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  • 1.  
  • 2. What’s the name of this island?
  • 3. Australia has … km of coastline. a) 15,166 b) 27,853 c) 34,218
  • 4. The highest mountain in Australia is…? a) Mount Augustus b) Mount Kosciuszko c) Mawson Peak
  • 5. One of the first names for Australia was Terra Australis . What does the word “australis” mean?
  • 6. What nationality was Abel Tasman, the explorer that discovered Tasmania?
  • 7. What is the name of a famous British explorer that claimed New South Wales for Britain in 1770?
  • 8. The British Crown Colony of New South Wales was formed on 26 Jan 1788. What holiday do Australians celebrate on this day?
  • 9. What is the term used to describe the removal of Aboriginal children from their homes that occured from 1869 to 1970s?
  • 10. What WW1 battle is considered as the birth of the Australian and NZ nations? a) Gallipoli b) Siege of Kut c) Megiddo
  • 11. What year was the Aborigines given the right to vote?
  • 12. What is this man playing?
  • 13. What’s the name for the Aboriginal stories about the Creation?
  • 14.
    • Peter Weir ( Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show )
    • Baz Luhrmann ( Moulin Rouge!, Romeo&Juliet )
    • Peter Jackson ( the Lord of the Rings trilogy )
    Which of these directors is NOT Australian?
  • 15. Which of these actors IS Australian? a) Ryan Reynolds b) Collin Farrell c) Geoffrey Rush
  • 16. What year did Australia host the Summer Olympics?
  • 17. What do the Australians call this type of land?
  • 18. How many metric tons of CO 2 per capita do Australians emit (2007)?
    • 17,9
    • 25,8
    • 55,6
  • 19. How many national parks are there in Australia?
    • 100
    • over 500
    • over 700
  • 20. Which site is NOT on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List? a) 12 Apostles b) SOH c) Uluru
  • 21. What is the name of the family of animals kangaroo, wombat and koala belong to (hrv. tobolčari)?
  • 22. What is this animal called?
  • 23. The red kangaroo appears on the Coat of Arms of Australia together with what other endemic Australian animal?
  • 24. Which of these mammals was brought to Australia by humans?
    • dingo
    • platypus
    • koala
  • 25. A marsupial baby is known as a …?
  • 26. Which Australian animal is the largest living carnivorous marsupial on Earth?