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What religion did most of the Australia’s Irish prisoners practice?
a) Baptist
b) Anglican
c) Presbyterian
d) Roman Catholic

Why did the Australian government restrict immigration after it became independent from Great Britain in 1901?
a) The ports were blockaded.
b) It felt the country had enough citizens.
c) There wasn’t enough housing for immigrants.
d) It only wanted immigrants that were of European ancestry

What did English Captain James Cook name the first colony of Australia?
a) New Britain
b) New Tasmania
c) South Cockney
d) New South Wales

What language did the first European settlers speak in Australia?
a) Dutch
b) French
c) English
d) Aboriginal

Many of the first settlers were
a) French
b) Dutch
c) convicts
d) gold miners

Most Australians are
a) Christians
b) Muslims
c) Jews
d) Buddhist

Who claimed Australia for England
a) Henry The Navigator
b) Vasco DaGama
c) James Cook
d) Ferdinand Magellean

What percent of Australians were born in another country?
a) 20%
b) 40%
c) 60%
d) 80%

Which is TRUE of the literacy rate in Australia?
a) About one-third of Australians are literate.
b) Nearly two-thirds of Australians are illiterate.
c) Nearly all adult Australians can read and write.
d) Only about half of the population can read and write.

Which is TRUE about Australia’s standard of living?
a) There is no poverty in Australia.
b) It is not very high compared to other countries.
c) Australia has one of the highest standards of living in the world.
d) Few Australians can afford good food, shelter, education, and health care.

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