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22 Apr 2020

The Absolute Ultimate Australian Trivia Quiz To Combat Your Self-Iso Boredom

Pub rules apply — no Googling!

  1. Why is the emu and the kangaroo depicted on Australia's Commonwealth Coat of Arms?

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    Because the emu and the kangaroo can't walk backwards, they are thought to represent a nation moving forward.

  2. How many states does Australia have?

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    Australia only has six states, with both the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory being classified as territories.

  3. What year did Australia get their first female prime minister?

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    Julia Gillard was the Australian prime minister from 2010 to 2013.

  4. Which famous Aussie sang the song, "Tenterfield Saddler"?

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    Peter Allen was also the artist responsible for "I Still Call Australia Home".

  5. And where in Australia is the town, Tenterfield, located?

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    It's a three hour drive west of Byron Bay.

  6. Which of these famous actors was NOT born in Australia?

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    Russell Crowe was actually born in New Zealand, but we claim him as our own!

  7. How many joeys can a kangaroo have at one time?

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    While not the norm, a kangaroo can have three babies at one time. It can have an older joey out of the pouch, another in the pouch and an additional embryo in pause mode.

  8. What constellation is depicted on the Australian flag?

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    The southern cross! Five stars make up the cross while the sixth (and largest), acts as a pointer!

  9. Who is the only Australian to win the Nobel Prize for literature?

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    Patrick White won in 1973 for his entire body of work that was thought, by the Swedish Academy, to have "introduced a new continent into literature".

  10. How does the second verse of "Advance Australia Fair" start?

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    Fun cultural fact: The second verse is very rarely sung!

  11. What is the town, Coober Pedy, famous for?

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    Cooper Pedy is known for its beautiful opals. Another fun fact: They also live underground to escape the heat!

  12. Australia is home to "big things". Which one of these is NOT real?

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    Australia does not own a Big Kanga and yes, the Big Bogan is actually real! You can find it in Nyngan, Australia.

  13. Australia has a wild population of camels: True or false?

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    Camels were introduced to Australia in the 19th century for transportation and construction. They can be found in parts of WA, SA and NT.

  14. What's the name of Australia's largest working cattle station?

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    You'll find Anna Creek Station in South Australia.

  15. How many medals did Australia win in the 2016 Olympics?

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    Australia won 29 medals made up of eight gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze.

  16. What do you call a group of platypuses?

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    Paddle is not an official group name because platypuses are solitary creatures, but "a paddle of platypuses" is the generally accepted answer.

  17. In what sport did Steven Bradbury win his 2002 Olympic gold medal in?

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    It was in speed skating and he won after all his competitors fell down in front of him!

  18. Which of these technologies did an Australian NOT help invent?

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    We may be involved with a lot of cool stuff, but alas, Aussies did not help invent the USB drive.

  19. What is the name of this animal?

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    It's called a cassowary and it's found in Queensland. Be careful if you ever spot one, those claws are sharp!

  20. Dunnedoo is a real place in Australia: True or false?

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    It's a small town in NSW!

  21. What year did the Sydney Harbour Bridge open?

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    It opened in 1932 and it took eight years to build!

  22. What nationality was the architect of the Sydney Opera House?

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    The architect was Danish and his name was Jørn Utzon.

  23. How many times has Australia won a gold medal in netball at the Commonwealth Games?

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    Australia has won three gold medals for netball and three silver medals.

  24. Finish the lyric: "Have you ever..."

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    It's part of the theme song from the classic, Round The Twist TV show!

  25. What is the name given to a male kangaroo?

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    A male kangaroo is called a boomer! We could make a whole new meme out of that.

  26. Who is Miles Franklin?

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    Miles Franklin was a famous female author who died in 1954. Today, there is an annual literary event in her name.

  27. Who is Australia's Head of State?

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    Queen Elizabeth II is currently our Head of State, however the Governor-General is chosen by her and exercises the executive power of the Queen in Australia.