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Oceanian History

What do you know about facts and important events of Oceania?
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1. The ancestors of which people settled in Australia around 40,000 BC?
Maori
Aborigines
Tlingit
Nazca
2. What is the other name for Ayers Rock, a sandstone monolith sacred to indigenous Australians?
Savandurga
Stawamus
Uluru
Ben Amera
3. Where did the Polynesians start building stone plateaus for religious ceremonies after 700?
Society Islands
Easter Island
Galapagos
Christmas Islands
4. What empire expanded in Oceania and had its peak during the period 1200–1500?
Tu'i Tonga
Tu'i Fiji
Tu'i Vanuatu
Tu'i Kiribati
5. Which explorer discovered New Zealand in 1642?
Sir Francis Drake
Ferdinand Magellan
James Cook
Abel Tasman
6. What is the name of hypothetical continent that Europeans were searching in South Pacific?
Atlantis
Terra Australis
Zealandia
New Holland
7. What do the islanders call the Easter Island statues?
Moai
Maui
Holokai
Rapa Nui
8. What biblical legendary land from which the gold of Emperor Solomon originates was sought by the Portuguese in Oceania?
Ophir
El Dorado
Canaan
Punt
9. What do the Maori call their fortified settlements?
Tiki
Waikiki
Pa
Aoteoaro
10. Where was famous explorer captain James Cook killed on his third voyage?
New Zealand
Philippines
Hawaii
Indonesia
11. Kamehameha the Great, was the founder and the first ruler of which kingdom in Oceania?
Hawaii
Fiji
New Zealand
Tonga
12. With which country the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840?
Fiji
Australia
Solomon Islands
New Zealand
13. Who was the captain of the rebellion ship HMS Bounty, which was sent to the South Pacific to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to the West Indies?
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
William Bligh
Samuel Wallace
John McDouall Stuart
14. Which British admiral established the convict settlement in Sydney in 1788?
Ned Kelly
Arthur Phillip
Robert Menzis
Harry Morant
15. How many British colonies united and created the Australian Commonwealth?
Six
Three
Four
Five
16. Which country was the first in the world to allow women to vote in 1893?
Fiji
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Australia
17. In which present country the Battle of Guadalcanal occurred?
Vanuatu
Solomon Islands
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
18. From which country did Kon-Tiki embark on an expedition to the Polynesian islands led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947?
Japan
Australia
Peru
Mexico
19. Which Australian city did Japan attack in February 1942?
Perth
Brisbane
Darwin
Sydney
20. In 1975 Papua New Guinea got independence from which country?
Great Britain
Spain
Australia
France
21. Which country took responsibility for sinking the Rainbow Warrior ship in Auckland in 1985 caused by protests against nuclear testing?
France
Germany
Spain
United States
22. Which territory in Oceania voted in the 2021 referendum to remain part of France?
New Caledonia
Reunion
French Polynesia
Mayotte
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