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