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  Western Australian Wonderland   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The state of Western Australia ranges from temperate in the south to tropical in the north with sandy tracts of desert in between. Jump into the four-wheel drive for a spin around Australia's largest state.
Average, 10 Qns, NatalieW, Apr 19 22
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Apr 19 22
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  Rottnest Island, Western Australia   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
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An iconic holiday island off the coast of Western Australia. It's eleven miles long and just over four kilometres lie between its widest points. Come and explore ...
Average, 10 Qns, Pollucci19, Oct 09 22
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Oct 09 22
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  They Came From the West   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
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All through my life I have marvelled at the natural beauty of my home state. I figured it's about time I shared some of it with you. Match the site with its claim to fame.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 23 16
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  Interesting Facts about Perth   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, is the most isolated capital city in the world, being over 2,000 miles from the nearest other capital of an Australian state. Here are some questions based on facts about one of Australia's prettiest cities.
Average, 10 Qns, Mommakat, Aug 01 15
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  What's The Rush?    
Multiple Choice
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My husband and I live in Western Australia, and are lucky enough to have ten holidays booked for this year. To get all that relaxing done, though, we're going to be rushing a bit. Can you figure out where in Western Australia we'll be holidaying?
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Dec 07 10
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  Steep Point - Western Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most beautiful, rugged places in Australia, and great fishing too! Learn about Steep Point and the surrounding Shark Bay area.
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Dec 20 22
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Dec 20 22
320 plays
  A Trip Around Western Australia    
Multiple Choice
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Would you like to come for a trip around Western Australia with me, visiting some of the best known tourist attractions on the way?
Tough, 10 Qns, tezza1551, Dec 19 23
Dec 19 23
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  The South Coast of Western Australia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The drive from Denmark to Walpole in the southwest of Western Australia is a very beautiful trip, so I have created a quiz about some of the highlights of the area. If you visit Western Australia, this is one area not to miss.
Tough, 10 Qns, tezza1551, Jun 17 08
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  Albany, Western Australia    
Multiple Choice
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Albany is a small city on the south coast of Western Australia, with great beaches and lots of things to see and do. Here is a quiz about Albany and its attractions.
Average, 10 Qns, tezza1551, Jun 17 20
Jun 17 20
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  The South -West    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Learn about a part of Australia that is not focused on Sydney or Melbourne or the eastern states. A part of Australia that contains many natural beauties.
Average, 10 Qns, glen539, Jul 31 13
1369 plays
trivia question Quick Question
There is a monument to a ship which was sunk in 1941, under mysterious circumstances, killing all men on board. What is the name of this ship?

From Quiz "The Land of Oz"

  The Land of Oz    
Multiple Choice
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I took the "trip of a lifetime" in 2003 to visit a girlfriend in Western Australia, a part of Australia where most tourists never visit. I saw a lot of interesting things and thought I would create a quiz about them.
Tough, 10 Qns, basykes, Apr 23 13
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  Western Australian Place Names #2    
Multiple Choice
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My first Western Australian place name quiz featured towns that ended in "up" which is the Aboriginal word meaning "place of". Many other Western Australian place names are also based on Noongar or other Indigenous languages. See how you go with them.
Tough, 10 Qns, tezza1551, Jun 24 08
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  Western Australian Place Names #1    
Multiple Choice
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In Western Australia, the suffix "up" means "place of" in the Noongar language. Noongar refers to the Indigenous people of the south west of WA. Try to match up the towns to their meanings.
Difficult, 10 Qns, tezza1551, Aug 19 14
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Western Australia Trivia Questions

1. Perth is situated on the banks of the Swan River. In close proximity to the city is a small island in the Swan. What is the name of that island?

From Quiz
Interesting Facts about Perth

Answer: Heirisson Island

It was named after a crew member from the French vessels, Naturaliste and Geographe, that sailed up the Swan River in 1801 and discovered it.

2. Steep Point is the westernmost point of mainland Australia. It is situated north of Perth, but approximately how far north?

