Australian Gold Rush Quiz

Question 1 of 21

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When did the Australian gold rush start?

Select one of the following:

  • 1851

  • 1850

  • 1950

  • 1951

Question 2 of 21

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Who was the first person to discover gold

Select one of the following:

  • James Cook

  • Edward Hargraves

  • Edmund Kennedy

  • Henry Lawson

Question 3 of 21

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How much does a gold bar weigh (in kilograms)

Select one of the following:

  • 12.4kg

  • 10kg

  • 13.6kg

  • 16.8kg

Question 4 of 21

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What was the largest gold nugget found named?

Select one of the following:

  • The Big One

  • Great Goldy

  • Chicken

  • Welcome Stranger

Question 5 of 21

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What did miners need before they could legally mine

Select one of the following:

  • Nothing

  • Equipment

  • A permit

  • Food

Question 6 of 21

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On average how long did it take to walk to the gold fields

Select one of the following:

  • two weeks

  • two days

  • two hours

  • one day

Question 7 of 21

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How long did 2lb (pounds) of tea last?

Select one of the following:

  • 21 days

  • 9 days

  • 7 days

  • 14 days

Question 8 of 21

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What did miners usually eat

Select one of the following:

  • eggs, bread, beans and a bit of meat

  • chicken and vegetables

  • bread and meat

  • nothing

Question 9 of 21

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What did miners have to do to their water before they could drink it

Select one of the following:

  • nothing

  • boil it

  • filter it

  • freeze it

Question 10 of 21

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what did miners live in while on the gold feilds

Select one of the following:

  • nothing

  • dug outs

  • miners cottages

  • tents

Question 11 of 21

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did people still live in dug outs once miners cottages where made

Select one of the following:

  • yes

  • no

Question 12 of 21

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What are the two most successful gold fields in victoria

Select one of the following:

  • Ballarat and Bendigo

  • Walhalla and Ballarat

  • Bendigo and Walhalla

  • Victoria had no successful gold feilds

Question 13 of 21

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Which two gold fields in Western Australia were the most popular?

Select one of the following:

  • Balladonia and Norseman

  • Kambalda and Balladonia

  • Norseman and Coolgardie

  • Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie

Question 14 of 21

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Which state produced the most gold

Select one of the following:

  • Western Australia

  • Victoria

  • South Australia

  • New South Wales

Question 15 of 21

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Did women ever dig for gold

Select one of the following:

  • Yes

  • No

Question 16 of 21

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What major race migrated to Australia

Select one of the following:

  • Japaneese

  • Canadian

  • Chineese

  • British

Question 17 of 21

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How much were soldiers paid during the gold rush

Select one of the following:

  • A maximum of 6 shillings

  • 6 shillings

  • A minimum of 6 shillings

Question 18 of 21

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Why did indigenous not see much value in gold

Select one of the following:

  • It wasn't very shiny

  • It couldn't be eaten

  • They didn't like it

Question 19 of 21

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How did indigenous people benefit from the gold rush?

Select one of the following:

  • They didn't

  • They found lots of gold

  • They got free equipment

  • They got more jobs

Question 20 of 21

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What was bad about the gold rush for indigenous people

Select one of the following:

  • They got pushed further into the land from the miners

  • They got killed more often

  • The gold rush was only good for them

  • They were forced to mine

Question 21 of 21

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Who was a famous bush ranger in the gold rush era

Select one of the following:

  • Ned Kelly

  • There were no bush rangers

  • Edward Hargraves

  • James Cook

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