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Australia A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the country of Australia.
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First submittedOctober 21, 2015
Last updatedMarch 28, 2016
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Clue
Answer
A
Native inhabitants
Aboriginals
B
Lake formed when a river
changes course
Billabong
C
Capital city
Canberra
D
Wild dog
Dingo
E
National animal #1
Emu
F
1788 arrival: The First _____
Fleet
G
National flower: ______ Wattle
Golden
H
Capital of Tasmania
Hobart
I
Crocodile Hunter's last name
Irwin
J
Word for a young K
Joey
K
National animal #2
Kangaroo
L
Alternative to a flat white:
____ Black
Long
M
Waltzing _______
Matilda
 
Clue
Answer
N
Australia's most famous soap opera
Neighbours
O
The inland regions of Australia
Outback
P
Australia was originally this type of colony
Penal
Q
Brisbane's state
Queensland
R
Invasive animal
Rabbit
S
Australian term for a ranch
Station
T
Sport played at the Australian Open
Tennis
U
Type of sheepskin boots
Ugg
V
Second most populous state
Victoria
W
Tunnel-dwelling marsupial
Wombat
X
 
 
Y
Mass-produced wine brand:
______ Tail
Yellow
Z
14% of the world's supply of this
metal comes from Australia
Zinc
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level 66
Oct 21, 2015
I learned the answer for J from episode of "Friends". I wonder if somebody else also remembers the moment about which I'm talking. :)
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level 63
Jun 6, 2018
But if he wants to get more acting work he should go with a stage name that's stronger. Like Joseph... and a last name something like... Stalin.
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level 24
Oct 27, 2015
it should be 'aboriginals' not 'aborigines'
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level 75
Nov 26, 2015
No, Aborigines is correct in an Australian context. Aboriginal can be used as a generic term for indigenous peoples, though I've heard it most frequently used in Canada (in addition to First Nations, Métis and Inuit).
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level 19
Dec 12, 2015
Look you may be technically right if you so wish to be, however it is an offensive term to Aboriginal people it would be the same as the "N" word to negro African Americans Source: me I'm Aboriginal
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level 42
Mar 28, 2016
Agreed - 'Aborigines' is pretty insulting, hearkens back to days when 'Aborigine' was listed among this country's fauna and flora. 'Aboriginals' is still a bit on-the-nose to me, but a lot better than the archaic 'Aborigines'. Other than that, very enjoyable quiz
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level 69
Apr 12, 2016
It's the same word, for God's sake! 'Aborigine' is the noun, 'aboriginal' is the adjective. A person can be 'an Aborigine', or 'an aboriginal person', they cannot be 'an aboriginal'. It's like calling someone from England 'an English' (though admittedly you can call a person from Germany 'a German', but that's the exception rather than the rule). There is nothing pejorative in the term in either case, it just means first people, which the Aborigines most certainly were. There are plenty of very offensive terms for Aborigines without inventing new ones.
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level 60
Jan 9, 2017
I have never heard an aborigine say they find the word insulting. In fact there is a certain pride to claim to have aboriginality.
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level 71
Mar 28, 2016
Either should be OK. They are latin-derived words that mean "indigenous", and can't see them as offensive - the abbreviated three letter form can be though
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level ∞
Mar 28, 2016
Changed it to aboriginals. But I am going to go on the record saying that the euphemistic treadmill is becoming ridiculous. I feel like some people are so sensitive that they literally cannot talk about certain ethnic groups because they are worried that there are no properly respectful terms of address.
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level 65
Apr 1, 2016
Well said, Quizmaster.
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level 60
Oct 10, 2016
I agree with wombat above. See his(or her) comment for some sense on the subject.
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level 38
Oct 27, 2015
Really? Only 34% got Billabong? I got it straight away. I missed 6 (Ugg, Yellow, Rabbit, Neighbours because I hate it, Golden and Station) and I'm Australian! Patriotic shame
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level 76
Nov 28, 2015
I thought the lake was an oxbow lake, and didn't know the Australian term for one.
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level 77
Mar 25, 2016
I accidentally wrote billybong
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level 58
Mar 26, 2016
Nope, to me Billabong is just a skater/California style clothing brand sold as PacSun. I had no idea it was actually a thing, much less a land form!
