Australia questions This is a list of recently added questions about Australia. Play Australia quiz and see all the questions. What sea lies between Australia and New Zealand?Tasman Sea. The Tasman sea is called “the ditch” in New Zealand and Australia. “To cross the ditch” means “to sail across the Tasman Sea”.Created by: globalquiz.orgNew Zealand riddles »average 66% Tasman SeaTasman Sea261Arafura SeaArafura Sea63Timor SeaTimor Sea30Celebes SeaCelebes Sea38 What sea lies between Australia and New Guinea?Arafura sea is warm and shallow. During the last ice age, the sea was dry and formed a bridge for humans to reach Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orgoceans riddles »very hard 30% Tasman SeaTasman Sea82Arafura SeaArafura Sea73Celebes SeaCelebes Sea31Java SeaJava Sea53 To which country does Tasmania belong?Australia. Tasmania is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland. It is known as the "Apple Isle" because for many years it has been one of the world's major apple producers.Created by: globalquiz.orgislands riddles »average 64% AustraliaAustralia246New ZealandNew Zealand115United KingdomUnited Kingdom7IndiaIndia12 What is the capital city of Australia?Canberra. With a population of 381,488, Canberra is Australia's largest inland city.Created by: globalquiz.orgOceania riddles »easy 78% SydneySydney65MelbourneMelbourne47CanberraCanberra514WellingtonWellington29 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 States260New ZealandNew Zealand2384AustraliaAustralia2438ArgentinaArgentina534 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% emuemu660cassowarycassowary6254pheasantpheasant313great bustardgreat bustard692 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 Drake755John CabotJohn Cabot364Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon558Abel TasmanAbel Tasman799 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 54% EgyptEgypt2511ArgentinaArgentina2607AustraliaAustralia8013GeorgiaGeorgia1706 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 55% large citieslarge cities1788wildfireswildfires4921oil drillsoil drills1023open-pit minesopen-pit mines1195 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 Brazil627in Australiain Australia4383in Mexicoin Mexico994in Indonesiain Indonesia841 Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.