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Australia History (Grade 6)

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Australia History

Some anthropologists believe people have been living in Australia for about 65,000 years.
  1. True
  2. False
Before European colonization, most Aboriginal Australian groups practiced what type of subsistence?
  1. farming
  2. horticulture
  3. pastoral nomadism
  4. hunting and gathering
What European group is credited with the first recorded European sighting of the Australian mainland, and the first recorded European landfall on the Australian continent in the early 17th century?
  1. the Dutch
  2. the English
  3. the French
  4. the Spanish
First called New South Wales, Australia was claimed for Great Britain in 1770 by what sea captain?
  1. Ferdinand Magellan
  2. Arthur Phillip
  3. James Cook
  4. Francis Drake
Initially, Australia was used as a                  colony by the British.
The coming of the British to Australia had the same results as the European colonization of the Americas, as indigenous peoples succumbed to European                        to which they had no immunity.
During European colonization, there were at least 500 massacres of native Australians.
  1. True
  2. False
What event in 1851 attracted new settlers to Australia?
  1. Civil War
  2. Land Rush
  3. Gold Rush
  4. Sydney Festival
When did Australia become a (mostly) independent nation?
  1. January 1, 1801
  2. July 4, 1780
  3. January 1, 1901
  4. March 15, 1900
Australia fought on the side of the British Empire in World War I, but remained neutral in World War II.
  1. True
  2. False
In what year were all constitutional and legal ties with Great Britain severed?               
Though not recognized as an independent nation, the Murrawarri people declared their independence from Australia by forming the Murrawarri Republic in 2013.
  1. True
  2. False

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