Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test
Chapter III Practice Test
1. Can you own a gun?
The Prime Minister The Governor-General No one
2. How are the states and the Northern Territory divided?
Yes if you have a firearm licence from the police No All the above
3. What was Australia system of government before 1901?
Into local government areas Into local public areas Into local private areas
4. Is it a crime to bribe a police officer?
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
5. What is not important work of the House of Representatives?
Yes No Maybe
6. Which of these statements about people wanted to unite the colonies in Australia is incorrect?
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
7. What is the name of the ministers important areas of government?
Trade and transport between the colonies was expensive and slow Enforcing the law across borders was difficult Form a nation independence from the British
8. What is the name for the Australian government?
Portfolios Cabinet Royal Assent
9. Which of these statements about the House of Representatives is incorrect?
Federal Government Commonwealth Government Federal Government or Commonwealth Government
10. What is the relationship between the police and the community?
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
11. Which is not a political party in Australia?
That you can report crimes and seek assistance from your local police You can report crimes to your local police That the police can help with community works
12. Who is a Councillor?
The Republican Party The Nationals The Australian Greens
13. What is the Commonwealth of Australia?
A Member of Parliament in any state or territory The leader of a territory government An elected member of a local council
14. What do members of a political party do?
Six separate, self-governing British colonies A British territory An independent nation
15. What do you get when voting?
They work together to interpret and apply the laws They work together to put the laws into practice They work together to have the party's ideas turned into laws
16. Who may give evidence in a court?
Have your name check and mark as voted Have your say in who represents you in parliament Nothing
17. Which level of government responsible for drains, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, sports grounds and local environmental issues?
A police A jury
18. What is the role of the jury
Australian Government Australian state and territory government Australian local goverment
19. How the senators are chosen?
Listen to the evidence and decide who or what to believe Interpret the law Decide the penalty
20. Who can tell the the judges and magistrates what to decide?
Appointed by the Queen's Representative Appointed by the Prime Minister Elected
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