Australian Citizenship Practice Test 16

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In which elections do Australians elect the House of Representatives?

  • Federal
  • State
  • Local council
  • Territory

Which of the following is a responsibility of the Governor-General of Australia?

  • Approves the appointment of the Australian Government and its ministers, federal judges and other officials
  • Performs ceremonial duties
  • Signs regulations
  • All of the above

Who is the leader of the Australian Government?

  • The King
  • The Queen
  • The Prime Minister
  • Governor-General

For which of the following is Government of Australia responsible?

  • Drains
  • Trade
  • Playgrounds
  • Police

How many branches of government are established by the Australian Constitution for the division of powers?

  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Who among the following is responsible for electing the members of the House of Representatives in Australia?

  • The Australian people directly.
  • The Prime Minister.
  • The King.
  • The Governor-General

What is true about the procedure of the functioning of courts and judges?

  • Courts and judges are independent of parliament and government.
  • Judges and courts are always dependent on Parliament.
  • Judges and courts are always dependent on government.
  • Not mentioned above

What is the minimum age required for a voter to cast vote in federal, state or territory level elections?

  • 21 years
  • 16 years
  • 23 years
  • 18 years

Which is the correct statement about how the British colonies became Australia?

  • A single Australian nation was not formed by the British colonies uniting.
  • Through revolution or bloodshed, the British colonies united to form a single Australian nation.
  • The British colonies did not unite to form a single Australian nation through revolution or bloodshed.
  • The British colonies united through revolution or bloodshed to form multiple Australian nations.

The Senate is often referred to as the Upper House, the House of Review, or the States' House. Is this statement true?

  • YES
  • NO
  • N/A
  • WRONG

From which country's democratic system does the Australian parliamentary democracy draw its inspiration?

  • Indian democracy
  • American system
  • British system
  • French monarchy

Identify the areas for which state and territory governments are responsible.

  • Citizenship and immigration
  • Railways
  • Defence
  • Employment

What is accurate regarding the role of the King of Australia?

  • The King does not have a day-to-day role in government.
  • The King has a day-to-day role in government.
  • The King does not have any role in government.
  • The King is the Prime Minister of Australia.

In which election are Senate candidates elected in Australia?

  • State
  • Local council
  • Federal
  • None of the above

By what other name is the Senate also known?

  • The House of Representatives
  • The Lower House
  • The Upper House
  • The People's Chamber

Out of the following, what are the areas where State and territory governments are responsible for?

  • Defence
  • Schools
  • Citizenship and immigration
  • Taxation

Which of the following is a responsibility of the Australian Government?

  • Playgrounds
  • Drains
  • Airports and air safety
  • Railways

What are the duties of Governor-General of Australia?

  • Signing all Bills passed by the Australian Parliament into law
  • Signing regulations
  • performs ceremonial duties
  • All of the above

Which of the following departments comes under the direct purview of the Australian government?

  • Local roads
  • Noise and animal control
  • Postal services and the communications network
  • Food and meat inspection

Who is the current head of state of Australia?

  • Queen Jane
  • Queen Victoria
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • King Charles III

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