100 Questions about Australia

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Last updated: September 7, 2018
First submittedJune 3, 2018
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AUSTRALIA
Official name
Commonwealth of Australia
Capital
Canberra
What's the correct phonetic spelling of the above?
KAN-bra
Biggest city
Sydney
Second-biggest city
Melbourne
Third-biggest city
Brisbane
Biggest city in Northern Territory
Darwin
Biggest city in the West
Perth
Most populous state
New South Wales
Longest river
Murray River
Largest lake
Lake Eyre
Currency
Australian dollar
Official language
None
Official national anthem
Advance Australia Fair
National flower
Golden Wattle
National gemstone
Opal
This star constellation can be found on Australia‘s flag
Southern Cross
City located near the geographic centre
Alice Springs
Large sandstone rock "near" the above
Uluru
Other name for the above
Ayers Rock
If an Australian crosses the Ditch, where will he end up?
in New Zealand
Largest coral reef system
Great Barrier Reef
Highest, almost unpronounceable mountain
Mount Kosciuszko
Vast, remote interior of Australia
Outback
Sparsely populated regions outside the metropolitan areas
the Bush
Australia's two biggest deserts
Great Victoria Desert
Great Sandy Desert
Probably the only place where Chinese are the majority
Christmas Island
Current monarch
Elizabeth II
Current prime minister
Scott Morrison
Longest-serving prime minister
Robert Menzies
Prime Minister who went swimming (in office) and was never seen again
Harold Holt
Australia got its independence from whom?
United Kingdom
What is celebrated on January 26?
Australia Day
The two most popular nicknames
Oz
the Land Down Under
Name for the indigenous Australians
Aborigines
Group of ships that arrived in 1788
First Fleet
Island state originally known as Van Diemen's Land
Tasmania
Policy banning Asians and Pacific Islanders from entering to Australia, 1901-1973
White Australia Policy
Three best-known animals
Emu
Kangaroo
Koala
Which leaves does the latter love to eat?
Eucalyptus
These two animals are the only egg-laying mammals and live of course in Australia
Echidna
Platypus
How do you call a labrador-poodle breed mix?
Labradoodle
Biggest political parties
Coalition
Labor Party
Universal health care system
Medicare
It will always return
Boomerang
Famous bush poet
Banjo Paterson
His most famous work
Waltzing Matilda
Famous character with a huge glasses and purple hair
Dame Edna Everage
Best-known Australian TV soap opera
Neighbours
Most popular tourist attractions in the biggest city
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Tube-shaped musical instrument of Indigenous Australians
Didgeridoo
Famous band 1: Stayin' alive
Bee Gees
Famous band 2: Back in Black
AC/DC
Sport that attracts the most people
Australian rules football
This cricketer is seen as the greatest batsman of all time
Donald Bradman
Official nickname of the Australian national soccer team
the Socceroos
Most famous beach in Sydney
Bondi Beach
Pest-exclusion fence longer than 5,000 km
Dingo Fence
This way of taking a photo of yourself is actually an Australian invention
Selfie
What does arvo mean?
Afternoon
What does barbie mean?
Barbecue
What does sheila mean?
Woman
If an Australian invites you to "Macca's", where will you end up?
McDonald's
Australian version of Burger King
Hungry Jack's
Which military corps is honored every 25 April?
ANZAC
Passenger train that crosses the Australian desert north to south
The Ghan
Truck pulling many trailers
Road Train
National airline company
Qantas
Largest airport
Kingsford Smith Intl.
What is 'Kalgoorlie'?
a city
What is 'Migaloo'?
a white whale
Very famous food spread
Vegemite
Meringue dessert and national dessert (disputed with New Zealand)
Pavlova
Actress known for The Hours
Nicole Kidman
The Crocodile Hunter
Steve Irwin
Founder of WikiLeaks
Julian Assange
Media mogul and establisher of Fox News
Rupert Murdoch
Recording device to investigate flight accident, invented by Australians
Black box
Mapping service by Google, established by Australians
Google Maps
Melbourne used to be called by this superheroic name
Batmania
Lake Hillier is a very special lake. What colour does its water have?
Pink
Most popular pizza topping
Pizza Hawaii
A town in Queensland was named after a year. Which one?
1770
Invented deadly animal used to scare tourists
Drop Bear
Australian term for a ranch
Station
Anna Creek is the biggest ^ and with 24,000 km2
slightly larger than this Middle East country
Israel
Best-selling newspaper
The Australian
National broadcasting company
ABC
In 1933, this state voted to secede, the government prohibited it
Western Australia
Australian term for a disadvantaged state
Cinderella State
1906 silent film and oldest full-length film
The Story of the Kelly Gang
This soprano can be found on the $100 note
Dame Nellie Melba
'Down Under', by this band, became a patriotic song in Australia
Men at Work
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Level 72
Jun 3, 2018
OK, for this quiz I was questioning my sources often, but it turned everything is true! This went from a Never Never River over a Prime Minister and beer drinking champion until the law not to swim in public beaches during the day
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2018
Good quiz. Do Australians really use the American spelling for Labour?
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Level 72
Jun 4, 2018
Since 1912, yes (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Labor_Party)
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Level 80
Sep 22, 2018
Only in the name of the political party. The standard British spelling applies in other contexts.
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Level 69
Jun 4, 2018
Great quiz, as always. Maybe give some more leeway on Kosciuszco? I forgot about the z and had to look it up before I figured it out.
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Level 80
Sep 22, 2018
By what standard is The Australian (a high brow broadsheet) the best selling newspaper? The Herald Sun is most often described as that (a low brow tabloid). Great quiz by the way.