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Aboriginal Australians (Grade 8)

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Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians also include the indigenous people of Tasmania.
  1. True
  2. False
The indigenous people of what region are considered distinct from Aboriginal Australians?
  1. New Zealand
  2. Nullarbor Plain
  3. Lake Eyre Basin
  4. Torres Strait Islands
Torres Strait Islanders are more closely related to Papua New Guineans than mainland Aboriginal Australians.
  1. True
  2. False
There were about                 Aboriginal Australian languages before the European colonization of Australia.
  1. 150
  2. 250
  3. 350
  4. 450
People have been living in Australia for about 4000 years.
  1. True
  2. False
Though not recognized as an independent nation, the Murrawarri people declared their independence from Australia by forming the Murrawarri Republic.
  1. True
  2. False
Before colonization, most Aboriginal Australian groups practiced what type of subsistence?
  1. farming
  2. horticulture
  3. pastoral nomadism
  4. hunting and gathering
Which region had the most clashes during the Australian Frontier Wars?
  1. New South Wales
  2. Queensland
  3. Tasmania
  4. Victoria
During colonization, there were at least 500 massacres of native Australians.
  1. True
  2. False
The Aboriginal Australian religious worldview is called the                         .
What is a "songline"?

What is a didgeridoo?
  1. a type of spear
  2. a musical instrument
  3. a sacred place
  4. a legendary story
Dating back nearly thirty thousand years, rock art in Australia is some of the oldest in the world.
  1. True
  2. False

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