Take The Ultimate Quiz About The History Of Australia!

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Take The Ultimate Quiz About The History Of Australia!

The history of Australia speaks to the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia, and it's preceding colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians are believed to have first landed on the Australian mainland by sea from Maritime Southeast Asia. Gold rushes and agricultural industries brought Australia prosperity. Take this quiz and see how much you know about the history of Australia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What significant new law came into effect in Australia on 1 September, 1976?
    • A. 

      Random Breath Testing Was Introduced To Apprehend Inebriated Drivers

    • B. 

      The Industrial Court And The Bankruptcy Court Were Amalgamated To Form The Federal Court

    • C. 

      The Family Law Act Which Made Divorces Easier To Obtain

    • D. 

      The Banning Of The Advertising Of Cigarettes And Tobacco On Radio And Television

  • 2. 
    How much did a packet of 20 mild Capstan cigarettes in the red packet cost in 1937?
    • A. 

      One Shilling And Six Pence Ha'penny

    • B. 

      One Shilling

    • C. 

      Nine Pence

    • D. 

      Four Pence Ha'penny

  • 3. 
    What kind of aircraft crashed into Mount Dandenong to the east of Melbourne in October of 1938?
    • A. 

      Douglas DC-3

    • B. 

      Ford Tri-Motor 5-At-B

    • C. 

      Avro Anson Mkii

    • D. 

      Douglas DC-2

  • 4. 
    Who succeeded Governor Lachlan Macquarie as Governor of the colony of New South Wales in 1821?
    • A. 

      William Bligh

    • B. 

      Richard Bourke

    • C. 

      Thomas Brisbane

    • D. 

      Ralph Darling

  • 5. 
    Why was Dudley de Chair important in Australian history?
    • A. 

      He Was Premier Of Queensland

    • B. 

      He Was A Governor Of New South Wales

    • C. 

      He Was Editor Of The Melbourne Truth Newspaper

    • D. 

      He Was The First Member To Make A Speech In The Australian Senate

  • 6. 
    What did European explorers originally call the Murray River in Australia?
    • A. 

      The Fitz Roy River

    • B. 

      The Hume River

    • C. 

      Tamblyn Creek

    • D. 

      The Macquarie River

  • 7. 
    What was the name of the first U.S. ship to arrive in Australia?
    • A. 

      The Sparta

    • B. 

      The Philadelphia

    • C. 

      The Atlanta Queen

    • D. 

      The Louis Beauregarde

  • 8. 
    Where did Sir Charles Kingsford Smith's aircraft disappear in 1935?
    • A. 

      In The Northern Rockies Of Canada

    • B. 

      In The Hills Of Northern Burma

    • C. 

      In The Southern Highlands Of New South Wales

    • D. 

      In The Bay Of Bengal

  • 9. 
    Why was Will Cocher arrested at Australia's Manly Beach in 1902?
    • A. 

      He Was Swimming With Some Women And Girls In The Female Area

    • B. 

      He Was Swimming During Daylight Hours

    • C. 

      He Was Sun Tanning Himself In A Costume

    • D. 

      His Swimming Costume Did Not Have The Regulation Front Skirt

  • 10. 
    Which Australian naturalist led an expedition into the Tasmanian forests to find live Thylacine?
    • A. 

      Crosbie Morrison

    • B. 

      Joshua Whittington

    • C. 

      David Fleay

    • D. 

      Sir Colin McKenzie

  • 11. 
    Why is the lyrebird's breeding season during the rainy, cool winters of Australia?
    • A. 

      None Of These Reasons

    • B. 

      It Is Not Too Hot For The New-Born Chick

    • C. 

      There Is Plenty Of Insect Food Available At This Time Of Year

    • D. 

      Lrebirds Require A Lot Of Water And There Is Plenty Of Water To Drink

  • 12. 
    How many times has the government changed hands in Victoria since 1955?
    • A. 

      Three Times

    • B. 

      Five Times

    • C. 

      Twice

    • D. 

      Four Times

  • 13. 
    Where can you walk on the words,"Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety"?
    • A. 

      Adelaide Town Hall, South Australia

    • B. 

      Legislative Assembly Building

    • C. 

      Parliament House, Canberra

    • D. 

      Victorian Parliament Buildings, Melbourne

  • 14. 
    What became of explorer George Bass after he left Australia in the Venus in 1803?
    • A. 

      He Became A Slave-Holding Planter In Georgia, USA

    • B. 

      No One Knows For Sure

    • C. 

      He Became Well-Known Surgeon In London

    • D. 

      He Died In A French Prison On The Island Of Mauritius

  • 15. 
    What type of programs did Philip Crosbie Morrison broadcast on Australian radio during the 1940's and 1950's?
    • A. 

      Cricketing Highlights

    • B. 

      Programs For Men At Sea

    • C. 

      Programs About Australia's Flora And Fauna

    • D. 

      Radio Evangelism

  • 16. 
    In Australia, what is the area around Mildura in northwestern Victoria usually called?
    • A. 

      Sunraysia

    • B. 

      Citrusonia

    • C. 

      The Little Desert

    • D. 

      The Riverina

  • 17. 
    Which Australian Football League team sang its club song to a tune, composed by Thomas Augustine Barrett [aka Leslie Stuart] in 1898?
    • A. 

      West Coast Eagles

    • B. 

      Carlton

    • C. 

      Melbourne

    • D. 

      Hawthorn

  • 18. 
    What happened to the P&O liner Australia on 20 July, 1904?
    • A. 

      It Collided With Another Ship In The Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      There Was A Serious Fire In The Hold And The Liner Was Towed Back To Sydney

    • C. 

      It Was Launched For The First Time In A Shipyard In Northern England

    • D. 

      It Ran Aground Near The Entrance To Port Phillip Bay

  • 19. 
    Where were the men from who landed in Australia in 1970 after drifting on a balsa raft for months?
    • A. 

      Chile

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      French Polynesia

    • D. 

      Ecuador

  • 20. 
    Which of these was not heard regularly on 3AW's highly popular 1940's radio children's program, "Chatterbox Corner"?
    • A. 

      Fred Tupper

    • B. 

      Nancy Lee

    • C. 

      Nicky

    • D. 

      Uncle Mac