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The area is dedicated to general knowledge quizzes with an Aussie slant. Themed quizzes will be found in specific categories!
104 Mixed Australian quizzes and 1,456 Mixed Australian trivia questions.
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1.
DeMythtifying Australian Myths
  De-Myth-tifying Australian Myths editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
These are ten commonly held fallacies about Australia that many people from overseas tend to believe. How many do you know?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 09 22
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Aug 09 22
2419 plays
2.
Everything Australia
  Everything Australia   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
In this Author Challenge, the everyday Australian items seen in this quiz would seem quite routine to most Australians but what about those in other lands? Try your hand, or, in Australian parlance, "Have a go yer mug".
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jun 27 23
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Average
1nn1 gold member
Jun 27 23
654 plays
3.
Flatland
  Flatland   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The Nullarbor Plain is flat and arid land that sits in the southern part of Australia. Despite this description it remains one of the most fascinating and stunningly beautiful parts of the country. Let's take a tour.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 20 20
Average
pollucci19 gold member
May 20 20
262 plays
4.
  Australia, by Category   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Gidday! In this quiz, I will test your knowledge of the Land Down Under, with one question from each FunTrivia category.
Tough, 20 Qns, ozzz2002, Sep 20 20
Tough
ozzz2002 gold member
Sep 20 20
8770 plays
5.
  Humorous Aussie Stereotypes   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Warning - this is a humorous quiz about Australian stereotypes. This is not factual information. The quiz tests your knowledge of Australian stereotypes. If you have no sense of humour, play another quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, jim_in_oz, Apr 01 21
Average
jim_in_oz gold member
Apr 01 21
9435 plays
6.
  Famous Australian Icons!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are some quintessentially Aussie icons that people all around the world will hopefully recognize. How well do you know these famous Australian sites, people and objects?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 9,10
Very Easy
MikeMaster99 gold member
Sep 11 20
2521 plays
7.
  Australian Quiz Fizz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is an eclectic mix of Australian trivia designed to raise knowledge of the 'Land Downunder'.
Easier, 10 Qns, jeffia, Sep 14 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10
Easier
jeffia
Sep 14 23
6582 plays
8.
Aboriginal Uses for Native Plants
  Aboriginal Uses for Native Plants   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Australian aboriginal people utilised all the plants that grew freely around them as food, medicine, magic or to make tools. Here are ten of those plants and their uses.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
Creedy gold member
Sep 11 20
537 plays
9.
  Things That'll Kill You in Australia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bugs and beasties everywhere. Can you survive a tour of Australia?
Average, 10 Qns, quogequox, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
quogequox
Sep 11 20
6415 plays
10.
  Aussie Tourist Treats   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you identify the state to which you will need to travel to visit each of these tourist attractions?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, May 27 17
Easier
looney_tunes editor
May 27 17
1549 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What geographical feature is Uluru (Ayers Rock)?

From Quiz "Come and Visit us Downunder "




