Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test


1. What is a jury?
  • A group of MP randomly chosen
  • A group of ordinary people randomly chosen from the general poplulation
  • A person being charged with an offence
  • 2. What is Royal Assent?
  • A ceremonial duty
  • A representative appointed by the Queen of Australia
  • Signing all Bills passed by the Australian Parliament into law
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Which of these statements about the House of Representatives is incorrect?
  • 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. How many representatives in the Senate from each territory?
  • 2
  • 6
  • 12
  • 7. What were established by the Australian Constitution?
  • The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • The High Court of Australia
  • All the above
  • 8. What are the responsibilities of local councils?
  • 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Who is the Head of State in Australia?
  • The Governor-General
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Queen of Australia
  • 11. Who explains the laws to the jury
  • The judge
  • The Governor
  • The police
  • 12. Which is not a responsibility of the local government?
  • Street signs and traffic controls
  • Public transport
  • Local roads, footpaths and bridges
  • 13. Who makes and changes laws to benefit the nation?
  • The Australian Parliament
  • The Prime Minister
  • The High Court of Australia
  • 14. Who is encourage cooperation between the levels of government?
  • The Australian Governor
  • The Australian Governor-General
  • The Council of Australian Government
  • 15. What power does the High Court of Australia have?
  • The power to make and change the laws
  • The power to put the laws into practice
  • The power to interpret and apply the laws
  • 16. The Governor-General acts independently of all political parties
  • True
  • False
  • 17. Who can propose a new law or a change to the law?
  • A Governor-General
  • A Prime Minister
  • A member of the Australian Parliament
  • 18. What do we have to share?
  • Common laws
  • Golden soil and boundless plains
  • A rich and unique culture
  • 19. Who is a Senator?
  • 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
  • 20. What was Australia system of government before 1901?
  • 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
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