Posts Tagged ‘Australia’


These are the answers to the geography quiz on Australia I gave a couple days ago.

Short Answer: Write the correct answer.

  1. What is Australia’s largest natural lake?   Lake Eyre
  2. What name is Australia often called by?    The Land Down Under
  3. What are the native inhabitants of Australia called?    Aborigines
  4. What 1851 event caused the population of Australia to increase by 200%? The Australian Gold Rush
  5. What 1,200 mile long reef lies off Australia’s eastern coast?   Great Barrier Reef

Matching: Match each description with the correct.

  1. Capital of New South Wales   Sydney
  2. Australia’s longest permanent river   Murray River
  3. Australian’s highest peak   Mt. Kosciusko
  4. Capital of Tasmania   Hobart
  5. Australia’s largest region   Australian Shield

Hope you have enjoyed!


Today I had a quiz on Australia and thought I’d test your knowledge of the island continent. As usual, the answers will be posted in a few days. Enjoy!

Short Answer: Write the correct answer.

  1. What is Australia’s largest natural lake?
  2. What name is Australia often called by?
  3. What are the native inhabitants of Australia called?
  4. What 1851 event caused the population of Australia to increase by 200%?
  5. What 1,200 mile long reef lies off Australia’s eastern coast?

Matching: Match each description with the correct term.

  1. Capital of New South Wales
  2. Australia’s longest permanent river
  3. Australian’s highest peak
  4. Capital of Tasmania
  5. Australia’s largest region

Term choices:

Australian Shield
Ayers Rock
Darling River
Hobart
Mt. Kosciusko
Murray River
Sydney

Why Australia?

Posted: January 11, 2016 in Articles
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I am reading a chapter on Australia in one of my text books these days. For every part of the world, the authors write little side points of interest: missionaries, foods, plants, and animals, among other things. Like I said, I’m reading about Australia and the Pacific Island nations now, and they had a section about animals there. As you probably know, that area has some pretty exotic animals, but I didn’t realize how many animals there were that are both exotic (meaning, in this case, interesting) and found nowhere else in the world.

For instance, there’s the old classic, the duck billed platypus. Then there’s the echidna, the crimson rosella (bird), and the emu. According to my book, those species are all only found in and around Australia.

Compared to Australia, the U.S. seems pretty boring. We don’t have any really exotic animals. Either that, or I’m not aware of it because I’ve lived among them and I’ve read about them.

I don’t know; maybe the woodchuck seems exotic to Australians!