Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test

1. What is our common bond?
  • The institutions
  • Citizenship
  • The laws
  • 2. Which level of government responsible for schools, railways, hospitals and health services?
  • Australian Government
  • Australian state and territory government
  • Australian local goverment
  • 3. What is a Bill in Australian politics?
  • A proposal for a new currency in Australia
  • A proposal for a new law or a change to the law
  • A written or printed public notice
  • 4. Who elects the members of the Australian Parliament Houses?
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Australian people
  • 5. Who makes and changes laws to benefit the nation?
  • The Australian Parliament
  • The Prime Minister
  • The High Court of Australia
  • 6. The legislative, executive and judicial powers are in the Australian Constitution
  • True
  • False
  • 7. What happens once you are on the electoral roll and you do not vote in an election without a good reason?
  • You will have to pay a fine
  • You will be taken off the electoral roll
  • Nothing
  • 8. How do Australian state governments operate?
  • In a different way to the Australian Government
  • In a similar way to the Australian Government
  • In a similar way to a business
  • 9. Who do Members of Parliament represent?
  • All Australians living in Victoria
  • Everyone who lives in Australia
  • Everyone who lives in his or her electoral district
  • 10. Why is it important to be familiar with the laws?
  • Because knowing the laws so you can break it
  • Because not knowing a law is no excuse for breaking it
  • Because the laws help you find job
  • 11. What is the Australian Electoral Commission?
  • An immigration agency
  • A private agency
  • A Commonwealth agency
  • 12. Which of these is the a role of the Governor-General?
  • Approves the appointment of state premiers
  • Signing of Bills passed by the Australian Parliament
  • Approves the appointment of the Head of State
  • 13. How local government areas may be called?
  • Cities, shires, towns or municipalities
  • States, cities, towns or municipalities
  • States, cities, towns or shires
  • 14. What is the name of the leader with the second largest number of members in the House of Representatives?
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Governor-General
  • The Opposition
  • 15. Where are state and territory governments based?
  • In Canberra
  • In national capital city
  • In their capital cities
  • 16. Can you vote in an election if you are not correctly enrolled?
  • Yes, you can
  • No, you can not
  • Maybe, you can
  • 17. Who is encourage cooperation between the levels of government?
  • The Australian Governor
  • The Australian Governor-General
  • The Council of Australian Government
  • 18. Can you raise matters that concern you with your elected representative?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 19. Who appointed the Governor-General?
  • The Queen
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Member of Parliament
  • 20. Which is not a responsibility of the local government?
  • Street signs and traffic controls
  • Public transport
  • Local roads, footpaths and bridges

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