The Country of the Month: Australia

10 Fun Facts About Australia

Take the quiz “All About Australia for Kids” below to test your knowledge about the country of the month.
Answers and further information are at the end of the quiz. Good Luck!
Fun Facts About Australia
1. What is another name for Australia?
In The Middle
Over There
Down Under
Up Over
2. Which Australian animal has a long tail, a pouch and hops to get around?
koala
kangaroo
platypus
emu
3. If I was in Australia eating a lamington, what would I be eating?
A sandwich
A fruit
A cake
A vegetable
4. Which of the following animals would you NOT be likely to see living in the wild in Australia?
platypus
koala
lion
kangaroo
5. Cotton candy and french fries in Australia are called . . . 
french fries & cotton candy
chips & fairy floss
crisps & lollies
 fries & fairy floss
6. In which Australian city would you find the Opera House?
Adelaide
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
7. If it’s Christmas in Australia, what season is it?
Winter
Spring
Autumn
Summer
8. What does a koala like to eat?
cream cakes
eucalyptus leaves
peanut butter sandwiches
apple pies
9. What kind of animals live in the Great Barrier Reef?
spiders
cats
fish
dogs
10. Australia is completely surrounded by water on all sides.
True
False
QUIZ ANSWERS
1. What is another name for Australia?

Your Answer: Down Under Australia is sometimes called the land “Down Under”. This is because if you look on a map, it is located in the bottom half of the Earth.

2. Which Australian animal has a long tail, a pouch and hops to get around?

Your Answer: kangaroo There are lots of kangaroos in Australia! Kangaroos carry their babies (which are called joeys) in a pouch.

3. If I was in Australia eating a lamington, what would I be eating?

Your Answer: A cake Lamingtons are a type of cake that Australians love to eat! Lamingtons are made by dipping pieces of sponge cake in chocolate sauce and then rolling them in coconut. Yum!

4. Which of the following animals would you NOT be likely to see living in the wild in Australia?

Your Answer: lion Lions are most commonly found in Africa. Australia has lions in zoos, but none really living in the wild. Koalas, kangaroos and platypuses can all be found living in the wild in Australia.

5.

Cotton candy and french fries are called . . . 

Your Answer:
chips & fairy flossEnglish is the primary language of Australia, but certain terminology is specific to the region. 

6. In which Australian city would you find the Opera House?

Your Answer: Sydney Sydney is Australia’s biggest city. The Sydney Opera House was made to look like the white sails of a ship.

7. If it’s Christmas in Australia, what season is it?

Your Answer: Summer The seasons in Australia are the reverse of those in the northern part of the world. Summer is from December to February, Autumn from March to May, Winter from June to August and Spring from September to November.

8. What does a koala like to eat?

Your Answer: eucalyptus leaves Koalas like to eat eucalyptus leaves. They get all the water they need from eating leaves and never have to have a drink!

9. What kind of animals live in the Great Barrier Reef?

Your Answer: fish The Great Barrier Reef is a coral reef in the sea east of Australia. Lots of colourful fish live there!

10. Australia is completely surrounded by water on all sides.

Your Answer: True Australia is sometimes referred to as the “Island Continent” because it looks rather like a big island floating in the water! A continent is a large mass of land. Other examples of continents include Europe and Asia.

Quiz from http://www.funtrivia.com

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