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Last updated: December 09, 2017
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1) Capital City of Australia?
Canberra
2) Year of Federation of Australia?
1901
3) Which sport has the highest spectator attendance and television viewership of all sports in Australia?
Australian Football / Australian Rules
4) Capital City of South Australia?
Adelaide
5) What unusual shaped aboriginal weapon was used for hunting and warfare?
Boomerang
6) Which major river is a tributary of the River Murray?
Darling
7) 'I marinate gnats' is an anagram of which Australian Marsupial?
Tasmanian Tiger
8) Helen Porter Mitchell is better known as?
Dame Nellie Melba
9) Which aviator made the first Trans-Pacific flight from USA to Australia?
Charles Kingsford Smith
10) Largest City in Australia (population)?
Sydney
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11) Which Australian City was bombed by the Japanese in 1942?
Darwin N.T.
12) Who was the first Australian born person to win an 'Acting Oscar'?
Geoffrey Rush / 'Shine'
13) What name is given to the renowned 'inselberg' (large isolated block of stone) in the Northern Territory?
Ayers Rock / Uluru
14) What is the name of the Strait between Tasmania and the Australian Mainland?
Bass Strait
15) In which State is the 'Gold Coast'?
Queensland
16) What was the name of Captain Cook's ship in 1770?
HMS Endeavour
17) Which Australian racing driver was the Formula 1 Champion 3 times?
Jack Brabham
18) In which State is the City of Perth?
Western Australia
19) Complete the name of this famous movie "A Town Like ......."
Alice
20) What is the nearest Country to Australia?
Papua New Guinea
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level 72
Feb 21, 2017
I took your advice and took this quiz! 16/20. Spelling: Western Australia
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level 67
Feb 22, 2017
Good going, not an easy quiz, thanks for that.
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level 69
Mar 28, 2018
Why is Gold Coast in inverted commas? It's the name of the city.
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