Australia questions This is a list of recently added questions about Australia. Play Australia quiz and see all the questions. Which country is the leading producer of wool?Australia is the leading producer of wool (25% of global production) which is mostly from Merino sheep. Other large producters of wool are New Zealand, China and the United States (mostly in Texas and New Mexico).Created by: globalquiz.organimals of Australia riddles »hard 43% United StatesUnited States242New ZealandNew Zealand2209AustraliaAustralia2261ArgentinaArgentina494 What animal is that?Cassowary. Cassowaries have have horn-like but soft and casques on their heads, up to 18 cm long (7 in). The role of cansques is uncertain. The simplest theory is that they protect the skull from collisions, when the birds lower their heads when running. It could be, however, that the casques help to cool blood, protect from falling fruits or amplify low sounds made by cassowaries.Created by: Shankar Kumarbirds riddles »easy 78% emuemu619cassowarycassowary5771pheasantpheasant296great bustardgreat bustard645 Who was the first European navigator to reach Australia?Willem Janszoon. Janszoon reached the Gulf of Carpentaira (north of Australia) and made a landfall in 1606. However, he found the land swampy and the people inhospitable. He called the land he had discovered “Nieu Zeland” after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted and was later used by Abel Tasman for New Zealand.Created by: globalquiz.orgAge of Discovery riddles »very hard 22% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake719John CabotJohn Cabot338Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon520Abel TasmanAbel Tasman747 Which country derives its name from the word "South"?Australia. "Australis" means "South" in Latin. Following European discovery, names for the Australian landmass were often references to the legendary Terra Australis Incognita - an "unknown land of the South" which appeared on many maps since Roman times.Created by: globalquiz.orgLatin riddles »hard 53% EgyptEgypt2349ArgentinaArgentina2456AustraliaAustralia7403GeorgiaGeorgia1583 In 2012, NASA published famous 'Black Marble' night lights images. What are the lights in the uninhabited regions of western Australia caused by?Wildfires. These images were assembled from data acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. This means fires and other lighting (such as ships) could have been detected on any one day and integrated into the composite picture, despite being temporary phenomena - giving the the appearance of a massive blaze.Created by: globalquiz.orgNASA riddles »hard 54% large citieslarge cities1658wildfireswildfires4493oil drillsoil drills947open-pit minesopen-pit mines1110 Where was this photo of a ski resort taken?In Australia. Australia has several well developed downhill ski resorts in the high country of the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Canberra is situated around two hours from the New South Wales ski-fields, while Melbourne is just 120 km from Mount Baw Baw.Created by: globalquiz.orgskiing riddles »average 64% in Brazilin Brazil598in Australiain Australia4178in Mexicoin Mexico938in Indonesiain Indonesia805 Which mammal is venomous and dangerous to humans?Platypus. The venom produced in the crural glands of the male platypus is not lethal to humans. However, it produces excruciating pain which does not respond even to morphine; sometimes the pain develops into a long-lasting hyperalgesia that can persist for months. Some biologists suggest that the venom may work directly on the brain's pain receptors. Other venomous mammals are small insectivores and vampire bats, which produce toxic saliva.Created by: globalquiz.orgdangerous animals riddles »average 66% slothsloth212mangustamangusta2415platypusplatypus7459vampire batvampire bat1195 Which of these countries first celebrate New Year?Australia. Sydney Time Zone is +10:00, so they celebrate New Year 4 and a half hours before India (+5:30), 10 hours before London, and 17 hours before Los Angeles (-7:00) .Created by: Cleotime riddles »very easy 82% United StatesUnited States400United KingdomUnited Kingdom171IndiaIndia250AustraliaAustralia3916 During which Olympic Games did the Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia in the football final on 8th of December?Melbourne, 1956. Due to the reversal of seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, the Games were held during the northern winter. This was thought likely to inconvenience athletes from the Northern Hemisphere who were accustomed to resting during their winter. Next Olympic Games in Australia (Sydney 2000), were held in September.Created by: globalquiz.orgsoccer riddles »hard 58% Los Angeles, 1932Los Angeles, 19321109Melbourne, 1956Melbourne, 19565937Montreal, 1976Montreal, 19762340Sydney, 2000Sydney, 2000819 Where is Bali?At point 3. Bali is the largest tourist destination in Indonesia. According to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World's Best Islands, rank in second after Greece. Since 2011, China has displaced Japan as the second-largest supplier of tourists to Bali, while Australia still tops the list.Created by: Andy Sealygeography of Indonesia riddles »hard 45% at point 1at point 11743at point 2at point 22099at point 3at point 37082at point 4at point 44481 Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.