1. What do we remember on Anzac Day?
a. The landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli, Turkey
b. The arrival of the first free settlers from Great Britain
c. The landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove
2. What are the colours of the Australian Aboriginal flag?
a. Black, red and yellow
b. Green, white and black
c. Blue, white and green
3. Which official symbol of Australia identifies Commonwealth property?
a. The national anthem
b. Australia’s national flower
c. Commonwealth Coat of Arms
4. Which of these statements about Australia’s system of government is correct?
a. The Queen of Australia chooses people to form the Australian parliament
b. The government is elected by the people
c. The Prime Minister chooses our members of parliament
5. Which of these is an example of freedom of speech?
a. People can peacefully protest against government decisions
b. Men and women are treated equally in a court of law
c. Australians are free to not follow a religion
6. In which two years has Australia hosted the Olympic Games?
a. 1976 and 2004
b. 1984 and 1992
c. 1956 and 2000
7. Which state is also known as the ‘Festival State’?
b. South Australia
c. New South Wales
8. With which sport are the names Sedgman, McGregor, Hoad and Rosewall associated?
9. Which of these statements is correct about political parties in Australia?
a. The Liberal Party believes in high levels of government activity
b. The Labor Party believes in selling off government industries
c. The Labor Party believes in using governmentto help workers
10. Why is Nancy Bird Walton remembered by Australians?
a. She was the wife of Australia’s first Prime Minister
b. She was the first woman to win a gold medal for Australia at the OlympicGames
c. She was the first women to gain a pilot’s licence and to employed in the aviation industry
11. Which of these statements about government in Australia is correct?
a. The government does not allow some religions
b. Government in Australia is secular
c. Religious laws are passed by parliament
12. Which of these is an example of equality in Australia?
a. Everyone follows the same religion
b. Men and women have the same rights
c. Everyone belongs to the same political party
13. Which of these is a responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
a. To attend local council meetings
b. To vote in elections
c. To have a current Australian passport
14. Which of these is a responsibility of Australian citizens aged 18 years or over?
a. To do local community service
b. To carry a passport at all times
c. To serve on a jury if called to do so
15. Which of these statements about passports is correct?
a. Australian citizens can apply for an Australian passport
b. Permanent residents can hold an Australian passport
c. Australian citizens need a passport and visa to return to Australia
16.When is Boxing Day?
a. 26 December
b. 25 December
c. 30 May
d. 26 January
17. Why did the Australian government move in the 1980s and 1990s to remove protections on the country’s economy?
a. It wanted more control of the economy
b. The government believed this would reduce wages
c. It was believed the economy would grow more strongly
18. In 1967 which country took over from Britain as Australia’s leading trading partner?
c. New Zealand
19. Which take prevalence: state laws or Commonwealth laws?
a. State laws always prevail over Commonwealth laws
b. Commonwealth laws prevail over state laws
c. Commonwealth laws prevail, except for laws relating to violent crime
20. What is the capital of Australia?
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