Aboriginal People - End Of Week Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The order of policies enacted by the Australian Government regarding Aboriginal people were:

    • A.

      Protectionism, Assimiliation, Integration

    • B.

      Assimiliation, Protectionism, Self-Determination

    • C.

      Self-Determination, Integration, Assimiliation

    • D.

      Protectionsim, Assimilation, Self-Determination

    Correct Answer
    D. Protectionsim, Assimilation, Self-Determination
    Explanation
    The correct order of policies enacted by the Australian Government regarding Aboriginal people were Protectionism, Assimilation, and Self-Determination. Protectionism refers to the policies aimed at controlling and regulating Aboriginal people's lives, often through segregation and paternalistic measures. Assimilation involved the forced integration of Aboriginal people into mainstream Australian society, with the goal of eradicating their cultural identity. Self-Determination, on the other hand, recognized the rights of Aboriginal people to govern themselves and make decisions about their own communities. This order reflects the historical progression of policies towards Aboriginal people in Australia.

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  • 2. 

    Eddie Mabo overturned the concept of 'terra nullius' in what year?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1989

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      2009

    Correct Answer
    C. 1992
    Explanation
    In 1992, Eddie Mabo overturned the concept of 'terra nullius'. This concept was used by the Australian government to claim that the land belonged to no one when they colonized Australia. Mabo, an Indigenous Australian, challenged this notion and fought for recognition of Indigenous land rights. The High Court of Australia ruled in his favor, acknowledging the existence of native title and recognizing Indigenous Australians' connection to the land. This landmark decision had significant implications for Indigenous land rights and paved the way for land claims and negotiations across the country.

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  • 3. 

    Charles Perkins was the leader of what Aboriginal protest?

    • A.

      Freedom Rides

    • B.

      Aboriginal Tent Embassy

    • C.

      Protest for the 1967 Referendum

    • D.

      Protest against the Stolen Generation

    Correct Answer
    A. Freedom Rides
    Explanation
    Charles Perkins was a prominent figure in the Aboriginal rights movement in Australia. He led the Freedom Rides in 1965, which aimed to expose and challenge racial discrimination against Indigenous Australians. The Freedom Rides involved a group of activists, including Perkins, traveling through New South Wales to draw attention to the poor living conditions and segregation experienced by Aboriginal people. Their actions brought national and international attention to the issue, leading to significant changes and increased awareness of Indigenous rights in Australia.

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  • 4. 

    In which year did Aboriginal people gain the vote?

    • A.

      1962

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1946

    Correct Answer
    A. 1962
    Explanation
    In 1962, Aboriginal people in Australia gained the right to vote. This marked an important milestone in the country's history, as it recognized the importance of equal representation and participation in the democratic process for all citizens. The granting of the vote to Aboriginal people was a significant step towards addressing the systemic discrimination and marginalization they had faced for many years. It was a crucial moment in the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights and recognition in Australia.

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  • 5. 

    Which government was instrumental in helping Aboriginal people gain land rights?

    • A.

      Harold Holt's

    • B.

      John Howard's

    • C.

      Kevin Rudd's

    • D.

      Gough Whitlam's

    Correct Answer
    D. Gough Whitlam's
    Explanation
    Gough Whitlam's government was instrumental in helping Aboriginal people gain land rights. During his time as Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975, Whitlam implemented significant reforms and policies aimed at addressing the injustices faced by Aboriginal Australians. One of the most notable achievements was the introduction of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act in 1976, which recognized the rights of Indigenous people to claim land in the Northern Territory. This legislation marked a significant milestone in the journey towards land rights and self-determination for Aboriginal Australians.

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  • 6. 

    Kevin Rudd apologied to the Aboriginal Peopl in what year?

    • A.

      2007

    • B.

      2008

    • C.

      2009

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    B. 2008
    Explanation
    In 2008, Kevin Rudd, the then Prime Minister of Australia, issued a formal apology to the Aboriginal people. This apology was a significant moment in Australian history as it acknowledged and expressed remorse for the past policies and actions of the government that had caused immense harm and suffering to the Aboriginal community. The apology aimed to promote reconciliation and healing, and marked a crucial step towards addressing the injustices faced by the Aboriginal people throughout history.

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  • 7. 

    Aboriginal culture is based on what concept?

    • A.

      Native Title

    • B.

      Totems

    • C.

      Terra Nullius

    • D.

      The Dreaming

    Correct Answer
    D. The Dreaming
    Explanation
    The Dreaming is the correct answer because it refers to the Aboriginal concept of creation and the spiritual beliefs that govern their culture. It encompasses the creation stories, ancestral beings, and the interconnectedness of all living things. The Dreaming is a fundamental aspect of Aboriginal identity and guides their relationships with the land, animals, and each other. It is a complex and dynamic concept that shapes every aspect of Aboriginal culture, including their art, music, ceremonies, and social structures.

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  • 8. 

    What was the importance of the 1967 Referendum?

    • A.

      It overturned the notion of terra nullius and gave Aboriginal people citizenship

    • B.

      It gave Aboriginal people the vote, and gave them the right to have laws made about them

    • C.

      It gave Aboriginal people the right to have laws made about them, and gave them the right of being counted

    • D.

      It gave Aboriginal people citizenship and the vote

    Correct Answer
    C. It gave Aboriginal people the right to have laws made about them, and gave them the right of being counted
    Explanation
    The 1967 Referendum was important because it granted Aboriginal people the right to have laws made about them, which was a significant step towards recognizing their rights and addressing their unique needs. Additionally, the referendum also gave Aboriginal people the right to be counted in the national census, acknowledging their presence and importance in Australian society. This was a crucial milestone in the fight for Aboriginal rights and equality.

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  • 9. 

    For Aboriginal people, Australia Day is referred to as what?

    • A.

      The Invasion

    • B.

      Aboriginal Day

    • C.

      The Day of Darkness

    • D.

      Terra Nullius

    Correct Answer
    A. The Invasion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Invasion." This term is used by Aboriginal people to describe Australia Day because it commemorates the arrival of the British colonizers, which led to the displacement and mistreatment of the indigenous population. This perspective highlights the historical and ongoing impact of colonization on Aboriginal communities, emphasizing the need for recognition and reconciliation.

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  • 10. 

    The Stolen Generation included:

    • A.

      The forced taking of Aboriginal children from their parents

    • B.

      The forced taking of white Australians from their parents

    • C.

      The mass murder of many Aboriginal women and children

    • D.

      The mass murder of many Aboriginal people by the Australian government

    Correct Answer
    A. The forced taking of Aboriginal children from their parents
    Explanation
    The Stolen Generation refers to a dark chapter in Australian history where Aboriginal children were forcibly taken from their families. This policy was implemented by the Australian government with the aim of assimilating these children into white society. It caused immense trauma and had long-lasting negative effects on the stolen children, their families, and the Aboriginal community as a whole. The other options mentioned, such as the forced taking of white Australians or the mass murder of Aboriginal people, are not accurate explanations of the Stolen Generation.

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