Geography of Australia questions This is a list of recently added questions about geography of Australia. Play geography of Australia quiz and see all the questions. Which country derives its name from the word "South"?Australia. "Australis" means "South" in Latin. Following European discovery, names for the Australian landmass were often references to the legendary Terra Australis Incognita - an "unknown land of the South" which appeared on many maps since Roman times.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 52% EgyptEgypt4760ArgentinaArgentina5254AustraliaAustralia14440GeorgiaGeorgia3075Latin riddles » In 2012, NASA published famous 'Black Marble' night lights images. What are the lights in the uninhabited regions of western Australia caused by?Wildfires. These images were assembled from data acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. This means fires and other lighting (such as ships) could have been detected on any one day and integrated into the composite picture, despite being temporary phenomena - giving the the appearance of a massive blaze.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 55% large citieslarge cities3033wildfireswildfires8283oil drillsoil drills1788open-pit minesopen-pit mines1927NASA riddles » Where is Bali?At point 3. Bali is the largest tourist destination in Indonesia. According to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World's Best Islands, rank in second after Greece. Since 2011, China has displaced Japan as the second-largest supplier of tourists to Bali, while Australia still tops the list.Created by: Andy Sealyhard 48% at point 1at point 13375at point 2at point 24419at point 3at point 315663at point 4at point 48579geography of Indonesia riddles » Where is Sydney?At point 3. Sydney is both the oldest (the site of the first British colony in Australia) and the largest (4.6 million people) city in Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 55% at point 1at point 12329at point 2at point 24069at point 3at point 312765at point 4at point 43654Australia riddles » Which continent is that?Africa. This map of Africa is rotated so the continent shape resembles Australia.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 48% AustraliaAustralia9257AsiaAsia858AfricaAfrica10178North AmericaNorth America531continents riddles » Which continent has the least active volcanoes?Australia. There are no active volcanoes on the Australian mainland that have erupted since European settlement, however some volcanoes in Victoria and South Australia are likely to have been active and witnessed by Aboriginal people several thousand years ago.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% EuropeEurope4662North AmericaNorth America2051AfricaAfrica3876AustraliaAustralia16429natural disasters riddles » How much of Australia coastline is desert? (out of total 21,262 miles/34,218 km)140 miles (225 km). More than 40% of Australia's land is classified as desert, but almost all of it is located inland. The Great Sandy Desert is the only one to extend to the coast, forming the long sweep of the Eighty Miles Beach (which is actually 140 miles long).Created by: Cleovery hard 21% 140 miles (225 km)140 miles (225 km)10951,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)7243,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)122414,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)2049deserts riddles » The Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his disappearance.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 28% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert2343the first president of Australiathe first president of Australia1003the explorer that first crossed Australiathe explorer that first crossed Australia4172a famous Australian poeta famous Australian poet763geographic names riddles » This is a satellite photo of a large Australian City. Which city is that?Canberra is the only major Australian city without sea access. With a population of 358,000, it is Australia's eighth-largest city overall.Created by: Kasiavery hard 37% MelbourneMelbourne3595SydneySydney2936CanberraCanberra4794BrisbaneBrisbane1575satellite images riddles » What was the reason to build Canberra for Australian capital, rather than selecting one of the existing large cities?Dispute between Sydney and Melbourne. Debates over Federation in the late 19th century were dominated by a long dispute over whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the national capital. A compromise was reached: the new capital would be built in New South Wales, at least 100 miles (160 km) from Sydney.Created by: Kasiaeasy 71% safe location far from the seasafe location far from the sea3463wish of the Indigenous Australianswish of the Indigenous Australians2282low land pricelow land price2772dispute between Sydney and Melbournedispute between Sydney and Melbourne20911capitals riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.