Australian History Quiz: How Well You Know?

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Australian History Quiz: How Well You Know?

How well do you know Australian history? Aboriginal Australians first came on Australian land by sea from maritime Southeast Asia Sometime around 70,000 years ago. It spread to all parts of the continent, from the rainforest in the north, deserts of the middle and the sub-Antarctic islands of Tasmania, and the Bass Strait. Australian history is fun to learn, and this quiz will help you learn more. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what year did Captain Cook first voyage across the Pacific to Tahiti?
    • A. 

      1770

    • B. 

      1788

    • C. 

      1778

    • D. 

      1988

  • 2. 
    What was the purpose of Cook's voyage?
    • A. 

      To find land for convicts

    • B. 

      To collect details of the eclipse of Venus

    • C. 

      To find the great south land

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 3. 
    The first fleet landed at?
    • A. 

      Botany Bay

    • B. 

      Sydney Cove

    • C. 

      Wallaroo

    • D. 

      Melbourne

  • 4. 
    The first Governor of Australia was?
    • A. 

      Governor Arthur Phillip

    • B. 

      Governor Macquarie

    • C. 

      Captain Bligh

    • D. 

      Mrs Nelson

  • 5. 
    The first fleet carried how many convicts?
    • A. 

      504 males and 192 females

    • B. 

      504 females and 192 males

    • C. 

      1690 males and 250 females

    • D. 

      485 males and 129 females

  • 6. 
    The second fleet arrived in?
    • A. 

      1790

    • B. 

      1792

    • C. 

      1794

    • D. 

      1788

  • 7. 
    Which of these was not a category of the convict to Australia?
    • A. 

      Emancipists

    • B. 

      Ticket of leave convicts

    • C. 

      Free settlers

    • D. 

      Aborigines

  • 8. 
    Which of these was not a punishment used in Australia?
    • A. 

      The treadmill

    • B. 

      The triangle

    • C. 

      The cat-o-nine tails

    • D. 

      The babouska

  • 9. 
    Which disease is believed to have caused widespread deaths amongst Aboriginal people?
    • A. 

      Smallpox

    • B. 

      Chicken pox

    • C. 

      Measles

    • D. 

      Mumps

  • 10. 
    Governor Macquarie was appointed in 1810. He is known as the Father of Australia because
    • A. 

      He fathered a lot of children after he got here.

    • B. 

      He built roads, buildings and established discipline.

    • C. 

      He looked after the Aboriginal population, taking them in his care.

    • D. 

      He had 13 chidlren

  • 11. 
    Sydney was the first. What was the second capital city established in Australia?
    • A. 

      Melbourne

    • B. 

      Adelaide

    • C. 

      Hobart

    • D. 

      Perth

  • 12. 
    Who was the first Australia woman to appear on a banknote?
    • A. 

      Caroline Chisholm

    • B. 

      Yvonne Goolagong

    • C. 

      Margaret Court

  • 13. 
    A settlement was estabished in Melbourne because
    • A. 

      Gold was discovered

    • B. 

      Good land was found there for farming

    • C. 

      French ships had been seen near the coast

    • D. 

      The settlers wanted to avoid another prison settlement

  • 14. 
    Gold was discovered in New South Wales in?
    • A. 

      1851

    • B. 

      1852

    • C. 

      1862

    • D. 

      1860

  • 15. 
    Copper was discovered in Burra in?
    • A. 

      1838

    • B. 

      1844

    • C. 

      1851

    • D. 

      1842

  • 16. 
    A penal colony was established in Queensland in?
    • A. 

      1820

    • B. 

      1832

    • C. 

      1824

    • D. 

      1836

  • 17. 
    The name Australia replaced New Holland in
    • A. 

      1822

    • B. 

      1832

    • C. 

      1834

    • D. 

      1824

  • 18. 
    By 1828 convicts made up what percentage of the new population?
    • A. 

      40%

    • B. 

      65%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      2%

  • 19. 
    Which one of these was a result of European arrival?
    • A. 

      Aboriginal people were subjected to massacres and diseases

    • B. 

      Aboriginal people lost their hunting ground

    • C. 

      Aboriginal people lost water resources

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    The last convicts to arrive in Australia came in?
    • A. 

      1862

    • B. 

      1858

    • C. 

      1868

    • D. 

      1888

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