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