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1. Perhaps Australia's most recognizable icon is the kangaroo. It features on the coat of arms and in stylized form as the logo of its national airline QANTAS. Which one of the following facts about the kangaroo is NOT true?
2. The Southern Cross is Australia's oldest symbol, but what exactly is it?
3. The gum tree, or eucalyptus, is more Australian than its national flower the wattle (which is native to Africa, Asia and the Americas). Which one of the following facts about gum trees is NOT correct?
4. The boomerang, has been used by aboriginal people for centuries as a hunting weapon and for entertainment. Today they are ubiquitous in every Australian souvenir shop. What causes a boomerang to return to its thrower?
5. Kylie Minogue is a world-acclaimed pop music icon with an oh-so-Australian first name. Her first hit single was "The Loco-Motion" in 1988, a re-make of the Goffin and King song made famous by Little Eva in 1962 and Grand Funk Railroad in 1974. However Kylie got her start in television. What was the name of the Australian soap opera that made her famous in Australia and the United Kingdom?
6. The Australian car industry is relatively new with Australian designed and manufactured cars coming onto the market in big numbers since 1948. What Australian car manufacturer is considered iconic in Australia?
7. Sydney Harbour Bridge is arguably one of Australia's most recognizable images. It is neither the longest steel arch bridge in the world, nor the oldest, but Australians would argue it is the grandest. What unusual event occurred when the bridge was opened in 1932?
8. At the other end of Circular Quay in Sydney is the Sydney Opera House (opened in 1973) with its distinctive sail-like shape. So distinct is the Opera House shape that it appears as a silhouette on the actual jersey of a popular Sydney football club and not merely on a logo. Which one?
9. In the early 20th Century, the digger quickly rose to prominence as a source of Australian pride. In Australia what exactly is a digger?
10. Uluru or Ayers Rock is a large sandstone monolith in the Northern Territory, 465 km from Alice Springs. It is a deeply spiritual place for the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area and is also a tourist attraction as it appears to change color depending on the time of day. Why do some people refer to this landmark as Ayers Rock and some as Uluru?
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