Australian Citizenship Practice Test 15

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What other name do the House of Representatives have?

  • Upper House
  • People's House
  • House of Senate

Why did the British colonies agree to come under one flag that helped Australia to come into existence?

  • It was difficult to enforce the law across borders
  • Between the colonies, trade and transport was expensive and slow
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Who is the person to propose names of individuals to Queen for appointing the Governor General in Australia?

  • The Prime Minister of Britain
  • The Prime Minister of Australia
  • The King

What was the date on which Commonwealth of Australia was formed?

  • On 1 January 1901
  • On 1 January 1911
  • On 1 January 1801
  • On 1 January 1701

What is the alternate name for the Australian Government?

  • General Government
  • Commonwealth Government
  • Territory Government

Which of the following Acts help formation and framing of basic rules of the Australian government?

  • The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
  • The Commonwealth of British - Australian Constitution Act
  • The Commonwealth of British Constitution Act
  • None of the above

What is the other name of the House of Representatives?

  • Upper House
  • Lower House
  • House of Senate

Which statement is true?

  • Each colony had its own laws relating to trade and transport within British colony borders
  • Each colony had its own laws relating to postage within British colony borders
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Which of the following is correct?

  • Each colony had its own defence laws within British colony borders
  • Each colony had its own constitution within British colony borders
  • All of the above

Which of the following statements is true in regard to discuss suggestions with your local member of parliament?

  • Any suggestions to your local member of parliament cannot be given
  • You can discuss your suggestions about the immigration system with your local member of parliament
  • You cannot discuss your suggestions about the immigration system with your local member of parliament

What is true about the functioning of the Governor-General?

  • The Governor-General depends on Australian Labour Party
  • The Governor-General depends on Liberal Party of Australia
  • The Governor-General acts independently of all political parties

From the given list identify the people elected, who represent the people of Australia in the House of Representatives.

  • Member of Parliament
  • Member of Lower House
  • Member of Upper House

Which is the correct information in respect of the Australia's Head of State?

  • Australia's Head of State is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Australia's Head of State is the current King or Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Australia's Head of State is the current President of the United States of America

How many self-governing British colonies collectively became states of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

What is true about Reserve Powers?

  • In all circumstances, reserve powers can be used
  • In any circumstance, reserve powers cannot be used
  • Only in specific circumstances can Reserve powers be used

Which do you define ‘Royal Assent’?

  • Governor-General signing regulations
  • Governor-General approving the appointment of the Australian Government and its ministers
  • When the Governor-General signs the Bill, it becomes a law

Which of the following is correct?

  • Each colony had its own constitution and its own laws relating to defence, postage and trade
  • Each colony had its own constitution and its own laws relating to immigration, postage and transport
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

What is the other name for reserve powers?

  • The Prime Minister's special powers
  • The special powers of the Government
  • The Governor General's special powers

What are the two houses of Australian Parliament?

  • The House of Territory and the House of Representatives
  • The House of Representatives and the Senate
  • The Senate and the House of Territory

How many members are there to be elected in the House of Representatives?

  • 150
  • 200
  • 250
  • 100

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