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All things Australian--grouped by the alphabet!
27 Australian Alphabetics quizzes and 305 Australian Alphabetics trivia questions.
1.
  McAustralia - Australian Mcs and Macs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
McAustralia isn't the newest burger on the menu. This quiz is about place names in Australia with Mc or Mac as a prefix.
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Mar 02 10
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Tizzabelle gold member
1517 plays
2.
  Pronouncing Australian Towns    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many overseas visitors to our land of floods and droughts amuse us considerably in the way they pronounce the names of our towns. Here's a little quiz to make it easier for you :)
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 03 15
Average
Creedy gold member
1385 plays
3.
  D'Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
D-d-do you know Australia? All the questions in this quiz have something to d-d-d-do with the letter D!
Average, 10 Qns, sallyo, Dec 02 21
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sallyo
Dec 02 21
2685 plays
4.
  Alphabetical Australian Place Name Origins   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Australia is a relatively young country (by European standards). Following is an A-Z selection of Australian place names. What are their origins?
Average, 25 Qns, barrywlj, Jul 28 22
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barrywlj
Jul 28 22
932 plays
5.
  Ah, Australia!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ah, Australia! Here's a quiz about Australian things, all concerned with the letter A. Caution; read questions carefully. Read what is there, not what you expect to be there.
Average, 10 Qns, sallyo, Jun 03 13
Average
sallyo
3128 plays
6.
  Aussie M's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australian places of some interest, starting with the letter M. Not all very well known, worldwide, so just give it a burl! All multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jul 31 23
Average
Engadine
Jul 31 23
3379 plays
7.
  C-Australia!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ccccan you answer some questions about Australia?
Average, 10 Qns, sallyo, Dec 07 05
Average
sallyo
2864 plays
8.
  M-Australia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mmmm, Australia! Here's a mixed quiz. The answers have something in common; they all feature the letter M!
Tough, 10 Qns, sallyo, Aug 20 22
Tough
sallyo
Aug 20 22
1523 plays
9.
  Aussie R's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussie places beginning with the letter R - not so well known but worth visiting - these places are spread out across the red earth of Australia's landscape - have a go, have a guess - you never know! All multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, May 13 22
Average
Engadine
May 13 22
2024 plays
10.
  Aussie L's In Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All places in Australia beginning with the letter L. All multiple choice questions, but, some of these places are not very well known, world-wide!
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jul 05 09
Average
Engadine
1747 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This tiny settlement is on the Strzelecki Track in South Australia. What is its name?

From Quiz "Aussie I's in Geography"




11.
  Aussie F's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Australian places beginning with the letter F. Not particularly famous, but great places just the same, so take a punt! All multiple choice.
Average, 15 Qns, Engadine, May 12 23
Average
Engadine
May 12 23
2175 plays
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  Aussie K's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussie K's in geography - not so well known but worthwhile visiting places spread out across the flat brown Australian landscape - have a go, have a guess - you never know, you might actually get these places! All multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jul 23 06
Average
Engadine
1739 plays
13.
  Aussie J's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a few Aussie places beginning with the letter J. See how you go - all multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Sep 14 22
Average
Engadine
Sep 14 22
1574 plays
14.
  Aussie A's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All Australian places beginning with A. Pretty straightforward multiple choice, but, these places are not particularly well-known, worldwide!
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jan 31 06
Tough
Engadine
1803 plays
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  Aussie O's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All Australian places beginning with the letter O. Straightforward multiple choice, but, these places are not particularly well-known, worldwide!
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Sep 25 20
Tough
Engadine
Sep 25 20
1457 plays
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  Aussie I's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australian place names all beginning with the letter I. Not necessarily well known, but see how well you know 'Down Under'! All multiple choice.
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jan 09 24
Tough
Engadine
Jan 09 24
1381 plays
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  Aussie N's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australian places, some known worldwide, some not! All start with the letter 'N'. So, how well do you know Australia? All are multiple choice.
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Dec 10 10
Tough
Engadine
1269 plays
18.
  Aussie G's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Gidday! These are places 'Down Under' that begin with the letter G. How well do you think you know Australia? All multiple choice.
Tough, 15 Qns, Engadine, Jul 10 21
Tough
Engadine
Jul 10 21
1340 plays
19.
  'Q' Places in Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's see how much you know of Qs in Australia. Some of the questions may become quite challenging towards the end even for Australian geography buffs. Those of you from overseas may need a good reference book or have travelled Australia a lot.
Tough, 10 Qns, onlytrivial, Jun 29 08
Tough
onlytrivial
1818 plays
20.
  Aussie B's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All Australian places beginning with B. All questions are multiple choice. These places are all beaut destinations, but perhaps not so well known!
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Oct 18 13
Tough
Engadine
1514 plays
21.
  Aussie P's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All Australian places beginning with the letter P. Straightforward multiple choice, but, these places are not particularly well-known, worldwide!
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Feb 11 23
Tough
Engadine
Feb 11 23
1337 plays
22.
  'K' Places in Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Choose the correct town beginning with K in Australia. Most questions should be reasonably easy for Australian geography buffs but those of you from overseas will really be put to the test.
Tough, 10 Qns, onlytrivial, Feb 16 21
Tough
onlytrivial
Feb 16 21
1220 plays
23.
  Aussie E's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Australian places starting with the letter E. Not so well known, worldwide, so just have a go! All multiple choice.
Tough, 15 Qns, Engadine, Jan 03 15
Tough
Engadine
1283 plays
24.
  Aussie C's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All places in Australia beginning with the letter C. Multiple choice questions, but, not all these places are very well known!
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Mar 20 21
Tough
Engadine
Mar 20 21
1361 plays
25.
  Aussie D's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
All places beginning with the letter 'D' - "Down Under"! Fifteen multiple choice questions about places in Australia.
Tough, 15 Qns, Engadine, Apr 19 21
Tough
Engadine
Apr 19 21
1266 plays
26.
  Aussie H's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hamlets in the 'Lucky Country'. All are places in Australia beginning with the letter H. Some are not so well known, but give it a burl! All multiple choice.
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Nov 19 11
Tough
Engadine
1075 plays
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  Aussie Q's in Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All Australian places beginning with the letter Q. A multiple choice quiz, a little bit difficult because the places are not particularly well-known worldwide!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Engadine, Apr 05 04
Difficult
Engadine
1171 plays
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Australian Alphabetics Trivia Questions

