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Australian Land Quiz

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1. Which state shares a border with all the mainland states
    and the Northern Territory in Australia?
   Western Australia
   South Australia

2. Which state has the longest border of all the Australian states and territories?
   South Australia
   New South Wales

3. Australia is the lowest continent in the world. What is its average elevation?
   330 metres
   750 metres
   1,250 metres

4. The world's highest mountain is Mount Everest at 8,848 metres.
    How does this compare to Australia's Mount Kosciuszko?
   2 times as high
   3 times as high
   4 times as high
   5 times as high

5. What is the highest point in Australia?
   Mount Kosciuszko in New South Wales
   Mount Isa in Queensland
   Mawson Peak on Heard Island

6. How long is the Murray-Darling river system measured from its source
    in Queensland to its mouth on the coast south-east of Adelaide?
   2,798 kilometres long
   3,370 kilometres long
   4,169 kilometres long
   5,002 kilometres long

7.What is the largest desert in Australia?
  Simpson in Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory
  Tanami in Northern Territory
  Gibson in Western Australia
  Great Sandy in Western Australia
  Great Victoria in Western Australia and South Australia

8. Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent in the world. Because
    it receives so little rain, about 35 % of the continent is effectively desert.
    In total, 70 % of mainland Australia receives how much rain?
   less than  50 cm  (19.7 inches) of rain annually
   less than  75 cm  (29.5 inches) of rain annually
   less than 122 cm (48.0 inches) of rain annually
   less than 200 cm (78.7  inches) of rain annually

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