From Quiz Steep Point - Western Australia

Answer: 700km

Steep Point is nearly 700km from Perth. When travelling by car from Perth, it takes about 8 hours to get to the turn-off from the North West Coastal Highway at the Overlander Roadhouse. It is then a further 30 minutes to the dirt track that leads to Useless Loop, Carrang Station and Steep Point. Another 2 hours (depending on track conditions) will get you to Steep Point.

3. This place's name is from the Noongar word for "possum". Which town is it?

From Quiz Western Australian Place Names #2

Answer: Goomalling

Goomalling is located in the central wheatbelt, about 130km from Perth. There are some interesting things for tourists to do, including picnic at the Gnamma Holes, located about 15 km from town.

4. In the language of the Noongar (indigenous people of the south west of Western Australia), the suffix "up" means "place of". Of what is Kojonup is the place?

From Quiz Western Australian Place Names #1

Answer: stone axe

Kojonup was where the Noongar people visited to get stone for their axes or kodjas. The Tourist Centre at Kojonup is called "Kodja Place" and is built in the shape of a stone axe. Kojonup was also the first shire in WA to have a million sheep - definitely more sheep than people.

5. Name the island off Perth first discovered in 1696 by Willem de Vlamingh.

From Quiz The South -West

Answer: Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is of course, home to the unique marsupial species called Quokkas which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Vlamingh mistook them for large rats, hence the use of the Dutch term rott.

6. Overlooking Perth is a very large hill from which a commanding view of the city and its surrounds can be seen. What is the name given to this hill?

From Quiz Interesting Facts about Perth

Answer: Mount Eliza

Mount Eliza consists of 1,000 acres of natural bushland known as Kings Park and contains a wonderful display of Western Australian wildflowers in the spring and also botanical gardens.

7. Steep Point is located within one of Australia's 16 World Heritage Areas. In which World Heritage Area is it located?

From Quiz Steep Point - Western Australia

Answer: Shark Bay

The Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island are situated off the coast of mainland Queensland, and the Kakadu National Park is in the Northern Territory. The Shark Bay World Heritage Area covers 2.3 million hectares and is one of few worldwide on the list for possessing four out of the ten selection criteria. The four selection criteria met by Shark Bay are: *Natural beauty *Biological diversity *Ecological processes *Earth's history Huge seagrass meadows in the area have led to the emergence of salt-tolerant animals that are genetically distinct from other species. They have also allowed the forming of the most diverse and abundant examples of stromatolites in the world, in Hamelin Pool. Stromatolites look like a bunch of rocks in water and are very uninteresting to the naked eye. According to Wikipedia, Stromatolites are "layered accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of microorganisms, especially cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae). They include some of the most ancient records of life on Earth." They were also more abundant on Earth in Precambrian times and not too many examples exist in the world today.

8. From Perth, we will drive east for almost 600 kilometres to the City of Kalgoorlie. Kalgoorlie is famous for the mining of what?

From Quiz A Trip Around Western Australia

Answer: Gold

Kalgoorlie is a beautiful city with wide streets designed to allow camel trains to turn in them. Gold was first discovered near Kalgoorlie in 1893, and has developed today to the existence of the "Super Pit" - almost 300 metres deep, over a kilometre wide and 4 km long. Kalgoorlie owes its survival to the dream of one man, CY O'Connor, who engineered the water pipeline from Perth to Kalgoorlie. Prior to the pipeline, water was more precious than gold, and many early miners died of typhoid because of water shortage.

9. What is the name of the huge trees that grow in the Valley of the Giants?

From Quiz The South Coast of Western Australia

Answer: Tingle

Tingle trees grow only in the area between Denmark and Walpole known as the Valley of the Giants. They can be up to 16 metres around the trunk, and at least one measured up to 24 metres. There are three varieties of Tingle, the Red, the Yellow and the Rate. Marri, Wandoo and Tuart are also varieties of Western Australian eucalypts, as are Karri trees which grow to a similar height, but have a different bark, and don't achieve as large a girth.

10. What is the meaning of "Narrogin" taken from the Noongar word "Gnarojin"?

From Quiz Western Australian Place Names #2

Answer: Waterhole

The town and shire of Narrogin, located in the upper Great Southern, is a regional area with a combined population of about 5000 people. It has a large agricultural college, established in the 1920s, where high school age students gain skills in agriculture and trades.

