• 1. 
    The Parliament refers to the political party that has won the election and governs.

  • True
  • False
  • 2. 
    The term democracy is derived from the Greek words:

  • Demos and Kratos
  • Deme and Crata
  • Damas and Cruton
  • Demos and Cracy SHOW ANSWER
  • 3. 
    Which area of law is the word 'ARREST' associated with?

  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • 4. 
    The word democracy means:

  • The rule of the people
  • The rule of the power
  • People with power
  • Best form of government
  • 5. 
    Which area of law is the word 'POLICE' associated with?

  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • 6. 
    Which of the following best describes a ‘donkey’ vote (assume 8 candidates)?

  • One which has not been completed.
  • The voter numbered 6 of the 8 candidates.
  • The voter has numbered the candidates from 1 – 8 in the exact order they are listed.
  • The voter has listed extra candidates on the paper.
  • 7. 
    The Australian Constitution is a legal document which:

  • Defines the rights and duties of the states and how power is divided
  • Sets out the structure, specific powers and procedures relating to the Commonwealth government
  • Created the federal parliamentary system consisting of the Commonwealth and state and territory governments
  • All of the above
  • 8. 
    The two houses of the federal parliament are known as the:

  • Senate and House of Representatives
  • Senate and House of the People
  • Bicameral and House of Representatives
  • Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly
  • 9. 
    How do voters cast their votes in a Federal or State election?

  • On a ballot paper
  • Via a tweet
  • By postal vote
  • Online ballot paper
  • 10. 
    The form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people

  • Dictatorship
  • Monarchy
  • Communism
  • Democracy
  • 11. 
    The three levels of government in Australia are:

  • International, Federal and State
  • Federal, State and Local
  • Federal, Domestic and Local
  • Federal, State and Regional
  • 12. 
    In which area of law does a person 'sue' another?

  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • 13. 
    Democracy first started in which country?

  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Mexico
  • England
  • 14. 
    The longest serving prime minister in Australia was:

  • Sir Robert Menzies
  • John Howard
  • Bob Hawke
  • Julia Gillard
  • 15. 
    What is an ‘electorate’?

  • A party with seats in the House of Representatives and Senate
  • A group of people with similar views on issues
  • A geographical division on Australia with a seat in the House of Representatives
  • The upper house of the federal parliament
  • 16. 
    Who is the Queen's representative in Australia?

  • Governor
  • Governor General
  • Prime Minister
  • President
  • 17. 
    Which area of law is the word 'Negligence' associated with?

  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • 18. 
    Which of the following best describes ‘freedom of speech’?

  • The ability to go where you please
  • Protection from being arrested for no reason
  • The right to have a lawyer
  • Ability to be critical of government decisions
  • 19. 
    The 2 major political parties in Australia are:

  • Greens and Labour
  • United and Liberal
  • Liberal and Nationals
  • Liberal and Labour
  • 20. 
    Laws in Australia are made by:

  • Parliament
  • Courts
  • Police
  • Parliament and the Courts
  • 21. 
    An ‘independent’ is someone who:

  • Is a member of the Labour party
  • Is not a member of a political party
  • Is a member of the local council
  • Is a member of the ‘Save the Wild Animal’s Party’
  • 22. 
    The Prime Minister of Australia is:

  • Gladys Berejiklian
  • Donald Trump
  • Daniel Andrews
  • Scott Morrison
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