Democracy In Australia

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  • 1. 
    What is a representative democracy?
    • A. 

      A system of government where people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf

    • B. 

      A system of government where a group of people rule

    • C. 

      A system of government where one person rules

  • 2. 
    What is required for a referendum question to be passed?
    • A. 

      A majority of people in Australia to vote yes

    • B. 

      A majority of people in the States/Territories to vote yes

    • C. 

      A majority of people in Australia and a majority of people in a majority of States/Territories to vote yes

  • 3. 
    Voting is compulsory for
    • A. 

      Australian property owners

    • B. 

      Australian citizens over the age of 21

    • C. 

      Australia citizens 18 years of age and over

  • 4. 
    The Federal Parliament is made up of which two houses?
    • A. 

      The House of Representatives and the Senate

    • B. 

      The Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council

    • C. 

      The House of Assembly and the House of Lords

  • 5. 
    What is the name given to the mechanism to change the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Plebiscite

    • B. 

      Election

    • C. 

      Referendum

  • 6. 
    What helps to make an election free and fair?
    • A. 

      Voting is secret and each vote has the same value

    • B. 

      Each vote has the same value

    • C. 

      Voting is secret

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an argument in favour of compulsory voting?
    • A. 

      A true democracy should not force people to vote

    • B. 

      People on the electoral roll can be fined if they do not vote

    • C. 

      It is the responsibility of all citizens to participate in the electoral process

  • 8. 
    What is the purpose of a referendum in the Australian Constitution?
    • A. 

      To break the deadlock between the House of Representatives and the Senate on legislation

    • B. 

      To gauge the opinion of citizens on a particular Constitutional matter

    • C. 

      To alter the wording of the Constitution

  • 9. 
    What does ‘one vote – one value’ mean?
    • A. 

      Citizens can vote only once

    • B. 

      Every vote has equal worth

    • C. 

      Voting is an important right

  • 10. 
    The Australian Constitution is the set of legal principles by which Australia is governed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Australia is a democracy as every Member of Parliament is elected by the citizens, as a representative of the people to make decisions and laws for the nation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The House of Representatives is also known as the States House
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False