Democracy In Australia: MCQ Quiz!

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Democracy In Australia: MCQ Quiz!

What do you know about democracy in Australia? Australia is a representative democracy. This system is a political structure that is like British and North America with an Aussie twist. Its core values include freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, the rule of law, freedom of election, and fundamental human rights. The government is responsible to the parliament for its actions. This quiz shows you that democracy in Australia has features that are unique to Australia. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 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 favor 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

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