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level 63
Jul 6, 2017
Shaking my head at Deus - so weird that I am not a fan of the brand at all, but still need to correct it. Thanks Raider
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
Is it so surprising few got billabong? Not really
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level 79
May 30, 2018
Heard the word, knew it was something Australian, but had no idea what it actually referred to.
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level 45
Dec 21, 2015
Really great quiz!!!!!!!!!!! i got them all perfect. I studied australia
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level 12
Jan 26, 2016
When you said a young K, I didn't get it, maybe you should right, child of the beneath instead.
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level 66
Mar 25, 2016
"This here's the wattle, the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle, you can hold it in your hand. Amen!" Sadly, this little 'poem' does not include the word 'golden' in it, or I would have definitely got that one.
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level 67
Mar 25, 2016
In outback Australia areas such as Arnhem Land, Northern Territory etc. a billabong is a pond left behind when a river dries up. The monsoonal rains have these rivers running for a few months, then eventually when the rains stop, the rivers stop running and deeper locations along the course form ponds. These too will slowly evaporate unless quite deep. Generally when bathing in these billabongs the top 2 feet is quite warm, below that they are icy cold. Sometimes rivers flood their banks and form secondary channels and billabongs can occur along those, but not usually as deep as in the primary channel.
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level 67
Mar 25, 2016
Shoulda had Chazzwazzers as the C.
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level 59
Mar 25, 2016
Put that in your tuckerbag!
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level 65
Mar 25, 2016
Only 24% got station?
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level 72
Mar 25, 2016
Australians, by the way, pronounce this sty-shun.
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level 63
Mar 25, 2016
What Australian pronounces it sty-shun?
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level 67
Mar 27, 2016
Some bloke he knows?
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level 71
May 14, 2016
I think he's probably just referring to the Australian accent, which, to be fair, does put a little bit on an "i" sound into long a's.
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
People with a "broad accent" (e.g. Julia Gillard) sound like they say "sty-shun." I think the general Australian pronunciation is pretty close to British or American.
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
(Of station, I mean)
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level 52
Oct 13, 2018
maybe a pig farmer would say sty-shun
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level 77
Feb 11, 2018
What happened to my comment here? I think I said that it never would have occurred to me to guess something as ordinary as "station." I assumed it was going to be something like a swoombatoombly... was that deemed racist?
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level 52
Oct 13, 2018
an Australian saying is "Come on, you're not playing for sheep stations" meaning cool it, the result is not that important.
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level 76
Mar 25, 2016
My son chose Waltzing Matilda as the subject of a school report about Australia, and we learned the lyrics which is the only reason this American got both Matilda and billabong. Too bad there wasn't anything in the lyrics about Neighbours or Golden Wattle. :)
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level 52
Mar 25, 2016
Can you please also accept echidna as a native animal.
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level 58
Mar 26, 2016
Echidna is not the national animal. The Kangaroo and Emu are, they are on our Coat of Arms.
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level 55
Mar 28, 2016
You beauty 100%. Fantastic Quiz!!!
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level 62
Jul 21, 2016
Nice quiz! Finally a quiz I get all correct first pop.
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level 39
Aug 31, 2016
Should be Aboriginals and Torres Strait islanders.
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level 67
Feb 21, 2017
Good quiz, if you enjoyed this try my 'Australia Quiz' for another all round challenge.
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level 37
May 14, 2017
can ug boot be accepted? we south Australian call it that
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level 57
May 23, 2017
Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't lakes formed from the changing course of a river called "Oxbow" lakes?
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level 76
Feb 11, 2018
Wikipedia to the rescue: "In Australia, an oxbow lake is known as a billabong, from the indigenous language Wiradjuri. In south Texas, oxbows left by the Rio Grande are called resacas."
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
I;m Australian, but the only way I knew we had such big exports of zinc was from randomly going through metals. We're known for iron, coal and uranium, not zinc!
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level 79
May 30, 2018
Yeah, but you usually have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to get a 'Z' answer.
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level 65
May 21, 2018
xd
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level 79
May 30, 2018
One of these days I will remember the name of that danged soap opera. Also, I got this right by randomly guessing adjectives, but what is a long black? (Or a flat white, for that matter?)
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level 60
Jun 6, 2018
Long black, flat white, latte etc - all coffees.