Australian Folklore MCQs with Answer

Who is the legendary Australian outlaw known as ‘Captain Thunderbolt’?
a) Ned Kelly
b) Ben Hall
c) Captain Moonlite
d) Fred Ward
Answer: d) Fred Ward

Which creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology is believed to inhabit waterholes and rivers?
a) Yowie
b) Bunyip
c) Drop bear
d) Kelpie
Answer: b) Bunyip

The ‘Dreamtime’ is a term associated with:
a) Australian Indigenous creation stories
b) Early convict settlements
c) Gold rush era folklore
d) Bushrangers’ tales
Answer: a) Australian Indigenous creation stories

What’s the name of the Australian bushranger who was said to wear a suit of bulletproof armor?
a) Jack Donohoe
b) Dan Morgan
c) Ned Kelly
d) Mad Dog Morgan
Answer: c) Ned Kelly

In Aboriginal mythology, the ‘Rainbow Serpent’ is considered a symbol of:
a) Fertility and creation
b) Destruction and chaos
c) Death and rebirth
d) Wealth and prosperity
Answer: a) Fertility and creation

Which famous horse is honored in Australian folklore for its racing achievements?
a) Phar Lap
b) Black Caviar
c) Makybe Diva
d) Kingston Town
Answer: a) Phar Lap

What’s the name of the ghostly light phenomenon reported in the Australian outback?
a) Min Min lights
b) Aurora Australis
c) Southern Cross glow
d) Outback specter
Answer: a) Min Min lights

Which legendary creature is described as a large, ape-like being rumored to inhabit the Australian wilderness?
a) Drop bear
b) Yowie
c) Bunyip
d) Tiddalik
Answer: b) Yowie

‘Waltzing Matilda’ is a famous Australian folk song about:
a) A swagman and his stolen sheep
b) A convict’s escape from prison
c) Gold prospecting in the Outback
d) An Aboriginal dreamtime story
Answer: a) A swagman and his stolen sheep

What is the name of the Australian Aboriginal trickster spirit?
a) Tiddalik
b) Bunyip
c) Rainbow Serpent
d) Mulla-mullung
Answer: d) Mulla-mullung

Which Australian bushranger was known as the “Gentleman Bushranger”?
a) Ben Hall
b) Frank Gardiner
c) Captain Moonlite
d) Captain Thunderbolt
Answer: c) Captain Moonlite

Which Australian Indigenous group has the legend of the ‘Honey Ant Dreaming’?
a) Yolngu
b) Anangu
c) Arrernte
d) Koori
Answer: c) Arrernte

What is the name of the ancient practice of storytelling through song in Australian Indigenous culture?
a) Corroboree
b) Dreaming
c) Yidaki
d) Walkabout
Answer: a) Corroboree

The ‘Yara-ma-yha-who’ is a creature from Aboriginal folklore known for:
a) Bringing good luck to hunters
b) Being a protector of children
c) Sucking blood and eating victims
d) Creating rain in times of drought
Answer: c) Sucking blood and eating victims

What Australian animal is often the subject of Indigenous legends for its association with creation stories?
a) Dingo
b) Kangaroo
c) Koala
d) Platypus
Answer: b) Kangaroo

Which bushranger was known for escaping Port Arthur, a penal settlement in Tasmania, and becoming one of Australia’s most notorious outlaws?
a) Martin Cash
b) Michael Howe
c) Alexander Pearce
d) William Buckley
Answer: a) Martin Cash

The ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ is a famous monument commemorating:
a) A loyal sheepdog
b) A swagman’s faithful companion
c) A pioneer’s dog guarding supplies
d) A drover’s working dog
Answer: c) A pioneer’s dog guarding supplies

Which creature is believed to drop from trees and attack unsuspecting travelers in Australian folklore?
a) Bunyip
b) Drop bear
c) Yowie
d) Tiddalik
Answer: b) Drop bear

Which Australian folk hero was a shepherd and is remembered for his conflict with the authorities over land rights?
a) Jandamarra
b) Pemulwuy
c) Musquito
d) Windradyne
Answer: a) Jandamarra

In Aboriginal mythology, what is Tiddalik known for?
a) Stealing fire from the gods
b) Drinking all the water in the world
c) Creating the first humans
d) Teaching animals how to communicate
Answer: b) Drinking all the water in the world

