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Aboriginal Australians (Grade 8)

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Aboriginal Australians

1. 
Aboriginal Australians also include the indigenous people of Tasmania.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
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
3. 
Torres Strait Islanders are more closely related to Papua New Guineans than mainland Aboriginal Australians.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
There were about                 Aboriginal Australian languages before the European colonization of Australia.
  1. 150
  2. 250
  3. 350
  4. 450
5. 
People have been living in Australia for about 4000 years.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Though not recognized as an independent nation, the Murrawarri people declared their independence from Australia by forming the Murrawarri Republic.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Before colonization, most Aboriginal Australian groups practiced what type of subsistence?
  1. farming
  2. horticulture
  3. pastoral nomadism
  4. hunting and gathering
8. 
Which region had the most clashes during the Australian Frontier Wars?
  1. New South Wales
  2. Queensland
  3. Tasmania
  4. Victoria
9. 
During colonization, there were at least 500 massacres of native Australians.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
The Aboriginal Australian religious worldview is called the                         .
11. 
What is a "songline"?



12. 
What is a didgeridoo?
  1. a type of spear
  2. a musical instrument
  3. a sacred place
  4. a legendary story
13. 
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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