The Australian Gold Rush

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The Australian Gold Rush - Quiz

This assessment is based on our investigations into the Australian Gold Rush of the 1850's


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After the Eureka Stockade many changes were introduced by the Victorian Government, write down two changes. 1. 2.
  • 2. 
    Explain what happened to Peter Lalor after the Eureka Battle.
  • 3. 
    List out 4 ideas that explain what life was like on the Gold Fields during the Australian Gold Rush of the 1850's.   1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 4. 
    During 1854 is the only time that gold was found in Australia?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Hargraves claimed to find gold in 1851 at what place?
    • A. 

      Ballarat

    • B. 

      Bendigo

    • C. 

      Bathurst

    • D. 

      Lithgow

  • 6. 
    Name the type of  mining equipment this miner is holding
    • A. 

      Gold pot

    • B. 

      Gold pan

    • C. 

      Gold saucepan

    • D. 

      Gold dish

  • 7. 
    Name this piece of gold mining equipment.
    • A. 

      Washer

    • B. 

      Bucket

    • C. 

      Stamper mill

    • D. 

      Cradle

  • 8. 
    This picture shows miners looking for gold that was found on the surface or just under the ground. What type of gold are they looking for?
    • A. 

      Shallow gold

    • B. 

      Surface gold

    • C. 

      Alluvial gold

    • D. 

      Deep gold

  • 9. 
    When the surface gold ran out, miners had to dig into the ground. What type of mining was this called?
    • A. 

      Hole mining

    • B. 

      Shaft deep lead mining

    • C. 

      Tunnel mining

    • D. 

      Deep deep mining

  • 10. 
    Year Population of Melbourne (excludes indigenous) 1835 0 1840 10,000 1851 29,000 1854 123,000 Explain the dramatic increase in the population of Melbourne.
    • A. 

      Government giving away free housing

    • B. 

      Melbourne was found to have a better climate

    • C. 

      The Victorian Gold Rush

    • D. 

      The New South Wales Gold Rush was over

  • 11. 
    Select the food and drink a miner would have taken to the gold fields.
    • A. 

      Roast lamb, coffee and bread

    • B. 

      Boiled meat, beer and rice

    • C. 

      Salted meat, tea and flour

    • D. 

      Canned meat, vegetables and tea

  • 12. 
    Did the Victorian Government introduce a language test for Chinese miners before gaining entry into Victoria?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The name of the man elected to lead the Eureka Stockade miners was Peter  _________.
  • 14. 
    Select three issues that caused tension amongst the miners that lead to the Eureka Stockade Battle.
    • A. 

      Not enough beer, too many chinese miners and the miner's licence

    • B. 

      Corrupt officials, miner's licence and no voting rights

    • C. 

      Corrupt officials, government not listening and no schools

    • D. 

      Too many chinese miners, bush rangers and brawls

  • 15. 
     This battle of rebellion took place on December 3 1854. Name it.
    • A. 

      Stockade

    • B. 

      Miner's Rebellion Battle

    • C. 

      Eureka Stockade

    • D. 

      Ballarat's Battle

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