The ‘Black Stump’ is a legendary point used in Australian phrases to represent:
a) The end of the world
b) A significant turning point
c) A remote and desolate place
d) A historic meeting site
Answer: c) A remote and desolate place

Which Australian folklore figure was an Aboriginal resistance leader known for his fights against British colonization?
a) Windradyne
b) Yagan
c) Pemulwuy
d) Jandamarra
Answer: c) Pemulwuy

The Man from Snowy River‘ is a famous Australian poem written by:
a) Banjo Paterson
b) Henry Lawson
c) Dorothea Mackellar
d) Judith Wright
Answer: a) Banjo Paterson

What mythical creature is described as a large, aquatic monster in Australian folklore?
a) Yowie
b) Drop bear
c) Bunyip
d) Tiddalik
Answer: c) Bunyip

The ‘Flying Dutchman’ legend in Australian maritime folklore is associated with:
a) A cursed ship doomed to sail forever
b) A legendary pirate’s lost treasure
c) A ghostly figure guiding sailors
d) A sea monster attacking ships
Answer: a) A cursed ship doomed to sail forever

Which Australian Indigenous group is associated with the legend of ‘The Seven Sisters’ in their Dreaming stories?
a) Yolngu
b) Anangu
c) Wiradjuri
d) Koori
Answer: c) Wiradjuri

Which Australian bushranger was known for his clever and audacious escapes from custody?
a) Captain Thunderbolt
b) Jack Donohoe
c) Frank Gardiner
d) Moondyne Joe
Answer: d) Moondyne Joe

The term ‘bunyip’ is often used in Australian slang to describe:
a) An eccentric or unusual person
b) A dangerous criminal
c) A mischievous child
d) A skilled tracker
Answer: a) An eccentric or unusual person

Which Australian folk hero was an Aboriginal leader known for his resistance against British colonization in the Sydney region?
a) Jandamarra
b) Windradyne
c) Pemulwuy
d) Musquito
Answer: c) Pemulwuy

‘The Drover’s Wife’ is a well-known Australian short story written by:
a) Banjo Paterson
b) Henry Lawson
c) Dorothea Mackellar
d) Judith Wright
Answer: b) Henry Lawson

What is the name of the giant, snake-like creature from Aboriginal folklore that swallowed an entire waterhole?
a) Yowie
b) Bunyip
c) Rainbow Serpent
d) Drop bear
Answer: c) Rainbow Serpent

Which Australian bushranger was publicly executed at the age of 25?
a) Ned Kelly
b) Ben Hall
c) Jack Donohoe
d) Joe Byrne
Answer: b) Ben Hall

In Aboriginal mythology, ‘Mimi spirits’ are known for their:
a) Skills in hunting and gathering
b) Ability to create fire
c) Dancing and singing abilities
d) Exceptional storytelling skills
Answer: c) Dancing and singing abilities

Which Australian Indigenous group is associated with the legend of ‘The Rainbow Serpent’ in their Dreaming stories?
a) Yolngu
b) Anangu
c) Arrernte
d) Koori
Answer: b) Anangu

Which Australian bushranger was famous for his ability to evade capture in the rugged terrain of the Blue Mountains?
a) Frank Gardiner
b) Martin Cash
c) John Vane
d) Captain Thunderbolt
Answer: d) Captain Thunderbolt

‘We of the Never-Never’ is a classic Australian book written by:
a) Ethel Pedley
b) Jeannie Gunn
c) May Gibbs
d) Ethel Turner
Answer: b) Jeannie Gunn

What Australian animal is often associated with the ‘Tales of Bunjil,’ an Aboriginal creation story?
a) Emu
b) Wombat
c) Eagle
d) Kangaroo
Answer: c) Eagle

Which Australian bushranger was known as ‘Mad Dog Morgan’?
a) Dan Morgan
b) Ned Kelly
c) Joe Byrne
d) Ben Hall
Answer: a) Dan Morgan

In Australian folklore, what is a ‘swagman’?
a) A traveling salesman
b) A wandering laborer carrying a bedroll
c) A skilled horse rider
d) A traditional storyteller
Answer: b) A wandering laborer carrying a bedroll

Which Australian folk hero was known as the ‘Gentleman Bushranger’ and led a gang of well-dressed outlaws?
a) Captain Thunderbolt
b) Captain Moonlite
c) Ned Kelly
d) Ben Hall
Answer: b) Captain Moonlite

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