Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test


1. What is lawful to drive a car in Australia?
  • That you must have a local driver's licence and the car must be registered
  • That the car must be registered
  • That you must have a local driver's licence
  • 2. How many members do Australians elect to the House of Representatives?
  • 120
  • 150
  • 180
  • 3. Can you carry weapons such as knives or guns?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
  • 4. 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
  • 5. What is a referendum?
  • A special vote to change the Australian Constitution
  • A special vote to change the Australian Government
  • A special vote to change the Australian Leader
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Are people freely and safely to vote for any candidate?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 8. What is the Australian system of parliamentary democracy based on?
  • The British system
  • The Canadian system
  • The French system
  • 9. Who can influence the decisions of the Australian Electoral Commission?
  • Political parties can influence the decisions of the Australian Electoral Commission
  • People in government can influence the decisions of the Australian Electoral Commission
  • None the above
  • 10. Which is not a federal crime?
  • Drug trafficking
  • Traffic offences
  • Crimes against national security
  • 11. Which of these statements about traffic laws in Australia is correct?
  • Traffic laws relating to speeding and driving after drinking alcohol or taking drugs are very strict
  • You need a local car driver's licence and you can drive any vehicle registered
  • Babies and young children can be hand-held
  • 12. When were the colonies united into a federation of states?
  • 1 January 1901
  • 26 January 1910
  • 4 July 1901
  • 13. Which of these statements about Australian police is incorrect?
  • The police decide if a person is guilty or not
  • The police may give evidence in court
  • The police is independent of the government
  • 14. What does MP stand for in polictics?
  • Member of Parliament
  • Member of Politics
  • Military Police
  • 15. Can you own a gun?
  • Yes if you have a firearm licence from the police
  • No
  • All the above
  • 16. What will a court use in some cases to decide if a person has broken the law?
  • A jury
  • A police
  • No one
  • 17. How is the Member of Parliament number for each state and territory based on?
  • The size of its population
  • The wealth of each state and territory
  • The area of each state and territory
  • 18. How many mainland territories in Australia?
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 19. Who has the power to interpret and apply the law?
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Governor-General
  • Judges
  • 20. What have our democratic institutions created?
  • Employment
  • A peaceful and stable society
  • A common laws
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