Australian Citizenship Test by Goobid

Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test


1. Where is Parliament House?
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Canberra
  • 2. Who does not have a police force?
  • Australia
  • The tates and the Northern Territory
  • Towns
  • 3. 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
  • 4. When did the Australian Constitution take effect?
  • On 1 January 1910
  • On 1 January 1901
  • On 26 January 1901
  • 5. 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
  • 6. How state and territory parliaments make their own laws?
  • In a similar way to the Australian Parliament making laws
  • In a different way to the Australian Parliament making laws
  • State and territory laws are made from the Australian Parliament
  • 7. What do members of the House of Representatives discuss?
  • Matters of national importance
  • Matters of community planning
  • Matters of education planning
  • 8. What is the total of representatives in the Senate?
  • 66
  • 76
  • 86
  • 9. Some responsibilities are shared between the various levels of government.
  • True
  • False
  • 10. Which of these is not the a role of the Governor-General?
  • Interpret and apply the law
  • Performing ceremonial duties
  • Approving the appointment of the Australian Government and its ministers, federal judges and other officials
  • 11. Which level of government responsible for rubbish collection, building permits, social planing, noise and animal control?
  • Australian Government
  • Australian state and territory government
  • Australian local goverment
  • 12. Who becomes the leader of the Australian Government?
  • A member in the House of Representatives appointed by the Queen of Australia
  • The leader of the party or coalition of parties with the majority of members in the House of Representatives
  • The leader of the party or coalition of parties with the minority of members in the House of Representatives
  • 13. What does each state have?
  • Constitution and parliament
  • Parliament and no constitution
  • Parliament
  • 14. Who chosen the Government Ministers?
  • The Governor-General
  • The government leader
  • The people of Australia
  • 15. Who is not an Australian leader?
  • Chief Minister
  • Councillor
  • President
  • 16. Who explains the laws to the jury
  • The judge
  • The Governor
  • The police
  • 17. How was each British colony governing itself before 1901 in Australia?
  • Each colony had its own constitution and its own laws
  • Each colony had British constitution and it followed British laws
  • Each colony had its own constitution and its own laws
  • 18. 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
  • 19. How members of the Australian Parliament Houses are elected?
  • By the people usually elect representatives to each House in amunicipal election
  • By the people usually elect representatives to each House in a federal election
  • By the people usually elect representatives to each House in a state election
  • 20. Can you raise matters that concern you with your elected representative?
  • Yes
  • No
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