11. Nornalup, a tiny town on the south coast of West Australia is where my ancestors found many?

From Quiz Western Australian Place Names #1

Answer: Black Snakes

There are karri forests near Nornalup along the Frankland River. It is close to the world famous Valley of the Giants, where unique giant tingle trees can be seen, and the Treetop Walk. It's located between Denmark and Walpole, and this region is one of the top tourism areas of the state. It's a great place to base yourself to catch fish in the Frankland.

12. Araluen is a botanical garden south of Perth. For which flower is this beautiful garden best known?

From Quiz The Land of Oz

Answer: tulip

Created in 1929 the park was named "Araluen", which is an aboriginal word meaning "singing waters", or "running water," as a holiday camp for the Young Australia League, the ." The park features tulips planted on terraces and in the "Grove of the Unforgotten".

13. Can you name the oldest white settlement of Western Australia?

From Quiz The South -West

Answer: Albany

Albany was founded in 1826, three years before Perth. It contains the largest natural harbour to be found in Western Australia. It was originally established as a British outpost to thwart French settlement of the western part of Australia.

14. In close proximity to the coast near Perth are three islands. Garden Island is now a naval base and Rottnest Island a modern holiday resort. What is the name of the third island?

From Quiz Interesting Facts about Perth

Answer: Carnac Island

Carnac Island is situated between Rottnest and Garden Islands and is very small. It is only 19 hectares in area. It is home to a large population of tiger snakes and a haven for seals and the rare Australian Sealion. It was used in the early days of the Swan River settlement as a penal facility for indigenous Australians.

15. The only access to Steep Point is via 4 wheel drive and a permit must be sought to pass through Carrarang Station. Which other strangely named place will you pass by on the dirt track to Steep Point?

From Quiz Steep Point - Western Australia

Answer: Useless Loop

Useless Loop is a closed company salt mining town. The salt produced is among the purest in the world and the site has been in operation since 1968. The salt hills can be seen from Denham over 250km away. Foul Bay can be found in South Australia. It is due south-west of Adelaide and directly north from Kangaroo Island. Bobbin Head is in New South Wales, due north of Sydney and Nowhere Else can be found in the top, middle part of Tasmania.

16. From Kalgoorlie, we drive south to Esperance, a large coastal town. Approximately how far is it from Kalgoorlie?

From Quiz A Trip Around Western Australia

Answer: 400 km

The drive between Kalgoorlie and Esperance is almost 400 kilometres, and after you leave Norseman, there are only a few tiny villages. Esperance is noted for its Pink Lake, its beautiful beaches, and three National Parks in close proximity.

17. The aboriginal name for Rottnest Island is 'Wadjemup'. What is the meaning of the name 'Wadjemup'?

From Quiz Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Answer: Place across the water

The Noongar people, who are mainly resident in the south west of Australia, have been known to have inhabited the island over 6500 years ago. This is evidenced by artefacts, that are possibly tens of thousands of years old, being found embedded within the island's limestone. The local aboriginals were not considered to have been seafaring so the inhabitation is likely to have occurred when the island was actually connected to the mainland. The separation of the island has occurred as a result of rising sea levels over the millennia.

18. The town of Wagin has the meaning of a particular animal's watering place, but which animal?

From Quiz Western Australian Place Names #2

Answer: Emu

Wagin comes from the Noongar word Wait - Jen. Ongerup is the place of the male kangaroo, Dwarda, a small place in the South West has the meaning of "dingo", while koalas are not native to Western Australia, and therefore have no name in Noongar.

19. This small town is home to many of the leading sheep studs in WA. Its name means "place of the mallee fowl". What town is this?

From Quiz Western Australian Place Names #1

Answer: Gnowangerup

Gnowangerup is near the Stirling Ranges, and is a great starting point to explore them. In spring, the wild flowers are sensational. Also in spring, buyers come from all over Australia for the sheep stud sales and field days. It was also the site of an Aboriginal mission last century, and is now home to a large rural training centre.

20. Bluff Knoll is just about the only place to record snowfall in Western Australia. Can you name the range(s) within which it lies?

From Quiz The South -West

Answer: Stirling Ranges

The Stirling Ranges is of course named after the first Governor of Western Australia, Captain James Stirling.

