Buzz·22 Apr 2020The Absolute Ultimate Australian Trivia Quiz To Combat Your Self-Iso BoredomPub rules apply — no Googling!by Clare AstonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Why is the emu and the kangaroo depicted on Australia's Commonwealth Coat of Arms? Getty Because these animals can't walk backwards. Correct Incorrect Because these animals can't walk backwards. Because these animals are national icons. Correct Incorrect Because these animals are national icons. Because these animals are deceptively dangerous. Correct Incorrect Because these animals are deceptively dangerous. Because these animals are higher in population than people. Correct Incorrect Because these animals are higher in population than people. Correct! Wrong! Because the emu and the kangaroo can't walk backwards, they are thought to represent a nation moving forward. How many states does Australia have? Seven Correct Incorrect Seven Six Correct Incorrect Six Eight Correct Incorrect Eight Nine Correct Incorrect Nine Correct! Wrong! Australia only has six states, with both the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory being classified as territories. What year did Australia get their first female prime minister? 2007 Correct Incorrect 2007 2009 Correct Incorrect 2009 2010 Correct Incorrect 2010 2012 Correct Incorrect 2012 Correct! Wrong! Julia Gillard was the Australian prime minister from 2010 to 2013. Which famous Aussie sang the song, "Tenterfield Saddler"? Peter Allen Correct Incorrect Peter Allen Barry Allen Correct Incorrect Barry Allen Hugh Allen Correct Incorrect Hugh Allen John Allen Correct Incorrect John Allen Correct! Wrong! Peter Allen was also the artist responsible for "I Still Call Australia Home". And where in Australia is the town, Tenterfield, located? NSW Correct Incorrect NSW QLD Correct Incorrect QLD VIC Correct Incorrect VIC SA Correct Incorrect SA Correct! Wrong! It's a three hour drive west of Byron Bay. Which of these famous actors was NOT born in Australia? Phoebe Tonkin Correct Incorrect Phoebe Tonkin Russell Crowe Correct Incorrect Russell Crowe Hugh Jackman Correct Incorrect Hugh Jackman Margot Robbie Correct Incorrect Margot Robbie Correct! Wrong! Russell Crowe was actually born in New Zealand, but we claim him as our own! How many joeys can a kangaroo have at one time? Getty Images Two Correct Incorrect Two Four Correct Incorrect Four One Correct Incorrect One Three Correct Incorrect Three Correct! Wrong! 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. What constellation is depicted on the Australian flag? The Southern Cross Correct Incorrect The Southern Cross The Southern Diamond Correct Incorrect The Southern Diamond The Southern Stars Correct Incorrect The Southern Stars The Southern Tip Correct Incorrect The Southern Tip Correct! Wrong! The southern cross! Five stars make up the cross while the sixth (and largest), acts as a pointer! Who is the only Australian to win the Nobel Prize for literature? Henry Lawson Correct Incorrect Henry Lawson Miles Franklin Correct Incorrect Miles Franklin Joan Lindsay Correct Incorrect Joan Lindsay Patrick White Correct Incorrect Patrick White Correct! Wrong! 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". How does the second verse of "Advance Australia Fair" start? "We'll toil with hearts and hands" Correct Incorrect "We'll toil with hearts and hands" "Beneath our radiant southern cross" Correct Incorrect "Beneath our radiant southern cross" "Australians all let us rejoice" Correct Incorrect "Australians all let us rejoice" "With courage let us all combine" Correct Incorrect "With courage let us all combine" Correct! Wrong! Fun cultural fact: The second verse is very rarely sung! What is the town, Coober Pedy, famous for? Opals Correct Incorrect Opals Gold Correct Incorrect Gold Silver Correct Incorrect Silver Oil Correct Incorrect Oil Correct! Wrong! Cooper Pedy is known for its beautiful opals. Another fun fact: They also live underground to escape the heat! Australia is home to "big things". Which one of these is NOT real? The Big Bogan Correct Incorrect The Big Bogan The Big Pineapple Correct Incorrect The Big Pineapple The Big Banana Correct Incorrect The Big Banana The Big Kanga Correct Incorrect The Big Kanga Correct! Wrong! Australia does not own a Big Kanga and yes, the Big Bogan is actually real! You can find it in Nyngan, Australia. Australia has a wild population of camels: True or false? Getty Images True Correct Incorrect True False Correct Incorrect False Correct! Wrong! Camels were introduced to Australia in the 19th century for transportation and construction. They can be found in parts of WA, SA and NT. What's the name of Australia's largest working cattle station? Ruby Plains Correct Incorrect Ruby Plains Anna Creek Station Correct Incorrect Anna Creek Station Brunette Downs Correct Incorrect Brunette Downs Drover's Run Correct Incorrect Drover's Run Correct! Wrong! You'll find Anna Creek Station in South Australia. How many medals did Australia win in the 2016 Olympics? 