Year 8 Sose- What Do You Know About The Australian Government?

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This quiz is designed to be used to assess students' prior knowledge before commencing a unit on the Australian Government.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the current Australian Prime Minister?
    • A. 

      Peter Costello

    • B. 

      John Howard

    • C. 

      Kevin Rudd

    • D. 

      Julia Gillard

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a political party in Australia?
    • A. 

      Liberal party

    • B. 

      The Greens

    • C. 

      Labor party

    • D. 

      Communist party

  • 3. 
    How many levels of government does Australia have?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 4. 
    The House of Representatives is lower house of the Federal level of the Australian government?
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 5. 
    The Prime Minister is the leader of;
    • A. 

      Melbourne

    • B. 

      Victoria

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      Hoppers Crossing

  • 6. 
    Australia has a democratic system of government. Democracy is best described as;
    • A. 

      A system where there is one leader, who makes all the important decisions concerning the country, without consultation the country's citizens.

    • B. 

      A system of government where a group of people make decision to better their country.

    • C. 

      A system of government where the citizens of the country elect leaders to represent them and their views.

    • D. 

      A system where the Prime Minister is elected by the people to represent them, and then he/she chooses who will work for him/her.

  • 7. 
    Which level of government is responsible for taxation and terrorism
    • A. 

      State

    • B. 

      Federal

    • C. 

      Local

  • 8. 
    How many houses or chambers, are there in both state and federal Parliament?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      1

  • 9. 
    Which political party currently holds the power at the federal level of government? (that is the party in charge at the national level).
    • A. 

      Labor

    • B. 

      Liberal

    • C. 

      The Nationals

    • D. 

      The Greens

  • 10. 
    How many states and territories do we have in Australia?
    • A. 

      2 states and 6 territories.

    • B. 

      6 states and 3 territories.

    • C. 

      4 states and 1 territory.

    • D. 

      6 states and 2 territories.

  • 11. 
    A member of Parliament who has been given a responsibility to look after a particular area is referred to as:
    • A. 

      An important person

    • B. 

      A minister

    • C. 

      A backbencher

    • D. 

      Person of responsinbility

  • 12. 
    What two things are most important when we are looking at our government?
    • A. 

      That they are representative of the people, and responsible for the people of Australia

    • B. 

      That they make Australia look good to other countries

    • C. 

      That they make good decisions for the country

    • D. 

      That they dont fight with each other during discussions in Parliament

  • 13. 
    Australia became a federation in which year?
    • A. 

      1905

    • B. 

      1995

    • C. 

      1900

    • D. 

      1901

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