Stage 3 Democracy Semester 2 2014

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Stage 3 Democracy Semester 2 2014

HSIE democracy test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does word actually "democacy" mean?
    • A. 

      The right to vote

    • B. 

      People power

    • C. 

      Freedom

    • D. 

      Anyone can vote

  • 2. 
    Which party is in Government in Australia?
    • A. 

      The Liberal Party

    • B. 

      The Labor Party

    • C. 

      The Democrats

    • D. 

      The Liberal National Coalition

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    What is the name given to the mechanism to change the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Plebiscite

    • B. 

      Election

    • C. 

      Referendum

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 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. 
    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

  • 11. 
    Sir Henry Parkes was Australia's first Prime Minister?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What year did the Australia state join together- Federation?
  • 13. 
    In which year did Indigenous Australians get the right to vote?
  • 14. 
    What is the Australian Voting System called?
    • A. 

      Electorate

    • B. 

      Election

    • C. 

      Preferential

    • D. 

      Representative

  • 15. 
    In which electorate is Homebush Public School? (one word)
  • 16. 
    How many members are in the House of Representatives? (write the number)
  • 17. 
    How many Senators are from each state? (number only)
  • 18. 
    Which Australian Prime Minister died while we were in Canberra?
    • A. 

      John Howard

    • B. 

      Gough Whitlam

    • C. 

      Paul Keating

    • D. 

      John Gorton

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