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Can You Pass A School Certificate History Exam?

Turns out it's a lot harder than we remember.

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    A state law.
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    A parliamentary body.
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    An Act of the British Parliament.
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    Rules by which the nation is governed.
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    To create a political party.
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    To appoint the Governor-General.
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    To make changes to the Constitution.
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    To debate new legislation in parliament.
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    Aboriginal Australians were counted in the census.
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    Aboriginal Australians were given the right to vote.
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    Aboriginal Australians' land rights were acknowledged.
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    Aboriginal Australians were given equal pay for equal work.
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    Iraq.
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    Korea.
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    Vietnam.
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    East Timor.
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    ANZUS
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    NATO
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    APEC
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    SEATO
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    Aboriginal referendum, Mabo, Wik.
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    Aboriginal referendum, Wik, Mabo.
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    Mabo, Aboriginal referendum, Wik.
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    Mabo, Wik, Aboriginal referendum.
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    Australia wanted to show support for Britain.
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    To stop a potential Japanese invasion of Australia.
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    The USA requested Australia’s support in the war.
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    Australia wanted to show its independence from the USA.
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    To gain paid maternity leave for all women.
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    To encourage women to remain single and follow a career.
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    To empower women by changing their belief about women’s roles.
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    To gain equal pay.
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    Ben Chifley and Robert Menzies.
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    Robert Menzies and Harold Holt.
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    Harold Holt and Gough Whitlam.
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    Gough Whitlam and John Gorton.
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    To secure the assistance of member nations in the event of an attack.
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    To link Australia to Asian countries opposed to communist activity.
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    To declare the Communist Party of Australia an illegal organisation.
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    To provide aid to South East Asian countries in the form of technical assistance.
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    Radio.
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    Television.
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    Computers.
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    Video games.
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    Integration.
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    Assimilation.
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    Multiculturalism.
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    Self-determination.
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    It overturned the concept of terra nullius.
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    It overturned the concept of self-determination.
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    It confirmed the view that Australia had been settled peacefully.
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    It confirmed the view that Aboriginal people had no legal right to land.
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    Trial by jury.
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    Political asylum.
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    Citizenship rights.
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    Religious freedom.
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    To stop the spread of communism.
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    To stop the advance of Japanese forces.
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    To gain independence for New Guinea.
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    To ensure a victory for the United States.
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    The Whitlam government took control of the Senate.
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    The House of Representatives did not pass the budget.
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    The Governor General blocked supply of money to the government.
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    The Senate delayed the vote on the supply of money to the government.

All questions were taken from previous School Certificate exams, available on the Board of Studies website.

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