21. Hugging the coast, we travel west to reach our next destination. This town, settled in 1826 and overlooking the Southern Ocean, is a place where you can indulge in activities from whale-watching to wildflower-admiration. Where are we going?

From Quiz Western Australian Wonderland

Answer: Albany

The harbour on which Albany is situated was discovered by Captain George Vancouver in 1791 and the coastline was mapped in 1801 by Matthew Flinders; settlers arrived in December, 1826. Before the establishment of Fremantle, the town was a port that serviced mail steamers on their way to the UK. The whale-watching (the old whaling station is now a museum) and wildflower seasons coincide and run from August to October. The coastline of the area provides some spectacular scenery, including a large section of granite eroded to form a natural arch as well as numerous blow-holes, which spurt water high into the air while making hissing noises.

22. By what names are the two major football teams who compete in the Australian Rules Football League known?

From Quiz Interesting Facts about Perth

Answer: The Eagles and the Dockers

The Dockers (full name Fremantle Dockers) are actually based at the Port of Fremantle. The Eagles (full name West Coast Eagles) have their headquarters in one of the northern suburbs of Perth.

23. If the only way to access Steep Point is by 4 wheel drive vehicle, in what type of accommodation would you be most likely to stay?

From Quiz Steep Point - Western Australia

Answer: A Tent

Steep Point is pretty much tent-only. It is almost impossible to get a caravan out there and the only buildings in the area are the ranger station and the lighthouse on the point. There are several beautiful, sheltered camping spots right on the beach which have to be booked weeks in advance, especially during school holidays. Most camping areas don't have toilets so you either have to drive to another site or right out near the point to find a 'long drop' or take your own 'porta-potty'.

24. One of Albany's attractions is a site producing green energy. How is this energy produced?

From Quiz Albany, Western Australia

Answer: Wind turbines

Just out of Albany, there are 12 huge wind turbines generating electricity. They are 65 metres tall, and each has 3 blades 35 metres long. There is also an information display at the site.

25. Which Australian marsupial is responsible for the name of 'Rottnest Island'?

From Quiz Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Answer: Quokka

The quokka, when originally sighted, was thought to resemble a large rat. When Willem De Vlamingh first saw the island in 1696 he described it as a 'Rats Nest' or 'Rotte Nest' in Dutch. The quokka actually looks like a very small kangaroo and is very friendly in its nature. Sadly, these days, it tends to make more headlines as the unfortunate victim of 'quokka soccer' by drunken louts.

26. A large regional town in the Great Southern is called Katanning. This is from a Noongar word "Kartannin" meaning what?

From Quiz Western Australian Place Names #2

Answer: Place where head men meet

Katanning has the largest sheep selling complex in the southern hemisphere, as well as several industrial heritage sites.

27. There is a monument to a ship which was sunk in 1941, under mysterious circumstances, killing all men on board. What is the name of this ship?

From Quiz The Land of Oz

Answer: Sydney

The Sydney's last battle was off the coast at Shark Bay against a German auxiliary cruiser, the Kormoran. The Sydney was victorious, but never seen again. One of its life rafts was recovered a few days later. HMAS Sydney was eventually located, in 2008.

28. Skylab was the first US space station launced into orbit in 1973. It plummeted back to earth in 1979 scattering in various pieces over parts of Western Australia with some debris to be found near this coastal town.

From Quiz The South -West

Answer: Esperance

As inner Western Australia is sparsely populated nobody was injured, but at the time it created a great furore among the local population.

29. Which sport is played at the Perth sports ground known as The WACA during summer?

From Quiz Interesting Facts about Perth

Answer: Cricket

The initials WACA stand for Western Australian Cricket Association and the WACA is the home of the state cricket team, the Western Warriors.

30. What is the name of the most popular swimming beach at Albany?

From Quiz Albany, Western Australia

Answer: Middleton Beach

All the answers are beaches in the general area, but Middleton is a lovely sheltered beach, with a small jetty and good amenities. The beach was named for Captain Middleton, who arrived at the settlement in 1834. It was originally the place where larger ships which could not navigate the entrance to the harbour and unload supplies.

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