Australian History

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Australian History

This is a short quiz to challenge you on your knowledge about the history of Australia.


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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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