Australian Citizenship Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    An australian citizen can stand for election at any of the three levels of goverment in australia. what are those three levels?

    • A.

      International. state, city

    • B.

      Federal, state and territory, local councils

    • C.

      Federal, city, districk

    Correct Answer
    B. Federal, state and territory, local councils
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Federal, state and territory, local councils. In Australia, the three levels of government are the federal government, which governs the entire country, the state and territory governments, which govern specific states and territories within Australia, and the local councils, which govern specific local areas within states and territories. Australian citizens have the opportunity to stand for election at any of these three levels of government.

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  • 2. 

    How can australians express their cultures and beliefs?

    • A.

      Australians can only express their cultures and beliefs in secret

    • B.

      Australians cannot express their cultures and beliefs

    • C.

      In any way they choose as long as it is within the law

    Correct Answer
    C. In any way they choose as long as it is within the law
    Explanation
    Australians have the freedom to express their cultures and beliefs as long as it is within the boundaries of the law. This means that they can openly practice their customs, traditions, and beliefs without fear of legal repercussions. However, they must ensure that their expressions do not violate any laws or harm others. This allows Australians to celebrate their diversity and maintain a sense of cultural identity while also respecting the legal framework of the country.

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  • 3. 

    How many states are there in australia?

    • A.

      Nine

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    D. Six
    Explanation
    Australia is a country that consists of six states: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. Each state has its own government and is responsible for its own laws and regulations. Therefore, the correct answer is six.

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  • 4. 

    How many territories are there in australia?

    • A.

      Eight

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    B. Two
    Explanation
    Australia is divided into six states and two territories. The two territories are the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory. These territories have their own governments and are self-governing to some extent, while the states have more autonomy. Therefore, the correct answer is two.

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  • 5. 

    How many official flags does australia have?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    C. Three
    Explanation
    Australia has three official flags: the Australian National Flag, the Australian Aboriginal Flag, and the Torres Strait Islander Flag. The Australian National Flag is the most commonly recognized flag and represents the nation as a whole. The Australian Aboriginal Flag is a symbol of the Aboriginal people and their culture. The Torres Strait Islander Flag represents the Torres Strait Islander people and their heritage. Each flag holds significance and represents different aspects of Australia's diverse population and history.

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  • 6. 

    How should change happen in australia?

    • A.

      Through decisions made solely by political leaders

    • B.

      Through discussion, peaceful persuasion and the democratic process

    • C.

      Through violence and, if necessary through war

    Correct Answer
    B. Through discussion, peaceful persuasion and the democratic process
    Explanation
    Change should happen in Australia through discussion, peaceful persuasion, and the democratic process because this approach promotes inclusivity, respect for diverse perspectives, and the involvement of all citizens in decision-making. It allows for open dialogue, compromise, and the exploration of various solutions to societal issues. This method also upholds the principles of democracy, ensuring that decisions are made collectively and reflect the will of the people. By prioritizing peaceful means, Australia can foster a harmonious and stable society, while addressing challenges and bringing about positive change.

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  • 7. 

    IN recent years australian soldiers have gained reputation performing in what role?

    • A.

      Sailors

    • B.

      Snipers

    • C.

      Peacekeepers

    Correct Answer
    C. Peacekeepers
    Explanation
    Australian soldiers have gained a reputation for performing as peacekeepers in recent years. This means that they have been actively involved in international peacekeeping missions, where they work towards maintaining peace and stability in conflict-affected regions. This role requires soldiers to engage in various tasks such as monitoring ceasefires, facilitating negotiations, and providing humanitarian assistance. By excelling in this role, Australian soldiers have demonstrated their commitment to global peacekeeping efforts and have earned recognition for their contributions in this field.

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  • 8. 

    In which sport does australial team compete with england "the Ashes"

    • A.

      Basketball

    • B.

      Cricket

    • C.

      Rugby union

    • D.

      Table tennis

    Correct Answer
    B. Cricket
    Explanation
    The correct answer is cricket. The Ashes is a series of cricket matches played between Australia and England. The name "The Ashes" originated from a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper in 1882, stating that English cricket had died and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia". The series is highly competitive and holds great historical significance in the sport of cricket.

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  • 9. 

    The commonwealth parliament has two houses. what are they called?

    • A.

      The house of representatives and the senate

    • B.

      Canberra and the town hall

    • C.

      The house of lords and the local court

    Correct Answer
    A. The house of representatives and the senate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the house of representatives and the senate. In a commonwealth parliament, there are typically two houses or chambers that make up the legislative body. The house of representatives is usually the lower house, where members are elected by the public, representing specific districts or constituencies. The senate is usually the upper house, where members are appointed or elected to represent the states or regions. These two houses work together to create and pass laws, ensuring a system of checks and balances within the government.

