Mind Challenge Monday#14


The Australian Quiz

True or False

  1. The Didgeridoo is also used as a weapon. True or False?

  2. The Great Australian Bight is an open bay on the south coast of Australia. True or False?

  3. Paul Hogan became famous by playing the role of a crocodile hunter in Crocodile Dundee. True or False?

  4. Mt Kosciuszko is an active volcano. True or false?

  5. The Great Australian Bight has no beaches. Only cliff faces. True or False?

  6. The Platypus has a venomous spur that can cause a lot of pain. True or False?

  7. Vegemite is a dessert in Australia. True or False?

  8. The Koala sleeps for 18 hours a day. True or False?

Multiple choice

  1. The reason the Blue Mountains in Sydney are blue is:


  1. Because of the Eucalyptus leaves b) Because of the clouds c) because of the amount of fires. The smoke makes the mountains blue.


2. The Australian movie, ‘The Castle’ is about:


  1. The first castle built in Australia b) About a man defending his family home c) About a boy and his imaginary castle


3. Vegemite is made from:


  1. A combination of bush tucker found in the outback b) yeast from the bottom of the barrels of beer c) fermented cocoa beans


4. The Capital of Australia is:


  1. Sydney b) Darwin c) Uluru d) Canberra


5. The Australian movie ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ is about:


  1. Australia’s first attempt to have a queen b) Drag queens who perform shows in the outback and small rural towns c) A documentary about the Wajiri queen bee and the activity in the hive


6.  The City to Surf event held in Sydney is a:


  1. A cycling race b) a mini marathon c) An outdoor art festival


7. Which celebrity didn’t appear on the famous TV soap opera ‘Neighbors’


  1. Russell Crowe b) Guy Pearce c) Nicole Kidman d) Kylie Minogue


8. The Australian Movie ‘Animal Kingdom’ is about:


  1. A documentary of the Australian animals in the outback b) An eccentric Australian zoo keeper c)  A crime family in Melbourne

Thanks for the quiz Mark!


References and links:


  1. https://www.spiritgallery.com.au/didgeridoo-basics

  2. Crocodile Dundee https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090555/

  3. The Great Australian Bight https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Australian_Bight

  4. Mt. Kosciosko https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park

  5. The Australian movie ‘The Castle’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118826/

  6. The Australian movie ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109045/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

  7. The City 2 Surf mini-marathon in Sydney https://city2surf.com.au/

  8. The Australian TV Show ‘Neighbours’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighbours

  9. The Australian movie ‘Animal Kingdom’ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313092/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

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