11.
  Australia's Convict Heritage   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eleven Australian convict sites appear on the UNESCO World Heritage List, making up the Australian Convict Sites entry on the list. This quiz visits ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
looney_tunes editor
Sep 11 20
4279 plays
12.
  Where in Australia?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you recognise each of these Australian locations, some real and some fictional, from a description of where you might have encountered them?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 11 17
Easier
looney_tunes editor
1519 plays
13.
  How To Speak Australian, by Austen Tayshus   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 1983, comedian Austen Tayshus released the comedy single, 'Australiana'. Can you translate some of his words into 'real' English?
Easier, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, May 08 15
Easier
ozzz2002 gold member
1421 plays
14.
  Australian Christmas   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Christmas Downunder is hot and sunny. Here is a collection of Christmas Trivia including some songs, traditions and even a little history. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Dec 17 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
Nannanut
Dec 17 20
10462 plays
15.
  Silkworms and Argonauts: An Aussie Childhood   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My childhood was spent in country Queensland. I rode billy carts and went yabbying in the local dam. My brother had a Hornby train, I had a bride doll and I desperately wanted to be a marching girl.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Jan 03 19
Average
Nannanut
Jan 03 19
4987 plays
16.
  Educating Bob   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My new neighbour Bob has an accent and while I can't pick where he's from, I know it's not Australia. Since I'm the neighbourly type, I decide to educate him on all things Australian.
Easier, 10 Qns, leith90, Jan 20 13
Easier
leith90 gold member
1758 plays
17.
  The Aussie BBQ   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
G'Day mate, grab a coldie and see you 'round the back. Can you survive an Aussie bbq?
Average, 10 Qns, quogequox, Feb 23 22
Average
quogequox
Feb 23 22
6992 plays
18.
  The Voices of Our Ancestors   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Long before Europeans arrived, Aboriginal nations made the Australian land their home. This quiz focuses on Indigenous Australians before Europeans arrived, but some of them have descendants who continue the beliefs and practices of their ancestors.
Average, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
AcrylicInk gold member
Sep 11 20
542 plays
19.
  Weather in Australia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everybody talks about the weather but no-one does anything about it. Well, I decided to do something! I wrote a quiz about it.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
ozzz2002 gold member
Sep 11 20
974 plays
20.
  Australia - 1960s and 70s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 1960s and 1970s... Viet Nam, Protests, Pot and Free Love? That's not what I remember! Come with me back to my childhood and see how much you know.
Average, 10 Qns, sallyo, May 29 10
Average
sallyo
4466 plays
21.
  A Yank Looks at "I Am Australian"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Recently, I ran across The Seekers' recording of "I Am Australian" a popular patriotic song in Australia. For a non-Australian (like me) it's an amazing short course in Australian culture. I've picked ten examples from the 4 minute 40 second version.
Easier, 10 Qns, Jdeanflpa, Oct 11 20
Easier
Jdeanflpa
Oct 11 20
405 plays
22.
  Australia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
How much do you really know about Australians, mate?
Average, 20 Qns, JoJo2, Dec 16 20
Average
JoJo2
Dec 16 20
8744 plays
23.
  I Love a Sunburnt Country   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"I love a sunburnt country" is the first line of the second verse of the 1908 poem by Dorothea Mackellar, "My Country" that would not only be familiar to nearly every primary school student but also a personal mantra for many Australians. Here's why...
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
1nn1 gold member
Sep 11 20
421 plays
24.
  Icons of Australia   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is a unique country, large in size but has a small population. It shares no land borders with any country. This quiz explores the uniqueness of Australia through a few of its cultural icons.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Average
1nn1 gold member
Sep 11 20
849 plays
25.
  Down Under Facts from Australia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Gidday, mate. You know, we actually don't pepper all our conversations with that term. Nor do we throw shrimps on the barbie. However, here are some other definite facts about Australia you may enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 11 12
Average
Creedy gold member
1288 plays
26.
  Oz You Like It   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Wise Cracks are taking time off from the Amazing Race 2 to visit the Land of Oz. Come join us!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 11 13
Average
ponycargirl editor
1451 plays
27.
  Celebrate Good Times   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is jokingly called the "Land of the Long Weekend" for its plethora of public holidays. So fire up the barbie and celebrate these historic events with me.
Average, 10 Qns, leith90, Jun 01 21
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Average
leith90 gold member
Jun 01 21
1209 plays
