Australian Citizenship Practice Test 16

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

  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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.

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

In which elections do Australians elect the House of Representatives?

  • Federal
  • State
  • Local council
  • Territory

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

  • Defence
  • Schools
  • Citizenship and immigration
  • Taxation

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

By what other name is the Senate also known?

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

Who is the current head of state of Australia?

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

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

  • Playgrounds
  • Drains
  • Airports and air safety
  • Railways

For which of the following is Government of Australia responsible?

  • Drains
  • Trade
  • Playgrounds
  • Police

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.

In which election are Senate candidates elected in Australia?

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

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

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

  • Citizenship and immigration
  • Railways
  • Defence
  • Employment

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who is the leader of the Australian Government?

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


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