To demonstrate your knowledge of our splendid history and culture, please answer the following multiple choice questions:
1.” Australia was settled by Britain as:
a)” a penal colony.
b)” a venal colony.
c)” a holiday destination for British backpackers.
d)” a joke.
2.” In the Australian vernacular, what is POETS day?
a)”A day to celebrate poets.
b)” A day for everyone to write poems.
3.” Cricket is:
a)” the Prime Minister’s favourite sport.
b)” a sport which attracts streakers.
d)” all of the above.
4.” We celebrate Australia Day because:
a)” we’re proud nationalists.
b)” we like to take Public Holidays.
c)” we’re up ourselves.
d)” our”governments do not”acknowledge our Black history.
5.” The Melbourne Cup is:
a)” a wine goblet once used by the Queen.
b)” a horse race.
c)” an excuse to get pissed and gamble.
d)” both b and c.
6.” A great deal of Australia’s agriculture and other land use has been:
a)” extremely profitable.
b)” extremely damaging.
c)” extremely short-sighted.
d)” I think you see where I’m going with this.
Finally, for bonus points, please write a short (50-100 words) answer to the following question:
What do we have to be proud of, and how on Earth are we going to fix the mess we’ve made?
Please leave your answers below.