28.
  Aussie Stuff   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions should not be too difficult for Australians, but 'foreigners' may struggle a bit. Have a try, and find out a bit more about the rather relaxed Land Down Under.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Aug 24 20
Average
ozzz2002 gold member
Aug 24 20
242 plays
29.
  Supernatural Australia   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some Australians are quite partial to a drink or two (or three, or ...). That might explain the many reports of weird phenomena Down Under. Then again, it might not.
Average, 15 Qns, Wizzid, Oct 12 09
Average
Wizzid
1566 plays
30.
  Aussie Firsts   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We were challenged to write an Australian quiz on 'brevity', where questions were less than 120 characters long and answers were less than 25 characters. We did it!
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Jun 19 22
Average
ozzz2002 gold member
Jun 19 22
181 plays
31.
  Fifteen Aussie Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Fifteen questions on Australia.
Easier, 15 Qns, DharmaM80, Apr 03 19
Easier
DharmaM80
Apr 03 19
6712 plays
32.
  They're An Inventive Lot   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussies have long been amusing the rest of the world with our strine, and few really understand our sense of humour. But more than a few light bulbs have gone off and resulted in fantastic inventions.
Average, 10 Qns, leith90, Jul 29 21
Average
leith90 gold member
Jul 29 21
659 plays
33.
  An Aussie's Revenge- By The Numbers #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you won't find questions about baseball, presidents and THAT FLAG. The answers to these questions are true-blue Aussie facts. Use each of the numbers from 1 to 10 once.
Average, 10 Qns, carolinebee999, Nov 15 20
Average
carolinebee999
Nov 15 20
4017 plays
34.
  Australian Mixed Bag   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about Australia. It is my first quiz so I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, ncw75, Feb 10 17
Average
ncw75
3357 plays
35.
  An Aussie's Revenge- By The Numbers #2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the second of my all-Australian number quizzes. Here you will find no questions about American state flowers or pilgrims. Just true-blue all-Australian facts. Try it if you dare!
Average, 10 Qns, carolinebee999, Nov 14 10
Average
carolinebee999
5017 plays
36.
  Contemporary Australian Arts and Culture   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixed bag of Australian culture including Art, Architecture, Music, Theatre, Literature, Poetry and Sport.
Average, 10 Qns, smartie44, Jun 09 09
Average
smartie44
1746 plays
37.
  Great Southern Land   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixture of Australian geography, history, culture and events using the storyline of the 1980s Icehouse song 'Great Southern Land'.
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Sep 11 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
lones78 gold member
Sep 11 20
1164 plays
38.
  Be Australia!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
BBBBut what do you know abbbbout Australia? Come and do my B-quiz. All the answers have something to do with the letter B.
Average, 10 Qns, sallyo, Apr 12 20
Average
sallyo
Apr 12 20
2233 plays
39.
  What Do You Know About Australia?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For my first "What do you know about ...?" quiz I thought I should start with my homeland, Australia. I hope you enjoy the quiz. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Apr 30 23
Average
wenray
Apr 30 23
1277 plays
40.
  A Different Insight Into Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An insight into Australian geography and history is obtained when you examine Australia's electoral system. An unusual feature is that electorates are often named after famous Australians or places. This is an Australian Players' quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jun 02 14
Average
1nn1 gold member
958 plays
41.
  Australian Scenery   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
G'day mate! This fair dinkum Aussie quiz will have you buggered, knackered or absolutely stumped...please feel free to give me a good score at the bottom!
Average, 10 Qns, FunkyCat_aus, Jan 31 22
Average
FunkyCat_aus
Jan 31 22
5171 plays
42.
  Famous Australians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about famous Australian TV shows, movies, sports stars, musicians and celebrities.
Average, 10 Qns, emmco, Jun 09 09
Average
emmco
2535 plays
43.
  My Boomerang Came Back    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions ask of my fair home; Australia, it's a gem. Try not to think of Gilligan's isle as you answer them!
Easier, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Jan 26 19
Easier
VegemiteKid gold member
Jan 26 19
532 plays
44.
  Aussie Allsorts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is nothing if not diverse. Here is a snippet of all things Australian, by members of the Australian Players team.
Average, 10 Qns, leith90, Mar 03 10
Average
leith90 gold member
1416 plays
45.
  Ten "Little" Australian Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is a big place and not known for being small about anything. Therefore this quiz is about ten little things in Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Feb 21 14
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
1748 plays
46.
  Aussie Lifestyle and Lingo!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Officially, Australians speak the English language. Unofficially, we prefer to consider that we speak Australian, which is a derivative of the original lingo that the first settlers bought over with them over 200 years ago.
