Australia's Response To The Threat Of Communism In Australia

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 Answer the questions below without referring to your class notes to refresh your memory on the topic so far. Remember to choose the answer that is most correct.


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

  • 2. 
    Which political party did Robert Menzies represent? 
    • A. 

      The Liberal Party

    • B. 

      The Labour Party

    • C. 

      The Communist Party

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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