Year 9 History

Year 9 History
Yearly examination
Multiple Choice Questions
• Question Types
– Straight knowledge
– A source with one or more questions asking for
interpretation of the source
• Strategies
– Read the question carefully
– Read the sources carefully
– Choose the MOST CORRECT answer (even if you
think it is not totally accurate in detail)
– don’t over analyse
Single Line Questions
• Question types
– Single line answers worth 1 mark
– Short paragraph answers worth more than one mark
• Strategies
– Read or look at the sources carefully
– If visual, make sure you look at the detail carefully as
well as seeing any word cues and/or captions
– Write answers appropriate to the mark value – not
too much for one mark which wastes time, not too
little for more marks. The more marks, the more
information required
– Answer the question asked directly – refer directly to
the sources through quotes, paraphrase or referral to
visual aspects
Extended Response Questions
• Question type
– One question that requires an extended response of a
– You are given direction about what might be included
in the response
• Strategies
– Read the question and the sources carefully –
underline key words or ideas as you go.
– When responding, don’t leave any part of the
question directions out
– Answer in proper prose form with paragraphs and
correctly constructed sentences, correct spelling and
– Answer the question asked directly . Refer directly
to the sources through quotes, paraphrase or
referral to visual aspects
– Give detailed information from your own
knowledge, don’t just use the sources
– Follow the direction of the key verb. Don’t
describe or narrate if it says discuss or explain
– Have an introduction which outlines your main
points but doesn’t give the detail
– Have a conclusion which summarises what you
have said
• Australia to 1914
– How people lived in Australia around the turn of the
– Federation
• Reasons for Federation
• The Constitution
• Division of responsibilities between federal and state
• The composition of our population at Federation and attitudes
• Voting rights of different groups – women and Aborigines
– origins and implementation of the Immigration
Restriction Act 1901
– Working conditions in Australia at turn of century
– Social legislation 1901-1914: Harvester Judgement,
basic wage, invalid and old age pension schemes,
maternity allowance
• Australia and WW1
– Australia as a member of the British Empire
• Why we joined the war; attitudes to the war
– Australia’s involvement in WW1
• How the war started: imperialism, alliances, arms race,
assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
• Where Australians fought in the war
– Gallipoli Campaign
• Reasons, conditions, battles
– Creation of the Anzac Legend
– Conscription issue
• The opposing sides and their arguments
– Experiences of women in WW1 in Australia
– Australia’s commemoration of WW1
• Australia Between the Wars
– Group – the unemployed
• Why the Depression occurred
• What life was like for the unemployed
– Individual – student choice
– Event – Building and Opening of Sydney Harbour
– Political Development – Dismissal of Jack Lang
• Main developments – Lang’s response to handling the
economic crisis of the Depression
• Main features – the reaction of Lang’s opponents and the
Federal Government
• Significance of his dismissal
– Know about the nature of the times – 1920s and
1930s – social, economic, political
• Australia and World war 2
– How the war began
• Failure of Treaty of Versailles
• Expansionist policies of fascist countries, especially
• Britain and France’s policy of Appeasement
• The steps that led to the war
– How Australia became involved
• Legally – Statute of Westminster not ratified
• Culturally – ties and loyalty to Britain – remains of a
sense of British Empire

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