Australia's Response To The Threat Of Communism In Australia

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Australias Response To The Threat Of Communism In Australia - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the CPA stand for? 

    • A.

      Commonwealth Party of Australia

    • B.

      Communist Party of Australia

    • C.

      Communist Party of Asia

    Correct Answer
    B. Communist Party of Australia
    Explanation
    The CPA stands for Communist Party of Australia. This political party was active from 1920 to 1991 and advocated for socialist policies and the overthrow of capitalism. They were involved in various labor and social movements and played a significant role in Australian politics during the mid-20th century.

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  • 2. 

    Which political party did Robert Menzies represent? 

    • A.

      The Liberal Party

    • B.

      The Labour Party

    • C.

      The Communist Party

    Correct Answer
    A. The Liberal Party
    Explanation
    Robert Menzies represented the Liberal Party.

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  • 3. 

    What was the purpose of the Communist Party Dissolution Bill introduced by Robert Menzies? 

    • A.

      To fight the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    • B.

      To forbid Australians from joining the Communist Party

    • C.

      To outlaw the Communist Party of Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. To outlaw the Communist Party of Australia
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Communist Party Dissolution Bill introduced by Robert Menzies was to outlaw the Communist Party of Australia.

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  • 4. 

    True or false: the Communist Party Dissolution Bill became law in October 1950, before being removed in again in March 1951 after the High Court ruled the Bill unconstitutional.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. The Communist Party Dissolution Bill did become law in October 1950. However, it was later removed in March 1951 after the High Court ruled the Bill unconstitutional.

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  • 5. 

    In September 1951, the Australian people voted in a referendum in response to the question of whether the government should have the power to outlaw the Communist Party of Australia. Did the Australian people answer "yes" or "no"? 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    In September 1951, the Australian people voted in a referendum to determine whether the government should be given the power to outlaw the Communist Party of Australia. The correct answer is "No" because the Australian people did not vote in favor of granting the government this power.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the correct definition for "espionage". 

    • A.

      The name for a group of spies

    • B.

      When governments use spies to obtain secret information about another government

    • C.

      When spies change allegiance from one government to another

    Correct Answer
    B. When governments use spies to obtain secret information about another government
    Explanation
    Espionage refers to the practice of governments using spies to gather confidential or secret information about another government. This involves covert operations and intelligence gathering, often with the aim of gaining a strategic advantage or protecting national security. Espionage is not simply the name for a group of spies, nor does it specifically involve spies changing allegiance from one government to another.

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  • 7. 

    ASIO was a government organisation formed in 1949 for the purpose of gathering information in order to protect Australia. What does ASIO stand for? 

    • A.

      Australian Spy Intelligence Organisation

    • B.

      Australian Special Information Organisation

    • C.

      Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

    Correct Answer
    C. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
    Explanation
    ASIO stands for Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. It was formed in 1949 as a government organization with the objective of gathering information to protect Australia. The name "Australian Security Intelligence Organisation" accurately reflects the purpose and function of the organization, which is to ensure the security and intelligence of the country.

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  • 8. 

    True or false: Vladimir Petrov admitted to being a Communist spy and part of a network of spies in Australia who were sending important information back to Russia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Vladimir Petrov, a former Soviet intelligence officer, did indeed admit to being a Communist spy and part of a network of spies in Australia. He and his wife, Evdokia Petrova, defected to Australia in 1954 and provided valuable information about Soviet espionage activities in the country. Their defection and subsequent revelations caused a major political scandal in Australia and led to the exposure and expulsion of several Soviet spies operating in the country.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the correct definition for "defection". 

    • A.

      When a spy changes allegiance or deserts their duty to their country

    • B.

      When spies deliberately gather false information for their governments

    • C.

      When people loyally serve their country by becoming spies

    Correct Answer
    A. When a spy changes allegiance or deserts their duty to their country
    Explanation
    Defection refers to the act of a spy changing allegiance or deserting their duty to their country. This involves betraying their original government and joining or supporting another country or organization.

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