Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test


1. What is Royal Assent?
  • A ceremonial duty
  • A representative appointed by the Queen of Australia
  • Signing all Bills passed by the Australian Parliament into law
  • 2. What is our common bond?
  • The institutions
  • Citizenship
  • The laws
  • 3. How state and territory parliaments make their own laws?
  • In a similar way to the Australian Parliament making laws
  • In a different way to the Australian Parliament making laws
  • State and territory laws are made from the Australian Parliament
  • 4. Who are the Independents in Australian politics?
  • Members of parliament do not belong to any political party
  • Members of parliament who join Independent Party
  • Members of parliament who do not join Independent Party
  • 5. Who appointed the Governor-General?
  • The Queen
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Member of Parliament
  • 6. The idea of one Australian nation became a reality and uniting the nation was an easy task.
  • True
  • False
  • None
  • 7. Where is Parliament House?
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Canberra
  • 8. What is Australian federal electorates?
  • Voting for the people we want to represent us in parliament
  • An electoral divisions for the Australian House of Representatives
  • A federal election that is compulsory
  • 9. Which of these statements about the Queen of Australia is correct?
  • In Australia, the Queen does not have a day-to-day role in government
  • The Queen appoints the Prime Minister as her representative in Australia
  • The leader of the Australian Government
  • 10. What are ministers responsibility?
  • Signs all Bills passed by the Australian Parliament
  • Interpret and apply the law
  • Important areas of government
  • 11. What is the role of the senate?
  • To be responsible for an area of govenment
  • To consider, debate and vote on new or changes to the laws
  • To sign all Bills passed by the Australian Parliament into law
  • 12. All members of parliament do not belong to any political party
  • True
  • False
  • 13. 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
  • 14. What is a jury?
  • A group of MP randomly chosen
  • A group of ordinary people randomly chosen from the general poplulation
  • A person being charged with an offence
  • 15. Who is Australia's Head of State?
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • 16. Who has the power to interpret and apply the law?
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Governor-General
  • Judges
  • 17. Who makes and changes laws to benefit the nation?
  • The Australian Parliament
  • The Prime Minister
  • The High Court of Australia
  • 18. What do the police forces of states and the Northern Territory deal with?
  • They deal with crimes against federal laws
  • They are responsible for general police work in the Australian Capital Territory
  • They deal with crimes under state and territory laws
  • 19. Why voting is compulsory?
  • To have a change in Australia government once in a while
  • To make sure that the people we elect are really the ones that the majority of the people want
  • To keep track all the citizens in Australia
  • 20. Who represents the Queen of Australia in a state?
  • A Premier
  • A Governor
  • A Governor-General
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