1. How do you pronounce Melbourne?

From Quiz
Pronouncing Australian Towns

Answer: Mell - b'n

The emphasis is placed on the first syllable. Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria. It's located on the Yarra River and the large bay of Port Phillip and by 2009 had a population of 4,000,000 people. This large and gracious city with its many beautifully designed old buildings and parks has always had rather more of a cultural image than the rowdier, less well designed and definitely more common-place Sydney, and there's always been somewhat of a rivalry between these two main capitals of Australia. Albury-Wodonga (once just usually referred to as Albury) are twin cities merged into one on the Murray River and act as a border, more or less, between the two state capitals of Melbourne in Victoria and Sydney in NSW. Once when the famous Australian soprano Nellie Melba (1861-1931) was on a return home to this country from her many operatic performances overseas, a reporter asked her at a public meeting which of the two capitals she most preferred. Ms Melba diplomatically answered in her cultivated and acquired upper class accent that "Whenever Ah am home in Ostrayliah, ah keep one foot firmly plarnted in Melbourne and one foot plarnted in Sydney." At the image of the stately - and portly - Nellie Melba in such an unladylike position, a wag in the audience shouted out, "Then Gawd 'elp the poor buggers in Albury!"

2. McLaren Vale in South Australia is famous for what product?

From Quiz McAustralia - Australian Mcs and Macs

Answer: Wine

McLaren Vale is located less than an hour's drive south of Adelaide, the South Australian capital. Initially an area for cereal crops, the first grape vines were planted in 1838 and at least three wineries operating today were up and running by 1850.

3. What does the name 'Australia' roughly translate as?

From Quiz Alphabetical Australian Place Name Origins

Answer: South Land

Australia is shown on early navigation maps as 'Terra Australis', being Latin for 'Great South Land'. It is both a country and a continent.

4. Which Australian d-word is both a humorous person and something messy on an animal?

From Quiz D'Australia

Answer: dag

If someone is funny or eccentric, he is often described as "a bit of a dag". However, a dag is also a mucky tassel of wool or hair on a sheep or cow.

5. What is the name of the tropic that runs through Australia?

From Quiz C-Australia!

Answer: Tropic of Capricorn & Capricorn

The Tropic of Capricorn runs through Brazil, Chile and northern South Africa as well as Australia. The Tropic of Cancer runs through Mexico, Egypt, Southern China and several other countries.

6. Ambleside, on the Mersey River, is a suburb of which Australian city?

From Quiz Ah, Australia!

Answer: Devonport

Ambleside is a pretty place, one of four settlements that combined to form the original Devonport. The others were Wenvoe, Formby and Torquay. Devonport became Tasmania's third city when it gained, and held, a population of 25,000 people.

