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Question 1: In July 1851, Melbourne's 29,000 residents celebrated as they broke away from ________ and the Colony of Victoria was born.
TasmaniaNew South WalesVictoria (Australia)Queensland

Question 2: During this era Victoria dominated the world's ________ output.
CopperGoldPlatinumSilver

Question 3: By 1840 the city of ________, in the south of Victoria, was nearly five years old.
Melbourne City CentreMelbourneSydneyDarwin, Northern Territory

Question 4: Gold discoveries in ________, Ballarat and Bendigo sparked gold rushes similar to the California Gold Rush.
Barnawartha, VictoriaRutherglen, VictoriaChiltern, VictoriaBeechworth, Victoria

Question 5: ________ for a while ranked number one in terms of gold production.
Bendigo, VictoriaMelbourneBallarat, VictoriaGeelong, Victoria

Question 6: [3] At its peak some two tonnes of gold per week flowed into the Treasury Building in ________.
Darwin, Northern TerritoryMelbourneSydneyMelbourne City Centre

Question 7: Weeks later ________ was found in Victoria.
GoldPlatinumSilverCopper

Question 8: Their presence on the goldfields of Bendigo, Beechworth and the Bright district resulted in riots, entry taxes, killings and segregation in the short term and became the foundations of the ________.
Racial segregationWhite Australia policyEuropean AustralianRedlining

Question 9: The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, ________ approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s.
CanadaUnited KingdomAustraliaBarbados







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