Government and the law in Australia
Chapter III Practice Test
Chapter III Practice Test
1. How members of the Australian Parliament Houses are elected?
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
2. Each local government area has its own council. True or false?
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
3. What do you call the Australia's national police force?
4. Who is a Mayor or Shire President?
The Australian Federal Police The Commonwealth Police The Australian Commonwealth Police
5. Is it a crime to bribe a police officer?
The leader of a local council A candidate in the council election An elected representative of a state or territory in the Australian Parliament
6. What is the opposition in Australian politics?
Yes No Maybe
7. What is the name of the leader with the second largest number of members in the House of Representatives?
Any political party or coalition of parties oppose the Australian Government The party or coalition of parties with the majority number of members in the House of Representatives The party or coalition of parties with the second largest number of members in the House of Representatives
8. Which is a responsibility of the Australian Government?
The Prime Minister The Governor-General The Opposition
9. Why the Australian Constitution divides power between three arms of government?
Forestry Foreign affairs Local libraries, halls and community centres
10. Which is not a political party in Australia?
To manage work loads better to govern Australia To hierarchy level of management in government To stop one person or one group of people taking over all the power to govern Australia
11. What is not important work of the House of Representatives?
The Republican Party The Nationals The Australian Greens
12. Who appointed the Governor-General?
Apply and interpret the laws of Australia Considering, debating and voting on proposals for new laws or changes to the laws Discussing matters of national importance
13. What is the name for the Australian government?
The Queen The Prime Minister The Member of Parliament
14. How is the Australian Government formed?
Federal Government Commonwealth Government Federal Government or Commonwealth Government
15. How do Australian state governments operate?
After an election, the leader of a political party with the majority of votes forms the Australian Government After an election, the political party or coalition of parties with the least of members in the House of Representative forms the Australian Government After an election, the political party or coalition of parties with the majority of members in the House of Representative forms the Australian Government
16. What does the Australian Electoral Commission do?
In a different way to the Australian Government In a similar way to the Australian Government In a similar way to a business
17. How are the states and the Northern Territory divided?
Helps to keep track Australian citizens on every elections Helps to provide voters with fair and honest elections Helps voters by suggesting a candidate
18. What is the role of the jury
Into local government areas Into local public areas Into local private areas
19. Who is the representative of the Australian people?
Listen to the evidence and decide who or what to believe Interpret the law Decide the penalty
20. Which of these statements about the House of Representatives is incorrect?
Governor-General Governor Member of Parliament
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