Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Answers to the questions


Ok as I said I am giving the answers to yesterdays questions, it is kind of sad that this Aussie knows a lot more about America than most Americans know about Australia, anyway here are the answers.


What is the capital of Australia?
Canberra

How many states are there?
There are 6 states, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania, we also have two territories The Northern Territory, and the ACT (Australian Capital Territory)


How many stars are on our flag?
There are 6 stars on the flag

What is the country's largest city?
Our largest city is Sydney

Who was our first Prime Minister?
The first Prime Minister was Edmund Barton

What two animals are on our coat of arms?
The coat of arms has the Kangaroo, and the Emu on it


18 comments:

  1. A bit tricky for overseas bloggers. I think we have more territories. There are 3 mainland territories NT, ACT, Jervis Bay Territory. There are 6 island territories including Christmas Is, Cocos Is , Norfolk Is and 3 others and then there is Australian Antarctic Territory. (I had to google this)

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    1. I was only listing the main two I know there are more but usually we say 6 states and 2 territories

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  2. I'm one of those Americans. I don't know anything about Australia. But I don't know all that much about American history either, just the "big" stuff.

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    1. I have learnt more since blogging by researching for blogs or to answer questions from other bloggers 10 years ago I didn't know half what I know now

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  3. I'm the same as Elsie, I didn't know any of these facts of Australia, but half the time I can't remember how many states we have here in the US, lol ... ooops..

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    1. Well the U S does have a bloody lot more states to remember there are 50 right

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  4. What's the difference between a state and a territory? I've noticed that you know a lot about the U.S.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Short answer not bloody much, the six states represent the six British colonies that joined together to create the Commonwealth of Australia. The territories are lands not claimed by the six states they are not suppose to have the same rights as the states but the two main ones the NT & ACT do so really I have no idea how these two are different from the states.

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  5. I would've guessed kangaroo and maybe could have come up with six stars, but that's about it. Sad. Sorry.

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    1. Don't be sorry you are not alone many couldn't get them

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  6. I have to agree with you about not knowing much about Australia, but I would LOVE to.

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    1. I would love to know more about other countries myself

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  7. Im afriad you are right about us Americans. Thanks for the lesson on Australia and the beautiful pictures. I hope to visit there one day.

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    1. Well I think it is the best country in the world me I would love to go to Canada and Disneyland

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  8. Joe-Anne, you probably know more about America than most Americans. We are a sad lot I will admit.
    R

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    1. I am amazed at how many of those Facebook quizes I ace

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  9. I knew most of these, but I also love Australia and hope to visit someday.

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    1. Well this is a pretty awesome country..........if I do say so myself

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