31 Correct Incorrect 31 25 Correct Incorrect 25 33 Correct Incorrect 33 29 Correct Incorrect 29 Correct! Wrong! Australia won 29 medals made up of eight gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze. What do you call a group of platypuses? A paddle Correct Incorrect A paddle A puddle Correct Incorrect A puddle A poddle Correct Incorrect A poddle A piddle Correct Incorrect A piddle Correct! Wrong! Paddle is not an official group name because platypuses are solitary creatures, but "a paddle of platypuses" is the generally accepted answer. In what sport did Steven Bradbury win his 2002 Olympic gold medal in? Speed Skating Correct Incorrect Speed Skating Skeleton Correct Incorrect Skeleton Figure Skating Correct Incorrect Figure Skating Snowboarding Correct Incorrect Snowboarding Correct! Wrong! It was in speed skating and he won after all his competitors fell down in front of him! Which of these technologies did an Australian NOT help invent? Black Box Correct Incorrect Black Box Plastic bank notes Correct Incorrect Plastic bank notes Electric drill Correct Incorrect Electric drill USB drive Correct Incorrect USB drive Correct! Wrong! We may be involved with a lot of cool stuff, but alas, Aussies did not help invent the USB drive. What is the name of this animal? Getty Images Bluebeak Correct Incorrect Bluebeak Emu Correct Incorrect Emu Cassowary Correct Incorrect Cassowary Dranonin Correct Incorrect Dranonin Correct! Wrong! It's called a cassowary and it's found in Queensland. Be careful if you ever spot one, those claws are sharp! Dunnedoo is a real place in Australia: True or false? True Correct Incorrect True False Correct Incorrect False Correct! Wrong! It's a small town in NSW! What year did the Sydney Harbour Bridge open? 1949 Correct Incorrect 1949 1928 Correct Incorrect 1928 1935 Correct Incorrect 1935 1932 Correct Incorrect 1932 Correct! Wrong! It opened in 1932 and it took eight years to build! What nationality was the architect of the Sydney Opera House? Australian Correct Incorrect Australian American Correct Incorrect American French Correct Incorrect French Danish Correct Incorrect Danish Correct! Wrong! The architect was Danish and his name was Jørn Utzon. How many times has Australia won a gold medal in netball at the Commonwealth Games? Five Correct Incorrect Five Three Correct Incorrect Three Six Correct Incorrect Six Two Correct Incorrect Two Correct! Wrong! Australia has won three gold medals for netball and three silver medals. Finish the lyric: "Have you ever..." "...loved someone so much?" Correct Incorrect "...loved someone so much?" "...loved and lost somebody?" Correct Incorrect "...loved and lost somebody?" "...thought about other people?" Correct Incorrect "...thought about other people?" "...ever felt like this?" Correct Incorrect "...ever felt like this?" Correct! Wrong! It's part of the theme song from the classic, Round The Twist TV show! What is the name given to a male kangaroo? Getty Images Bull Correct Incorrect Bull Buck Correct Incorrect Buck Boxer Correct Incorrect Boxer Boomer Correct Incorrect Boomer Correct! Wrong! A male kangaroo is called a boomer! We could make a whole new meme out of that. Who is Miles Franklin? A famous Australian author Correct Incorrect A famous Australian author An old Australian singer Correct Incorrect An old Australian singer An Olympic gold medalist Correct Incorrect An Olympic gold medalist The inventor of netball Correct Incorrect The inventor of netball Correct! Wrong! Miles Franklin was a famous female author who died in 1954. Today, there is an annual literary event in her name. Who is Australia's Head of State? The Prime Minister Correct Incorrect The Prime Minister The Queen Correct Incorrect The Queen The Governor-General Correct Incorrect The Governor-General The President Correct Incorrect The President Correct! Wrong! 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.