Changing Rights And Freedoms - Indigenous Australians

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This is a topic test for my Year 9 class. It is based on the Australian NSW Stage 5 History syllabus.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the first policy concerning Indigenous Australians?
  • 2. 
    When did this policy take effect?
    • A. 

      1780's

    • B. 

      1850's

    • C. 

      1880's

    • D. 

      1920's

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the second policy concerning Indigenous Australians?
  • 4. 
    What was the name of the piece of paper Indigenous Australians could apply for to change their rights under this policy?
  • 5. 
    What was the aim of the Assimilation policy?
    • A. 

      To 'erase' the Indigenous culture

    • B. 

      To 'erase' the Indigenous people

    • C. 

      To make everyine happy

    • D. 

      To stop England from getting upset

    • E. 

      To help Indigenous Australians gain more rights

  • 6. 
    In which year did Indigenous Australians gain the right to vote?
  • 7. 
    Which year did female Indigenous Australians get the right to vote?
  • 8. 
    In what year was a referendum held to change the constitution in favour of Indigenous Australians?
  • 9. 
    What were the two questions about in the referendum? 
    • A. 

      Indigneous Australians were allowed to vote

    • B. 

      Indigenous Australians could make their own decisons concerning their welfare

    • C. 

      Indigenous Australians were counted on the census

    • D. 

      The Federal government could make laws concerning Indigenous Australians

    • E. 

      All Indigenous Australians were entitled to equal wage

  • 10. 
    What has to be held in order to change the Constitution?
  • 11. 
    Name one way Indigenous Australians protested their lack of rights.
  • 12. 
    Could Aboriginals vote in the 1967 referendum?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    What happened to Aboriginl rights fter the 1967 referendum?
    • A. 

      Aboriginal rights changed overnight and everyone was happy.

    • B. 

      Nothing changed until 1972

    • C. 

      Aboriginals gave up protesting as they had achieved their goals

    • D. 

      The government went to the High court of Australian to get the referendum overturned.

  • 14. 
    What doe the term Terra Nullius refer to?
    • A. 

      Aboriginals could not prove ownership

    • B. 

      English law was more powerful and so Europeans could gain ownership of the land

    • C. 

      Aboriginal tribes traded ownership for alcohol, tobacco and weapons.

    • D. 

      Land Belonging to no-one

  • 15. 
    Missions were run by what organisation?
  • 16. 
    What was the purpose of the tent embassy?
    • A. 

      To embarrass the Prime Minister into giving them back their land

    • B. 

      To protest their lack of voice in Australian politics

    • C. 

      As they had no home, they took advantage of a public park in Canberra

    • D. 

      It was a stunt for television

    • E. 

      To escape the dominance of tribal elders

  • 17. 
    What organisation ran reserves?
  • 18. 
    What is the difference between the Assimilation and Integration policies?
    • A. 

      Not much. Just the name.

    • B. 

      The Integration policy allowed Aboriginals the rights they held before 1788

    • C. 

      The Integration policy allowed Aboriginals to practice their traditional beliefs but still fit into a contemporary Australian society

    • D. 

      After a change in Prime Ministers, the Integration policy allowed Aboriginals to vote, drink alcohol and live where ever they wanted.

  • 19. 
    Who is the intended purpose and audience of the following poster?
    • A. 

      'White' voters in an attempt to get them to vote yes to enable Aboringals the right to vote.

    • B. 

      To get Aborignals to vote for their own rights

    • C. 

      To get 'White' Australians to vote for compensation for the 'Stolen Generation'

    • D. 

      To get all Australians to vote yes in the 1967 referendum

    • E. 

      A vote yes to remove Aborignal Australian children from their families

  • 20. 
    Look at the following Table. Which state had to make the biggest changes after the 1967 referendum?  NSW VIC SA WA NT QLD Voting rights (state) Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Marry freely Yes Yes Yes No No No Control own children Yes Yes No No No No Move freely Yes No No No No No Own property freely Yes No Yes No No No Receive award wages Yes No No No No No Alcohol allowed No No No No No No