Australian Biodiversity MCQs with Answer

What is the largest marsupial in Australia?
A) Kangaroo
B) Koala
C) Tasmanian Devil
D) Red Kangaroo
Answer: D) Red Kangaroo

Which iconic Australian animal is known for its distinctive hopping motion?
A) Wombat
B) Kangaroo
C) Platypus
D) Wallaby
Answer: B) Kangaroo

What is the only continent where monotremes, egg-laying mammals, are found?
A) Europe
B) Australia
C) Africa
D) South America
Answer: B) Australia

Which of the following is a venomous snake species found in Australia?
A) Rattlesnake
B) King Cobra
C) Taipan
D) Boa Constrictor
Answer: C) Taipan

What is the largest living coral reef system in the world, located off the northeast coast of Australia?
A) Great Barrier Reef
B) Belize Barrier Reef
C) Red Sea Coral Reef
D) Maldives Coral Reef
Answer: A) Great Barrier Reef

Which Australian mammal is known for its unique ability to lay eggs and produce milk for its young?
A) Kangaroo
B) Wombat
C) Platypus
D) Tasmanian Devil
Answer: C) Platypus

What is the largest bird native to Australia?
A) Emu
B) Kookaburra
C) Cockatoo
D) Cassowary
Answer: A) Emu

Which Australian state is home to the famous Kakadu National Park?
A) New South Wales
B) Queensland
C) Victoria
D) Northern Territory
Answer: D) Northern Territory

What type of animal is a sugar glider?
A) Marsupial
B) Rodent
C) Bird
D) Reptile
Answer: A) Marsupial

Which of the following Australian animals is a monotreme?
A) Kangaroo
B) Koala
C) Echidna
D) Dingo
Answer: C) Echidna

What is the largest carnivorous marsupial in Australia?
A) Quokka
B) Tasmanian Devil
C) Numbat
D) Bandicoot
Answer: B) Tasmanian Devil

Which Australian reptile is known for its ability to change color and blend into its surroundings?
A) Saltwater Crocodile
B) Blue-tongued Skink
C) Frilled Lizard
D) Green Tree Python
Answer: C) Frilled Lizard

What is the name of the large, flightless bird native to the rainforests of northern Australia?
A) Kookaburra
B) Cassowary
C) Emu
D) Cockatoo
Answer: B) Cassowary

Which Australian animal is often referred to as the “honey bear” due to its love for honey?
A) Koala
B) Wombat
C) Sugar Glider
D) Tasmanian Devil
Answer: A) Koala

What is the world’s largest lizard species, found in the northern regions of Australia?
A) Komodo Dragon
B) Monitor Lizard
C) Iguana
D) Gila Monster
Answer: B) Monitor Lizard

Which Australian animal is known for its ability to mimic human speech and other sounds?
A) Budgerigar
B) Lorikeet
C) Cockatoo
D) Galah
Answer: C) Cockatoo

What is the largest species of kangaroo?
A) Red Kangaroo
B) Grey Kangaroo
C) Wallaroo
D) Tree Kangaroo
Answer: A) Red Kangaroo

Which Australian animal is a species of large, flightless bird often featured on the country’s coat of arms?
A) Emu
B) Cassowary
C) Kookaburra
D) Cockatoo
Answer: A) Emu

What is the name of the famous rock formation in the Northern Territory of Australia, known for its cultural significance to the indigenous people?
A) Ayers Rock
B) Mount Kosciuszko
C) The Three Sisters
D) Great Dividing Range
Answer: A) Ayers Rock

Which Australian marsupial has a prehensile tail and is often referred to as the “honey possum”?
A) Sugar Glider
B) Koala
C) Wombat
D) Honeyeater
Answer: A) Sugar Glider

What is the largest living bird species in Australia?
A) Kookaburra
B) Wedge-tailed Eagle
C) Emu
D) Australian Pelican
Answer: C) Emu

Which of the following is a venomous spider found in Australia?
A) Black Widow
B) Brown Recluse
C) Funnel-web Spider
D) Tarantula
Answer: C) Funnel-web Spider

What is the world’s largest and heaviest marsupial carnivore, native to Tasmania?
A) Tasmanian Tiger
B) Tasmanian Devil
C) Quokka
D) Wallaby
Answer: B) Tasmanian Devil

Which Australian bird is known for its distinctive laughing call?
A) Kookaburra
B) Galah
C) Rainbow Lorikeet
D) Budgerigar
Answer: A) Kookaburra

What is the name of the large, flightless bird native to the savannas and grasslands of Australia?
A) Emu
B) Cassowary
C) Ostrich
D) Rhea
Answer: A) Emu

Which Australian animal is known for its backward-facing pouch to prevent dirt from entering while digging?
A) Wombat
B) Kangaroo
C) Tasmanian Devil
D) Sugar Glider
Answer: A) Wombat

What is the name of the ancient rock formation in the Northern Territory, sacred to the Aboriginal people?
A) Uluru
B) Kata Tjuta
C) Purnululu
D) Wave Rock
Answer: A) Uluru

Which Australian animal is a monotreme and is known for its spiky spines and ability to lay eggs?
A) Echidna
B) Platypus
C) Tasmanian Devil
D) Koala
Answer: A) Echidna

What is the name of the largest living lizard species native to the rainforests of northern Australia and New Guinea?
A) Komodo Dragon
B) Monitor Lizard
C) Iguana
D) Gila Monster
Answer: B) Monitor Lizard

Which Australian animal is a marsupial and is often referred to as the “native bear”?
A) Koala
B) Wombat
C) Tasmanian Devil
D) Quokka
Answer: B) Wombat

What is the name of the large flightless bird species found in the rainforests of northeastern Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands?
A) Emu
B) Cassowary
C) Ostrich
D) Kiwi
Answer: B) Cassowary

Which Australian animal is known for its exceptional jumping ability, covering up to 13 meters in a single leap?
A) Kangaroo
B) Wallaby
C) Bilby
D) Quokka
Answer: A) Kangaroo

What is the name of the unique, egg-laying mammal found in eastern Australia, including Tasmania?
A) Platypus
B) Echidna
C) Tasmanian Devil
D) Quokka
Answer: A) Platypus

Which Australian bird species is known for its vibrant plumage and ability to mimic human speech and other sounds?
A) Cockatoo
B) Kookaburra
C) Galah
D) Lorikeet
Answer: A) Cockatoo

What is the name of the largest living reptile species native to the northern regions of Australia and Southeast Asia?
A) Saltwater Crocodile
B) Nile Crocodile
C) American Alligator
D) Gharial
Answer: A) Saltwater Crocodile

Which Australian animal is a marsupial and is known for its backward-facing pouch to protect its young from dirt while digging?
A) Wombat
B) Kangaroo
C) Tasmanian Devil
D) Quokka
Answer: A) Wombat

What is the name of the large flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea, known for its colorful plumage and loud calls?
A) Emu
B) Cassowary
C) Ostrich
D) Rhea
Answer: B) Cassowary

Which Australian marsupial is known for its ability to glide between trees using a membrane of skin called the patagium?
A) Sugar Glider
B) Koala
C) Wombat
D) Tasmanian Devil
Answer: A) Sugar Glider

What is the name of the large flightless bird native to the grasslands and savannas of Australia and New Guinea?
A) Emu
B) Cassowary
C) Ostrich
D) Kiwi
Answer: A) Emu

Which Australian animal is a marsupial and is known for its sharp claws and powerful hind legs used for climbing trees?
A) Koala
B) Kangaroo
C) Tasmanian Devil
D) Tree Kangaroo
Answer: D) Tree Kangaroo

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