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Grade: 5,    Subject: LanguageArts,    Topic: Reading Inferences How, What, Who, When, Where, Why etc.
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Australia


Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent of Australia from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770. Capt. James Cook took possession of the continent in the name of Great Britain in 1710. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries. These colonies were federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to develop agricultural and manufacturing industries rapidly. It also made a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy.
 
Question 1:
Where did Aboriginal settlers come from?

Northwest AsiaSouth America

Northern EuropeSoutheast Asia
 
Question 2:
When did Captain James Cook take possession of the Australian Continent?

17201710

19011760
 
Question 3:
How many colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries?

517

619
 
Question 4:
When were the colonies federated?

19011801

17101700
 
Question 5:
To develop which of the following did Australia use its natural resources?

Aircraft and Military warplanesAgriculture and manufacturing

Export industriesTextile industries
 
Question 6:
Why did the girls stay in their house most of the time?

They were shy.They were lazy.

They had to work.They had to take care of their mother.
 
See the following text/image to answer questions 6 through 10
Once upon a time, an old woman lived in a small cottage near the sea with her two daughters. They were very poor, and the girls seldom left the house, as they worked all day long making veils for the ladies to wear over their faces, and every morning, when the veils were finished, the old woman took them over the bridge and sold them in the city. Then she bought the food that they needed for the day, and returned home to do her share of veil-making.
One morning the old woman rose even earlier than usual, and set off for the city with her wares. She was just crossing the bridge when, suddenly, she knocked up against a human head, which she had never seen there before. The woman started back in horror; but what was her surprise when the head spoke, exactly as if it had a body joined on to it.
'Take me with you, good mother!' it said imploringly; 'take me with you back to your house.'
At the sound of these words the poor woman nearly went mad with terror. Have that horrible thing always at home? Never! never! And she turned and ran back as fast as she could, not knowing that the head was jumping, dancing, and rolling after her. But when she reached her own door it bounded in before her, and stopped in front of the fire, begging and praying to be allowed to stay.
All that day there was no food in the house, for the veils had not been sold, and they had no money to buy anything with. So they all sat silent at their work, inwardly cursing the head which was the cause of their misfortunes.
 
Question 7:
How did the old woman and her daughters make their living?

By working in a farm.By working as a maid.

By working in a veil store.By making veils and selling them.
 
Question 8:
Why was the old woman going to the city early in the morning?

To meet her friend.To see the bridge.

To sell the veils.To buy veils.
 
Question 9:
Whom did the old woman meet at the bridge?

Little squirrelHuman head

Old ManGirl
 
Question 10:
According to the poor family, which of the following was the cause of their misfortunes?

The headThe veil

The moneyThe old woman
 
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