Indigenous Australians (Aboriginal) Culture Quiz

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This quick quiz asks some keys questions about the culture of the Indigenous Australians also known as Aboriginal people.

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Question 1

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How old is Aboriginal culture?
Answer
  • Less than 10,000 years
  • About 10,000 years
  • More than 50,000 years
  • Over 100,000 years

Question 2

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At what age does and Aboriginal person die on average?
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  • 53
  • 65
  • 73
  • 26

Question 3

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What is the politically correct term to use?
Answer
  • Aborigine
  • Aboriginal
  • Aboriginal person
  • Indigenous person

Question 4

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What is the most commonly used dialect today?
Answer
  • Kala Lagaw Ya
  • Aboriginal English
  • Yankuntjatjara
  • Pitjantjatjara

Question 5

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Elders in Aboriginal communities are:
Answer
  • Old people
  • The custodians of culture and country
  • Only senior men
  • All Parents

Question 6

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Which of the following does NOT describe Aboriginal spirituality?
Answer
  • The land is our food, our culture, our spirit and identity.
  • The belief that all objects are living and share the same soul or spirit that Aboriginals share.
  • An expression through ceremonial performances (corroborees), rituals, totems and paintings.
  • The belief in ancestor gods and the practical worshipping of these gods.

Question 7

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The colours of the Aboriginal flag (red, yellow and black) represent:
Answer
  • Earth, wind and fire
  • Man, woman and children
  • Earth, sun and people
  • Air, knowledge and sun

Question 8

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As custodians walking over the land, returning to the sacred places, Aboriginal people:
Answer
  • Perform ceremonies, and take care of the country
  • Fulfill their cultural obligations to the ancestors
  • Pass on knowledge
  • Take care of the country
  • Worship material possessions

Question 9

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What happened in May 1967?
Answer
  • The first Aboriginal person was voted into parliament
  • For the first time Aboriginal people were included in the census
  • Aboriginal people were granted citizenship
  • Aboriginal people could vote for the first time
  • Indigenous peoples got equal rights

Question 10

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What was the legal term used by the British to claim sovereignty over Australia?
Answer
  • Van Diemen’s Land
  • Terra australis
  • Terra nullius
  • Terre Anglais
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