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Task
  1. Read the Wikipedia entry about AustraliaW-Logo.gif(English).
  2. Then try to answer the multiple-choice quizzes.



A quiz about Australia

Tick the correct answer!

1. Mark the Australian flag: (Flag of Australia.svg )(! Flag of New Zealand.svg )(! Flag of Tuvalu.svg )

2. How many people live in Australia? (! 13 million) ( 23 million) (! 33 million)

3. Most of them live (! in the north ) ( in the southeast) (! in the southwest)

4. The total size of Australia is (! 2,985,367 km2) ( 7,686,848 km2) (! 19,736,139 km2)

5. That makes Australia about (! 2.5 times bigger than Germany) (! 10.5 times bigger than Germany) ( 21.5 times bigger than Germany)

6. How much of Australia’s land is desert? (! About 40 per cent.) (! About half.) ( About two thirds.)

7. The biggest city with 3.8 million inhabitants is (! Melbourne) ( Sydney) (! Perth)

8. Australia’s capital is ( Canberra) (! Sydney) (! Melbourne)

9. What’s the name the English use for Australia? ( Down under) (! The Colonies) (! The Outback)

Tick the correct answer!

1. What is the name of the most important natural sight in Australia? (!Canberra Rock) (Ayers Rock [Uluru]) (!Sydney Opera House)

2. Great Barrier Reef is about (!1,000 km long.) (!1,500 km long.) (!2,000 km long.)

3. What are Australia’s most important natural resources? (!gold, silver, opal and oil) (!gold, opal, diamonds and tin) (!opal, silver, oil and tin)

4. Who is head of state in Australia? (!The elected president) (Queen Elizabeth II.) (There is no official head of state)

5. Which country is Australia’s closest neighbour? (!New Zealand) (Papua New Guinea) (!Indonesia)

6. How do the Australians celebrate Christmas? (They have a big party at the beach.) (!They celebrate at home around the fire.) (!Christmas is not celebrated in a special way.)

7. What world-famous pet comes from Australia? ( budgie) (! canary ) (! crocodile) (! rabbit)

8. Australia’s flat, hot centre is called ( Outback ) (! Billabong) (! Desert) (! the Bush)

9. This area covers about two thirds of Australia. How many people live there? ( About 100,000.) (! About 500,000. ) (! About 1,000,000.) (!d About 3,000,000.)