern Territory?
Darwin
Cairns
Alice Springs
Hobart
Hobart is in Tasmania, Cairns in Queensland and Alice Springs is the 3rd biggest city of NT
8. Which one of these does NOT appear on the Australian coat of arms?
Koala
Commonwealth Star
Kangaroo
Badges of the six states
9. The longest national highway in the world goes all around the Australian coast. What is its name?
Highway 1
Route A
Pan Australian Highway
E4
A road trip covers approximately 15,097 km’s / 9,380 miles via Highway 1
10. Australia was inhabited by indigenous people for about how many years before the Europeans arrived?
25,000 years
50,000 years
300,000 years
100,000 years
11. Which one of these states does Australia's longest river, the Murray River, NOT run through?
Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria
South Australia
12. True or False? - There are less kangaroos than people in Australia
True
False
13. Who is NOT Australian from these celebs?
Kylie Minogue
Steve Irwin
Chris Hemsworth
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson, the film director, is from New Zealand
14. Who was the first known European to have explored Australia?
James Cook
Abel Tasman
Willem Janszoon
Luís Vaz de Torres
Janszoon landed in Australia in February 1606 and Torres sailed through the Torrest strait in October in the same year
15. What is the name of the peninsula in the northeast?
Labrador
Cape of Good Hope
Cape York
Rockhampton
Labrador is in Canada, Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and Rockhampton is an Australian city
16. What does "Crossing the Ditch" mean in Australia?
Travelling from Australia to New Zealand or vice verse
Driving across the Outback
Getting rid of something or someone
Taking away a beer with you
17. Between the years of 1788 and 1868, around 162,000 people were sent to Australia from Britain. What kind of people were they?
Warriors
Slaves
Convicts
The ones with diseases
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