7. Mareeba is a pretty town not far Millaa Millaa and Milandra. In which Australian state will you find them?

From Quiz M-Australia

Answer: Queensland

Mareeba, Millaa Millaa and Malandra are all towns on the Atherton Tablelands, not far from Lakeland.

8. We'll start in sunny Queensland, my 'adopted' state, and we're about 640km north of Brisbane in the 'Beef Cattle Capital of Australia'. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie R's in Geography

Answer: Rockhampton

'Rocky' as it's known, is the capital of Central Queensland's Capricorn Region, with some of the grandest, old architectural (old by Australian standards) buildings in Queensland. Rockhampton sits on the tree lined banks of the lazy Fitzroy River discovered in 1853, and 'Rocket' Rod Laver, one of the greatest tennis players ever, was born in Rockhampton.

9. This town of 26,000 is very close to Canberra, but considered part of N.S.W. The name means 'clear waters'.

From Quiz 'Q' Places in Australia

Answer: Queanbeyan

'Clean waters' translates as Quinbean. This refers to the nearby Molonglo River. The town was founded by Timothy Beard, an innkeeper, in 1838.

10. This town is on the Ord River in the Kimberley. It is near Mirima National Park and was home to one of the largest diamond mines in the world.

From Quiz 'K' Places in Australia

Answer: Kununurra

The Kimberley Region, of which Kununurra is the chief town, is an isolated but beautiful area. Particularly notable are the hollow-trunked boab trees. Nearby to Kununurra is the fragile Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungles, strange mounds in the shape of striped bee-hives.

11. Which town in Victoria is associated with the Australian Defence Forces?

From Quiz Aussie P's in Geography

Answer: Puckapunyal

In 1904 the Australian Army established the Light Horse near Puckapunyal and by the time World War II began, Puckapunyal was officially the largest military training camp in Victoria. Puckapunyal is 100 km north of Melbourne on the Hume Highway.

12. We'll start out in New South Wales in a town with a gold mining history, named after a European Prince and just over 260km west of Sydney. What is the name of this town?

From Quiz Aussie O's in Geography

Answer: Orange

Originally inhabited by Wiradjuri Aborigines, Orange was unofficially named Blackmans Swamp. In the late 1820's it was officially named after the Prince of Orange! One of Orange's 'claims to fame' is being the birthplace of poets A B 'Banjo' Paterson and Kenneth Slessor.

13. We're in New South Wales, just over 150km north of Sydney in this city which overlooks a spectacular harbour. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie N's in Geography

Answer: Newcastle

Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales, sixth largest in Australia and has some of the best surfing and swimming beaches in the world. The 'Gateway to the Hunter Valley', with its wonderful wineries, Newcastle began life as a convict settlement in 1804.

14. We're in sunny Queensland about 300km north of Brisbane near the mouth of the Mary River. What is the name of this provincial city?

From Quiz Aussie M's in Geography

Answer: Maryborough

Maryborough was officially proclaimed a port in 1859, and is 30km upstream from the mouth of the Mary River, where the town of River Heads sits. Maryborough was first settled in 1842 and is a subtropical city just over 30km south of Hervey Bay with some magnificently renovated old 'Queenslanders' - a typical Queensland house!

15. We're in New South Wales, on the south coast, this resort town is famous for its 'Blowhole'. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie K's in Geography

Answer: Kiama

Discovered in 1797 by George Bass, the famous 'Blowhole' at Kiama sprays water over 60m into the air. Kiama is in the centre of a prosperous dairying and farming district with Kiama Beach being a good surfing, swimming and fishing spot.

16. Set on the shores of a lake in southern New South Wales, you can fish, water ski and snow ski here. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie J's in Geography

Answer: Jindabyne

Lake Jindabyne is well stocked with trout for the avid fisherman, just watch out for the water skiers! Approximately 460 km south of Sydney, the original township was flooded by the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electricity Authority in the late 1960's.

17. This tiny settlement is on the Strzelecki Track in South Australia. What is its name?

From Quiz Aussie I's in Geography

Answer: Innamincka

Innamincka is over 1,100 km north east of Adelaide near Cooper Creek, not far from the Congie Lakes and less than 20 km from the Queensland border. To the north west are Sturts Stony Desert and the Simpson Desert. The Innamincka Nature Reserve is a wetland area, worth a visit to see the unique fauna of this area!

18. We're 300 km north of Brisbane on the coast, looking out at a large Island. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie H's in Geography

Answer: Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is a group of villages spread out along the shores of the bay, including, Pialba, Point Vernon, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia. The large island offshore is of course Fraser Island.

19. This scenic coastal town is on the south coast of New South Wales, in the Illawarra District. Can you name this town?

