MCQS Australia continent related

MCQS Australia continent related

1. What is Australia’s largest city, which is famous for its opera house and harbor – Sydney

2. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. This natural wonder lies off the northeast coast of which regal-sounding Australian state – Queensland

3. Who were the original inhabitants of Australia – Australian Aborigines

4. The largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island, is off the coast of Queensland.
Which type

of dog, an Australian native species, also inhabits this island – Dingo

5. The highest mountain in Australia was named by a Polish explorer. What is the name of this
hard-to-spell mountain – Mount Kosciuszko

6. What is the name of the large, sandstone rock in the desert centre of Australia – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

7. What is the national gemstone of Australia, which is mined at Coober Pedy in South Australia – Opal

8. What is the longest river in Australia – Murray River

9. What is the capital of Australia – Canberra

10. Name of World’s smallest continent is – Australia

MCQS Australia continent related

11. Continent which has no active volcanic regions is – Australia

12. Great Barrier Reef of continent Australia is known as – Pearl of Crown

13. Territories of continent Australia includes – Australian capital Territory&Northern Territory

14. In what city were the 2000 Olympics held – Sydney

15. What is the official language of Australia – English

16. What currency is used in Australia – dollar

17. What is the approximate population of Australia – 20 million

18. What is the most famous building in Australia – Sydney Opera House

19. Is Australia a member of British Commonwealth – Yes

20. Is the Queen of England is the Queen of Australia – Yes

21. What is Australia’s national airline – Qantas

22. How is Australia divided politically – 6 states & 2 territories

23. What are the wildlife features on the Austalian coat-of-arms – kangaroo and emu

24. What season is Christmas celebrated in in the southern hemisphere – Summer

25. The majority of Australians have their ancestors in – Britain

26. What was the name of the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup – Archer

27. How many Nobel Laureates does Australia have – 15

28. Which year did Melbourne host the Olympic Games – 1956

29. In which state is Lake Disappointment – Western Australia

30. Which year was Vegemite launched commercially – 1923

31. Who was the first woman to sail solo around the world non-stop – Kay Cottee

32. Which year did Australia first participate in the Winter Olympics – 1936

33. Which number prime minister is Tony Abbott – 28th

34. Over what distance did Cathy Freeman run to win a medal in the Sydney Olympics – 400m

35. What is the floral emblem of the Northern Territory – Sturt’s desert rose

36. Which year was the $100 note introduced – 1984

37. Who was the first explorer to reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko – Pawel Strzelecki

38. Where is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere located – Busselton

39. What is the name of the highest peak in the Northern Territory – Mount Zeil

40. How many teams are in the AFL – 18

41. Who founded Australia’s first commercial brewery – James Squire

42. How many World Heritage Sites are in Australia – 19

43. Where is the lowest point in Australia – Lake Eyre

44. In which city was the Aboriginal flag first flown – Adelaide

45. What proportion of Australians live within 50km of the coastline – 85%

46. The sapphire is the official gemstone of which Australian state – Queensland

47. Who features on the front of the $50 note – David Unaipon

48. What was Tasmania originally named – Van Diemen’s Land

49. Who was the first woman to be elected in an Australian parliament – Edith Cowan

50. What year did the Australian of the Year awards begin – 1960

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