Quiz: Could You Pass the Australian Citizenship Test?
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Could You Pass the Australian Citizenship Test?
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

Are you ready to live in the Outback? In this quiz, we're going to see if you have what it takes to be a real Aussie. If you're hoping to become a Kiwi, you're taking the wrong test.

The country is officially named the Commonwealth of Australia. It is a democratic nation.

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The capital of Australia is ______ .

Canberra is the capital of Australia. It has the nickname The Bush Capital.

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The official language of Australia is _____.

The official language of Australia is English. The currency is the Australian dollar.

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The main religion of Australia is _____ .

The main religion of Australia is Christianity. But Australia is an incredibly religiously tolerant nation.

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The gemstone of Australia is _______ .

The gemstone of Australia is opal. Its main colors are green and gold.

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Australia is ______ .

Australia is its own continent. In fact, it's the smallest inhabited island continent in the world.

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The country is divided into _____.

Australia is divided into 6 states. These include Southern Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

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How many self-governing territories does Australia have?

Australia has two self-governing territories. These include Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.

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Which of these is a city in Australia?

All of the above are cities in Australia. Other main cities include Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide.

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The largest mountain in Australia is Mount ______ .

Mount Kosciuszko is the tallest mountain in Australia. The country has some of the most exciting geography in the world.

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Australia is home to ______ .

Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef in the east. It is the largest coral reef in the world.

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Two-thirds of Australia is _____ .

Two-thirds of the Australian landscape is desert. This desert area is referred to as the Outback.

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Australia's iconic opera house is located in ______ .

The iconic Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings in Australia. It opened in 1973, and was designed by Jørn Utzon.

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For Christmas parades, head to _____ .

Adelaide is home to some of the largest Christmas parades in the world. They have a fabulous holiday tourism season.

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For a beach holiday, head to _____ .

Brisbane is the center of the Gold Coast. It's known for its many holiday beach resorts.

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Today, Aborigines make up ____ of the population.

Today, Australian Aborigines make up only 2% of the population. The Aborigines were the original inhabitants of the continent.

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What is a didgeridoo?

The didgeridoo is a wooden trumpet that is quite difficult to play. Many Aborigines still know how to play it.

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____ Rock is a famous rock formation in the center of the country.

Ayres Rock, now called by its proper aboriginal name of Uluru, is a famous rock formation in the center of Australia. Many Aboriginal people still live in that sacred area.

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Australia is famous for kangaroos and _____ .

Australia is famous for Kangaroos and wombats. Both of these animals are marsupials, which means they carry their babies in their pouches.

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Australia is the ____ largest country in the world.

Australia is the 6th largest country in the world. It occupies the entire 7.6 million square kilometer continent.

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Australia is surrounded by _____ oceans.
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Australia is actually surrounded by 3 different oceans. That makes it the world's 3rd largest ocean territory.

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Vegetation covers ____ of Australia.

Vegetation covers a whopping 91% of Australia. That makes it home to some pretty spectacular flora and fauna.

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The second largest ____ population in the world can be found in Melbourne Victoria.

Outside of Athens, Greece, Australia is home to one of the world's largest Greek populations. They can be found in Melbourne Victoria.

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The ___ is the national floral emblem.

The wattle was adopted as the national floral emblem in 1912. They are beautiful, golden flowers.

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80% of Australians live near _____ .

Roughly 80% of Australians live near the coast. That makes it the world's largest urbanized coastal population.

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Over ____ languages are spoken in Australia.
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Australia is culturally rich and diverse. There are over 200 languages and dialects spoken there, and 45 of these are indigenous languages.

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Over ____ of Australians were born in another country.

Over 25% of Australians were born in another country. That is the highest proportion of migrant settlers in the world.

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Australia is famous for its _______ .

Australia has a pretty spectacular eco-system. It's known for its diverse geography, plants, and animals.

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The Australian flag still sports the ______ .

There's much controversy about Australia's flag. It still sports the Union Jack, which is the British flag.

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Australia is home to ____ World Heritage Sites.
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Australia is home to 16 World Heritage Sites. These include historic townships, cities and landscapes.

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Australia was the ____ country in the world to give women the right to vote.

Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote.

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Australia is big on ______ .

There's a lot of gambling in Australia. Roughly 80% of Australians engage in gambling of some kind.

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Kangaroo meat is _____ .

Kangaroo meat is actually quite popular in Australia. You can purchase it at the supermarket, and it's a healthier alternative to fatty meats.

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You must be ____ years of age to vote.

Similar to the US and many other countries, you need to be 18 to vote in Australia. Voting is compulsory, meaning that you don't have a choice.

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What is the most popular dish in Australia?

Roast lamb was ranked as the most popular dish in Australia. This was followed by meat pie and barbecue sausage in bread.

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