Australian History Facts Quiz: MCQ

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Australian History Facts Quiz: MCQ

What can you say about Australian history? The antiquity of Australia from 1788 to 1850 encompasses the early colonial period of Australia’s history. It all began in 1788 when the first fleet of British ships at Sydney, New South Wales. The scientific exploration of the continent followed and established other Australian colonies. This quiz on Australian history will have you jumping like a kangaroo when you obtain your certificate following the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The name Australia was formally adopted in which year?
    • A. 

      1956 AD

    • B. 

      1817 AD

    • C. 

      200 BC

    • D. 

      1824 AD

  • 2. 
    QANTAS is the oldest operating airline in the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When was the White Australia Policy formally abolished?
    • A. 

      1972, by Gough Whitlam

    • B. 

      2007, by Kevin Rudd

    • C. 

      1901, by Queen Elizabeth

    • D. 

      Yesterday, by a deranged pelican

  • 4. 
    The name ‘Australia’ comes from what language?
    • A. 

      Latin

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Indonesian

    • D. 

      Multiple Aboriginal dialects

  • 5. 
    It is believed that Indigenous Australians arrived more than 4200 years ago from where?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      America

    • D. 

      South East Asia

  • 6. 
    The first European to see Australia was:
    • A. 

      Dutch Navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606

    • B. 

      British Captain James Cook in 1770

    • C. 

      German Dictator Adolf Hitler in 1931

    • D. 

      Roman Emperor Julius Ceasar in 200 BC

  • 7. 
    The first European to claim Australia was:
    • A. 

      Roman Emperor Julius Ceasar in 200 BC

    • B. 

      German Dictator Adolf Hitler in 1931

    • C. 

      Dutch Navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606

    • D. 

      British Captain James Cook in 1770

  • 8. 
    The Indigenous Australian population fell drastically in the 150 years since European settlement, mainly due to:
    • A. 

      Infectious European diseases their bodies weren’t used to, forced resettlement and cultural disintegration.

    • B. 

      War with white settlers

    • C. 

      War with each other

    • D. 

      The White Australia Policy

  • 9. 
    What does Terra Nullius mean?
    • A. 

      Scared of nothing

    • B. 

      Scary Nutbag

    • C. 

      Empty, or no person’s land

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 10. 
    What was the Eureka Stockade?
    • A. 

      A big party

    • B. 

      A beef stock flavoured soft drink that makes you very excited.

    • C. 

      The first Australian Broadway Musical

    • D. 

      A gold miners' revolt in 1854 near Ballarat, Victoria

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