Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test


1. How members of the Australian Parliament Houses are elected?
  • By the people usually elect representatives to each House in amunicipal election
  • By the people usually elect representatives to each House in a federal election
  • By the people usually elect representatives to each House in a state election
  • 2. Each local government area has its own council. True or false?
  • True
  • False
  • 3. What do you call the Australia's national police force?
  • The Australian Federal Police
  • The Commonwealth Police
  • The Australian Commonwealth Police
  • 4. Who is a Mayor or Shire President?
  • The leader of a local council
  • A candidate in the council election
  • An elected representative of a state or territory in the Australian Parliament
  • 5. Is it a crime to bribe a police officer?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
  • 6. What is the opposition in Australian politics?
  • Any political party or coalition of parties oppose the Australian Government
  • The party or coalition of parties with the majority number of members in the House of Representatives
  • The party or coalition of parties with the second largest number of members in the House of Representatives
  • 7. What is the name of the leader with the second largest number of members in the House of Representatives?
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Governor-General
  • The Opposition
  • 8. Which is a responsibility of the Australian Government?
  • Forestry
  • Foreign affairs
  • Local libraries, halls and community centres
  • 9. Why the Australian Constitution divides power between three arms of government?
  • To manage work loads better to govern Australia
  • To hierarchy level of management in government
  • To stop one person or one group of people taking over all the power to govern Australia
  • 10. Which is not a political party in Australia?
  • The Republican Party
  • The Nationals
  • The Australian Greens
  • 11. What is not important work of the House of Representatives?
  • Apply and interpret the laws of Australia
  • Considering, debating and voting on proposals for new laws or changes to the laws
  • Discussing matters of national importance
  • 12. Who appointed the Governor-General?
  • The Queen
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Member of Parliament
  • 13. What is the name for the Australian government?
  • Federal Government
  • Commonwealth Government
  • Federal Government or Commonwealth Government
  • 14. How is the Australian Government formed?
  • After an election, the leader of a political party with the majority of votes forms the Australian Government
  • After an election, the political party or coalition of parties with the least of members in the House of Representative forms the Australian Government
  • After an election, the political party or coalition of parties with the majority of members in the House of Representative forms the Australian Government
  • 15. How do Australian state governments operate?
  • In a different way to the Australian Government
  • In a similar way to the Australian Government
  • In a similar way to a business
  • 16. What does the Australian Electoral Commission do?
  • Helps to keep track Australian citizens on every elections
  • Helps to provide voters with fair and honest elections
  • Helps voters by suggesting a candidate
  • 17. How are the states and the Northern Territory divided?
  • Into local government areas
  • Into local public areas
  • Into local private areas
  • 18. What is the role of the jury
  • Listen to the evidence and decide who or what to believe
  • Interpret the law
  • Decide the penalty
  • 19. Who is the representative of the Australian people?
  • Governor-General
  • Governor
  • Member of Parliament
  • 20. Which of these statements about the House of Representatives is incorrect?
  • The house of Representatives is sometimes called the Upper House
  • The house of Representatives is sometimes called the People's House
  • The house of Representatives is sometimes called the Lower House
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