Easier, 10 Qns, mixit, Jun 01 23
Easier
mixit
Jun 01 23
850 plays
47.
  My Australia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my homeland. There is quite a variety of questions in this quiz from geography, history, to animals, actors and explorers. I hope you enjoy it, and please rate.
Average, 10 Qns, roshanarose, Sep 29 22
Average
roshanarose
Sep 29 22
3318 plays
48.
  Come and Visit us Downunder    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Before you do arrive, why not brush up on a variety or mish-mash of Aussie trivia? We are a friendly mob, so even if you get some of the answers wrong, we will still welcome you with open arms.
Average, 20 Qns, zambesi, Feb 18 24
Average
zambesi
Feb 18 24
328 plays
49.
  Do You Want to Build a Snowman?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Prints, the happy travelling snowman, was on holiday and on a journey of self discovery in Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, 4sunflowers, Feb 14 18
Average
4sunflowers
Feb 14 18
248 plays
50.
  Yes - It's More Aussie Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussie trivia for all. Just another collection of totally unrelated bits and pieces about Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Aug 16 21
Average
Nannanut
Aug 16 21
2243 plays
51.
  How Well Do You Know Australia?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about some of the many different aspects of Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, emmco, Jun 28 10
Average
emmco
4204 plays
52.
  Fifteen Amazing Aussie Facts    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
There are a lot of interesting facts about this great country that you might not know!
Average, 15 Qns, nickotopolous, Jan 16 19
Average
nickotopolous
Jan 16 19
1349 plays
53.
  More Australian Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is some more Australian Trivia. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Sep 11 20
Average
Nannanut
Sep 11 20
1743 plays
54.
  Australian Emblems    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Most of Australia's States and Territories have emblems both faunal and floral and even birds and gems! Do you know which are the emblems of which state or territory and nationally? Mostly multiple choice, good luck!
Average, 25 Qns, Engadine, May 11 12
Average
Engadine
1828 plays
55.
  The Great Southern Land    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know The Great Southern Land? Self-proclaimed expert of Australia? Take this quiz, I dare you. Just want to know more about Oz? Click play!
Average, 10 Qns, jess1506, Jun 19 23
Average
jess1506
Jun 19 23
504 plays
56.
  Australia's My Home    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on my home Australia, basically if you're Australian you should get it all right. And if you find any mistakes please let me know.
Average, 10 Qns, BelindaB, May 22 23
Average
BelindaB
May 22 23
4640 plays
57.
  Australian Flags    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the description can you identify what or who these Australian flags belong to?
Average, 10 Qns, thenaynay, Jun 09 09
Average
thenaynay
2383 plays
58.
  An Iowan Down Under    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I visited my sister in Australia, with a week in New Zealand, and discovered a wealth of new information. This quiz may be a breeze for Aussies, but a bit of a blighter for my countrymen. I'll try to give some helpful clues.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 24 16
Average
shvdotr gold member
226 plays
59.
  Cold Turkey on Boxing Day    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Boxing Day is on December 26th, and in our house that means not (as you might think) a sleep in, but rather an early start to get to the cricket in time. It's an annual pilgrimage delayed only by inclement weather.
Average, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Dec 02 17
Average
VegemiteKid gold member
Dec 02 17
298 plays
60.
  Simply and Utterly Australian!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are things, people and sayings that are purely Australian. Here are some of them which I hope you will find relatively easy.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Dec 31 14
Average
zambesi
483 plays
61.
  Aussie True or False    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz on Aussie people, places and things.
Average, 10 Qns, psb1969, May 26 12
Average
psb1969
4752 plays
62.
  Christmas in Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Christmas in Australia is magical. I hope you enjoy this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, skitzkara, May 21 13
Average
skitzkara
1647 plays
63.
  There's a Track Winding Back...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is an Australian quiz about the iconic town of Gundagai, celebrated in verse and song for its wonderful history.
Average, 10 Qns, em1958, Apr 13 14
Average
em1958 gold member
589 plays
64.
  Arcania Australiana    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Explore the inexplicabilities of dinkey dye Arcania Australiana for odd historical and hysterical idiosyncracies and the fair dinkum dirt on Downunder. Fair crack of the whip Digger, this is true-blue trivia.
Average, 15 Qns, susannad, Jul 01 17
Average
susannad
Jul 01 17
1248 plays
65.
  Interesting Australian Facts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
G'day there! Think you know a lot about Australia? See how you score on this quiz that looks at various aspects of Australia and its culture.
Average, 10 Qns, Luke_G88, Nov 24 09
Average
Luke_G88
775 plays
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Mixed Australian Trivia Questions

