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1. Arguably the most widely recognized faunal symbol of Australia, this macropod bears very tiny young which then grow in the mother's pouch. Which Aboriginal word names this animal, which comes in a variety of species with the largest being red-brown in color?
2. Which Aboriginal Word describes a water-filled, cut-off river meander (known in many places as an ox-bow lake)?
3. Varieties of this snake include the most venomous and third most venomous land snakes on the planet. What name, taken from the Wik-Mungkan people of northern Australia, is used for these reptiles?
4. An encounter with a bindy (or bindie or bindy-eye) can be an unpleasant and painful experience. What is this relatively common item in many suburban yards?
5. 'That was a really arduous task. I'm absolutely knackered'. Which word, when preceded by 'hard', describes this activity?
6. You've been invited to join a group being instructed in outback survival by the local Aboriginal elders. Towards the end of the day you are offered a quandong. What are you expected to do with this item?
7. After being instructed in outback survival you are extremely fortunate to be invited to witness a music and dance performance celebrating Aboriginal culture and links to the Dreamtime. Which Aboriginal word best describes this performance?
8. Your survival skills are going to be put to a severe test! You're being dropped in the middle of the Sturt's Stony Desert, one of the most inhospitable places on our planet. What is the Aboriginal word for the small-to-medium-sized stones that cover the ground? Although sounding similar, this word has nothing to do with talking nonsensically!
9. One theory is that this quintessentially Australian game had its origins in the Aboriginal game of Marn Grook (or Marngrook). A painting by William Blandowski in 1842 shows Aboriginal children trying to keep a 'stuffed ball' in the air. Which game, sometimes derogatively known as 'aerial ping pong', might this be?
10. If you're going down to the waterhole, take care! Which large, mythical creature is thought to reside in such places and perhaps feast on animals and children during the night?
Source: Author MikeMaster99
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