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Trivia Quiz - Australian History and Geography

How much do you know about the Land Down Under, mate?! -lmcubs

Quiz Number: 1245
Date Submitted: May 20, 2007
Quiz Categories: Australian History, Oceanic Geography
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: lmcubs
Average Score: 71.1 percent
Times Taken: 115 times
Taken by Registered Users: 18

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Australian History and Geography
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1. Which explorer claimed Australia for Great Britain?
  A.   James Cook
  B.   George Vancouver
  C.   John Cabot
  D.   Sir Francis Drake

2. Name the indigenous people who have lived on the Australian continent for over 40,000 years.
  A.   Inuit
  B.   Hmong
  C.   Lah
  D.   Aborigine

3. The First Fleet brought these people to Australia:
  A.   settlers
  B.   soldiers
  C.   convicts
  D.   all of the above

4. Who was elected Prime Minister in 1996?
  A.   Alvin Prinson
  B.   John Howard
  C.   Stephen Campbel
  D.   Richard Jones

5. What is the capital of Australia?
  A.   Sydney
  B.   Darwin
  C.   Canberra
  D.   Hobart

6. The Barossa Valley is known for its:
  A.   animal parks
  B.   auto manufacturing
  C.   sheep
  D.   wine

7. In the 1850s gold was found in the state of:
  A.   Tasmania
  B.   Victoria
  C.   West Australia
  D.   Queensland

8. Uluru is the ancient name of what geographic wonder?
  A.   The Great Australian Bight
  B.   Botony Bay
  C.   Kangaroo Island
  D.   Ayers Rock

9. Opals are mined near what underground city?
  A.   Cooper Peedy
  B.   Toowoomba
  C.   Alice Springs
  D.   Fremantle

10. Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is located in which Australian state?
  A.   New South Wales
  B.   Tasmania
  C.   Queensland
  D.   South Australia®   

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