1. Australia's first ever Olympic gold medal was won by which middle-distance runner named Edwin?

From Quiz
Aussie Firsts

Answer: Flack

Edwin Flack was born in England in 1873, but he moved with his family to Australia when he was just five years old. He competed in the first modern Olympics that took place in Athens in 1896. At those Olympics he won gold medals in the track and field races over the distances of 800 meters and 1500 meters. Flack also competed in tennis at the Olympics. This question was tracked into the quiz by Phoenix Rising teammate and Red Crew member Triviaballer as part of the team's 2022 World Tour.

2. The opening line of the song "I Am Australian" is "I came from The Dreamtime". What is "The Dreamtime"?

From Quiz A Yank Looks at "I Am Australian"

Answer: the Indigenous Australian cosmogeny story

"The Dreamtime" is the Indigenous Australian equivalent of "Genesis", a time when the creator spirits lived upon the Earth alongside their creations. The lyric gives the Indigenous Australians credit for 40000 years as the First Australians, but some ethnologists suggest that "The Dreamtime" story may have origins as far back as 70000 years ago. That makes "The Dreamtime" the prime candidate for the oldest spiritual belief with living adherents.

3. In 1980, Cold Chisel released a song about which multimedia personality?

From Quiz Aussie Stuff

Answer: Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose had journalism in her blood, as her father was a reporter and editor. She started her remarkable story as the women's editor at a newspaper, later founding 'Cleo' magazine, to becoming Editor-in-Chief at 'Australian Women's Weekly'. In 1981, she accepted the position as Editor at the 'Daily Telegraph' stable of newspapers, which were owned by Rupert Murdoch. She also appeared on many television shows, such as 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Today' and 'Studio 10'. In 2019, she was appointed to the position of chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Somehow, she has also found time to write quite a few books, and she has a list of awards a mile long. Cold Chisel's tribute came from the wildly successful album, 'East', but strangely enough, Jimmy Barnes (the band's frontman) did not meet Ita for more than 20 years after the song hit the air. She is reportedly quite flattered by the song.

4. General My kylie will return to me, if I throw it as I should I shape it with a small sharp stone, I make it out of....

From Quiz My Boomerang Came Back

Answer: Wood

Boomerangs, also known as 'kylies' by some tribal groups, are used for hunting, cleaning, and warfare. Though particularly identified with Australia, boomerang-like objects have been found across Europe and parts of Asia. They have also been made from tusk or bone, but most commonly, wood is the preferred material.

5. Let us start the ball rolling to see if you know the date on which we became an independent Nation.

From Quiz Come and Visit us Downunder

Answer: January 1, 1901

The Commonwealth of Australia came into being on January 1, 1901 when the British Parliament allowed the six separate states to govern as one. Edmund Barton (1849-1920) became our first Prime Minister. January 26, 1788 is the date in which Capt. Arthur Phillip landed at Sydney Cove with the First Fleet from Great Britain. December 3, 1854 is the date of the battle of the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria when gold miners rebelled against colonial authority installed by Great Britain. The miners fought against colonial forces and the rebellion resulted in 27 deaths. April 25, 1916 is commemorated as ANZAC Day when Australian and New Zealand forces stormed ashore in Gallipoli, Turkey during WWI. ANZAC Day is a public holiday throughout Australia and New Zealand when we remember those that lost their lives in all conflicts.

