Australia Quiz

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 Australia Quiz
International Studies II students--this is a quiz over Australia and the information we have covered so far. Once you have finished, print your certificate and bring it to me. You may re-do the quiz as many times as you have time for during this class period. You may NOT visit any other websites once finished.

  
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  • 1. 
    Australia and New Zealand are different countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    What is the capital city of Australia?
    • A. 

      Sydney

    • B. 

      Melbourne

    • C. 

      Canberra

    • D. 

      Brisbane


  • 3. 
    Who were the original inhabitants of Australia?
    • A. 

      Aussies

    • B. 

      Kiwis

    • C. 

      Aboriginals

    • D. 

      Convicts sent by England


  • 4. 

    What is the name of the small island south of Australia? 
    • A. 

      New Zealand

    • B. 

      Tasmania

    • C. 

      Hawaii

    • D. 

      Papua New Guinea


  • 5. 
    Australia is a continent and a country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    Australia is a continent but not a country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Australia is a country but not a continent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 

    Why is England's flag (below) part of the Australian flag?
    • A. 

      Because Australia is ruled 1/2 by the British and 1/2 by the Aboriginal people

    • B. 

      Because Australia uses the Euro as its currency and that is part of England's currency, too.

    • C. 

      Because Australia was once a colony of England.

    • D. 

      Because that is where the Aboriginal and Kiwis first came from.


  • 9. 

    What is the name of the constellation (star formation) on the Australian Flag?
    • A. 

      Scorpio

    • B. 

      Big Dipper

    • C. 

      Southern Cross

    • D. 

      Taurus


  • 10. 

    Whose flag is this?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Aborigine

    • C. 

      Tasmania

    • D. 

      New Zealand


  • 11. 
    What is 'dreamtime' for the Aboriginal people?
    • A. 

      Between the hours of midnight to 3am when dreaming is best.

    • B. 

      Story of how the universe came to be as it is including how and why humans came to be.

    • C. 

      Colorful art with dots (like pointillism)

    • D. 

      The time in history when Aborigines were being forced off their land by the British.


  • 12. 

    What is the name of this instrument traditionally played by Aborigines in northern Australia?
    • A. 

      Wind instrument

    • B. 

      Piccolo

    • C. 

      Oboe

    • D. 

      Digeredoo


  • 13. 
    All of Australia's Aboriginals were hunters and gatherers, with each clan having its own territory from which they 'made their living'. These territories or 'traditional lands' were defined by geographic boundaries such as rivers, lakes and mountains. They all shared an intimate understanding of, and relationship with, the land. It was the basis of their spiritual life. What word describes the kind of life that the Aborigine people lived--wherby they did NOT build a house in one place and stay there?
    • A. 

      Lost

    • B. 

      Semi-nomadic

    • C. 

      Wanderers

    • D. 

      Traditional


  • 14. 
    Current news about Australia has been about Brisbane. Thousands of people have been urged to leave parts of Australia's third largest city, Brisbane. What is the natural disaster causing this?
    • A. 

      Wildfires

    • B. 

      Hurricanes

    • C. 

      Flooding

    • D. 

      Tornadoes


  • 15. 
    The original people in New Zealand are called what?
    • A. 

      Kiwis

    • B. 

      Aussies

    • C. 

      Maoris

    • D. 

      Aborigines


  • 16. 
    In your webquest, you read about Julia Gillard and her accomplishment in June of 2010. She is the first Australian woman to do what? 
    • A. 

      Sail around Australia solo

    • B. 

      Be Prime Minister (like our president)

    • C. 

      Go on an Aborigine 'walkabout'

    • D. 

      Be the star of a successful Hollywood movie


  • 17. 
    In 1833, Port Arthur penal colony for male convicts opened on Tasmania and ecame a punishment center for repeat offenders. It is notorious for its harsh treatment of prisoners and remained open until 1877. What place south of the United States has a similar purpose and reputation?
    • A. 

      Abu-Ghraib, Iraq

    • B. 

      Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

    • C. 

      Guantánamo Bay detainment facility in Cuba

    • D. 

      Shawshank State Prison, Ohio


  • 18. 
    Because Australia is water-locked, it has many types of animals that most of the world does not. Choose the list that has stereotypic Australian animals.
    • A. 

      Cow, pig, chicken, dog, cat, fish

    • B. 

      Toucan, piranha, jaguar, anteater, anaconda, macaw, giant tortoise

    • C. 

      Emu, koala, dingo, kangaroo, kookaberra, tasmanian devil

    • D. 

      Koala, tiger, elephant, camel, komodo dragon, owl


  • 19. 
    Read this passage and then answer the question:From 1803- 1876 the British engaged in genocide of Aborigines in Tasmania, Australia. Truganini was the last of the full blooded Aborigine people on Tasmania. She was born around 1812, and her life was a long series of horrors. Her mother was stabbed to death by sealers, her sister abducted and killed by sailors, and her fiancé was murdered while trying to save Truganini from being kidnapped and raped. When she died, her last request was that she be buried with dignity. "Don't let them cut me up," she begged as she lay dying. "Bury me behind the mountains." She had good reason to fear. There was considerable scientific interest in Aborigines at this time, based on the mistaken notion that they were the "missing link" between ape and man. Following the death of William Lanne, the last Aboriginal man, his body was horribly mutilated. His head, hands, and feet were cut off and stolen -- all in the interest of science.  Truganini's body was buried, but the Royal Society of Tasmania later dug up her remains. Her skeleton was strung together with wires and displayed in the Tasmanian Museum until 1951. A century after her death, her last wish was finally granted in 1976. Her bones were removed from the museum, cremated, and scattered in the water around her homeland. QUESTION BASED ON PASSAGE ABOVE: What happened to Truganini’s body after she died?
    • A. 

      Buried with respect

    • B. 

      Buried then dug up for science

    • C. 

      Buried, dug up for science and put on display in a museum

    • D. 

      Buried, dug up for science, put on display in a museum, then reburied about 100 years later


  • 20. 

    What group of people does this picture represent? 
    • A. 

      Aussie of Australia

    • B. 

      Kiwi of New Zeand

    • C. 

      Maori of New Zealand

    • D. 

      Aborigine of Australia


  • 21. 
    Australia is in the Northern Hemisphere.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 22. 
    Australia has states separated by borders. The states are Queensland, New South , Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. These borders have moved many times over the history of the country.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 23. 
    According to the map we looked at, Australia has what in the center?
    • A. 

      Lake

    • B. 

      Forest

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Mrs. Kandido's classroom


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