Human Right Education Quiz

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Answer the following 20 questions about Human Rights, and the Human Rights topic within the HSC syllabus in NSW.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describe the concept of human rights?
    • A. 

      Laws about rights contained in the Australian Constitution

    • B. 

      The existence of UN peacekeeping forces around the world

    • C. 

      Basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled

    • D. 

      The rights to freedom of speech and religion

  • 2. 
    Which of the following gives the best legal protection to human rights in Australia?
    • A. 

      The International Court of Justice

    • B. 

      The Magna Carta

    • C. 

      Commonwealth legislation.

    • D. 

      The Universal Declaration on Human Rights

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements are true?
    • A. 

      When Australia signs a treaty domestic law is made

    • B. 

      A treaty is not valid in Australian law until it is ratified

    • C. 

      No legal rights arise under Australian law until elements of a treaty are incorporated into Australian legislation.

    • D. 

      States which sign treaties must pass domestic laws incorporating all aspects of those treaties.

  • 4. 
    How many multiple choice questions will be about Human Rights issues in the HSC exam?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      0

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements best describes the way Human Rights is examined at the HSC, excluding any multiple choice questions?
    • A. 

      An optional essay worth 20% of the paper

    • B. 

      A mandatory essay worth 20% of the paper

    • C. 

      Three short answer questions totaling 6 marks (6%)

    • D. 

      Four short and extended answer questions totaling 15 marks (15%)

  • 6. 
    Which of the following best describes "state sovereignty"?
    • A. 

      The right of a country to appoint a King or Queen

    • B. 

      The right of a country to make its own laws

    • C. 

      Universal suffrage

    • D. 

      The right of a country to negotiate and enter into treaties with other countries

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best describes the way human rights can be protected
    • A. 

      By international legal measures enforcing international laws

    • B. 

      By domestic legal measures enforcing international laws

    • C. 

      By international legal measures enforcing domestic laws

    • D. 

      By domestic legal measures enforcing international laws

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a non legal measure by which Human Rights can be protected
    • A. 

      Amendments to the Australian Constitution

    • B. 

      A treaty signed at the UN

    • C. 

      A report by a non government organisation

    • D. 

      A decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes the meaning of the directive verb "evaluate" when used in the following exam question : "Evaluate the effectiveness of international legal measures in protecting human rights....."?
    • A. 

      Describe human rights and the various ways human rights have been protected over time, including the role of the UN

    • B. 

      Establish several criteria to assess effectiveness, apply those criteria to how international legal measures have protected human rights, and make a judgement supported by that assessment

    • C. 

      Provide an opinion on the effectiveness of human rights in society, providing at least three case studies

    • D. 

      Outline in detail the background to a human rights issue and whether it has been successfully resolved using legal measures.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following best protects human rights in Australia?
    • A. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      The International Declaration of Human Rights

    • C. 

      The Australian Constitution

    • D. 

      The NSW Crimes Act

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best describes the current legal protection for human rights in Australia?
    • A. 

      Australia has signed a wide range of Human Rights treaties and conventions which are ratified by the UN and enforced by the International Criminal Court.

    • B. 

      Human rights are contained in state and federal legislation, which incorporate all aspects of international treaties signed by Australia

    • C. 

      Aspects of human rights are contained in state and federal legislation, and the common law.

    • D. 

      Human rights are contained solely in state and federal legislation, which do not incorporate all aspects of international treaties signed by Australia

  • 12. 
    Which of the following best describes a Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      A document outlining the responsibilities of citizens in a community

    • B. 

      A document proposing that Australia reduce immigration

    • C. 

      A bill from the UN for Australia's contribution to UN peacekeeping forces addressing human rights breaches around the world

    • D. 

      A legal document enshrining human rights in a country

  • 13. 
    Which of the following describes best practice when answering multiple choice questions on an examination?
    • A. 

      Carefully read the question, then mark the first answer that you think answers the question. Do not read other responses as it will take time you can use for the essays.

    • B. 

      Read the question, then read every answer, identify possibles and then select the answer that best answers the question.

    • C. 

      Read the question, read each answer, and then select any answer which answers the question - sometimes there are two correct answers and either gets the mark.

    • D. 

      Be logical and complete by only moving to the next question when you have answered the previous question. You do not need to manage time when answering multiple choice questions.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following best describes the position in Australia in relation to a Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      The Bill of Rights is a part of the Commonwealth Constitution

    • B. 

      The Bill of Rights was introduced when Indigenous peoples received the vote in 1967

    • C. 

      The Rudd Government has rejected recommendations to introduce a Bill of Rights in Australia

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights is a common law concept enabling human rights to be protected by the Judiciary

  • 15. 
    Which of the following best describes case studies and how Human Rights is examined at the HSC?
    • A. 

      The extended response questions include detailed information about international case studies for candidates to analyse.

    • B. 

      The extended response questions require candidates to evaluate the effectiveness of non legal measures, and legal measures under domestic and international law in the promotion and protection of human rights.

    • C. 

      The extended response questions require candidates to evaluate the effectiveness of legal measures under domestic and international law in the promotion and protection of human rights.

    • D. 

      The extended response questions require candidates to evaluate the effectiveness of legal measures under domestic law in the promotion and protection of human rights.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following best describes the occurrence of breaches of human rights conventions?
    • A. 

      Parties to treaties are prevented from breaching human rights conventions by UN peace keeping forces

    • B. 

      Countries are sovereign states, which means that they can make laws inconsistent with treaties they have signed - even in breach of human rights treaties

    • C. 

      Parties can only sign human rights conventions if there are no current breaches of human rights in their country.

    • D. 

      Countries breaching human right conventions have their names removed from the treaty, however the process is slow.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following best describes the current status of international law?
    • A. 

      Increasing globalisation has led to the UN making human rights laws which are enforceable in all member states

    • B. 

      International law can only be legally enforced by international legal measures, and not domestic legal measures

    • C. 

      No legal measures arise in relation to international law: treaties are statements of intention and the UN has no legal measures available to allege breach

    • D. 

      Once tabled in the Australian Parliament, International Laws become incorporated into Australian domestic law

  • 18. 
    Which of the following human rights are protected by the Australian Constitution?
    • A. 

      Nil

    • B. 

      The right to vote, protection against acquisition of property on unjust terms and the right to trial by jury

    • C. 

      The right to vote and freedom of religion

    • D. 

      Freedom of religion

    • E. 

      The right to vote, protection against acquisition of property on unjust terms, trial by jury, freedom of religion and prohibition of discrimination on the basis of State of residency

  • 19. 
    Which of the following criteria would provide the best evaluation of the effectiveness of the way in which human rights are protected?
    • A. 

      The number of human rights treaties, the number of court cases alleging breaches,

    • B. 

      Relevance, consistency, adequacy of procedures, cost-effectiveness, impact (both intended and unintended), sustainability, replicability, visibility

    • C. 

      Cost-effectiveness, impact, equity, fairness

    • D. 

      Number of human rights breaches, number of times a country is prosecuted by the International Court of Justice, number of media articles mentioning human rights in a google search

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best describes Australia's human rights record?
    • A. 

      Australia is a leader in human rights, has incorporated all human rights treaties into domestic law, and has never been the subject of mention at the Human Rights Council

    • B. 

      Since 1990 the UN Human Rights Council has heard almost 50 complaints against Australia, and in 17 cases a breach of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was found

    • C. 

      The Human Rights Council only considers actions of the Commonwealth government and does not hear complaints in relation to state laws.

    • D. 

      Any breaches of human rights found by the UN Human Rights Council are enforced by the Australian Federal Police

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