1.When is Boxing Day?
2.At the end of world War II,there was an oversupply of labour in Australia:true or false?
3.In 1967 which country took over from Britain as Australia’s leading tradingpartner?
4.Why did the Australia government move in 1980s and to removeprotections 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 morestrongly
5.Where is the Kokoda Track?
C.Papua New Guinea
6.Religious laws have no legal status within Australia:true or false?
7.Why is Governor Lachlan Macquarie remembered with great affection?
A.Because he gave great banquets at government house
B.Because he treated reformed convicts as if they had never offended
C.Because he released so many convicts
8.Why has Australia become a sport-crazy nation?
A.Mass unemployment allowed people to play sport
B.Playing sport is a legal requirement
C.People have more leisure time,the climate is good and there is plenty of open space
9.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
10.an individual’s vote in an election is secret;true or false?
11.What is the capital of Australia?
12.The name Australia derives from the Latin word Australia.What does Australia mean?
A.Of the south
13.Which controversial government policy began to be dismantled in 1967?
A.The white Australia Policy
B.The Aboriginal Settlements Policy
C.The snowy Mountains Policy
14.When was the Aboriginal flag first displayed?
A.30 May 1955
B.12 July 1971
C.3 September 1901
15.In which two years has Australia hosted the Olympic Games?
A.1976 and 2004
B.1984 and 1992
C.1956 and 2000
16.In Australia, everyone must practise the official state religion:true orfalse?
17.When is New year’s day celebrated in Australia?
18.Which state is also known as the Festival State?
C.New South Wales
19.With which sport are the names Sedgman, McGregor,Hoad and Rosewall associated?
20.What happened at the Ballarat goldfield in 1854?
A.Many gold diggers were killed by a flash flood
B.The world’s largest gold nugget was discovered
C.Gold diggers staged a large protest
21.What is the national gemstone of Australia?
22.It is compulsory in Australia to join a trade union: true or false?
23.Which of these statements is correct about political parties is 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
24.What is Australia’s national anthem?
A.Advance Australia Fair
C.God Save the Queen
25.Why is Nancy Bird Walton remembered by Australia?
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 Olympic Games
C.She was the first women to gain a pilot’s licence and to employed in the aviation industry
26.The separation of powers in the Australia Constitution establishes threearms of national government,What are they?
A.The legislative arm,the executive arm,the judicial arm
B.The legislative arm,the elite arm,the local arm
C.The legislative arm,the police arm,the military arm
27.What are the colours of the Torres Strait Island Flag?
A.Red,black and yellow
B.Gold,green and white
C.Red,white and blue
D.Blue,green,black and white
28.what does Christmas Day celebrate?
A.The miracles of Jesus Christ
B.The resurrection of Jesus Christ
C.The death of Jesus Christ
D.The birth of Jesus Christ
29.Who was commander of the Australia forces during World War I?
30.Who appoints the Governor-General?
A.The Prime Minister
C.The Commonwealth Parliament
31.Which two states are Rugby Union and Rugby League popular in?
A.Queensland and New South Wales
B.South Australia and Victoria
C.Western Australia and Tasmania
32.Who is the head of the Australia Government
A.the President of the Senate
B.The Prime Minister
33.Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
B.Sir Henry Parkes
34.Equality under the law means what for Australia?
A.Government agencies can treat someone differently because of their political beliefs
B.Someone’s culture background can affect how they are treated in the workplace
C.Nobody should be discriminated against because of their race or ethnicity
35.What were the nationalities of the explorers who discovered Australia in the 17th century?
A.Italian and Norwegian
B.Portuguese and Dutch
C.English and French
36.Which political party was once known as the Country Party?
A.The National Party
B.The Liberal Party
C.The Labor Party
37.How many convicts came to Australia form Britain During the 19th century?
A.Less than 1,000
B.Between 10,000 and 20,000
C.More than 160,000
38.What was the motivation for many of the people coming to Australia since 1945?
A.The discovery of rich oil and mineral reserves
B.They were forced to come as convicted criminals
C.They had family commitments or a desire to escape poverty,war or persecution
39. What has the Eureka rebellion of 1854 become a symbol for?
A.The power of natural forces
C.Protest and popular rights
40.Australia national government draws on the democratic traditions of which other county,other than Britain?
A.United States of America
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