1. The first state that was discovered in Australia appeared to be ________________
2. The best way to eliminate crime was_______________________
3. Australia has a lot of nicknames. One of them does not exist. Which is it?
4. Ivor Evans, a 14-year-old schoolboy designed a ___________________________
5. The British government decided to settle in Australia because ______________________
6. One of the most mysterious and admirable natural sites in Australia is _______________
7. They are famous rocks in New South Wales and they share their name with the well-known play. They are ____________________________.
8. Early British convicts preferred to be hanged in their native land instead of going to ____
9. For a century the song “Waltzing Matilda” has still been popular. What/who is this song about?
10. Australia Day has been celebrated for more than 200 years. It is devoted to ___________
11. Captain Arthur Philipp commanded the First Fleet to Australia and transported ___ there
12. “Transportation Era”, started by English Queen Elizabeth I, meant transporting
13. Aborigines are experienced in many businesses except one: they do not do _______
14. For this type of aboriginal art the painter must know the anatomy of the subject (a human or an animal) What’s the name of this kind of painting?
15. The first aborigine who was granted Australian citizenship and later was put on the postage stamp was _______________________________________________
16. In the 1990-s the Aborigines received _________________________________
17. When the first Europeans came to Australia, the Aborigines started to die out ______.
18. At the beginning of 1830-s hundreds of people from all over the world flocked to south-eastern Australia because __________________________.
19. On Bakery Hill near Ballarat, ten thousand people met under a new flag and uprising happened. What did they declare?
20. The reason(s) why the Australians were keen to have a national government was…..
21. One of the objectives of the new federal government was the design of the “White Australia Policy” that was aimed against….
22. The Europeans that arrived in Australia started________________________ the aborigines, who had lived there 50 000 years before
23. Mathew Flinders, the British navigator and surveyor ________________
24. This is one of the largest cities in Australia which was founded by a white Australian. He bought a plot from a local tribe, paying for it with woolen blankets, knives, axes and scissors. White settlers named the community after the then Prime Minister of Britain. This city is called _
25. From 1851 until 1861, the population of Victoria grew by 700 per cent. These new arrivals of people from all over the world were provoked by __________________________
26. A great number of people from many European countries arrived in Victoria to start a new life after____________________, when Australia suffered from many losses
27. The Australian Parliament consists of two Houses. What are they?
28. The Government of Australia is formed by the party which wins the majority of seats in ________ at a general election.
29. The position of Governor-General is _____________________________.
30. The name of one of these areas is connected with digging gold. Which one?
31. Only one state in Australia failed to produce any deposit of gold. Which one?
32. The new profession that appeared in Australia is closely connected with blazing sheep:
33. The center of opal mining is so big that even the city is established there. It is called _______
34. The currency of Australian Commonwealth officially is called ________________
35. Secondary school is represented in Australia by ____________________________
36. The first air ambulance service in the world during its first few decades relied heavily on___
37. Kangaroos belong to one of the unique types of animals of Australia. Which one?
38. Koalas eat only eucalyptus leaves, that is the reason why they sleep about 20 hours a day. Is it true that _____________________?
39. This “miraculous foreign creature” brought from Australia was displayed in the British museum because it had a tail of a fish, the feet of a lizard, a torso of a monkey. People couldn’t believe it was real and only a few years later it was scientifically proved that it exists in reality. What animal is it?
40. The world of birds has a wide range of highly developed specious. One of them even has great power of mimicry. What is this bird?
41. These cities are known as three capitals of Australia. One of them is the capital of the Commonwealth of Australia, another one is considered to be the capital of economy. Which of them is called the capital of culture?
42. What was the real aim of Captain Cook’s expedition on the ship “Endeavour” to the southern hemisphere in 1768?
43. When Gold Rush happened in Australia, this state was the first where gold was discovered. It also became the richest one with gold deposits. What is this state?
44. James Cook never had a home in Australia, although his great achievement in exploring this land is beyond doubt! Surprisingly, his house, built in North Yorkshire, was relocated from England and reassembled in ____________________ brick by brick to commemorate his vast contribution to the exploration of Australia.
45. The glory of discovering Australian continent belongs to the British navigator James Cook. He rose the British flag there, shot three times and declared this land under the crown of the UK. Later the fleet of criminals was delivered there. What name did he give to this place?
46. The world of Australia is unique and endemic. The new comers to Australia must be checked by the ecological control. Otherwise, if you travel inside the country through state to state there is no need to do it, except one state. Its name is ______________________.
47. This state is rich with opals. People from all over the world rush here to mine them and they live there in the underground city. Where is it?
48. The main Australian War Memorial, dedicated to the memory of soldiers who died during the First and Second Wars is located in ____________________________.
49. ANZAC Day is the national holiday that ______________________________
50. For Easter Holiday the eggs – the symbol of birth – are brought by __________________
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