Geography of Australia questions This is a list of recently added questions about geography of Australia. Play geography of Australia quiz and see all the questions. 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.orghard 54% EgyptEgypt2709ArgentinaArgentina2845AustraliaAustralia8813GeorgiaGeorgia1893Latin riddles » 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.orghard 56% large citieslarge cities1973wildfireswildfires5624oil drillsoil drills1126open-pit minesopen-pit mines1303NASA riddles » 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 Sealyhard 47% at point 1at point 11985at point 2at point 22437at point 3at point 38754at point 4at point 45214geography of Indonesia riddles » Where is Sydney?At point 3. Sydney is both the oldest (the site of the first British colony in Australia) and the largest (4.6 million people) city in Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 55% at point 1at point 11743at point 2at point 22954at point 3at point 38992at point 4at point 42622Australia riddles » Which continent is that?Africa. This map of Africa is rotated so the continent shape resembles Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 47% AustraliaAustralia6336AsiaAsia612AfricaAfrica6592North AmericaNorth America363continents riddles » Which continent has the least active volcanoes?Australia. There are no active volcanoes on the Australian mainland that have erupted since European settlement, however some volcanoes in Victoria and South Australia are likely to have been active and witnessed by Aboriginal people several thousand years ago.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% EuropeEurope2731North AmericaNorth America1181AfricaAfrica2254AustraliaAustralia9642natural disasters riddles » How much of Australia coastline is desertous? (out of total 21,262 miles/34,218 km)140 miles (180 km). More than 40% of Australia's land is classified as desert, but almost all of it is located inland. The Great Sandy Desert is the only one to extend to the coast, forming the long sweep of the Eighty Miles Beach (which is actually 140 miles long).Created by: Cleovery hard 22% 140 miles (180 km)140 miles (180 km)9361,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)5703,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)99214,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)1662deserts riddles » Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his appearance.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 29% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert1853first president of Australiafirst president of Australia728explorer that first crossed Australiaexplorer that first crossed Australia3112famous Australian poetfamous Australian poet596geographic names riddles » This is a satellite photo of a large Australian City. Which city is that?Canberra is the only major Australian city without sea access. With a population of 358,000, it is Australia's eighth-largest city overall.Created by: Kasiavery hard 38% MelbourneMelbourne2538SydneySydney2079CanberraCanberra3586BrisbaneBrisbane1139satellite images riddles » What was the reason to build Canberra for Australian capital, rather than selecting one of the existing large cities?Dispute between Sydney and Melbourne. Debates over Federation in the late 19th century were dominated by a long dispute over whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the national capital. A compromise was reached: the new capital would be built in New South Wales, at least 100 miles (160 km) from Sydney.Created by: Kasiaeasy 70% safe location far from the seasafe location far from the sea2504wish of the Indigenous Australianswish of the Indigenous Australians1538low land pricelow land price2048dispute between Sydney and Melbournedispute between Sydney and Melbourne14718capitals riddles » Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.