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Flag of Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Australia Quiz Questions

1) What is the meaning of Australia?
a) North land
b) East land
c) West land
d) South land

2) Which animal carries its babies in a pouch?
a) Lion
b) Tiger
c) Kangaroo
d) Zebra

Don Bradman posing with his "Don Bradman&...

Don Bradman posing with his “Don Bradman” Sykes brand bat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3) Which animal lays eggs?
a) Platypus
b) Wolf
c) Jackal
d) Dog

4) When is Australia Day?
a) 26 January
b) 1 May
c) 15 August
d) 26 September

5) Which of the following is not a State?
a) Queensland
b) Western Australia
c) South Australia
d) Northern Territory

6) Which Australian captain declared the innings in a Test when his individual score reached 334 equalling that of Don Bradman?
a) Ian Chappel
b) Mark Taylor
c) Alan Border
d) Kim Hughes

7) What is Don Bradman’s Test batting average?
a) 52
b) 29
c) 99.94
d) 100

English: Paul Keating in 2007.

Paul Keating in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8) What is dingo?
a) Flower
b) Tree
c) Bird
d) Wild dog

9) Which is Australia’s tallest bird?
a) Ostrich
b) Emu
c) Parrot
d) Dove

10) When was Paul Keating Prime Minister of Australia?
a) 1983-1991
b) 1991-1996
c) 1976-1983
d) 1966-1967

11) Which Strait separates Australia and Papua New Guinea?
a) Magellan Strait
b) Bering Straot
c) Palk Strait
d) Torres Strait

12) Who bowled underarm in a One Day International?
a) Dennis Lillee
b) Share Warne
c) Trevor Chappell
d) Mark Waugh

Sydney Opera House viewed from the side

Sydney Opera House viewed from the side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

13) What does A stand for in ANZUS?
a) Australia
b) America
c) Asia
d) Arabia

14) Who declared Sydney Olympics 2000 open?
a) Queen Elizabeth II
b) Governor General William Deane
c) Prime Minister John Howard
d) IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch

15) Which Governor General of Australia was Archbishop of Brisbane?
a) Peter Hollingworth
b) Paul Reeves
c) Michael Jefferey
d) William Hayden

English: Lotus temple near Delhi in India.

Lotus temple near Delhi in India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

16) Which of the following in not a dependency of Australia?
a) Christimas Island
b) Norfolk Island
c) Cook Islands
d) Cocos Islands

17) How was Australia known in the 18th Century?
a) Rhodesia
b) Nyasaland
c) Bechuanaland
d) New Holland

18) Which structure in Delhi resembles Sydney Opera House?
a) Jantar Mantar
b) Lotus Temple
c) Qutub Minar
d) Red Fort

Shekhar Kapur on the set of Elizabeth: The Gol...

Shekhar Kapur on the set of Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

19) Who is Australian of the Year 2007?
a) Fiona Wood
b) Ian Frazer
c) Peter Cosgrove
d) Tim Flannery

20) Which Hollywood actor and director was born in USA and moved to Australia at the age of 12?
a) John Travolta
b) Mel Gibson
c) Antonio Banderas
d) Bruce Willis

21) By how many hours Australian Eastern Standard Time is ahead of Indian Standard Time?
a) 3.30
b) 5.30
c) 6.00
d) 8.00

22) Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973?
a) Patrick White
b) Peter Doherty
c) Bernard Katz
d) Robin Warren

23) Who won Wimbledon Men’s Singles Title in 1987?
a) Patrick Cash
b) Peter Doohan
c) John Newcombe
d) Neale Fraser

24) Who did the title role in the film Elizabeth directed by Shekhar Kapur?
a) Nicole Kidman
b) Anna Paquin
c) Cate Blanchett
d) Judy Davis

25) Which of the following films is a musical?
a) Lonely Hearts
b) Bliss
c) The Piano
d) Moulin Rouge

Australia Quiz Questions with Answers

1) What is the meaning of Australia?
d) South land

2) Which animal carries its babies in a pouch?
c) Kangaroo

3) Which animal lays eggs?
a) Platypus

4) When is Australia Day?
a) 26 January

5) Which of the following is not a State?
d) Northern Territory

6) Which Australian captain declared the innings in a Test when his individual score reached 334 equalling that of Don Bradman?
b) Mark Taylor

7) What is Don Bradman’s Test batting average?
c) 99.94

8) What is dingo?
d) Wild dog

Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKech...

Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie in the 3rd Final of 1980-81 WSC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

9) Which is Australia’s tallest bird?
b) Emu

10) When was Paul Keating Prime Minister of Australia?
b) 1991-1996

11) Which Strait separates Australia and Papua New Guinea?
d) Torres Strait

12) Who bowled underarm in a One Day International?
c) Trevor Chappell

13) What does A stand for in ANZUS?
a) Australia

14) Who declared Sydney Olympics 2000 open?
b) Governor General William Deane

15) Which Governor General of Australia was Archbishop of Brisbane?
a) Peter Hollingworth

Actress Cate Blanchett leaving the press confe...

Actress Cate Blanchett leaving the press conference for “The Good German” 57. Berlinale, Hyatt Hotel at Potsdamer Platz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

16) Which of the following in not a dependency of Australia?
c) Cook Islands

17) How was Australia known in the 18th Century?
d) New Holland

18) Which structure in Delhi resembles Sydney Opera House?
b) Lotus Temple

19) Who is Australian of the Year 2007?
d) Tim Flannery

20) Which Hollywood actor and director was born in USA and moved to Australia at the age of 12?
b) Mel Gibson

21) By how many hours Australian Eastern Standard Time is ahead of Indian Standard Time?
b) 5.30

22) Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973?
a) Patrick White

23) Who won Wimbledon Men’s Singles Title in 1987?
a) Patrick Cash

24) Who did the title role in the film Elizabeth directed by Shekhar Kapur?
c) Cate Blanchett

25) Which of the following films is a musical?
d) Moulin Rouge

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Updated: June 26, 2014 — 12:37 am

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      the Portuguese were the first to discover Australia. That is not accepted
      by others. First undisputed landing on Australia was by Willem Jansz in
      1606. He thought it was part of New Guinea.
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