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The Big Australian History Quiz

Trivia about Australian History

Australian history dates back over 50,000 years, to when the Aboriginal people arrived on the island. The artistic, musical and spiritual traditions they established are among the longest surviving traditions in human history.

The Big Australian History Quiz will test your knowledge of the history of the one of the world’s largest island. The 10 questions in the quiz will test your knowledge on events that have happened from 18,000 years ago to as recently as 2014. Whether you are Australian yourself, live in the country or simply have an interest in its vast history, the Big Australian Quiz will differentiate the ‘dipsticks’ from the ‘tall poppies’.

So, did you know that The Great Ocean Road is the world’s largest war memorial? How about the fact that prior to 1824, Australia was known as New Holland? Take the Big Australian Quiz now to prove just how much you actually know about the country.

  • Question of

    Hieu Van Le, a former refugee from which country became governor of which state in 2014?

    • South Australia
    • Tasmania
    • New South Wales
    • Queensland
  • Question of

    12,000 years ago, rising sea levels turned which part of Australia into an island?

    • Tasmania
    • New South Wales
    • Northern Territory
    • Victoria
  • Question of

    260 enemy aircraft bombed which Australian city in 1942?

    • Darwin
    • Cairns
    • Brisbane
    • Sydney
  • Question of

    A famous bridge over which harbour opened in 1932?

    • Sydney
    • Port of Eden
    • Batemans Bay
    • Coffs Harbour
  • Question of

    Against which side did Australia play the first cricket test match in 1877?

    • England
    • India
    • Pakistan
    • West Indies
  • Question of

    Albert Jacka was awarded medals for bravery after which conflict?

    • World War 1
    • World War 2
    • Boer War
    • Vietnam War
  • Question of

    Andrew ‘Banjo’ Paterson is famous in which field?

    • Poetry
    • Dance
    • Law
    • Medicine
  • Question of

    Andrew Thonas was the first Australian in space in which decade?

    • 1990s
    • 2000s
    • 2010s
    • 1970s
  • Question of

    ANZAC forces in WW1 were drawn from Australia and which other country?

    • New Zealand
    • South Africa
    • Canada
    • Ireland
  • Question of

    Around 18,000 years ago, Australia separate from which island due to rising sea levels?

    • Papua New Guinea
    • New Zealand
    • Java
    • Japan


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