Statistics for History of Australia

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  • This quiz has been taken 557 times
    (541 since last reset)
  • The average score is 13 of 20

Answer Stats

QuestionAnswer% Correct
Which captain and explorer colonized Australia for the United Kingdom?James Cook
94%
What name is given to the first people that inhabited Australia?Aboriginals
93%
What city was designated by Walter Burley Griffin and replaced Sydney in 1927 as the
new national capital of Australia?
Canberra
93%
What major event has Australia hosted twice in 1956 and 2000?Summer Olympics
93%
What zookeeper was nicknamed "Crocodile Hunter" and died in 2006?Steve Irwin
82%
What is the name of the tube-shaped musical instrument that is used by the above?Didgeridoo
79%
What Turkish peninsula was site of a huge Australian defeat in WWI in 1916?Gallipoli
78%
What city was attacked by the Japanese air force in 1942?Darwin
73%
What type of colony did Australia use to be to the United Kingdom?{Penal} Colony
73%
What construction was completed in 1973?Sydney Opera House
71%
What non-profit organization was founded by Julian Assange in 2006?WikiLeaks
70%
What is considered to be the first European to reach Tasmania?Abel Tasman
65%
What country gained its independence from Australia in 1975?Papua New Guinea
65%
What striped carnivore went extinct in 1936?Tasmanian {Tiger}
65%
What Australian media mogul founded New Corporation?Rupert Murdoch
56%
Who was the first female prime minister of Australia?Julia Gillard
54%
What name was given to Tasmania by the above originally?Van {Diemen}’s Land
49%
What name was given to Australia by the people of the First Fleet?New {Holland}
45%
Who was the longest-serving prime minister of Australia - holding the office for 18 years?Robert Menzies
28%
What was the name of the camel drivers who worked in the Outback from 1860s to the
1930s and created permanent links between the coastal cities?
{Afghan} Cameleers
14%

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