Australian Citizenship Practice Test 14

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Who elects the representatives to the Parliament?

  • The people of Australia elect the representatives
  • The Queen elects the representatives
  • The Prime Minister elects the representatives

Which organisation in Australia allows free, fair and honest elections?

  • Territory Electoral Commission
  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Federal Electoral Commission
  • None of the above

Which of these is a role of the Governor-General?

  • The appointment of state premiers
  • The signing of Bills passed by the Australian Parliament
  • The appointment of the Head of State

Which of the following power takes care for enforcing Law and order into practice?

  • Legislative power
  • Executive power
  • Judicial power

Which of these statements about government in Australia is correct?

  • The government does not allow some religions
  • Government in Australia is secular
  • Religious laws are passed by parliament

What are the three powers of the government?

  • Electoral power, Legislative power and Executive power
  • Legislative power, Executive power and Judicial power
  • Judicial power, Electoral power and Legislative power

Under the order of which authority High Court of Australia came into existence?

  • The British Constitution
  • House of Representatives
  • The Australian Constitution

When is double majority essential for amendment of the Australian constitution?

  • Federal Elections
  • By-elections
  • Referendum

What powers are vested with the Governor-General and the ministry of Australian Government?

  • Legislative power
  • Judicial power
  • Executive power

What is the full form of ATO?

  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Australian Transport Office
  • Australian Textiles Organisation
  • None of the above

Which of these statements about state governments is correct?

  • All states have the same constitution
  • Each state has its own constitution
  • The states have no constitution
  • None of the above

At times of need how is the Australian Constitution amended?

  • Federal Election
  • Referendum
  • By-election

What is the reason for dividing all the governing powers of Australia among three arms of government?

  • So that all the power to govern Australia is not taken over by the Prime Minister
  • So that all the power to govern Australia is not taken over by the Governor-General
  • To stop one person or one group of people taking over all the power to govern Australia

What are the duties under the purview of ATO (Australian Taxation Office) ?

  • The duty of the ATO is to ensure all citizens are paying the correct amount of tax
  • The duty of the ATO is to ensure that all citizens are aware of their tax rights and obligations
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Before 1901, six colonies were self governing. What were they known as?

  • Self-governing American colonies
  • Self-governing Australian colonies
  • Self-governing British colonies

What enabled the formation of the parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia?

  • The British Constitution
  • The Australian Constitution
  • House of Representatives

Which statement is true regarding help from an Australian high commission in times of need while you are overseas?

  • You cannot ask for help from an Australian high commission in times of need while you are overseas
  • You won't get any help from an Australian high commission in times of need while you are overseas
  • You can ask for help from an Australian high commission in times of need while you are overseas
  • None of the above

What is the full Form of AEC?

  • Australian Election Commission
  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australian Electoral Community
  • None of the above

Which of the following movements were responsible for bringing the old British colonies under one flag called Australia?

  • Through bloodshed
  • Through revolution
  • By negotiation and referendum

Who are authorised to interpret and apply Australian laws?

  • Ministers
  • The people
  • Judges

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  • Number of questions: 20
  • Answer correctly to pass: 15
  • Passing score: 75%