Could You Pass the Australian Citizenship Test?

By: Annette
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About This Quiz

Are you ready to live in the Outback? In this quiz, we're going to see if you have what it takes to be a real Aussie. If you're hoping to become a Kiwi, you're taking the wrong test.

The country is officially named the Commonwealth of Australia. It is a democratic nation.

Canberra is the capital of Australia. It has the nickname The Bush Capital.

The official language of Australia is English. The currency is the Australian dollar.

The main religion of Australia is Christianity. But Australia is an incredibly religiously tolerant nation.

The gemstone of Australia is opal. Its main colors are green and gold.

Australia is its own continent. In fact, it's the smallest inhabited island continent in the world.

Australia is divided into 6 states. These include Southern Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

Australia has two self-governing territories. These include Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.

All of the above are cities in Australia. Other main cities include Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide.

Mount Kosciuszko is the tallest mountain in Australia. The country has some of the most exciting geography in the world.

Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef in the east. It is the largest coral reef in the world.

Two-thirds of the Australian landscape is desert. This desert area is referred to as the Outback.

The iconic Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings in Australia. It opened in 1973, and was designed by Jørn Utzon.

Adelaide is home to some of the largest Christmas parades in the world. They have a fabulous holiday tourism season.

Brisbane is the center of the Gold Coast. It's known for its many holiday beach resorts.

Today, Australian Aborigines make up only 2% of the population. The Aborigines were the original inhabitants of the continent.

The didgeridoo is a wooden trumpet that is quite difficult to play. Many Aborigines still know how to play it.

Ayres Rock, now called by its proper aboriginal name of Uluru, is a famous rock formation in the center of Australia. Many Aboriginal people still live in that sacred area.

Australia is famous for Kangaroos and wombats. Both of these animals are marsupials, which means they carry their babies in their pouches.

Australia is the 6th largest country in the world. It occupies the entire 7.6 million square kilometer continent.

Australia is actually surrounded by 3 different oceans. That makes it the world's 3rd largest ocean territory.

Vegetation covers a whopping 91% of Australia. That makes it home to some pretty spectacular flora and fauna.

Outside of Athens, Greece, Australia is home to one of the world's largest Greek populations. They can be found in Melbourne Victoria.

The wattle was adopted as the national floral emblem in 1912. They are beautiful, golden flowers.

Roughly 80% of Australians live near the coast. That makes it the world's largest urbanized coastal population.

Australia is culturally rich and diverse. There are over 200 languages and dialects spoken there, and 45 of these are indigenous languages.

Over 25% of Australians were born in another country. That is the highest proportion of migrant settlers in the world.

Australia has a pretty spectacular eco-system. It's known for its diverse geography, plants, and animals.

There's much controversy about Australia's flag. It still sports the Union Jack, which is the British flag.

Australia is home to 16 World Heritage Sites. These include historic townships, cities and landscapes.

Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote.

There's a lot of gambling in Australia. Roughly 80% of Australians engage in gambling of some kind.

Kangaroo meat is actually quite popular in Australia. You can purchase it at the supermarket, and it's a healthier alternative to fatty meats.

Similar to the US and many other countries, you need to be 18 to vote in Australia. Voting is compulsory, meaning that you don't have a choice.

Roast lamb was ranked as the most popular dish in Australia. This was followed by meat pie and barbecue sausage in bread.

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