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Amazing World Heritage Sites of Australia
"This quiz will look at UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are based on the physical geography of Australia. Come on a voyage of discovery with me."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Our first World Heritage site is Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean. Its significance is directly related to the fact that it is the only place on earth where rocks from the earth's mantle are being actively exposed. This activity helps support which of these theories?
Pollution's effect on plate tectonics
The next site is Purnululu National Park. It contains a very significant geographical feature that could be called, in other words, the 'Mess Up Mess Up' Range. Which range is this?
Bungle Bungle Range
The Snowy Range
The Blue Range
The Tasmanian Wilderness is the next World Heritage Site on our list. It is known for its very steep gorges that were most likely formed by which process that also formed the fjords in Norway?
Rain and wind erosion
The Lord Howe Island Group is the next amazing stop on our trip around Australia. This island group was formed in the same way as the Hawaiian Islands. Which way is this?
Sea level dropping
The Greater Blue Mountains area is our next stop on this tour of World Heritage Sites. It is dominated by escarpments, gorges and a temperate forest of which plant that is a dominant part of the koala's diet?
Shark Bay, the next stop on our itinerary, is home to five endangered mammals. Three of the four below are on this list of endangered mammals. Which one is NOT?
The boodie (burrowing bettong)
The western barred bandicoot
The banded hare-wallaby
The Sumatran tiger
The Gondwana Rainforests include several national parks. Of the four below which one is NOT one of them?
The 122km long Fraser Island, situated on the east coast of Australia, has a large amount of vegetation despite its claim to fame. Which of these accolades does the Fraser Island hold?
Most toxic island
Least dense island
Largest artificial (or man-made) island
Largest sand island
The Heard and MacDonald Islands, situated in the Southern Ocean between Antarctica and Australia, have been an exciting hub for study, added to the World Heritage List due to which rare quality?
Having unique rock formations
Sporting many uncharted species of life
Being volcanically active Sub-Antarctic islands
Containing the largest gemstone mines in the world
The Ningaloo Coast, situated on the western coast of Australia, is known for its karst systems and for the congregation of which of these animals for mating purposes?
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Compiled Jun 28 12