First Fleet And British Colonisation Quiz

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This is a 20 question multiple question quiz on the first fleet and British colonisation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • 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. 
    • 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 captian 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 onboard 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 on 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