6. "I love a sunburnt country" How much of the Australian land mass is in the tropics, that is north of the Tropic of Capricorn?

From Quiz I Love a Sunburnt Country

Answer: About a third

The Tropic of Capricorn passes through five countries in southern Africa and four countries in South America as well as Australia. In Australia about a third lies north of this marker, obviously in the tropics while the other two thirds of the country is either sub-tropical or temperate in latitude. Notable towns or cities the marker passes through are Rockhampton, Emerald and Longreach in Queensland and Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The mining towns of Newman and Paraburdoo in Western Australia are near but not on the Tropic of Capricorn.

7. Food at the cricket is often expensive, so we usually pack up some sangers for later consumption. Make mine cold turkey! But...what's a sanger?

From Quiz Cold Turkey on Boxing Day

Answer: Sandwich

What used to be unimaginatively called 'bread and cheese' or 'bread and meat' was renamed thanks to John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich. In Australia, filling inside two slices of bread is called a sandwich, while the same filling put into a bread roll is called...well....a roll. I make it a point only to take a sandwich of cold turkey (or cold meats of any sort) to the cricket if I have a cooler box (ice chest) to take it in, to reduce the risk of food poisoning. For the same reason, I'd opt for cranberry sauce rather than mayonnaise to go with it.

8. The first line of 'Australiana' is "Sittin' at home last Sunday mornin' when my mate Boomer rang, Said he was havin' a few people around for a barbie." 'Boomer rang' is a homophone for 'boomerang'. What is a boomerang?

From Quiz How To Speak Australian, by Austen Tayshus

Answer: An Aboriginal throwing stick

Some boomerangs are designed aerodynamically so that they will return when thrown. These were mainly for fun or competition. Others are not made to return, but are used for hunting. These boomerangs are considerably heavier. 'Australiana' was released in 1983 by Austen Tayshus, and the routine was written by Billy Birmingham, well known for his 'Twelfth Man' cricket comedy skits.

9. What game has the terms kip, spinner, boxer and ringy?

From Quiz Simply and Utterly Australian!

Answer: Two-Up

The origins of Two-Up are a little obscure, however, the game became a pastime for miners during the gold rush of the 1850s. It was even more popular with the Australian troops during WWI. Kip is the small piece of wood on which two coins are placed before being thrown up. The Spinner is the person who throws the coins in the air. The Boxer is the person who manages the game. Finally, the Ringy(or Ring keeper) is the person who looks after the coins once they are tossed, and acts as the referee in case of a dispute.

10. The northernmost point in Australia is Cape York Peninsula. In which state or territory is it located?

From Quiz Oz You Like It

Answer: Queensland

Cape York Peninsula is considered to be one of the last remaining wilderness areas of Earth, so be sure to take advantage of the many outdoor activities available in the area. Fish from the local wharf or hire a boat. Take a scenic flight in a helicopter or go horseback riding. Don't forget to take one of the croc-spotting tours!

11. The El Nino plays a large part in determining the weather in Australia. What is the main ramification for a significant proportion of the country?

From Quiz Weather in Australia

Answer: Low rainfall leading to drought

The El Nino, and its opposite number, La Nina, occur as a result of temperature changes in the waters of the southern Pacific Ocean. Usually, the western Pacific waters are warmer that the east, meaning that rainfall is more likely in Australia. However, if the temperature differential between east and west drops, it increases the likelihood of heavy rain in South America, and much less rain in the east and central areas of Australia. The La Nina reverses the effect, and will bring rain (sometimes too much rain), to eastern Australia and will cause droughts in countries like Chile and Argentina.

12. Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

From Quiz The Great Southern Land

Answer: Edmund Barton

Edmund Barton was sworn in as Australia's first Prime Minister on 1st January 1901, when the six colonies merged to form a new country, the Commonwealth of Australia. He was as a member of the now-defunct Protectionist Party. There is a suburb in Canberra named after him. Henry Parkes (1815-1896) was one of the Founding Fathers, instrumental in bringing the colonies together to form Australia. He was Premier of New South Wales for three separate terms during the 1870s and 1880s. He died in 1896- hedid not live to see the birth of a new nation.

