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Australia Quiz (Grade 7)

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Australia Quiz

1. 
What is the capital city of Western Australia?
  1. Perth
  2. Brisbane
  3. Hobart
  4. Adelaide
2. 
What is Australia's national capital?
  1. Sydney
  2. Brisbane
  3. Melbourne
  4. Canberra
3. 
What is the title of Australia's head of government?
  1. King
  2. President
  3. Prime Minister
  4. Visage
4. 
What is Australia's type of government?
  1. Constitutional Monarchy
  2. Parliamentary Democracy
  3. Democracy
  4. Monarchy
5. 
What event in 1851 attracted new settlers to Australia?
  1. Civil War
  2. Land Rush
  3. Gold Rush
  4. Sydney Festival
6. 
What name was first given to Australia?
  1. New England
  2. New Netherlands
  3. New Madrid
  4. New South Wales
7. 
When did Australia become an independent nation?
  1. January 1, 1801
  2. July 4, 1780
  3. January 1, 1901
  4. March 15, 1900
8. 
What is a country on the continent of Australia?
  1. Mississippi
  2. Australia
  3. Texas
  4. Russia
9. 
Australia is comparable in land mass to what other country?
  1. United States
  2. Russia
  3. England
  4. Greece
10. 
Australia has been nicknamed "the land down under" due to what geographical feature?
  1. Tropic of Cancer
  2. Continent of South America
  3. Equator
  4. South Pole
11. 
What two Australian states does the Murray River divide?
  1. South Australia & Queensland
  2. New South Wales & Queensland
  3. New South Wales & Victoria
  4. South Australia & Victoria
12. 
What is the capital city of New South Wales?
  1. Darwin
  2. Hobart
  3. Adelaide
  4. Sydney
13. 
What is the capital city of Tasmania?
  1. Sydney
  2. Hobart
  3. Perth
  4. Darwin
14. 
What is the capital city of Victoria?
  1. Sydney
  2. Hobart
  3. Brisbane
  4. Melbourne
15. 
Which Australian state is NOT located on the continent?
  1. New Territory
  2. Queensland
  3. Tasmania
  4. Victoria
16. 
What are the Australian natives called?
  1. Squatters
  2. Aborigines
  3. Canberras
  4. Indians
17. 
The                       is located in the south central Australia.
  1. Barkly Tableland
  2. Great Victoria Desert
  3. Kimberley Plateau
  4. Simpson Desert
18. 
Located off the northeastern coast of Australia is the                       .
  1. Great Australian Bight
  2. Gulf of Carpentaria
  3. Great Barrier Reef
  4. Darling River
19. 
Located off the eastern coast of Australia is the                       .
  1. Great Barrier Reef
  2. Great Australian Bight
  3. Great Dividing Range
  4. Great Sandy Desert
20. 
                  is the longest permanently flowing river in Australia.
  1. Darling River
  2. Murray River
  3. Waikato River
  4. Mississippi River
21. 
What is the capital city of Queensland?
  1. Sydney
  2. Adelaide
  3. Brisbane
  4. Darwin
22. 
                is one of the finest harbors in the world. It is located on the east coast of Australia next to Sydney.
  1. Sydney Harbor
  2. Port Moresby
  3. Port Phillip
  4. Port Pearl
23. 
What is the only continent that is also a country?
  1. Australia
  2. Asia
  3. North America
  4. Africa
24. 
Which animal is about three feet long, has a twelve inch tail, and black and white fur? The Tasmanian devil is a marsupial that gives live birth to its babies. The baby is placed in a pouch to grow up. It takes about fifteen to sixteen weeks for the baby to get enough of its mother's milk to be able to leave the pouch.

Why can't the Tasmanian devil leave the pouch too early?
  1. It needs to be protected by its mother.
  2. A cord connects the Tasmanian devil to its mother.
  3. There is a strong bond between the mom and the young Tasmanian devil.
  4. It needs its mother's milk.
25. 
Name a plant or animal that is associated with Australian culture.



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