Australia Quiz for Kids





Did you know that the name 'Australia' comes from the Latin word 'australis', which means southern?

Questions

  1. What is the popular name for the air medical service that provides health care for Australians living in rural area?
  2. Can you name Australia's capital city?
  3. Which Australian island state is seperated from the mainland by the Bass Straight?
  4. In 1770, which captain sailed along and mapped the east coast, which he named New South Wales?
  5. What is the name of the various indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland: (a)Aborigines, (b)Maori, or (c)Inuit? (indigenous means the original peoples of the land)
  6. In which city is there a famous opera house?
  7. The leaves of which tree make up most of the diet of koala bears?
  8. What is a didgeridoo? And what is a billabong?
  9. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland, is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms - what sort of organisms?
  10. True or false? A wallaby looks like a small koala bear?
  11. What was named in Australia by a Polish explorer in 1840, in honour of Polish freedom fighter General Kosciuszko?
  12. Which flat shaped toy which was once used as a weapon is designed to be thrown and then return to its thrower?
  13. What is Uluru?
  14. Which town with a woman's name is situated roughly in Australia's geographic centre?
  15. Which large country is a 4-hour flight from Australia by plane across the Tasman Sea?
  16. A very famous Australian outlaw was called Ned who?
  17. What type of animal is a kookaburra?
  18. True of false? Baby kangaroos are known as 'joeys'?
  19. Which Australian state was named in honour of a British queen? And which city was named after the wife of King William IV?
  20. Australia is the world's sixth largest country, can you name any countries that are bigger?




Answers:

  1. The Flying Doctors
  2. Canberra
  3. Tasmania
  4. Captain James Cook
  5. Aborigines
  6. Sydney (and the famous building is called The Sydney Opera House, which was opened in 1973)
  7. The eucalyptus tree
  8. It's a long musical instrument that you blow down to play. A billabong is a pond left behind after a river changes its course.
  9. Corals
  10. False. A wallaby looks like a small kangaroo.
  11. Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest nountain
  12. Boomerang
  13. A large famous rock formation made of red sandstone
  14. Alice Springs
  15. New Zealand
  16. Ned Kelly
  17. A type of bird
  18. True - they are called 'joeys'
  19. Victoria. Adelaide was named after the wife of King William IV.
  20. Russia, Canada, United States of America, China and Brazil