10 most difficult Australia riddles A list of ten (out of 34) Australia related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Australia quiz 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).very hard 21% 140 miles (225 km)140 miles (225 km)21%1,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)14%3,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)24%14,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)40%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 5091 answers in 2 languages »geography of Australia riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach Australia?Willem Janszoon. Janszoon reached the Gulf of Carpentaira (north of Australia) and made a landfall in 1606. However, he found the land swampy and the people inhospitable. He called the land he had discovered “Nieu Zeland” after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted and was later used by Abel Tasman for New Zealand.very hard 22% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake30%John CabotJohn Cabot16%Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon22%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4718 answers in 5 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » What cloud is that?Morning Glory cloud. The Morning Glory cloud is a roll cloud, or arcus cloud, that can be up to 1,000 km long, 1 to 2 km high and often only 100 to 200 metres above the ground. The southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Australia is the only known location where it can be predicted and observed on a more or less regular basis due to the configuration of land and sea in the area.very hard 26% Morning Glory cloudMorning Glory cloud26%Kelvin-Helmholtz cloudKelvin-Helmholtz cloud33%AsperitasAsperitas19%Cumulonimbus IncusCumulonimbus Incus21%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 99 answers in 3 languages »clouds 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.very hard 28% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert28%the first president of Australiathe first president of Australia12%the explorer that first crossed Australiathe explorer that first crossed Australia50%a famous Australian poeta famous Australian poet9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8279 answers in 4 languages »deserts riddles » What strait separates Tasmania from the Australian mainland?Bass Strait. The strait was named after George Bass, after he and Matthew Flinders passed through it while circumnavigating Tasmania in 1798–99. It is one of the world's most dangerous straits due to its wild storm waves, strong currents and shallow waters.very hard 29% Flinders StraitFlinders Strait5%Torres StraitTorres Strait24%Bass StraitBass Strait29%Cook StraitCook Strait40%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 216 answers in 2 languages »seas riddles » Who was the first to circumnavigate Australia?Matthew Flinders. Captain Matthew Flinders RN was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders circumnavigated the mainland of what was to be called Australia, accompanied by Aboriginal man Bungaree.very hard 31% Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus 6%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman51%Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders31%Charles SturtCharles Sturt10%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 579 answers in 3 languages »sailors riddles » This cattle from India is very popular in South America and Australia. What is it?Zebu is a species or subspecies of domestic cattle originating in South Asia. Zebu are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, a large dewlap, and sometimes drooping ears. They are well adapted to withstanding high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries. very hard 33% ZebuZebu33%WatusiWatusi29%HindiHindi25%ArgentinoArgentino11%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 1761 answers in 2 languages »cattle riddles » Which Australian state is the most populous?New South Wales is the oldest and most populous state of Australia with a population of just under 8 million. very hard 36% VictoriaVictoria17%QueenslandQueensland33%New South WalesNew South Wales36%Western AustraliaWestern Australia12%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2363 answers in 3 languages »demography 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.very hard 37% MelbourneMelbourne27%SydneySydney22%CanberraCanberra37%BrisbaneBrisbane12%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12894 answers in 2 languages »satellite images riddles » On which continent you may find dromedary camels in the wild?In Australia. The domesticated form occurs widely in North Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, but the only population in the wild is in Australia. Dromedary camels were brought over by the early colonizers as pack animals. They became redundant with the arrival of motor transport, and today's feral herds are their ascendants.very hard 37% in Africain Africa30%in Europein Europe2%in Australiain Australia37%in Asiain Asia29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10444 answers in 5 languages »animals of Australia riddles » Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.