Australian Republican Movement MCQs with Answer

Which year was the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) founded?
a) 1986
b) 1991
c) 1993
d) 2000
Answer: a) 1986

Who was the first national director of the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Malcolm Turnbull
b) Peter FitzSimons
c) Greg Barns
d) Kerry Jones
Answer: b) Peter FitzSimons

Which Prime Minister was a prominent supporter of the Australian Republican Movement?
a) John Howard
b) Paul Keating
c) Bob Hawke
d) Kevin Rudd
Answer: b) Paul Keating

What is the primary aim of the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Abolishing the monarchy
b) Establishing a communist government
c) Adopting a federal system
d) Enhancing trade relations
Answer: a) Abolishing the monarchy

Which referendum in Australia addressed the issue of a republic?
a) 1988 referendum
b) 1999 referendum
c) 2001 referendum
d) 2010 referendum
Answer: b) 1999 referendum

Who was the Prime Minister during the failed republic referendum in 1999?
a) John Howard
b) Paul Keating
c) Bob Hawke
d) Malcolm Turnbull
Answer: a) John Howard

Which political party is generally more supportive of the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Liberal Party of Australia
b) Australian Labor Party
c) Australian Greens
d) One Nation
Answer: b) Australian Labor Party

What role did Malcolm Turnbull play in the Australian Republican Movement?
a) National Convenor
b) Chairperson
c) Treasurer
d) Spokesperson
Answer: d) Spokesperson

Which year did Australia become a federated nation under the British monarchy?
a) 1891
b) 1901
c) 1920
d) 1956
Answer: b) 1901

What event in British history led to increased calls for an Australian republic?
a) The Magna Carta
b) The English Civil War
c) The Glorious Revolution
d) The English Reformation
Answer: c) The Glorious Revolution

Which position did Peter FitzSimons hold in the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Chairperson
b) National Convener
c) CEO
d) President
Answer: b) National Convener

What does the Australian Republican Movement aim to replace the monarchy with?
a) An elected president
b) A parliamentary system
c) A hereditary system
d) A military dictatorship
Answer: a) An elected president

Which Commonwealth country is NOT a republic?
a) Canada
b) India
c) New Zealand
d) South Africa
Answer: c) New Zealand

Who was the monarch when Australia federated in 1901?
a) Queen Elizabeth I
b) King George V
c) Queen Victoria
d) King Edward VII
Answer: c) Queen Victoria

Which Australian territory holds a different status in terms of its relationship with the Commonwealth?
a) New South Wales
b) Victoria
c) Northern Territory
d) Australian Capital Territory
Answer: d) Australian Capital Territory

Which legal document outlines the constitution of Australia and its relationship with the monarchy?
a) Magna Carta
b) Westminster Agreement
c) Australian Constitution
d) Federation Act
Answer: c) Australian Constitution

Who is the current head of state of Australia?
a) The Prime Minister
b) The Governor-General
c) The President
d) The Monarch
Answer: b) The Governor-General

Which year did the Australian Republican Movement present its model for an Australian republic?
a) 1993
b) 1997
c) 2001
d) 2005
Answer: d) 2005

Which type of monarchy does Australia have?
a) Absolute monarchy
b) Constitutional monarchy
c) Elective monarchy
d) Federal monarchy
Answer: b) Constitutional monarchy

Which group primarily opposes the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Monarchists
b) Socialists
c) Nationalists
d) Environmentalists
Answer: a) Monarchists

Who is considered the founding father of the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Peter FitzSimons
b) Malcolm Turnbull
c) Kerry Jones
d) Greg Barns
Answer: c) Kerry Jones

In what capacity did Kerry Jones serve in the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Chairperson
b) National Convener
c) Founder
d) Secretary
Answer: c) Founder

What was the result of the 1999 republic referendum?
a) Passed
b) Rejected
c) Postponed
d) Invalidated
Answer: b) Rejected

What significant event prompted discussions about an Australian republic in the 19th century?
a) The American Revolution
b) The French Revolution
c) The Industrial Revolution
d) The Spanish-American War
Answer: b) The French Revolution

Which document ratified Australia’s independence from the British Parliament?
a) Statute of Westminster
b) Australia Act
c) Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
d) Federation Act
Answer: a) Statute of Westminster

Who appoints the Governor-General in Australia?
a) The Prime Minister
b) The Monarch
c) The Australian Parliament
d) The High Court
Answer: b) The Monarch

Which year did Australia become fully independent in terms of amending its constitution?
a) 1901
b) 1931
c) 1945
d) 1986
Answer: b) 1931

What title does the Governor-General hold within the constitutional monarchy system?
a) Head of State
b) Head of Government
c) Chief Justice
d) Constitutional Advisor
Answer: a) Head of State

Which section of the Australian Constitution outlines the powers of the Governor-General?
a) Section 44
b) Section 61
c) Section 90
d) Section 128
Answer: b) Section 61

Which Commonwealth country held a successful referendum to become a republic in 1999?
a) Canada
b) New Zealand
c) South Africa
d) India
Answer: c) South Africa

What is the term used to describe the process of an Australian republic severing ties with the British monarchy?
a) Independence Day
b) Sovereignty Declaration
c) Republic Transition
d) Constitutional Change
Answer: d) Constitutional Change

Which group of people can initiate changes to the Australian Constitution regarding a republic?
a) The Monarch
b) The Prime Minister
c) The Parliament
d) The High Court
Answer: c) The Parliament

Which political figure made the following statement: “I remain a committed republican”?
a) Tony Abbott
b) Julia Gillard
c) Kevin Rudd
d) John Howard
Answer: b) Julia Gillard

What role does the Queen or King of the United Kingdom play in Australia’s legal system?
a) Head of Government
b) Head of State
c) Chief Justice
d) Legislative Advisor
Answer: b) Head of State

What significance does the ‘reserve powers’ of the Governor-General hold in the Australian system?
a) They can dissolve the Parliament
b) They oversee federal elections
c) They approve state laws
d) They veto federal budget
Answer: a) They can dissolve the Parliament

What was the result of the 1988 referendum in Australia?
a) Passed
b) Rejected
c) Postponed
d) Invalidated
Answer: b) Rejected

Which Prime Minister proposed the republic referendum in 1999?
a) John Howard
b) Paul Keating
c) Bob Hawke
d) Malcolm Turnbull
Answer: b) Paul Keating

What role did John Howard play in the 1999 republic referendum?
a) Supporter
b) Opponent
c) Neutral
d) Campaign Manager
Answer: b) Opponent

Which political party was divided over the issue of the Australian republic during the 1999 referendum?
a) Australian Labor Party
b) Liberal Party of Australia
c) Australian Greens
d) One Nation
Answer: b) Liberal Party of Australia

What impact did the failed 1999 republic referendum have on the Australian Republican Movement?
a) Decreased public support
b) Increased membership
c) No impact
d) Shift in leadership
Answer: a) Decreased public support

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