Although there are many countries with many cultures in the South Pacific area, Australia is the largest one among them.
Its large size makes it dominate the region in which a huge number of people with various languages and different religions coexist in peace.
The following quiz is a chance for you to broaden your knowledge about this area (the South Pacific area), and discovering new things that you never knew before. Let’s get started!
At birth, a baby kangaroo measures about 20 inches.
This is FALSE. A baby kangaroo measures less than 1 inch (5-25 millimeters) at birth.
Aboriginal peoples in Australia have lived for more than 50,000 years on the continent.
This is TRUE. It is believed that Aboriginal peoples have arrived on the continent through Southeast Asia, and have settled there for more than 65,000/80,000 years.
84% of mammals in Australia are unique.
This is TRUE. In Australia, the flora and fauna are unique. Basically, 89% of freshwater fish, 45% of birds, and 85% of plans in the country are endemic.
Australia is divided into six states.
This is TRUE. In Australia, there are 2 provinces and 6 states.
Australian people drive on the right side of the road.
This is FALSE. They drive on the left, like British people.
Australia has only 20 national parks.
This is FALSE. Australia is home to more than 500 national parks representing 4% of the total area of the continent, and covering 69 million acres (28 million hectares).
The largest living structure on Earth is the Great Barrier Reef.
This is TRUE.
Voting is optional in Australia.
This is FALSE. In Australia, everyone of legal age must vote.
Uluru is another name of the famous Ayers Rock.
This is TRUE. It is a sacred place for Aboriginal peoples in Australia, which was renamed Uluru in 1993.
Melbourne is the capital of Australia.
This is FALSE. Canberra is the capital of Australia. Sydney and Melbourne resorted to this compromise, as none of them would ever accept the other being the capital.
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