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The Land Down Under: The Australian Geography Quiz
by Staff
You may already know that the Australian continent includes the Australian mainland and nearby islands, but how well-versed are you in some of the finer details of its geography? Test your knowledge of the "land down under" with this Australian geography quiz.

Australia is located between the Pacific Ocean and which other ocean?

  • Indian
  • Atlantic
  • Arctic

In which hemisphere is Australia located?

  • Northern
  • Western
  • Eastern

True or false: Australia is the 10th largest country in the world.

  • true
  • false

Which city is the capital of Australia?

  • Sydney
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne

How many time zones does Australia have?

  • one
  • two
  • three

How many states are there in Australia?

  • six
  • eight
  • ten

What is the highest peak in mainland Australia?

  • Mount Townsend
  • Mount Twynam
  • Mount Kosciuszko

Which latitude line runs through Australia?

  • Equator
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Tropic of Cancer

What is the largest state in Australia?

  • Western Australia
  • Queensland
  • Victoria

How long is Australia's Great Barrier Reef?

  • 1,000 kilometers (621 miles)
  • 1,500 kilometers
  • 2,000 kilometers

The city of Hobart is the capital of which Australian state?

  • Tasmania
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia

What is Australia's biggest city by population?

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane

What is the name of the famous sandstone monolith found in the Northern Territory?

  • Ayers Rock
  • Mount McClintock
  • Mount Augustus

True or false: Lake Eyre in the state of South Australia is the lowest point on the Australian continent.

  • true
  • false

Which Australian city is home to the iconic Opera House?

  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

How many islands are within Australia's maritime borders?

  • more than 800
  • more than 4,000
  • more than 8,000

What is the longest river in Australia?

  • River Murray
  • Murrumbidgee River
  • Darling River

What is the southernmost point of mainland Australia?

  • Steep Point
  • Cape Byron
  • South Point

What is the tallest waterfall in Australia?

  • Ellenborough Falls
  • Wallaman Falls
  • Wollomombi Falls

What is the largest island in the maritime borders of Australia?

  • Tasmania
  • Melville Island
  • Kangaroo Island

What is the length of the coastline of mainland Australian?

  • 25,000 kilometers (16,000 miles)
  • 30,000 kilometers
  • 36,000 kilometers

What is the total population of Australia?

  • more than 24 million
  • more than 20 million
  • more than 16 million

In which Australian state is the geological formation named Murphy's Haystacks found?

  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia

Which state is the wettest in state in Australia?

  • Western Australia
  • Victoria
  • Tasmania

Which city is the capital of the state of Victoria?

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Perth

What is Australia's top export?

  • petroleum gas
  • iron ore
  • gold

What percentage of mainland Australia is desert?

  • 35 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 25 percent

True or false: Summer in Australia is December through February.

  • true
  • false

Which Australian state is home to the Daintree Rainforest?

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland

Which city is the capital of Western Australia?

  • Perth
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide