Anzac Day social studies activities

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Anzac Day quiz

This is a simple diagnostic tool to help you get a sense of your students' understanding and awareness of Anzac Day. You can print this out to use with your class, or you can use the interactive version of this quiz, which can be done online.

If your students get any incorrect answers they can use the following to help them check their answers:

Anzac Day is held on:

  1. 19 April 
  2. 27 April
  3. 25 April
  4. 25 March

ANZAC stands for:

  1. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
  2. Australian and New Zealand Artillery Company
  3. American and New Zealand Army Corps
  4. Australian and New Zealand Army Club

Anzac relates to New Zealand soldiers participating in a battle at:

  1. Pearl Harbor
  2. Passchendaele
  3. Gallipoli
  4. Ypres

The first Anzac Day commemoration occurred in:

  1. 1915
  2. 1916
  3. 1939
  4. 1990

A symbol commonly associated with Anzac Day is:

  1. A red poppy
  2. A silver fern
  3. A kiwi
  4. A yellow rose

The Allied forces were at Gallipoli as part of a plan to control which strategic waterway?

  1. Suvla Bay
  2. The Mediterranean Sea
  3. The Dardanelles
  4. The English Channel

Lieutenant-Colonel William George Malone commanded which unit at Gallipoli?

  1. The Wellington Battalion
  2. 'A' Coy. Auckland Regiment
  3. 16th (Waikato) Coy
  4. Canterbury Regiment

Who led the Turkish counter-attack at Chunuk Bair?

  1. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  2. Sari Bair
  3. Ari Burnu
  4. Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Where was the main Allied landing on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April?

  1. Anzac Cove
  2. Suvla Bay
  3. Cape Helles
  4. The Narrows

What battle site at Gallipoli did Brigadier-General Andrew Russell, commander of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, refer to as 'an abominable little hill'?

  1. Walker's Ridge
  2. Chunuk Bair
  3. Hill 60
  4. Achi Baba
How to cite this page

'Anzac Day quiz', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/classroom/anzac-day-quiz, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 23-Jan-2015