From Quiz Aussie G's in Geography

Answer: Gerringong

Gerringong, an aboriginal word meaning 'place of peril' is just 11 km south of Kiama and 126 km south of Sydney. A dairy farming area with the best beach, Werri Beach, is great for surfers and swimmers alike.

20. We're on the south east coast of Victoria, near Wilson's Promontory. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie F's in Geography

Answer: Foster

Foster is a small town on the south east coast of Victoria. Popular nearby Sandy Point has a beautiful beach, great for swimming and fishing.

21. We're in New South Wales, between Forbes and Orange. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie E's in Geography

Answer: Eugowra

In 1862 there was a famous gold robbery that occurred at Eugowra - about its only claim to fame - when bushranger Frank Gardiner and his men ambushed the Forbes gold escort.

22. We're about 100 km south of Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory near a natural landmark which the Aboriginals believe to be 'mythical'. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie D's in Geography

Answer: Devil's Marbles

Near Wauchope, the Devil's Marbles is a spectacular mass of boulders, piled one on top of another. Aboriginal legend says that the granite boulders are eggs laid by the mythical 'Rainbow Serpent'.

23. We're in New South Wales, in a beachside suburb not far from Kurnell, south of Sydney. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie C's in Geography

Answer: Cronulla

Home to the Rugby League team the Cronulla "Sharks", this is a very cosmopolitan southern suburb of Sydney skirted by some of the best surfing and swimming beaches including Wanda, North and South Cronulla.

24. We're in northern New South Wales at the mouth of the Richmond River. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie B's in Geography

Answer: Ballina

Ballina is a great fishing spot, just over 750 km north of Sydney and home to the "Big Prawn" which can be seen from kilometres away!

25. We're in South Australia, in the Flinders Ranges, north of Adelaide, in a lovely little spot settled in 1968. Where are we?

From Quiz Aussie A's in Geography

Answer: Arkaroola

Arkaroola is a wildlife sanctuary that borders the Gammon Ranges National Park in the Flinders Ranges, about 617 km north of Adelaide. There you'll find arid mountain ranges, gorges and water-holes with unique wildlife - well worth a visit!

26. How about visiting Brisbane?

From Quiz Pronouncing Australian Towns

Answer: Bris - b'n

Same thing - with a slight stress placed on the first syllable. Brisbane, located on the Brisbane River (surprise, surprise) is the capital city of Queensland. It began as a penal settlement in 1824 but from 1842, free settlers were allowed to enter into the area. Originally Queensland was governed by New South Wales and part of that colony, but in 1859, when it became a separate colony and before Federation in 1901, Brisbane was made its capital city. Its a gracious, tree-lined city, filled with many beautiful heritage and colonial buildings. Large and cool verandahs can be found on many of its older houses which were basically all built above the ground because of the city's tendency to flood in rainy seasons, as alas it did badly in 1974 and again in 2011, where vast areas of the city went under water. I was in the city in the first flood and woke up in the middle of the night to see all the furniture bobbing around merrily in a foot of water. In spite of that little hiccup, and having developed a ferocious dog-paddle since, I truly love this beautiful, really beautiful old city.

27. The town of McBeath is located in the Kimberley region. This region is famous for pearls, beef cattle, diamonds and the Bungle Bungles. In which state of Australia would you find the Kimberley region?

From Quiz McAustralia - Australian Mcs and Macs

Answer: Western Australia

The Kimberley area produces over 30% of the world's diamonds including the pink diamonds for which it is especially known. The area stretches over the north of Western Australia. England could fit into the area about three times over. McBeath is a small town about 500 kms inland by road from Derby, Western Australia.

28. From what does Brisbane derive its name?

From Quiz Alphabetical Australian Place Name Origins

Answer: An early governor

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, lies on the Brisbane River. Its site was discovered by John Oxley in 1823. The city and the river are named for Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, who replaced Lachlan Macquarie as New South Wales Governor in 1820.

29. Complete this song title by "Bill and Boyd". "Santa Never Made it into _?"

From Quiz D'Australia

Answer: Darwin

In 1974, the city of Darwin was struck by Cyclone Tracy. Singing duo 'Bill and Boyd' had a hit with the song comemorating the disaster. Incidentally, the song was so popular that the 'Hoodoo Gurus' released a song 'Tojo never made it into Darwin' detailing WWII events in the city.

30. What does the name of Canberra, Australia's capital city, mean?

From Quiz C-Australia!

Answer: Meeting Place

Canberra's name comes from the word Nganbirra meaning meeting place. Wagga Wagga means place of many crows, Catagunya means black swan and Poatina means cavern.

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