First Fleet And British Colonization: Quiz!

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What do you know about the first fleet and British colonization? This quiz may be helpful to you. You should see how long the Aboriginal people are thought to have been in Australia before the British settlement and the names of the 3 Dutch explorers to visit Australia before the British. Explore this quiz and discover facts about Australia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How long were the Aboriginal people thought to have been in Australia before the British settlement?
    • A. 

      20 to 30 years

    • B. 

      50, 000 to 100,000 years

    • C. 

      25,000 to 50,000 years

  • 2. 
    How were the Aboriginal people described by the British?
    • A. 

      Friendly

    • B. 

      Mean

    • C. 

      Hostile

  • 3. 
    What was the name given to the Aboriginal people that lived in the area known as Sydney?
    • A. 

      Sydney people

    • B. 

      Green people

    • C. 

      Eora people

  • 4. 
    What are the names of the 3 Dutch explorers to visit Australia before the British?
    • A. 

      Williem Janszoon, William Dampier and Abel Tasman

    • B. 

      James Cook, Lord Sydney and Arthur Campbell

    • C. 

      Mark Bench, Geoff Parker and Michael Collins

  • 5. 
    In what year did captain James Cook discover Australia?
    • A. 

      1745

    • B. 

      2010

    • C. 

      1770

  • 6. 
    What was the name of Captain James Cook's ship?
    • A. 

      Black Pearl

    • B. 

      HMS apollo

    • C. 

      Endeavour

  • 7. 
    What was captain James Cook sent to do when he discovered Australia?
    • A. 

      To take supplies to Africa

    • B. 

      To track the path of Venus across the sun

    • C. 

      To collect prisoners from America

  • 8. 
    Which coast of Australia did captain James Cook map?
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      East

    • C. 

      North

  • 9. 
    Where was Captain Cook killed?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Hawaii

  • 10. 
    What happened in Britain for the British to look for other places to set up colonies?
    • A. 

      The gaols were over flowing

    • B. 

      Food prices were rising

    • C. 

      The wanted to control more countries

  • 11. 
    Who suggested Australia as another place for a colony?
    • A. 

      Athur Phillip

    • B. 

      James Cook

    • C. 

      Joseph Banks

  • 12. 
    What was the name of the captain that led the first fleet to Australia?
    • A. 

      Captain James Cook

    • B. 

      Captain Arthur Phillip

    • C. 

      Captain John Hunter

  • 13. 
    Who chose Arthur Phillip to lead the first fleet?
    • A. 

      Lord Sydney

    • B. 

      King George III

    • C. 

      The Queen

  • 14. 
    How many ships were in the first fleet?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      11

  • 15. 
    What town in England did the first fleet leave from?
    • A. 

      Greenland

    • B. 

      Portsmouth

    • C. 

      Sandy Hollow

  • 16. 
    How many people were on board the first fleet?
    • A. 

      1400

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      1000

  • 17. 
    What is the name of the place where the first fleet landed?
    • A. 

      Botany Bay

    • B. 

      Aberdeen

    • C. 

      Port Jackson

  • 18. 
    How many stops did the first fleet make on their voyage?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

  • 19. 
    What date did the first fleet land in Australia?
    • A. 

      24th of january 1784

    • B. 

      11th of February 1788

    • C. 

      26th of January 1788

  • 20. 
    What is the name of the day that is celebrated on the day the first fleet landed?
    • A. 

      Groundhog day

    • B. 

      Labour day

    • C. 

      Australia day

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