Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test


1. Who can propose a new law or a change to the law?
  • A Governor-General
  • A Prime Minister
  • A member of the Australian Parliament
  • 2. What does each state have?
  • Constitution and parliament
  • Parliament and no constitution
  • Parliament
  • 3. How can the Bill go to the Governor-General?
  • If the Queen of Australia agrees to the Bill
  • If the majority of members in each House of Parliament agrees to the Bill
  • If the Prime Minster agrees to the Bill
  • 4. Who signs all Bills passed by the Australian Parliamentinto law?
  • The Head of State
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • 5. How are local councillors chosen in each local government area?
  • Appointed by the Governor
  • Nominated by the Administrators
  • Voted by citizens
  • 6. How local government areas may be called?
  • Cities, shires, towns or municipalities
  • States, cities, towns or municipalities
  • States, cities, towns or shires
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. How is the Member of Parliament number for each state and territory based on?
  • The size of its population
  • The wealth of each state and territory
  • The area of each state and territory
  • 10. How can you raise matters that concern you in Australian politic?
  • You can make an appointment with your local member of parliament or you can write a letter outlining your views
  • You can attend the Prime Minister meeting to discuss matters that concern you
  • You can attend the Australian Parliament to discuss matters that concern you
  • 11. What is secret ballot voting?
  • That other people can see who you vote for
  • That no one else sees who you vote for
  • That you need to vote for a selected candidate
  • 12. When was Australia's national identity beginning to form?
  • Around 1701
  • Around 1801
  • Around 1901
  • 13. Can you carry weapons such as knives or guns?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
  • 14. What does the Australian Federal Police do?
  • The Australian Federal Police investigates crimes against federal laws
  • The Australian Federal Police is also responsible for general police work in the Australian Capital Territory
  • All the above
  • 15. What is the Australian Electoral Commission?
  • An immigration agency
  • A private agency
  • A Commonwealth agency
  • 16. What is the relationship between the police and the community?
  • 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
  • 17. Do courts and judges are part of parliament and government
  • Yes
  • No
  • 18. How Australian Parliament is made?
  • By Government ministers
  • By courts and judges
  • By representatives who are elected by the people of Australia
  • 19. Who elects the members of the Australian Parliament Houses?
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Australian people
  • 20. What is the penalty for breaking traffic laws?
  • Your driver's licence can be suspended however you can get a new licence right away
  • You could be fined a large amounts of money and you will go to prison if you can't pay it
  • You could be fined a large amounts of money or even sent to prison
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