Whether you live in the Land Down Under or just travels there occasionally, your knowledge on this country couldn’t be based on how long you have stayed there. So, why not take this test and find out how well do you know Australia? You may even learn new things after completing this quiz.
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What was the original name of Melbourne?
Question 1 Explanation:
The city was named Batmania after one of its founders, John Batman, in 1837.
Which musical instrument originated in Australia?
Question 2 Explanation:
The Aboriginal people of northern Australia developed a wind instrument called didgeridoo or also known as didjeridu.
What do you call a wild dog in Australia?
Question 3 Explanation:
The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia; and it can usually be found in deserts, grasslands and edge of forests.
Which of these cities can’t be found in the Cape York Peninsula?
Question 4 Explanation:
Nhulunbuy, also known as Gove, is located on the Gove peninsula at the northern tip of Arnhem Land.
In which city would you be required to make a 'hook turn'?
Question 5 Explanation:
In Melbourne, the hook turn allows both the clear passage of trams and prevents right-turning drivers from having to wait or check that there are no trams crossing the driver's path.
What is the largest city in Australia based on population?
Question 6 Explanation:
Sydney, which is the capital of New South Wales, is the most populous city in Australia followed by Melbourne and Brisbane.
What is the minimum driving age in New South Wales?
Question 7 Explanation:
To obtain an NSW Learner Licence, you must be at least 16 years of age, pass an eyesight test and successfully undertake the state’s Driver Knowledge Test (DKT).
Which road is NOT in Australia?
Great Alpine Road
Great Outback Road
Great Beach Drive
Great Ocean Road
Question 8 Explanation:
There is no such thing as Great Outback Road. The Great Ocean Road and Great Alpine Road can be found in Victoria while the Great Beach Drive is located in Queensland.
What Australian site is considered the world’s largest rock?
Devil’s Marbles/ Karlwe Karlwe
Ayers Rock/ Uluru
Question 9 Explanation:
Mount Augustus is approximately two and a half times the size of Uluru and can be found in the Golden Outback of Western Australia.
Which city in Australia has the largest tram network in the world?
Question 10 Explanation:
Melbourne boasts of its tramway network, which consists of 250 kilometres (160 miles) of track, 493 trams, 24 routes, and 1,763 tram stops.
Which among these is an Australian automobile brand?
Question 11 Explanation:
Formally known as General Motors Holden, the company was named after James Alexander Holden and its headquarter can be found in Port Melbourne.
What is the capital of Australia?
Question 12 Explanation:
The initial capital of Australia was Melbourne, but it was changed to Canberra after the seat of national government was moved to this city in 1678.” There was no Australia in 1678 :stuck_out_tongue: The Australian Capital Territory was declared on 1 January 1911 and an international competition to design the new capital city of Australia was held. The first Commonwealth Parliament House opened in Canberra in 1927
Which is the westernmost suburb in Sydney?
Question 13 Explanation:
Penrith is located 50 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Nepean River and on the outskirts of the Cumberland Plain.
Which season is Christmas in Australia?
Question 14 Explanation:
Ditch your winter outfit for Christmas because it falls during the summer season in Australia.
The Capricorn Highway connects which two cities?
Rockhampton and Barcaldine
Mildura and Wagga Wagga
Bathurst and Broken Hill
Cairns and Daly Waters
Question 15 Explanation:
Capricorn Highway is located in Central Queensland and links the city of Rockhampton to Barcaldine via Landsborough Highway.
What is the highest mountain in Australia?
Question 16 Explanation:
Mount Kosciuszko has a height of 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) and is part of the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves in New South Wales.
What do you call this popular dark-coloured Australian food spread?
Dulce de Leche
Question 17 Explanation:
Vegemite is made from leftover brewer’s yeast extract and tastes a bit bitter and salty.
What is the most popular sport in Australia?
Question 18 Explanation:
More than 6 million people gather annually to watch the Australian Football League.
What Australian island is considered the largest sand island in the world?
Question 19 Explanation:
Fraser Island measures 1,840 km and can be found on the southern coast of Queensland.
What is the most remote place in Australia?
Wolfe Creek Crater
Question 20 Explanation:
Kiwirrkurra is a small community in Western Australia situated in the Gibson Desert.
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