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The 2007 Australian Citizenship Test. [Nov. 6th, 2007|05:56 pm]
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Please find below a copy of the 2007 Australian Citizenship Test that is given to all newcomers who wish residency here in Australia. Shit, I shouldn't be here either, as I flaked on some too, and I'm Aussie bred.  ROFLMAO... Oh! And apparently they are changing the questions each year too... bloody crikey!  LOL.

Enjoy...

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The Federal Government's proposal for a compulsory test for people who want to become Australian citizens has been described as unfair and simplistic. The Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Andrew Robb, says a compulsory citizenship test will ensure prospective migrants have a good grasp of English.  He also says a test would ensure migrants have a knowledge of Australian values, customs and laws.  But the chairwoman of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils, Voula Messineri, says it is unfair to demand an understanding of Australian values. She says it is not necessary for migrants to leave their cultural backgrounds behind.  "The debate should be the type of society that we all want to build together," she said.  "Let's build a sense of common values together moving into the future.  "I think any sort of notion of citizenship test excludes some people by necessity because of English and because of the notions thay might have of who they are." 

Values unclear
 

The president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Dr Ameer Ali, has told AM it is unclear which values will be singled out as "Australian".  "We are talking about Australian values which has become a political slogan in this country," Dr Ali said.  "Now it's one thing to talk about citizenship values - respect for rule of law, democracy etc - these are not Australian, these are universal values.  "But when you say Australian values, no-one knows what those values are."  Greens Senator Kerry Nettle says rather than dividing the community, the Government should be looking at ways to help migrants.  "If the Government wants to ensure that new migrants have got good English skills then how about providing support and assistance so that people can develop those skills, rather than putting in place a test that says to them if you don't pass this test then you are not adequate to be considered to be an Australian citizen," she said.  The Australian Democrats have also condemned the proposal.  The Democrats immigration spokesman Andrew Bartlett says if the Government is serious about the proposal, it should insist that all Australians take the test. 

Resources
 

The Federal Opposition is warning the Government it will need to put in the resources to back up its proposal for migrants applying for citizenship to have a good grasp of English.  The Opposition spokeswoman on citizenship and multicultural affairs, Annette Hurley, says the Government will need to be careful that the new test does not deter people from applying for citizenship.  "There are programs that guarantee refugees, for example, 510 hours of English tuition," she said.  "There have been some questions lately about how effective these programs are and whether people are able to access them. If for example people do get a job fairly quickly here, it often means that they can't get to English language courses." 

courtesty of: http://www.australiantest.com/aussie/files/ad46bc7eee88450941bca2e88e50aaed-4.html

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And now the 2007 test... (how many can YOU answer?) *giggles...

The "Practice Questions" are a multiple choice questionnaire found here:
http://www.australiantest.com/index.html

And
the 2007 Citizenship Test is here:
http://www.citizenship.gov.au/

The test questions

All questions in the test will be drawn from information in Becoming an Australian Citizen. The test questions will be based on the following:

  • Responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship
  • Australian values
  • Australian history
  • Australian society
  • Governing Australia.

More information about Becoming an Australian Citizen is available.
See: How do I prepare for the test?

courtesy of http://www.citizenship.gov.au/test/works/questions.htm

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But here's just a few of the many questions that may be asked on the 2007 Australian Citizenship Test.

1.  Do you understand the meaning, but are unable to explain the origin of, the term "died in the arse"?

2. What is a "bloody little beauty"?

3. Are there terms related: chuck a sickie, chuck a spaz, chuck a U-ey?

4. Explain the following passage: "In the arvo last Chrissy the relos rocked up for a barbie some bevvies and a few snags.  After a bit of Bex and a lie down we opened the pressies, scoffed all the chockies, bickies and lollies.  Then we drained a few tinnies and Mum did her block after Dad and Steven had a barney and a bit of biffo."

5. Macca, Chooka and Wanger are driving to Surfers in their Torana.  If they are travelling at 200km/h while listening to Barnsey, Farnsey and Acca Dacca, how many slabs will each person on average consume between flashing a brown eye and having a slash?

6. Complete the following sentences:
(a) If the van's rockin' don't bother .... ?
(b) You're going home in the back of a .....?
(c) Fair crack of the .... ?

7. I've had a gutful and I can't be fagged. Discuss.

8. Have you ever been on the giving or recieving end of a wedgie?

9. Do you have a mate or relo who has a bomb in their front yard up on the blocks?  Is his name Bucko and does he have a missus called Chezza?

10. Does your family regularly eat a dish involving mincemeat, cabbage, curry powder and a packet of chicken noodle soup, called either chow mein, chop suey, or kai see ming?

11. What are the ingredients in a rissole?

12. Demonstrate the correct procedure for eating a Tim Tam.

13. Do you have an Aunty Irene who smokes 60 cigarettes a day and sounds like a bloke?

14. In any two-hour period have you ever eaten three-bean salad, a chop and two  serves of pav washed down with someone else's beer that has been flogged from a bath of ice?

15. When you go to bring-your-own-meat barbie can you eat other people's meat or are you only allowed to eat your own?

16. What purple root vegetable beginning with the letter "b" is required by law to be included in a hamburger with the lot?

17. Do you own or have you ever owned a lawn mower, a pair of thongs, and Esky or Ugg Boots?

18.  Is it possible to "prang a car" while doing "circle work"?

19. Who would you like to crack on to?

20. Who is the most Australian: Kevin "Bloody" Wilson, John "True Blue" Williamson, Kylie Minogue or Warnie?

21. Is there someone you are only mates with because they own a trailer or have a pool?

22. What does "sinkin at a mates joint and getten para" mean?

23. What two Australian Native Animals appear on the Commonwealth Coat of Arms?

24. Why do these two native animals appear, and why not others?

25. Did you know that the Kangaroo and Emu are the only two Australian Native animals that cannot move backwards?

 

((( *NB: each question value is worth 4 points and the passing grade is 80%... what grade did you get? )))

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HAVE FUN...... *chortles.

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