Tag: Australia

Cocos Islands Quiz

Cocos Islands is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and between Australia and Sri Lanka. It consists of two atolls and 27 coral islands.

Cocos Islands Quiz Questions

1. Who was the first European to sight Cocos Islands?
a) Thomas Gilbert
b) John Marshall
c) William Dampier
d) William Keeling

2. How are Cocos Islands also known?
a) Gilbert Islands
b) Ellice Islands
c) Keeling Islands
d) Pearl Islands

3. When did Alexander Hare settle in Cocos Islands?
a) 1609
b) 1826
c) 1714
d) 1582

4. Which British scientist was in Cocos Islands in 1836?
a) Charles Darwin
b) Isaac Newton
c) George Hadley
d) Alexander Fleming

5. Which family owned most of the property in Cocos Islands till 1978?
a) Wellesley
b) Curzon
c) Clunies-Ross
d) Hastings

6. Which is the currency of Cocos Islands?
a) American dollar
b) Rupee
c) Baht
d) Australian dollar

7. Which is the largest island of Cocos Islands?
a) Direction Island
b) West Island
c) North Keeling
d) Home Island

8. What is the area of Cocos Islands?
a) 5.6 sq. mi.
b) 12.2 sq. mi.
c) 4.8 sq. mi.
d) 7.1 sq. mi.

9. When did UK transfer Cocos Islands to Australia?
a) 1948
b) 1955
c) 1903
d) 1878

10. When was Cocos Islands Co-operative Society Ltd established?
a) 1964
b) 2008
c) 2000
d) 1979

Cocos Islands Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Who was the first European to sight Cocos Islands?
d) William Keeling

2. How are Cocos Islands also known?
c) Keeling Islands

3. When did Alexander Hare settle in Cocos Islands?
b) 1826

4. Which British scientist was in Cocos Islands in 1836?
a) Charles Darwin

5. Which family owned most of the property in Cocos Islands till 1978?
c) Clunies-Ross

6. Which is the currency of Cocos Islands?
d) Australian dollar

7. Which is the largest island of Cocos Islands?
b) West Island

8. What is the area of Cocos Islands?
a) 5.6 sq. mi.

9. When did UK transfer Cocos Islands to Australia?
b) 1955

10. When was Cocos Islands Co-operative Society Ltd established?
d) 1979

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:34:00.

Christmas Island Quiz

The Territory of Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has a population of 2,072 residents who live in a number of “Settlement areas” on the northern tip of the island: Flying Fish Cove (also known as Kampong), Silver City, Poon Saan, and Drumsite. The majority of the population is Chinese Australian. It is called Christmas Island because it was discovered on Christmas Day. Source: Wikipedia

Christmas Island Quiz Questions

Flag of Christmas Island (Australia)

Flag of Christmas Island (Australia) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Who sighted Christmas Island in 1615?
a) James Cook
b) Richard Rowe
c) Horatio Nelson
d) Fletcher Christian

2. When did Christmas Island get its name?
a) 6 January 1776
b) 27 April 1607
c) 10 September 1512
d) 25 December 1643

3. Who gave Christmas Island its name?
a) Christmas Jones
b) Walter Raleigh
c) William Mynors
d) Arthur Phillip

4. Which ocean surrounds Christmas Island?
a) Atlantic
b) Pacific
c) Indian
d) Antarctic

5. When did UK annex Christmas Island?
a) 1756
b) 1888
c) 1763
d) 1842

The location of Christmas Island

The location of Christmas Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6. When did Christmas Island become an Australian territory?
a) 1945
b) 1918
c) 1967
d) 1958

7. Which is the highest point in Christmas Island?
a) Chapel Hill
b) Swan Hill
c) Murray Hill
d) Rock Hill

8. Who established the first settlement in Christmas Island?
a) George Clunies Ross
b) Sydney Clunies Ross
c) Abel Tasman
d) Vitus Bering

9. Which country occupied Christmas Island during World War II?
a) China
b) Japan
c) France
d) USSR

10. What is the area of Christmas Island?
a) 108 sq. mi.
b) 326 sq. mi.
c) 54 sq. mi.
d) 48 sq. mi.

Christmas Island Quiz Questions with Answers

1. Who sighted Christmas Island in 1615?
b) Richard Rowe

2. When did Christmas Island get its name?
d) 25 December 1643

3. Who gave Christmas Island its name?
c) William Mynors

4. Which ocean surrounds Christmas Island?
c) Indian

5. When did UK annex Christmas Island?
b) 1888

6. When did Christmas Island become an Australian territory?
d) 1958

7. Which is the highest point in Christmas Island?
c) Murray Hill

8. Who established the first settlement in Christmas Island?
a) George Clunies Ross

9. Which country occupied Christmas Island during World War II?
b) Japan

10. What is the area of Christmas Island?
c) 54 sq. mi.

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:30:57.

Australia Quiz

1. What is the meaning of Australia?

2. Which animal carries its babies in a pouch?

3. Which animal lays eggs?

4. When is Australia Day?

5. Which of the following is not a State?

6. Which Australian captain declared the innings in a Test when his individual score reached 334 equalling that of Don Bradman?

7. What is Don Bradman’s Test batting average?

8. What is dingo?

9. Which is Australia’s tallest bird?

10. When was Paul Keating Prime Minister of Australia?

11. Which Strait separates Australia and Papua New Guinea?

12. Who bowled underarm in a One Day International?

13. What does A stand for in ANZUS?

14. Who declared Sydney Olympics 2000 open?

15. Which Governor General of Australia was Archbishop of Brisbane?

16. Which of the following is not a dependency of Australia?

17. How was Australia known in the 18th Century?

18. Which structure in Delhi resembles Sydney Opera House?

19. Who is Australian of the Year 2007?

20. Which Hollywood actor and director was born in USA and moved to Australia at the age of 12?

21. By how many hours Australian Eastern Standard Time is ahead of Indian Standard Time?

22. Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973?

23. Who won Wimbledon Men’s Singles Title in 1987?

24. Who did the title role in the film Elizabeth directed by Shekhar Kapur?

25. Which of the following films is a musical?

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:35:34.