Aboriginal Culture Quiz

Test your knowledge about Aboriginal Australia with the following 10 quiz questions.

Test your knowledge

How old is Aboriginal culture?

  • Less than 10,000 years
  • About 10,000 years
  • About 40,000 years
  • 65,000 years or older
  • Over 100,000 years

What is NAIDOC week all about?

  • NAIDOC is a special time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to celebrate culture and connect with their community and family.
  • NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Why is May 27, 1967 a significant date?

  • 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
  • Aboriginal peoples got equal rights

What is Aboriginal Dreaming?

  • A process Aboriginal people experience when sleeping.
  • It's the basis of Aboriginal spirituality and understanding of the world.
  • It's a cultural ceremony expressed through painting.

How many Aboriginal people have served in World War II?

  • None
  • 50 or less
  • 500 or less
  • 5,000 or less
  • 50,000 or less

Do you know what the following Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander terms mean?

  • Dhari
    A Torres Strait Islander traditional head dress worn by males at ceremonial events and when performing traditional dance.
  • Yiribarra
    Eora word meaning "This Way"
  • Ngurang
    Eora word meaning "Place"
  • Coolamon
    A multi-purpose shallow vessel, or dish with curved sides, traditionally used to carry water, fruits, nuts, as well as to cradle babies.

Who was the first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal?

  • Nova Peris Kneebone
  • Cathy Freeman
  • David Wirrpunda
  • Lionel Rose

Traditionally, how many languages do you think existed across Aboriginal Australia?

  • 250
  • 60
  • 120
  • 10

What do you think the Jaaning is?

  • Jaaning means 'yarning' - an Aboriginal term used meaning to talk or conversate
  • Jaaning is an Acacia or Wattle tree.

Who is responsible for driving Diversity and Inclusion at Transport?

  • The Operational Agencies: NSW Trains, Roads and Maritime Services, State Transit Authority, Sydney Trains
  • The Secretary, Tim Reardon
  • We are all apart of driving Diversity and Inclusion in Transport
  • Human Resources, People & Corporate Services Divison
  • Diversity and Inclusion, People & Corporate Services Divison