1. What is the capital of Australia? What does its name mean? The capital of Australia is Canberra.

Australia means meeting place. 2. How many states are there in Australia? 6 3. What are the biggest cities in Australia? Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin 4. Who discovered Australia? When? Captain James Cook in 1770. 5. Who were the first people who came to Australia? Convicts (British criminals) 6. Why did so many people come to Australia in the 19th century? To look for gold 7. How are Native Australians called? Aborigines 8. What instrument do they play? The Didgeridoo 9. What is Uluru? How it is also called? A huge rock in the desert. It’s called Ayers Rock. 10. What’s Australia’s highest mountain? Mount Kosciusko 11. What’s Australia’s longest river? Murray-Darling 12. What is Tasmania? Australia’s biggest island. 13. Which animals live in Australia? Koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, emus, platypus, echidnas and dingos 14. What are stilt houses? Where can you fid them? They are wooden houses on tall posts. We can find them in Brisbane. 15. What is the outback? The hot and flat centre of Australia, the desert. 16. What is the name of the largest outback town? Alice Springs 17. How many children use the School of the Air? 20.000 18. How long is the Great Barrier Reef? 2000km 19. Where does Australia’s money come from? Sheep (wool), cattle (meat), wheat, fruit, wine and minerals 20. What is the name of the tornado that devastated northern Australia in 1974? Cyclone Tracy 21. Does it snow in Australia? Where? Yes, only in the South East and Tasmania. 22. Where can you see the Opera House? In Sydney 23. Name four famous Aussies: (remind them of the power point)

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