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Oceania Geography Quiz

Answer these random geography questions about the region of Oceania.
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First submittedMarch 12, 2016
Last updatedMarch 12, 2016
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What are the two biggest cities in Australia?
Sydney
Melbourne
What country, despite having only 7 million residents, has over 800 indigenous languages?
Papua New Guinea
What is the largest city on New Zealand's South Island?
Christchurch
What country includes the island of Guadalcanal?
Solomon Islands
What is New Zealand's tallest mountain?
Aoraki / Mount Cook
What are the two largest birds native to Australia?
Southern Cassowary
Emu
What fiord, located near Queenstown, is one of New Zealand's most
well-known tourist destinations?
Milford Sound
What strait separates Australia and Papua New Guinea?
Torres Strait
What is Ayer's Rock also known as?
Uluru
What ethnic group is indigenous to New Zealand?
Māori
What is the most populous island in French Polynesia?
Tahiti
What is the world's longest coral reef system?
Great Barrier Reef
That reef is located off the coast of which Australian state?
Queensland
What is the Australian term for a cattle ranch?
Cattle Station
What is the northernmost point on the Australian mainland?
Cape York
What part of Australia was once a self-governing colony named Van Diemen's Land?
Tasmania
What tiny island nation was once among the world's richest countries,
thanks to phosphate mining?
Nauru
Pago Pago is the capital of what U.S. territory?
American Samoa
What is the capital of Western Australia?
Perth
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level 58
Mar 30, 2016
Cassowary. Duh. I have video of one with chicks.
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level 80
May 2, 2016
The Maori are in no way indigenous. Maybe change it to "first settlers"
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level 76
Jun 25, 2016
If that's the definition we're going to adopt for indigenous then the only place with indigenous people on Earth is Ethiopia.
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level 80
Mar 22, 2017
You do realize we're talking about just a few hundred years between the Polynesian arrival, and the European arrival, right? I'm not arguing thousands of years. You have to draw the line somewhere and I don't see how anyone would think a couple hundred years is enough to be considered indigenous.
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level 77
Jan 25, 2019
The definition (Webster) says 'not only native but which, as far as can be determined, has never been introduced or brought from elsewhere.' Seems quite strict and you could trace back 500 years to the region they came from but essentially that entire community exists there alone. FWIW Wikipedia says indigenous are those 'who are the original settlers of a given region' which definitely fits here.
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level 71
Jun 25, 2016
12/21, ouch. I am not from anywhere near these countries and completely guessed to get some so I suppose I did decent. Time to learn more about Oceania!
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level 38
Jun 25, 2016
Tasmania and Tazmania should be alternate spellings...
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level 62
Jun 25, 2016
Other than the cartoon, I've never heard of tazmania. Besides, it is named after abel tasman, not tazman
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level 32
Jun 25, 2016
Um......NO!!! Just NO!!!!
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level 54
Jun 27, 2016
Also, please accept Kuweensland, Chrastchach, and Ulurululururu.
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level 70
Aug 5, 2018
Chrastchach is a denomination in the Southeastern U.S.
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level 68
Oct 12, 2018
Ulurululururu would work
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level 21
Jun 25, 2016
fjord, not fiord.
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level 73
Jun 25, 2016
The proper New Zealand English spelling is actually fiord. The region of the country it is located in is called Fiordland.
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level 80
Jun 25, 2016
This should be renamed the ANZAC quiz - only five questions about entities in the rest of Oceania.
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level 66
Jun 26, 2016
That seems like an odd alternative, since ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.
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level 56
Aug 20, 2019
Six actually.
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level 23
Jun 26, 2016
Pretty sure it's spelt "fjord" not "fiord"
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level 76
Jun 27, 2016
Both spellings are accepted - although traditionally the 'fjord' spelling was used, as that is how it's spelled in Norwegian. Whether it's more appropriate to keep the original spelling of foreign "loan words" or to transliterate them into the language in which they're being used, is a debate for some other forum.
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level 66
Jul 24, 2018
Good quiz. Mostly pretty straight forward geography, so even though I was born and bred directly opposite to New Zealand, I could get them all though I had to guess the cattle farm question.
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level 46
May 11, 2019
Too Australia/New Zealand-centric.