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Matthew Flinders Quiz

Matthew Flinders

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Captain Matthew Flinders was a distinguished English navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent. -Wikipedia

Matthew Flinders Quiz Questions

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1. When was Matthew Flinders born?
a) 16 March 1774
b) 12 April 1772
c) 17 July 1770
d) 15 December 1768

2. Where was Matthew Flinders born?
a) Port Jackson
b) Donington
c) Sydney
d) Melbourne

3. When did Matthew Flinders join the Royal Navy?
a) 1792
b) 1790
c) 1789
d) 1785

4. Which land did Matthew Flinders circumnavigate when he commanded Norfolk?
a) Christmas Island
b) New Caledonia
c) Victoria
d) Van Diemen’s Land

5. Which ship did Matthew Flinders command when he circumnavigated Australia?
a) Alert
b) Investigator
c) Scipio
d) Providence

6. Which name used by Matthew Flinders replaced the name New Holland?
a) Queensland
b) New South Wales
c) Australia
d) New Zealand

7. When was Matthew Flinders in captivity in Ile de France?
a) 1814-1815
b) 1815-1821
c) 1798-1805
d) 1803-1810

8. When was A Voyage to Terra Australis published?
a) 1814
b) 1810
c) 1806
d) 1804

9. When did Matthew Flinders die?
a) 16 March 1821
b) 14 June 1828
c) 19 July 1814
d) 18 November 1816

10. Where did Matthew Flinders die?
a) Redcliffe
b) Brighton
c) Clontarf
d) London

Matthew Flinders Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Matthew Flinders born?
a) 16 March 1774

2. Where was Matthew Flinders born?
b) Donington

3. When did Matthew Flinders join the Royal Navy?
c) 1789

4. Which land did Matthew Flinders circumnavigate when he commanded Norfolk?
d) Van Diemen’s Land

5. Which ship did Matthew Flinders command when he circumnavigated Australia?
b) Investigator

6. Which name used by Matthew Flinders replaced the name New Holland?
c) Australia

7. When was Matthew Flinders in captivity in Ile de France?
d) 1803-1810

8. When was A Voyage to Terra Australis published?
a) 1814

9. When did Matthew Flinders die?
c) 19 July 1814

10. Where did Matthew Flinders die?
d) London

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