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 do you call a wild dog in Australia?
Question 1 Explanation:
The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia; and it can usually be found in deserts, grasslands and edge of forests.
What was the original name of Melbourne?
Question 2 Explanation:
The city was named Batmania after one of its founders, John Batman, in 1837.
What is the capital of Australia?
Question 3 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 4 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.
What is the most remote place in Australia?
Wolfe Creek Crater
Question 5 Explanation:
Kiwirrkurra is a small community in Western Australia situated in the Gibson Desert.
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.
The Capricorn Highway connects which two cities?
Bathurst and Broken Hill
Rockhampton and Barcaldine
Mildura and Wagga Wagga
Cairns and Daly Waters
Question 7 Explanation:
Capricorn Highway is located in Central Queensland and links the city of Rockhampton to Barcaldine via Landsborough Highway.
Which among these is an Australian automobile brand?
Question 8 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 most popular sport in Australia?
Question 9 Explanation:
More than 6 million people gather annually to watch the Australian Football League.
Which road is NOT in Australia?
Great Ocean Road
Great Outback Road
Great Beach Drive
Great Alpine Road
Question 10 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 do you call this popular dark-coloured Australian food spread?
Dulce de Leche
Question 11 Explanation:
Vegemite is made from leftover brewer’s yeast extract and tastes a bit bitter and salty.
What Australian island is considered the largest sand island in the world?
Question 12 Explanation:
Fraser Island measures 1,840 km and can be found on the southern coast of Queensland.
What is the highest mountain in Australia?
Question 13 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.
Which musical instrument originated in Australia?
Question 14 Explanation:
The Aboriginal people of northern Australia developed a wind instrument called didgeridoo or also known as didjeridu.
What Australian site is considered the world’s largest rock?
Ayers Rock/ Uluru
Devil’s Marbles/ Karlwe Karlwe
Question 15 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 16 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.
In which city would you be required to make a 'hook turn'?
Question 17 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.
Which season is Christmas in Australia?
Question 18 Explanation:
Ditch your winter outfit for Christmas because it falls during the summer season in Australia.
What is the minimum driving age in New South Wales?
Question 19 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 of these cities can’t be found in the Cape York Peninsula?
Question 20 Explanation:
Nhulunbuy, also known as Gove, is located on the Gove peninsula at the northern tip of Arnhem Land.
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