13. For Bob's lesson in Australiana, I ask him if he knows what sort of animal was a mascot at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, is featured on the Australian sporting flag, and can be found on the Australian Coat of Arms.

From Quiz Educating Bob

Answer: Kangaroo

The kangaroo is as famous an Australian icon as the koala. Although the image of a boxing kangaroo has been around since 1891, the boxing kangaroo flag was first seen at the America's Cup Yacht race in 1983 and was quickly adopted as Australia's sporting flag. Matilda was a 13m tall mechanical kangaroo first seen at the Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane in 1982. To this day, the mere mention of Matilda is embarrassing to more than just a few Aussies, most of whom hail from Brisbane. Bob actually believes there are kangaroos hopping down the main street of the capital cities and he thought drop bears were a reality. Fair dinkum.

14. The largest island in Sydney Harbour is a former prison site, later used as a reformatory and gaol (note how the name changes, the imprisonment stays the same). What island is this?

From Quiz Australia's Convict Heritage

Answer: Cockatoo Island

During the 20th century, Cockatoo Island was a major shipyard, but it closed in 1992. The first dry dock for the construction and repair of ships was built by convicts in 1857. Cockatoo Island was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010.

15. Which animal and bird appear on the Australian Coat of Arms?

From Quiz What Do You Know About Australia?

Answer: Red Kangaroo and Emu

There is a common belief that both the kangaroo and emu are unable to move backwards easily and were so chosen to represent a nation moving forward. Also their sizes compared favourably. The red kangaroo is the largest kangaroo in Australia and a male can jump over 9 metres (30ft) in one leap. Males can grow to 1.4 metres (4ft 7in) and weigh up to 85 kilograms (190 lbs). The emu is the second largest bird in the world, is flightless, and can reach a height of 2 metres (6ft 6in). Because of their long legs, they can take strides of nearly 3 metres (approximately 9 feet). An adult emu can weigh between 30 and 45 kilograms (66-99 lbs). Generally female emus are larger than males and emus can run at a speed of 50 km per hour (31 mph).

16. Which Australian animal is the largest member of the bandicoot family?

From Quiz Fifteen Amazing Aussie Facts

Answer: Bilby

Australian bilbies are nocturnal and usually come out at night to find their food. Bilbies have long snouts which help them to smell and find food. They are also marsupials like the kangaroo, wombat and koala.

17. Which Australian actor was awarded a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of a demented psychopath?

From Quiz Aussie Allsorts

Answer: Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger first appeared on Australian television in 1993. He first gained recognition for his work on the movies "Two Hands' (1999) and "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999). He went on to win critical acclaim for his role of Ennis Del Mar in "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) but it was his version of the sociopathic Joker in "The Dark Knight" (2008) that earned him an Oscar. Heath tragically died in 2008 after an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Question written by leith90

18. "Gundagai" derives from which aboriginal word?

From Quiz There's a Track Winding Back...

Answer: gundabandoo - bingee

This means "cut with a hand-axe behind the knee", based on gunda meaning "sinews at the back of the knee" and bingee meaning "cut with a tomahawk". It is thought that this refers to the shape of the river bend on the fertile river flat near the town, which resembles a bent leg. Most of the original town was built here. Bad idea!

19. What is the name of the Australian version of the Yeti, or Bigfoot?

From Quiz Supernatural Australia

Answer: The Yowie

Reports of large, hairy anthropoids, and alleged footprints of such beasts, have been received from many areas of the Great Dividing Range for decades. But aside from the "odd eyewitness" account, plaster casts of tracks, old anecdotes, and Aboriginal legends, very little supporting evidence exists to say that the creatures are real. Australia's foremost Yowie "expert", Rex Gilroy, believes the the beast to be a relic form of 'Homo erectus'. Nb: Merv Hughes was a popular, and particularly hairy, Australian cricketer.

