Australian Citizenship Practice Test 13

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Which of these statements about passports is correct?

  • Australian citizens can apply for an Australian passport
  • Permanent residents can hold an Australian passport
  • Australian citizens need a passport and visa to return to Australia
  • None of the above

In the context of registering overseas-born children to Australian citizens, which of the following statements is correct?

  • Children born overseas to Australians cannot be registered as Australian citizens
  • Only if children are born in Australia and New Zealand, Australians can be registered as Australian citizens
  • Children born overseas to Australians can be registered as Australian citizens
  • None of the above

What is a referendum ?

  • A vote to change the government
  • A vote to change the Australian Constitution
  • A vote to change the Prime Minister
  • A vote to change the Governor-General

What kind of authority is 'Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)'?

  • Commonwealth agency
  • Agricultural agency
  • Defense agency
  • None of the above

Which of the following activities is an example of a direct contribution to the Australian community?

  • By travelling abroad
  • By making use of the public transport
  • By paying tax
  • None of the above

Who maintains peace and order in Australia?

  • Public servants
  • Police
  • Lawyers
  • None of the above

Which view of the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission) is correct?

  • The AEC always dependents on the government
  • The AEC is independent of the government
  • The AEC is a sub branch of the government
  • None of the above

What pledge does a person need to make when becoming a citizen of Australia during the citizenship ceremony?

  • Follow a certain religion
  • Obey the laws of Australia
  • Stay in Australia for ever
  • All of the above

Which of these is an example of equality in Australia?

  • Everyone follows the same religion
  • Men and women have the same rights
  • Everyone belongs to the same political party
  • Person is treated differently to others because of their gender, race, disability or age

What happened in Australia on 1 January 1901?

  • The Australian Constitution was changed by a referendum
  • The Australian Constitution came into effect
  • The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was formed
  • None of the above

Among the following statements indicate the one that is related to freedom of speech?

  • In a court of law, women and men are treated equally
  • Any topic can be written and discussed in newspapers. However, we cannot harm others
  • People to express their views through art, film, music and literature
  • None of the above

Which is the authority responsible for conducting Federal elections and referendums?

  • The Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • The Prime Minister
  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

What is the name of a proposal to make a law in parliament?

  • Royal Assent
  • Bill
  • Debate
  • None of the above

Who is supposed to maintain the electoral roll?

  • The Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • The Prime Minister
  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Which of these is a responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?

  • To have a current Australian passport
  • To attend local council meetings
  • To vote in elections
  • None of the above

Both men and women can join the Australian Defence Force and the police.

  • YES
  • NO

Which of the following statements about voting in Australia is true?

  • You can vote if you wish once you are on the electoral roll
  • You are not allowed to vote once you are on the electoral roll
  • In Australian federal and state or territory elections, voting is compulsory once you are on the electoral roll
  • None of the above

What is the minimum age required to contest elections at the federal, state, or territory level?

  • 18 years
  • 21 years
  • 25 years
  • 17 years

Are you an Australian citizen? If so, can you apply to join the Australian Public Service and work for the Australian Government?

  • YES
  • NO

By voting, how can an Australian participate in the continuing progress of Australia?

  • By voting for the existing government
  • By voting for the people who represent them in parliament
  • By voting for themselves
  • By voting for governor

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