Australian Same-Sex Marriage Legalization MCQs with Answer

When was the Australian same-sex marriage law officially passed?
a) 2015
b) 2016
c) 2017
d) 2018
Answer: c) 2017

Which Australian state was the first to legalize same-sex marriage?
a) New South Wales
b) Victoria
c) Tasmania
d) Australian Capital Territory
Answer: d) Australian Capital Territory

What was the public vote called to decide on the legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) People’s Choice Poll
b) Equality Vote
c) Marriage Law Postal Survey
d) Fairness Plebiscite
Answer: c) Marriage Law Postal Survey

Which political party strongly advocated for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) Liberal Party
b) National Party
c) Labor Party
d) Greens Party
Answer: c) Labor Party

What percentage of Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage during the postal survey?
a) 55%
b) 61.6%
c) 70%
d) 45.3%
Answer: b) 61.6%

Which year did same-sex couples start getting married legally in Australia?
a) 2016
b) 2017
c) 2018
d) 2019
Answer: c) 2018

Who was the Prime Minister of Australia when same-sex marriage was legalized?
a) Tony Abbott
b) Malcolm Turnbull
c) Scott Morrison
d) Kevin Rudd
Answer: b) Malcolm Turnbull

Which act legalized same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017
b) Marriage Equality Act 2018
c) Love Wins Legislation 2017
d) Equality and Marriage Act 2018
Answer: a) Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017

What was the main argument against legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) Religious Freedom
b) Economic Instability
c) National Security Threat
d) Healthcare Crisis
Answer: a) Religious Freedom

How many votes were cast in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) Approximately 11 million
b) Approximately 12 million
c) Approximately 13 million
d) Approximately 14 million
Answer: b) Approximately 12 million

Which major Australian city hosted celebrations after the legalization of same-sex marriage?
a) Sydney
b) Melbourne
c) Brisbane
d) Perth
Answer: a) Sydney

How many Australian states legalized same-sex marriage before the federal law was passed?
a) None
b) One
c) Two
d) Three
Answer: c) Two

What was the deadline for the return of survey forms during the Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) November 4, 2017
b) December 7, 2017
c) October 27, 2017
d) January 1, 2018
Answer: a) November 4, 2017

Which country was the first to legalize same-sex marriage?
a) Canada
b) Netherlands
c) United States
d) Sweden
Answer: b) Netherlands

What was the voter turnout percentage for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) Around 60%
b) Around 70%
c) Around 75%
d) Around 80%
Answer: b) Around 70%

What was the slogan of the campaign supporting same-sex marriage during the postal survey?
a) “Love Knows No Boundaries”
b) “Equality and Fairness for All”
c) “Yes To Love”
d) “Let Love Win”
Answer: c) “Yes To Love”

Which Australian territory had laws briefly permitting same-sex marriage in 2013?
a) Northern Territory
b) Christmas Island
c) Norfolk Island
d) Australian Antarctic Territory
Answer: c) Norfolk Island

Who was the Australian Opposition Leader during the same-sex marriage legalization debate?
a) Tony Abbott
b) Bill Shorten
c) Julia Gillard
d) Peter Dutton
Answer: b) Bill Shorten

Which religious group was generally against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) Buddhists
b) Catholics
c) Hindus
d) Jews
Answer: b) Catholics

What was the approximate cost of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) $20 million
b) $80 million
c) $120 million
d) $160 million
Answer: c) $120 million

Which section of the Australian Constitution was referenced to conduct the same-sex marriage postal survey?
a) Section 44
b) Section 51
c) Section 116
d) Section 128
Answer: b) Section 51

Which age group showed the highest support for same-sex marriage during the postal survey?
a) 18-24
b) 25-34
c) 35-44
d) 45-54
Answer: a) 18-24

Who was the Prime Minister of Australia when the Marriage Law Postal Survey was announced?
a) Julia Gillard
b) Tony Abbott
c) Malcolm Turnbull
d) Kevin Rudd
Answer: c) Malcolm Turnbull

Which Australian political party was divided over the issue of same-sex marriage during the legalization debate?
a) Liberal Party
b) Labor Party
c) National Party
d) Greens Party
Answer: a) Liberal Party

What was the minimum voting age for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) 16
b) 18
c) 21
d) 25
Answer: b) 18

What proportion of eligible Australians participated in the Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) About 60%
b) About 70%
c) About 80%
d) About 90%
Answer: b) About 70%

Which political party primarily opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) Liberal Party
b) Labor Party
c) Greens Party
d) National Party
Answer: a) Liberal Party

Which international event influenced the push for same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) London Olympics 2012
b) UN Declaration of Human Rights
c) Sydney Mardi Gras
d) US Supreme Court Decision
Answer: d) US Supreme Court Decision

What percentage of returned surveys favored the legalization of same-sex marriage?
a) 60.7%
b) 61.6%
c) 62.8%
d) 63.9%
Answer: b) 61.6%

Which Australian state had already legalized civil unions for same-sex couples before national legalization?
a) Victoria
b) New South Wales
c) Tasmania
d) Queensland
Answer: c) Tasmania

What was the main reason behind conducting the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey instead of a parliamentary vote?
a) To gauge public opinion
b) To save parliamentary time
c) To ensure a clear majority
d) To avoid political deadlock
Answer: a) To gauge public opinion

Which Australian state had the highest percentage of ‘yes’ votes in the Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) Victoria
b) New South Wales
c) Australian Capital Territory
d) Tasmania
Answer: c) Australian Capital Territory

How many weeks did the Marriage Law Postal Survey run?
a) 8 weeks
b) 10 weeks
c) 12 weeks
d) 14 weeks
Answer: c) 12 weeks

Which Australian territory was initially excluded from the Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) Christmas Island
b) Australian Antarctic Territory
c) Norfolk Island
d) Jervis Bay Territory
Answer: a) Christmas Island

Which demographic showed the lowest support for same-sex marriage in the postal survey?
a) Rural areas
b) Urban areas
c) Elderly population
d) Young adults
Answer: a) Rural areas

What was the primary argument of those against legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia?
a) Social Progress
b) Preservation of Tradition
c) Economic Growth
d) Global Integration
Answer: b) Preservation of Tradition

Which international country had a significant influence on the Australian same-sex marriage debate due to its legalization?
a) Canada
b) Ireland
c) France
d) Germany
Answer: b) Ireland

Which Australian city hosted one of the largest rallies supporting same-sex marriage before the postal survey?
a) Sydney
b) Melbourne
c) Brisbane
d) Adelaide
Answer: b) Melbourne

What proportion of ‘no’ votes were returned in the Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) Around 36%
b) Around 38%
c) Around 40%
d) Around 42%
Answer: a) Around 36%

Which Australian demographic group had the highest voter turnout in the Marriage Law Postal Survey?
a) Young adults (18-24)
b) Middle-aged adults (35-44)
c) Elderly population (65+)
d) Working-age adults (25-34)
Answer: c) Elderly population (65+)

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