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  • 10. 

    What are asutralian's national colours?

    • A.

      Black and white

    • B.

      Green and gold

    • C.

      Red white and blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Green and gold
    Explanation
    The national colours of Australia are green and gold. These colours are significant as they represent the country's national identity and are often used in sports and national events. Green represents the Australian landscape and natural environment, while gold symbolizes the country's rich resources and prosperity. These colours are also featured on the Australian national flag and are widely recognized as the official colours of Australia.

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  • 11. 

    What are the colours of the australian flag?

    • A.

      Blue, green and black

    • B.

      Red, black and yellow

    • C.

      Gold, green and white

    • D.

      Red, white and blue

    Correct Answer
    D. Red, white and blue
    Explanation
    The correct answer is red, white and blue. This is because the Australian flag consists of a dark blue field with the Union Jack in the canton (upper hoist quarter) and a large white seven-pointed star known as the Commonwealth Star in the lower hoist quarter. The fly end of the flag features a representation of the Southern Cross constellation, consisting of five white stars in a horizontal line, with one small five-pointed star and four larger seven-pointed stars. The red, white, and blue colors represent the historical ties of Australia to the United Kingdom and the influence of British culture.

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  • 12. 

    What are basic freedoms do australians enjoy?

    • A.

      Freedom to restrict the freedom of others

    • B.

      Freedom to use violence to settle conflict

    • C.

      Freedom of belief and speech, religion, peaceful assembly and accociation

    Correct Answer
    C. Freedom of belief and speech, religion, peaceful assembly and accociation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is freedom of belief and speech, religion, peaceful assembly and association. Australians enjoy the basic freedoms of expressing their beliefs and opinions, practicing their chosen religion, peacefully assembling and associating with others. These freedoms allow individuals to have a voice, participate in public discourse, and engage in activities that promote social cohesion and personal development.

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  • 13. 

    What does Anzac Day commemorate?

    • A.

      The independence of australia

    • B.

      The birth of Jesus christ

    • C.

      The landing of early settlers at sydney cove

    • D.

      The landing of troops at gallipoli

    Correct Answer
    A. The independence of australia
    Explanation
    Anzac Day commemorates the landing of troops at Gallipoli. This day is observed in Australia and New Zealand to honor and remember the soldiers who fought and died in the Gallipoli campaign during World War I. It is a day to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and to remember the impact of war on the nation. It is not related to the independence of Australia.

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  • 14. 

    What does australia day celebrate?

    • A.

      The independence of australia

    • B.

      The establishment of Australian parliament

    • C.

      The landing of early settlers at Sydney cove

    • D.

      The landing of troops at gaalipoli

    Correct Answer
    B. The establishment of Australian parliament
    Explanation
    Australia Day celebrates the establishment of the Australian parliament. This day commemorates the anniversary of the formation of the federal government in Australia on January 1, 1901. It marks the coming together of the separate colonies to form a unified nation with a national government. Australia Day is a time to reflect on the country's political history and celebrate the democratic principles and institutions that have shaped modern Australia.

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  • 15. 

    What does the acronym ANZAC stand for?

    • A.

      Australian and new zealand art club

    • B.

      Australian and new zealand association of christians

    • C.

      Australian and new zealand Army corps

    Correct Answer
    C. Australian and new zealand Army corps
    Explanation
    ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. This acronym is used to refer to the combined forces of Australia and New Zealand that served together during World War I. The ANZACs played a significant role in various battles, including the Gallipoli campaign, and their bravery and camaraderie have become an important part of the national identities of both countries.

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  • 16. 

    What is australia's national anthem?

    • A.

      Australia's song

    • B.

      Australia is our country

    • C.

      Advance Australia fair

    • D.

      God save the queen

    Correct Answer
    C. Advance Australia fair
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Advance Australia fair." This is Australia's national anthem. "Australia's song," "Australia is our country," and "God save the queen" are not the national anthem of Australia.

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  • 17. 

    What is the capital of australia?

    • A.

      Sydney

    • B.

      Canberra

    • C.

      Perth

    • D.

      Adelaide

    Correct Answer
    B. Canberra
    Explanation
    Canberra is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Australia. It was purpose-built as the capital in the early 20th century and is located in the Australian Capital Territory. Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide are all major cities in Australia, but they are not the capital.

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  • 18. 

    What is the capital of New South Wales?

    • A.

      Brishbane

    • B.

      Adelaide

    • C.

      Melbourne

    • D.

      Sydney

    Correct Answer
    D. Sydney
    Explanation
    Sydney is the correct answer because it is the capital of New South Wales. It is the largest city in Australia and serves as the economic and cultural center of the state. Sydney is known for its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a major international city and a popular tourist destination.

