Australian History Quiz: How Well You Know?

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  • 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