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Modern Australian History

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  • Q1
    What was the White Australia Policy?
    A policy that prohibited all non-European immigration.
    A policy that allowed only European immigration.
    A policy that encouraged immigration from non-European countries.
    A policy that abolished all immigration.
    30s
  • Q2
    What was the Eureka Stockade?
    A royal visit to Australia in 1851.
    A rebellion by gold miners against British colonial authority.
    The first Australian cricket team.
    A famous gold rush town.
    30s
  • Q3
    Who was the first female Prime Minister of Australia?
    Julia Gillard
    Angela Merkel
    Indira Gandhi
    Margaret Thatcher
    30s
  • Q4
    What was the Stolen Generations?
    A series of wars between European settlers and Indigenous Australians.
    A policy of granting land to Indigenous Australians.
    Indigenous Australian children forcibly removed from their families by the government.
    A movement to revive Indigenous Australian cultures and languages.
    30s
  • Q5
    What event is celebrated on January 26 in Australia?
    Australia Day
    Anzac Day
    Remembrance Day
    Easter
    30s
  • Q6
    Who was Ned Kelly?
    An Australian bushranger and outlaw.
    The first Australian aviator.
    A famous Australian cricketer.
    The founder of the Australian Labor Party.
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the significance of the 1967 referendum in Australia?
    It granted Indigenous Australians the right to own property.
    It granted Indigenous Australians the right to be counted as citizens in the national census.
    It granted Indigenous Australians the right to vote in federal elections.
    It granted Indigenous Australians the right to receive equal pay.
    30s
  • Q8
    Who was the first European explorer to reach Australia?
    Christopher Columbus
    Vasco da Gama
    James Cook
    Willem Janszoon
    30s
  • Q9
    What event led to the involvement of Australia in the Vietnam War?
    The domino theory
    The Korean War
    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    The September 11 attacks
    30s
  • Q10
    When did the first fleet arrive in Sydney Cove?
    1836
    1788
    1801
    1678
    30s
  • Q11
    Who was Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister?
    Robert Menzies
    Julia Gillard
    John Howard
    Malcolm Fraser
    30s
  • Q12
    What was the name of the Indigenous Australian land rights activist who led the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off?
    David Unaipon
    Vincent Lingiari
    Charles Perkins
    Eddie Mabo
    30s
  • Q13
    In what year did Australia become a federation?
    1899
    1910
    1921
    1901
    30s
  • Q14
    Which political party led the Australian government during both World War I and World War II?
    National Party of Australia
    Australian Labor Party
    Liberal Party of Australia
    Green Party of Australia
    30s
  • Q15
    Which Australian city hosted the Olympic Games in 2000?
    Brisbane
    Perth
    Sydney
    Melbourne
    30s

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