View Full Version : Long Awaited Australian Quiz

27-01-07, 10:34
See how you get on with this one folks. Finally getting my own back for all the American-based quizzes. This is NOT open to Australians and no peeking at the answers until you have completed the quiz.

1. How many stars are on the Australian flag?

2. What do you do with a pollywaffle? (a) play a tune on it (b) eat it (c) write with it.

3. What is a jumbuk?

4. What is the name of the Australian National Anthem?

5. What was the first Australian Aboriginal word in the English language.

6. Coober Pedy, the opal mining town in South Australia, got its name from the local aboriginals? What does it roughly mean?

7. Qantas is the world's oldest airline. True or false

8. There are only 2 egg-laying mammals in the world, both of which come from Australia. What are they?

9. 70% of the world's .........comes from Australia.

10. What weight, in kilograms, was the largest opal found in Australia?

11. What does Australia Day commemorate?

12. The cardboard and plastic wine cask, popular in Australia, was invented in Australia in what year?

13. By what nickname is a person who comes from South Australia known?
(a) Crow Eater (b) Banana Bender (c) Sand Groper

14. What is a sleepout?

15. What is a Murray Grey?

16. What is a brumby?

That's the quiz, and I haven't got time for the answers just at the moment. Will put them on this afternoon. No looking up answers or ringing Australia in the meantime please!!!

27-01-07, 18:47
Sorry, I have been out all day and this is the first chance I have had to post the answers. I see 11 people have viewed the quiz. It will be interesting to hear how you did.

Here's the answers.

1. Six
2. (b). It's a chocolate bar
3. sheep
4. Advance Australia Fair
5. Kangaroo
6. White man down a hole
7. False. It's the second oldest. KLM is the oldest
8. Platypus and Echidna
9. Wool
10. 6.8 kg.
11. Landing of the first fleet in 1788. The beginning of European settlement in
12. 1967
13. Crow Eater
14. An enclosed verandah extension to a house.
15. A breed of cattle
16. A wild horse