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Matthew Flinders: Quiz


Question 1: This was also young Flinders' first look at Australian waters landing at Adventure Bay, ________ in 1792.
Western AustraliaTasmaniaVictoria (Australia)New South Wales

Question 2: In a career that spanned just over twenty years, he sailed with Captain ________, circumnavigated Australia and encouraged the use of that name for the continent.
James CookHoratio Nelson, 1st Viscount NelsonWilliam BlighMutiny on the Bounty

Question 3: Born in Donington, Lincolnshire, ________, where, in his own words, he was "induced to go to sea against the wishes of my friends from reading Robinson Crusoe", and at the age of fifteen he joined the Royal Navy in 1789.
EnglandUnited KingdomWalesScotland

Question 4: By Pasley's recommendation, he joined ________'s expedition on HMS Providence, transporting breadfruit from Tahiti to Jamaica.
Mutiny on the BountyJames CookHoratio Nelson, 1st Viscount NelsonWilliam Bligh

Question 5: As a result, in January 1801, Flinders was given command of the Investigator, a 334-ton sloop, and promoted to ________ the following month.
SergeantLieutenantMilitary rankCommander

Question 6: A map Flinders constructed from all the information he had accumulated while he was in Australian waters and finished while he was imprisoned by the French in ________.
MauritiusCanadaDominicaSouth Africa

Question 7: Flinders, who was ________'s uncle by marriage, instilled in him a love for navigating, and took him with him on his voyage aboard the Investigator.
John FranklinHMS Erebus (1826)HMS Terror (1813)Franklin's lost expedition

Question 8: Anne (née Flinders) Petrie (1812-1892), accepted on behalf of her young son, named ________, who would go on to become an accomplished archaeologist and Egyptologist.
Amelia EdwardsBritish MuseumIsraelFlinders Petrie

Question 9: Both men of ________, Flinders and Baudin met and exchanged details of their discoveries, at what would later be named Encounter Bay.
Scientific methodSocial sciencesSciencePseudoscience

Question 10: Initially serving on HMS Alert, he transferred to HMS Scipio, and in July 1790 was made ________ on HMS Bellerophon under Captain Pasley.
Lieutenant CommanderSecond LieutenantSub-LieutenantMidshipman

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