Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test
Chapter III Practice Test
1. What is a jury?
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
2. What is Royal Assent?
A group of MP randomly chosen A group of ordinary people randomly chosen from the general poplulation A person being charged with an offence
3. How is the Member of Parliament number for each state and territory based on?
A ceremonial duty A representative appointed by the Queen of Australia Signing all Bills passed by the Australian Parliament into law
4. Which of these statements about the House of Representatives is incorrect?
The size of its population The wealth of each state and territory The area of each state and territory
5. Which of these is the a role of the Governor-General?
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
6. How many representatives in the Senate from each territory?
Approves the appointment of state premiers Signing of Bills passed by the Australian Parliament Approves the appointment of the Head of State
7. What were established by the Australian Constitution?
2 6 12
8. What are the responsibilities of local councils?
The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia The High Court of Australia All the above
9. What does the Australian government Executive include?
Planning and responsibilities such as schools and hospitals to their local community Planning and delivering services such as community services and waste disposal to their local community Planning and funding such as health and education to their local community
10. Who is the Head of State in Australia?
The Prime Minister and the Governor-General The Governor-General and the judges The Government ministers and the Governor-General
11. Who explains the laws to the jury
The Governor-General The Prime Minister The Queen of Australia
12. Which is not a responsibility of the local government?
The judge The Governor The police
13. Who makes and changes laws to benefit the nation?
Street signs and traffic controls Public transport Local roads, footpaths and bridges
14. Who is encourage cooperation between the levels of government?
The Australian Parliament The Prime Minister The High Court of Australia
15. What power does the High Court of Australia have?
The Australian Governor The Australian Governor-General The Council of Australian Government
16. The Governor-General acts independently of all political parties
The power to make and change the laws The power to put the laws into practice The power to interpret and apply the laws
17. Who can propose a new law or a change to the law?
18. What do we have to share?
A Governor-General A Prime Minister A member of the Australian Parliament
19. Who is a Senator?
Common laws Golden soil and boundless plains A rich and unique culture
20. What was Australia system of government before 1901?
An elected representative of a state or territory in the Australian Parliament Any person chosen by a government leader to be responsible for an area of government An elected representative of the Australian people in the Australian Parliament
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