20. Which Australian Prime Minister disappeared mysteriously while in office?

From Quiz Interesting Australian Facts

Answer: Harold Holt

Harold Holt disappeared in December 1967. His body was not recovered. There has been much speculation behind his death with claims that he may have committed suicide or even faked his own death.

21. What type of flowers are generally associated with the inimitable Dame Edna Everage?

From Quiz My Australia

Answer: Gladioli

Dame Edna is a true cultural icon in Australia. She is the creation of the talented Barry Humphries (b1934). Dame Edna has a very acute almost painful fashion sense and enjoys wearing many styles of spectacles, including those shaped like the Sydney Opera House. Dame Edna has friends in high places and is an acquaintance of Her Maj (Queen Elizabeth II).

22. What is the name of the white-water race from Northam to Perth each year?

From Quiz Australian Mixed Bag

Answer: The Avon Descent

The Avon Descent is a rare event, in that both motor-boats and paddle-boats such as kayaks compete. It was first held in 1973. It is usually run on the first weekend in August every year. It starts in Northam, WA and finishes in Perth, WA. The safety standards for the Avon Descent are very strict. Sadly there was one fatality in a year where the river was unusually high.

23. ARCHITECTURE: What building material did architect, Glenn Murcutt, use predominantly in his buildings?

From Quiz Contemporary Australian Arts and Culture

Answer: Corrugated Iron

The Local History Museum and Tourist Information Centre in Kempsey (completed in 1983) is a good example Murcutt's design. It consists of three wings, each with a curved corrugated iron roof. Glenn Murcutt's motto was to "touch the earth lightly" and his buildings blend into the Australian landscape. He is known as a pioneer of Australian architecture.

24. Which Australian state would I be in if I was in a town called Yackandandah?

From Quiz How Well Do You Know Australia?

Answer: Victoria

Yackandandah is a small town in North East Victoria. The area is predominately now a dairy farming and forestry area but is also known for its gold mining history.

25. What was the traditional lunch meal for Australian people on Christmas Day?

From Quiz Christmas in Australia

Answer: roast turkey with all the trimmings

Nowadays barbecues and picnics are very popular in the summer heat at Christmas time. Fewer people still do the roast turkey dinner that was the traditional meal for Australia.

26. The name of the Prime Minister of Australia dismissed by the Governor-General Sir John Kerr in 1975 was?

From Quiz Australian Quiz Fizz

Answer: Gough Whitlam

Whitlam was dismissed in November 1975 and the Liberal leader, Malcolm Fraser, became the caretaker Prime Minister. There was a deadlock when the Liberal dominated Senate blocked supply of the Government's budget bills (refused to vote on the bills). This was designed to force an election, but when Whitlam refused to accede to this pressure, the Governor-General controversially dismissed Whitlam and the Labor government.

27. What is a bandicoot?

From Quiz Be Australia!

Answer: a small marsupial

The bandicoot is a small marsupial that comes in several different species. Some of these are relatively common in the southeast of Australia. Typically, bandicoots have long tails, long pointed noses and a habit of digging for grubs in suburban lawns.

28. What did Blinky Bill and Skippy have in common in the 1960s?

From Quiz Australia - 1960s and 70s

Answer: Both marsupial characters

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was a TV character. Skip (supposedly a female) played Lassie to Garry Pankhurst's Sonny Hammond. Blinky Bill became a TV hero later, but at that time he was known as a book character. Both were marsupials although only Skippy had a pouch.

29. In what year was the Commonwealth of Australia formed, when the colonies became a nation?

From Quiz An Aussie's Revenge- By The Numbers #2

Answer: 1901

Federation, and the Australian Constitution, came into effect on January 1, 1901. The constitution can only be changed by a referendum, and for a referendum to be passed, it must be agreed by a majority of voters, and by a majority of states. Of the 42 proposals put to referendum since during the 20th century, only 8 were passed.

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