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  • 19. 

    What is the first line of australia's national anthem?

    • A.

      There is a land where summer skies

    • B.

      Australians all let us rejoice

    • C.

      God save our gracious queen

    • D.

      Once a jolly swag man camped by a billabong

    Correct Answer
    B. Australians all let us rejoice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Australians all let us rejoice." This is the first line of Australia's national anthem. The anthem is called "Advance Australia Fair" and it is sung to celebrate and express pride in the country. The line "Australians all let us rejoice" signifies a call for unity and collective celebration among all Australians.

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  • 20. 

    What is the function of the australian constituation?

    • A.

      it sets out the basic rules for the government of australia

    • B.

      It determines who sits in parliament

    • C.

      It describes all laws in the country

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    A. it sets out the basic rules for the government of australia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it sets out the basic rules for the government of Australia." The Australian Constitution serves as the foundational document that outlines the fundamental principles, structures, and powers of the government in Australia. It establishes the framework for the organization and operation of the government, including the roles and responsibilities of different branches and levels of government. It also guarantees certain rights and freedoms to the Australian people.

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  • 21. 

    What is the name os australia's premier horse race held every year in november?

    • A.

      The Hobart race

    • B.

      The Melbourne cup

    • C.

      The grand national

    • D.

      The Sydney horse race

    Correct Answer
    B. The Melbourne cup
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Melbourne cup. The Melbourne cup is Australia's premier horse race held every year in November. It is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world and is known as "the race that stops a nation." The event takes place at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and attracts top thoroughbred horses from around the world. It has a long history and is a significant cultural event in Australia.

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  • 22. 

    What is the voting age in australia?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    B. 18
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 18. In Australia, the voting age is set at 18 years old. This means that individuals must be at least 18 years old in order to be eligible to vote in elections and have a say in the democratic process.

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  • 23. 

    Wht name are australian soldiers known by?

    • A.

      Shovels

    • B.

      Builders

    • C.

      Diggers

    Correct Answer
    C. Diggers
    Explanation
    Australian soldiers are known as "diggers" because of their reputation for digging trenches during World War I. The term "digger" originated from the soldiers' ability to dig quickly and efficiently, often using shovels as their primary tool. This nickname has since become a symbol of pride and camaraderie among Australian soldiers, highlighting their resourcefulness and resilience in the face of adversity.

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  • 24. 

    What was the name of james cook's ship?

    • A.

      The endeavour

    • B.

      The enterprise

    • C.

      The beagle

    • D.

      The ship

    Correct Answer
    A. The endeavour
    Explanation
    James Cook's ship was named the Endeavour.

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  • 25. 

    When did the australian constitution take effect?

    • A.

      1787

    • B.

      1901

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1789

    Correct Answer
    B. 1901
    Explanation
    The Australian Constitution took effect in 1901. This was the year when the six separate colonies of Australia joined together to form a federation, creating the Commonwealth of Australia. The Constitution established the framework for the federal government and outlined the powers and responsibilities of the different branches of government. It also provided for the protection of individual rights and liberties. The year 1901 is significant as it marks the birth of the modern Australian nation and the beginning of its democratic system of governance.

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  • 26. 

    When is australia day celebrated?

    • A.

      1 October

    • B.

      25 april

    • C.

      30 may

    • D.

      26 January

    Correct Answer
    D. 26 January
    Explanation
    Australia Day is celebrated on 26 January. This date marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in 1788, which led to the establishment of the first European settlement in Australia. It is a national public holiday in Australia and is celebrated with various events and activities, including fireworks, concerts, and citizenship ceremonies. The day is significant for Australians as it commemorates the history, diversity, and achievements of the nation.

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  • 27. 

    When new ausralian citizens take the australian citizenship pledge, what do they promise?

    • A.

      To serve in the Australian army

    • B.

      Loyalty, respect and obedience to the law

    • C.

      To serve in the commonwealth parliament

    Correct Answer
    B. Loyalty, respect and obedience to the law
    Explanation
    When new Australian citizens take the Australian citizenship pledge, they promise to uphold values such as loyalty, respect, and obedience to the law. This means that they commit to being loyal to their new country, showing respect towards others and the legal system, and following the laws and regulations of Australia. This pledge reflects the importance of being a responsible and law-abiding citizen in the country.

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  • 28. 

    Which explorer was the first to explore the east coast od australia?

    • A.

      Christopher columbus

    • B.

      James cook

    • C.

      Abel tasman

    • D.

