Australia Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Australia?
Quiz by MitchellDavid
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Last updated: May 19, 2020
First submittedSeptember 16, 2012
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Capital of Australia
Canberra
Most populous city
Sydney
Largest island
Tasmania
Landmark also known as Ayers Rock
Uluru
New South Wales was originally
founded as a ...
Penal Colony
Name that Dutch explorer Abel Tasman
gave to Australia
New Holland
Holiday celebrated the 26th January
Australia Day
National anthem
Advance
Australia Fair
Echidnas are one type of "monotreme".
What is the other?
Platypuses
Sometimes called the world's most
venomous creature
Box Jellyfish
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Term for the vast, remote,
interior regions of Australia
The Outback
Like the above, but not as remote
The Bush
The two animals that appear on
Australia's coat of arms
Emu
Kangaroo
National gemstone
Opal
Brand of yeast extract spread
Vegemite
State which begins with Q
Queensland
The indigenous people of the
Australian mainland
Aboriginal
Australians
World's largest coral reef
Great Barrier
Reef
What you won't find in
South Australia's Nullarbor Plain
Trees
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Level 68
May 19, 2020
There are many many many things you cannot in Nullarbor Plain
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Level 71
May 19, 2020
I guessed snow
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Level 77
May 19, 2020
Flying elephants
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Level 81
May 19, 2020
Nitpickers?
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
There have probably spread to there as well..
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Level 81
May 19, 2020
"Term for the vast, remote, interior regions of Australia": The Outback

"Like the above, but not as remote": The . . . Inback?
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Level 69
May 20, 2020
Could you allow 'convict colony'? As in, "You all live in a ..."
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Level 70
May 21, 2020
I'm assuming "Ayers Rock" being accepted as a "landmark known as Ayers Rock" is a mistake
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Level ∞
May 21, 2020
Fixed
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Level 58
May 21, 2020
National holiday of Australia - Australia Day. I can't believe I missed that one!
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
It is almost the least guessed one!

I missed it too... but I guessed "fair" right! I was looking away when typing it (cat business) and when I looked back to the screen and saw it was accepted, I think I made a pretty weird face haha.

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Level 67
May 27, 2020
Made me reach 67 btw, and now I see it's a daunting 1000 points to the next level ( not that I play for levels, if I get one point on a level I get one point, I am not then gonna replay it to get them all. I might come across it again months later though, usually forgotten that I have taken it haha)

12003 points, 13000 here we come ( in about 1,5 year haha)

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Level 64
May 21, 2020
Nice quiz. I enjoyed it.
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Level 61
Jun 3, 2020
Very easy for an Aussie. Didn't know the Nullarbor plain one though...
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Level 28
Jul 4, 2020
It's debatable that NSW was established solely as a penal colony. What's not debatable is that it was established as a British colony. Also, there's no real requirement for "the bush" to be remote, vast, or interior. Pretty much any National Park, forest (regardless of size or location) or grassland would count, although "the bush" is sometimes used as a generality for non-desert regional Australia. I grew up playing in "the bush" which I reached from my house in Sydney by walking to the end of my street. It's really just a term for any reasonable chunk of undeveloped land, so as an Australian, that was actually the hardest question for me - I had to think "What misconceptions might an American have?" to get it.