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Premiers of the Australian states: Quiz


Question 1: They perform the same function at the state level as the ________ performs at the national level.
Constitution of AustraliaRepublicanism in AustraliaPrime Minister of AustraliaGovernor-General of Australia

Question 2: The only female premiers of Australian states have all represented the ________.
Australian SenateAustralian Labor PartyAustralian federal election, 2007Australian federal election, 1901

Question 3: ________, Premier of Queensland since 13 September 2007
Joh Bjelke-PetersenJack PizzeyAnna BlighPeter Beattie

Question 4: From the 1820s the power of the Govin 1855, ________, South Australia and Tasmania in 1856, Queensland in 1859 and Western Australia (owing to its much smaller population) in 1890.
Northern TerritoryAustralian Capital TerritoryVictoria (Australia)New South Wales

Question 5: Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory – ________ (2001)
Colin BarnettAnna BlighAustralian Labor PartyJon Stanhope

Question 6: Premier of New South Wales – ________ (2009)
Nathan ReesBarry O'FarrellKristina KeneallyClover Moore

Question 7: Executive
Queen (Elizabeth II)
Governor-General (Quentin Bryce)
Prime Minister (________)
Federal Executive Council
Australian federal election, 2007Barack ObamaWayne SwanKevin Rudd

Question 8: Each of the Australian states is governed under the ________ of parliamentary government.
Commonwealth realmPrime ministerParliamentary systemWestminster system

Question 9: This practice may have been influenced by the example of ________, which became a federation in 1867 and used the title of Premier for the heads of its provincial governments.
United KingdomUnited StatesBarbadosCanada

Question 10: Until the rise of the ________ in the 1890s, the Australian colonies did not have formal party systems, although many colonial politicians called themselves Liberals or Conservatives.
Australian federal election, 1901Australian Labor PartyAustralian SenateAustralian federal election, 2007


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