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Case Study Australia 02
Test yourself on your knowledge of Australia.

Case Study Australia 02

This KS3 Geography quiz takes a further look at Australia. A prosperous developed country, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance such as human development, quality of life, health care and life expectancy. It is rich in minerals which are mined and transported on a huge scale. Agricultural products are also exported, including wool, meat and wine.

Most of the population lives in coastal towns and cities. The only inland city is Canberra. The nothernmost part of Australia is tropical rainforest and swamps. The centre of Australia is desert but there are some towns. You may have heard of Alice Springs, which is a town near the large rock formation known as Uluru. Another interesting town is Coober Pedy. This is populated by people mining the gemstone called opal and most houses are built underground to escape the heat of the desert.

1.
Sydney created many jobs for what event of 2000?
Expo 2000
The Cricket World Cup
The G8 summit
The Olympic Games
Team GB won 11 gold medals at the Sydney Olympic Games
2.
By what means did Aborigines traditionally survive?
Burglary
Deep sea fishing
Hunting and gathering
Kangaroo rearing
Before humans learned how to farm, they obtained their food by hunting it or gathering it from trees and other plants. Some indigenous people, for example, those in Australia, did not develop farming because hunting and gathering provided for all of their needs
3.
Which was the first place settled by the British?
Brisbane
Darwin
Perth
Sydney
It was called Sydney in recognition of a British politician who was involved in setting up the first colony there
4.
What is the capital of Australia?
Adelaide
Canberra
Melbourne
Sydney
Melbourne was the capital until 1927
5.
Which of these is not a major Australian river?
Darling
Honey
Murray
Murrumbidgee
The Murray is the longest river in Australia
6.
Which state of Australia is a small island?
New South Wales
Queensland
Tasmania
Victoria
The capital of Tasmania is Hobart
7.
The interior of Australia has what name?
The billabong
The outback
The ridgeback
The wasteland
This region has a very low population
8.
The outback town of Coober Pedy is important for mining which gemstones?
Diamonds
Opals
Rubies
Sapphires
Some scenes of the film 'Mad Max 3' were shot in and near to Coober Pedy
9.
What is the common name for the landform Uluru?
Ayer's Rock
Great Barrier Reef
Mount Kosciuszko
Simpson Desert
To the Aboriginal people, it is a sacred place
10.
Which breed of sheep produces the country's high-quality wool?
Merino
Merlot
Mourinho
Romney Marsh
Merino sheep were native to Spain but they were domesticated in Australia
Author:  Jan Crompton

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