Australia Multiple Choice

Try to guess the right answers to these questions all about Australia.
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Last updated: March 23, 2019
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1. What is the capital of Australia?
Canberra
Sydney
Brisbane
Melbourne
A planned city, it was announced in 1911 as the official capital of Australia
2. What is the biggest immigrant language of Australia?
Mandarin
Italian
Indonesian
Hindi
About 2.5% of immigrants speak Mandarin at home
3. On the first day of which year was Australia announced its independence from the British?
1880
1901
1851
1945
4. Located on the coast of Queensland, world's largest coral reef goes under which name?
Great Barrier Reef
Southern Reef
Australian Coral Reef
Saya Del Malha
It is also world's biggest single structure made by living organisms
5. What is the approximate population of Australia as of 2018?
47 million
25 million
33 million
14 million
Australia is the world's 3rd lowest densely populated country with only 3 people per square kilometers
6. What is the historical European name for the mainland Australia?
Southern Britain
North Tasmania
New South Wales
New Holland
7. What is the largest and capital city of the Northern Territory?
Hobart
Cairns
Alice Springs
Darwin
Hobart is in Tasmania, Cairns in Queensland and Alice Springs is the 3rd biggest city of NT
8. Which one of these does NOT appear on the Australian coat of arms?
Kangaroo
Koala
Badges of the six states
Commonwealth Star
9. The longest national highway in the world goes all around the Australian coast. What is its name?
E4
Pan Australian Highway
Highway 1
Route A
A road trip covers approximately 15,097 km’s / 9,380 miles via Highway 1
10. Australia was inhabited by indigenous people for about how many years before the Europeans arrived?
50,000 years
100,000 years
25,000 years
300,000 years
11. Which one of these states does Australia's longest river, the Murray River, NOT run through?
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
New South Wales
12. True or False? - There are less kangaroos than people in Australia
False
True
13. Who is NOT Australian from these celebs?
Steve Irwin
Chris Hemsworth
Peter Jackson
Kylie Minogue
Peter Jackson, the film director, is from New Zealand
14. Who was the first known European to have explored Australia?
Willem Janszoon
Abel Tasman
James Cook
Luís Vaz de Torres
Janszoon landed in Australia in February 1606 and Torres sailed through the Torrest strait in October in the same year
15. What is the name of the peninsula in the northeast?
Rockhampton
Cape York
Cape of Good Hope
Labrador
Labrador is in Canada, Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and Rockhampton is an Australian city
16. What does "Crossing the Ditch" mean in Australia?
Driving across the Outback
Taking away a beer with you
Travelling from Australia to New Zealand or vice verse
Getting rid of something or someone
17. Between the years of 1788 and 1868, around 162,000 people were sent to Australia from Britain. What kind of people were they?
The ones with diseases
Slaves
Warriors
Convicts
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