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1) Why did the government initially keep gold discoveries quiet? a) They feared a convict uprising. b) They wanted to keep the gold for themselves. c) They didn’t think the gold was valuable. 2) What prompted the government to offer a reward for gold discoveries? a) People were leaving Australia for the Californian goldfields. b) The king told them to do it c) They liked the look of it 3) Who is usually credited with discovering gold in Australia? a) Kelly slater b) Edward hargraves c) John Lister 4) Why did Hargraves think he would find gold in Bathhurst? a) He had a metal detector b) His friend told him were to look c) It looked like were they were finding gold in california 5) In what year did Hargraves find gold in Australia? a) 1856 b) 1851 c) 1900 6) Which of these is NOT one of the consequences of the gold rush? a) More people moved to Australia b) Fewer people moved to Australia c) People in Australia had a higher standard living.
Gold History Quiz
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