Would you pass the citizenship test?

The Australian citizenship test is designed to “assess whether you have an adequate knowledge of Australia and the responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship”.

The test is essentially to ensure that those wishing to become citizens understand the English language, as well as some facts about Australia’s history, political system and culture. Sounds simple, right?

Not necessarily. Some of the historical questions are very specific, and unless you’ve studied the Australian flag in-depth, it’s likely you won’t be able to pass. Do you think you could pass the test?

Here are some examples of questions you might be asked:

  • Which political power established the High Court of Australia?
  • Who announces the Australian of the Year Awards On the eve of Australia Day?
  • Which arm of government has the power to make and change the laws?
  • What does the yellow circle in the Australian Aboriginal Flag represent
  • After which war did a wave of non-British migration come to Australia??

Difficult? It is worthwhile to note that the questions do come with multiple choice answers. Why not try this free online practice test to find out if you would pass? You could also share your results in the comments below. 

What do you think of the questions on the citizenship test? Are they relevant to living in Australia? What question would you ask potential citizens?