      Non of these

    Correct Answer
    B. James cook
    Explanation
    James Cook was the first explorer to explore the east coast of Australia. He embarked on his voyage in 1770, sailing aboard the HMS Endeavour. Cook's exploration of the east coast of Australia was significant as it led to the British claiming the territory and eventually establishing a settlement. His detailed mapping and documentation of the coastline were crucial in further exploration and colonization of Australia by the British.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following appear on australia's coat of arms

    • A.

      A crocodile and a platypus

    • B.

      A foala and a wombat

    • C.

      A kangaroo and a emu

    • D.

      An aboriginal and European

    Correct Answer
    C. A kangaroo and a emu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A kangaroo and an emu. The kangaroo and emu are both native Australian animals and are considered national symbols. They were chosen to represent Australia on the coat of arms because neither animal can move backward, symbolizing the country's progress and forward motion. Additionally, they are both strong and iconic animals that are easily recognizable as Australian.

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  • 30. 

    Who appoint the governor-general?

    • A.

      The prime minister

    • B.

      The Queen

    • C.

      The commonwealth parliament

    • D.

      The state governer

    Correct Answer
    B. The Queen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Queen. In a constitutional monarchy like Australia, the Governor-General is appointed by the Queen. The Governor-General represents the monarch and performs ceremonial duties, as well as exercises certain powers on behalf of the Queen. The appointment is typically made on the advice of the Prime Minister, but ultimately it is the Queen's decision. The Governor-General serves as the representative of the Queen in Australia and acts as the country's head of state.

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  • 31. 

    Who appoints the miniters?

    • A.

      The Queen

    • B.

      The prime Minsiter

    • C.

      The Governor-general

    Correct Answer
    B. The prime Minsiter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Prime Minister. In a parliamentary system, the Prime Minister is responsible for appointing ministers to their respective positions in the government. This decision is typically based on the Prime Minister's judgment and the recommendations of their political party. The Queen and the Governor-General may have ceremonial roles in the appointment process, but the ultimate authority lies with the Prime Minister.

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  • 32. 

    Who is responsible for monitoring the voting process in elections?

    • A.

      Representative from the governing and opposing political parties

    • B.

      The governor-general

    • C.

      The australian electroal commission

    • D.

      The sergeant at arms

    Correct Answer
    A. Representative from the governing and opposing political parties
    Explanation
    The correct answer is representative from the governing and opposing political parties. In elections, it is important to have a fair and transparent voting process. Representatives from the governing and opposing political parties are responsible for monitoring the voting process to ensure its fairness. They act as observers and ensure that all rules and regulations are followed during the election. Their presence helps to maintain the integrity of the electoral process and prevent any potential fraud or misconduct.

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  • 33. 

    Who make up the cabinet?

    • A.

      The queen and the prime minister

    • B.

      Senators and the governor-general

    • C.

      Ministers with most senior portfolios

    Correct Answer
    A. The queen and the prime minister
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the queen and the prime minister. In a parliamentary system, the cabinet is typically made up of senior government officials who are responsible for making important decisions and implementing policies. The queen, as the head of state, appoints the prime minister who then selects other ministers to be part of the cabinet. The queen and the prime minister play crucial roles in the formation and functioning of the cabinet.

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  • 34. 

    What the colours of aboriginal flag?

    • A.

      White, blue and green

    • B.

      Red, yellow and black

    • C.

      Blue, white and black

    • D.

      Yellow, white and black

    Correct Answer
    B. Red, yellow and black
    Explanation
    The correct answer is red, yellow and black. The colors of the Aboriginal flag are significant and represent different aspects of Aboriginal culture. The red represents the earth and the spiritual connection to the land, the yellow represents the sun, and the black represents the Aboriginal people and their strong identity. These colors are widely recognized and used to represent Aboriginal culture and pride.

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  • 35. 

    What is the bottom half of aboriginal flag?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Red
    Explanation
    The bottom half of the Aboriginal flag is red. This is because the Aboriginal flag consists of two horizontal halves, with the top half being black and the bottom half being red. The flag was designed by Harold Thomas in 1971 and has since become a symbol of pride and identity for Aboriginal people in Australia. The red color represents the earth and the spiritual connection to the land.

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  • 36. 

    How many stars are in australian flag?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    The Australian flag has six stars. The Commonwealth Star, also known as the Federation Star, is the largest star and represents the federation of the Australian states and territories. It has seven points, symbolizing the six states and the territories. The five smaller stars are the Southern Cross constellation, which is a prominent feature of the southern hemisphere sky and represents Australia's geographic location.

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  • 37. 

    What is capital of brisbane?

    • A.

      Sydeny

    • B.

      Queensland

    • C.

      Perth

    • D.

      Hobart

    Correct Answer
    B. Queensland
    Explanation
    The capital of Brisbane is not mentioned in the given options. The correct answer is not available.

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