10 most difficult geography of Australia riddles A list of geography of Australia related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Australia quiz 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).very hard 22% 140 miles (180 km)140 miles (180 km)22%1,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)13%3,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)23%14,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)40%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 4044 answers in 2 languages »deserts 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.very hard 29% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert29%first president of Australiafirst president of Australia11%explorer that first crossed Australiaexplorer that first crossed Australia49%famous Australian poetfamous Australian poet9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6075 answers in 4 languages »geographic 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.very hard 38% MelbourneMelbourne27%SydneySydney22%CanberraCanberra38%BrisbaneBrisbane12%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 9052 answers in 2 languages »satellite images 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.hard 46% at point 1at point 110%at point 2at point 213%at point 3at point 346%at point 4at point 428%Created by: Andy Sealy. Statistics based on 17484 answers in 2 languages »geography of Indonesia riddles » Which continent is that?Africa. This map of Africa is rotated so the continent shape resembles Australia.hard 47% AustraliaAustralia45%AsiaAsia4%AfricaAfrica47%North AmericaNorth America2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13432 answers in 3 languages »continents riddles » 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.hard 54% EgyptEgypt16%ArgentinaArgentina17%AustraliaAustralia54%GeorgiaGeorgia11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15606 answers in 2 languages »Latin 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.hard 55% at point 1at point 110%at point 2at point 218%at point 3at point 355%at point 4at point 416%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15765 answers in 2 languages »Australia 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.hard 55% large citieslarge cities19%wildfireswildfires55%oil drillsoil drills11%open-pit minesopen-pit mines13%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9520 answers in 2 languages »NASA 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.average 60% EuropeEurope17%North AmericaNorth America7%AfricaAfrica14%AustraliaAustralia60%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 14953 answers in 2 languages »natural disasters riddles » How many countries occupy whole continent?One. It's Australia.average 65% nonenone18%oneone65%twotwo8%threethree7%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17010 answers in 2 languages »countries riddles » Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.