Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test


1. What is Australian federal electorates?
  • Voting for the people we want to represent us in parliament
  • An electoral divisions for the Australian House of Representatives
  • A federal election that is compulsory
  • 2. Which level of government responsible for taxation, national economic management, immigration and citizenship?
  • Australian Government
  • Australian state and territory government
  • Australian local goverment
  • 3. What is a constitutional monarchy?
  • A king or queen is not the head of state
  • A king or queen is the head of state and has absolute power
  • A king or queen is the head of state but has to act in accordance with the constitution
  • 4. What does a double majority mean in a referendum?
  • The majority of voters in a majority of states must vote for the change
  • The majority of voters across the nation must vote for the change
  • The majority of voters in a majority of states and a majority of voters across the nation must vote for the change
  • 5. Who is the leader of a state government?
  • The Chief Minister
  • The Premier
  • The Prime Minister
  • 6. Who elects the members of the Australian Parliament Houses?
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Australian people
  • 7. Who is the leader of the Australian Government?
  • The Governor-General
  • The Premier
  • The Prime Minister
  • 8. Which of these statements about people wanted to unite the colonies in Australia is incorrect?
  • Trade and transport between the colonies was expensive and slow
  • Enforcing the law across borders was difficult
  • Form a nation independence from the British
  • 9. Who is the representative of the Head of State in each Australian state?
  • The Governor
  • The Governor-General
  • The Premier
  • 10. Who is the leader of a territory government?
  • The Chief Minister
  • The Premier
  • The Prime Minister
  • 11. How can the Australian Constitution be changed in a referendum?
  • There needs to be a single majority
  • There needs to be a double majority
  • There needs to be a triple majority
  • 12. Who is the representative of the Head of State in Australia?
  • The Governor
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • 13. Who people vote for in each electorate?
  • One person to represent them in the House of Representatives
  • The Premier, the leader of a state government
  • The Prime Minister, the leader of the Australia Government
  • 14. Which is a responsibility of the state and territory government?
  • Police
  • Defence
  • Trade
  • 15. Do courts and judges are part of parliament and government
  • Yes
  • No
  • 16. Who appointed the judges and the magistrates?
  • The government
  • The Queen of Australia
  • 17. Who is the Head of State in Australia?
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Queen of Australia
  • 18. 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
  • 19. What does the Australian government Executive include?
  • The Prime Minister and the Governor-General
  • The Governor-General and the judges
  • The Government ministers and the Governor-General
  • 20. What do the police forces of states and the Northern Territory deal with?
  • They deal with crimes against federal laws
  • They are responsible for general police work in the Australian Capital Territory
  • They deal with crimes under state and territory laws
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