Australia Day (Jan.26) Quiz

Fitting European countries into Australia

On January 26th,  about 18 million Australians celebrate Australia Day.

Here is a quiz for you.  Scroll down for the answers.

1. What do Koalas like to eat?

a) flowers b) Eucalyptus leaves  c) Grass

2.Why did most British and Irish people go to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries?

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a) they came as prisoners   b) they wanted warm weather

c) they travelled the wrong way  d) they came to see kangaroos

3. What is the traditional Aboriginal musical instrument called?

a) didgeridoo     b) steel drum     c) guitar     d) organ

4.   What is the capital of Australia.

a) Sydney   b) Canberra

5. Kangaroos carry their babies in a pouch (pocket). Which other Australian animal does that?

a) koala     b) sheep   c) crocodile     d) cow

6. What is the wild Australian dog called?

a) dingo    b) dingbat    c) fox    d) dogo

7.  Which Australian City would you find the opera house?

a) London    b) Sydney    c) Perth

8.   What is the name for the large Australian bird that cannot fly?

a) Aussie goose   b) Ostrich    c) Emu


9.  During which season do Australians celebrate Christmas?

a) Winter   b ) Spring    c) Summer    d) Autumn/Fall

10.  Aborigines used this tool for hunting?

a) boomerang    b) gun    c) bow and arrow

Scroll down for answers.











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Hello From Australia – “The Land Down Under”


I’m writing this blog from Australia.  Do you know why it is also called “The Land Down Under?”   Under What?   Down Where?


If you look at this image, you will will a red line and that is the equator.  Countries are north or south of the equator.  Australia is quite a way down under the equator and down under many countries.  In fact, it took 15 hours to fly from Los Angeles (USA) to Melbourne (Australia).  It is the 6th largest country in the world by area or size.

Australia: Island and Continent


Australia has three  big oceans surrounding it – the Pacific,  the Indian and the Southern Ocean, plus the Tasmanian Sea.

Fitting European countries into Australia
Fitting European countries into Australia



Australia has many unusual animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world (except in zoos).There are over 750 reptiles found only in Australia. Here are others: Kangaroo, Koala, Red Belly Black Snake, Platypus, Cassowary and Blue Tongued Lizard.

In my next blog, I will give you some facts about these animals.