Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test
Chapter III Practice Test
1. What are ministers important areas of government?
By Government ministers By courts and judges By representatives who are elected by the people of Australia
2. Can you vote in an election if you are not correctly enrolled?
Street signs, traffice controls and bridges Public transport, hospitals and health services Employment, Indigenous affairs and the Treasury
3. How can the Australian Constitution be changed?
Yes, you can No, you can not Maybe, you can
4. The Governor-General acts independently of all political parties
It can only be changed by the Prime Minister It can only be changed by the High Court of Australia It can only be changed through a special vote called a referendum
5. What do you call the Australia's national police force?
6. What are other names for the Senate?
The Australian Federal Police The Commonwealth Police The Australian Commonwealth Police
7. What is not important work of the House of Representatives?
The People's House, the House of Review or the States's House The Upper House, the House of Review or the States's House The Lower House, the House of Review or the States's House
8. What is the role and responsibilities of the Administrator?
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
9. How was each British colony governing itself before 1901 in Australia?
Similar to those of a state Premier Similar to those of a state Governor Similar to those of a Member of Parliament
10. Some responsibilities are shared between the various levels of government.
Each colony had its own constitution and its own laws Each colony had British constitution and it followed British laws Each colony had its own constitution and its own laws
11. Who decides if a person is guilty or not?
12. How is the Member of Parliament number for each state and territory based on?
The court The police The people
13. Which level of government responsible for schools, railways, hospitals and health services?
The size of its population The wealth of each state and territory The area of each state and territory
14. Which of these statements about traffic laws in Australia is correct?
Australian Government Australian state and territory government Australian local goverment
15. Who chosen the Government Ministers?
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
16. The Australian Electoral Commission is independent of the government
The Governor-General The government leader The people of Australia
17. What was Australia system of government before 1901?
18. Which is not a political party in Australia?
Australia colonies were directly governed by the British government Australia was made up of six separate, self-governing British colonies The colonies were united into a federation of states called the Commonwealth of Australia
19. Which of these statements about the Australian Electoral Commission is correct?
The Australian Labor Party The Liberal Party of Australia The Democratic Party of Australia
20. How Australian Parliament is made?
It conducts federal elections and referendums It maintains the Commonwealth electoral roll All the above
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