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Question 1: The most conspicuous examples of malapportionment were South Australia, ________ and Western Australia.
TasmaniaNew South WalesNorthern TerritoryQueensland

Question 2: It combines some of the features of the ________ with some features of the United States Congress.
Politics of the United KingdomConstitution of the United KingdomParliament of the United KingdomMonarchy of the United Kingdom

Question 3: The ________ has 150 members elected from single-member constituencies (usually called seats or electorates in Australia; see Australian electorates) for three-year terms.
Australian SenateAustralian House of RepresentativesAustralian federal election, 2007State-by-state lower house results for the 2007 Australian federal election

Question 4: In 1996 ________ was jailed for three weeks on contempt charges in relation to a constitutional challenge on a legal way not to vote for either of the major parties.
Pol PotMao ZedongAlbert LangerAustralia

Question 5: The several other Australian Territories have very small populations and are represented by Northern Territory and ACT Senators (for example, ________ residents are represented by NT Senators, while Jervis Bay Territory residents are represented by ACT Senators).
New CaledoniaChristmas IslandNorfolk IslandCocos (Keeling) Islands

Question 6: The ________ is a bicameral (two-house) Parliament.
Parliament of AustraliaMonarchy of AustraliaConstitution of AustraliaConstitutional history of Australia

Question 7: This practice is commonly referred to as ________.
Australian federal election, 2004Donkey voteAustralian SenateAustralian federal election, 2007

Question 8: Australian history has seen very little ________ of electoral boundaries, which have nearly always been drawn up by civil servants or independent boundary commissioners.
GerrymanderingApportionment (politics)By-electionReferendum

Question 9: Occasionally conservative politicians or ________ argue for the abolition of compulsory voting on philosophical grounds, but no government has ever attempted to abolish it.
Anarcho-capitalismRobert NozickIndividualist anarchismLibertarianism

Question 10: The ________ has 76 members: each of the six states elects 12 Senators, and the Northern Territory (NT) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) each elect two Senators.
State-by-state upper house results for the 2007 Australian federal electionAustralian federal election, 2007Next Australian federal electionAustralian Senate


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