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1. How are Senators chosen?
The Lieutenant Governor must approve the bill Approval by a majority in the House of Commons and Senate and finally the Governor General The Queen must sign the bill Approval by the Members of the Legislative Assembly
2. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
By the Governor General of Canada By the Premiers of all provinces Appointed by the Queen They are chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Governor General
3. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
Your employer No one A police officer An Elections Canada official
4. What do you call the Sovereign’s representative in the provinces?
July 1st October 1st November 11th December 25th
5. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?
Premier Member of the Legislative Assembly Lieutenant-Governor Senator
6. Which of the following sentences best describes the War of 1812?
Settlers who came to Canada from the United States during and after the American Revolution Aboriginal peoples Métis Inuit
7. What is the capital city of Canada?
Napoleon’s fleet was defeated by the Royal Navy in the war The USA became independent from the British Empire after the war The USA invaded Canada and was defeated, which ensured that Canada would remain independent of the United States Canada joined the United States after the war
8. What was the Women’s Suffrage Movement?
Ottawa Toronto Montreal Hull
9. Name the five regions of Canada
The effort by women to achieve the right to vote The effort by women to participate in military service An unsuccessful movement to get husbands to do housework The effort by women to be in Parliament
10. Who is General Sir Arthur Currie?
Midwest, North, South, East, Central Maritimes, Ontario, Quebec, Prairies and British Columbia Atlantic, Central, Prairie, West Coast and North West, Central, East, Prairies and Territories
11. Name all the federal political parties in the House of Commons and their leaders
A military leader of the Métis in the 19th century A great frontier hero An explorer of western Canada Canada’s greatest soldier in the First World War
12. Who are the Acadians?
Conservative (Harper), NDP (Mulcair), Liberal (Trudeau), Bloc Quebecois (Paillé), Green Party (May) Conservative (Harper), Green (May), Liberal (Rae), Bloc Quebecois (Duceppe) NDP (Layton), Green (May), Liberal (Rae), Bloc Quebecois (Paillé) Liberal (Ignatieff), Conservative (Harper), NDP (Turmel), Green (May)
13. What do you call a law before it is passed?
Aboriginal people of the arctic French-speaking Catholics living in Ontario The descendants of French colonists who began settling in what are now the Maritime provinces in 1604 English speaking refugees who settled in Louisiana
14. What does the word “Inuit” mean?
A New law A Proposed law A Bill A New proposal
15. When is the Canada Day celebration?
"Eskimo" in Inuktitut language "Home" in English "The people" in the Inuktitut language "The Arctic Land" in Inuktitut language
16. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
May 21st, we celebrate the Queen's birthday July 1st, we celebrate the anniversary of the Confederation each year July 4th, we celebrate the anniversary of Confederation each year June 24th, we celebrate multiculturalism
17. What was significant about the Canadian navy at the end of the Second World War?
God Save the Queen O Canada Star Spangled Banner Amazing Grace
18. What does the term “responsible government” mean?
It was the largest navy in world It was the second-largest navy in world It was third-largest navy in world It was fourth-largest navy in world
19. What are some examples of taking responsibility for yourself and your family?
Each person in each electoral district is responsible for voting The Governor General is responsible for the actions of the Prime Minister The ministers of the Crown must have the support of a majority of the elected representatives in order to govern All Canadians are responsible for each other
20. Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?
Buying a house and a TV Getting a job, taking care of one’s family and working hard in keeping with one’s abilities Doing laundry and keeping the house clean Study hard so you can earn enough money to take a vacation
21. When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?
Anyone A Canadian citizen who is 16 years old Any man who is at least 18 years old Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old
22. What is the “Head Tax”?
June 15 of each year to celebrate the anniversary of Confederation August 8th of each year to celebrate the joining of British Columbia to Confederation We celebrate the anniversary of Confederation July 1st of each year May 21st of each year to remember Queen Victoria
23. Who is the leader of the Federal Official Opposition Party?
Race-based entry fee charged for Chinese entering Canada Fee charged for anyone entering Canada after 1900 A tax imposed on beer beginning in 1867 Fee charged for moving westward in the early 1900s
24. Why is the battle of Vimy Ridge important?
Thomas Mulcair Stéphane Dion Bob Rae Adrian Dix
25. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
It was a key position of the German line in Northern France Canadian Corps secured its reputation for valour and bravery It was the “hinge” of the German line as it protected the newly constructed Hindenburg line Once Canadians fought at Vimy they knew they would be heading home
26. What is a major river in Quebec?
1871 1898 1867 1905
27. What is the Queen's representative in the Territories called?
Fraser River St. Lawrence River Niagara Hudson's Bay
28. Which was the last province to join Canada?
Premier Governor General Commissioner Member of Parliament
29. Which Act granted, for the first time in Canada, legislative assemblies elected by the people?
Newfoundland Alberta Saskatchewan British Columbia
30. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
The Constitutional Act of 1867 The Constitutional Act of 1791 The Constitutional Act of 1982 The Constitutional Act of 2010
31. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.
Easy access to the West Coast What can be achieved by working together Unity Ribbons of steel
32. What does the Canadian flag look like?
National defence and firefighting National defence and foreign policy Citizenship and highways Recycling and education
33. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
Red and white with provincial emblems Red and white with a beaver White with a red border on each end and a red maple leaf in the centre Red with a white maple leaf
34. Who do Members of Parliament represent?
British Columbia Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Quebec
35. What will you promise when you take the Oath of Citizenship?
All of the Canadians living in the north Only Canadians living in Central Canada Everyone who lives in his or her electoral district Canadians living in the province in which he/she was elected
36. In what industry do most Canadians work?
Pledge allegiance to the Queen, observe the laws of Canada and fulfil the duties of a Canadian Pledge to be faithful to the Queen Promise to observe the laws of Canada Fulfil duties as a Canadian citizen
37. Give an example of where English and French have equal status in Canada.
Natural resources Tourism Service Manufacturing
38. Name six responsibilities of citizenship.
In schools In the workplace In the Parliament of Canada At City Hall
39. What is a voter information card?
Get a job, make money, raise a family, pay taxes, mow your lawn, vote Vote, join a political party, get a job, obey the law, drive safely, pick up litter Care for the environment, don't litter, pay taxes, obey the law, help others, respect others Vote, help others, care for our heritage and environment, obey Canada's laws, respect the rights of others, eliminate injustice
40. Who was Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine?
Tells you who the candidates are in your electoral district Tells you what province to vote in A form that tells you when and where to vote A form that lets you know your voting time
41. Why is trade with other countries important to Canada?
A champion of democracy and Aboriginal rights A champion of democracy and French language rights and the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas The first Head of State The first French speaking Prime Minister
42. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?
It enhances our standard of living It makes it easier for us to travel to foreign countries It enhances our economy and raises our standard of living It brings in cheaper goods
43. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?
The New Democratic Party The Liberal Party The Independent Party The Conservative Party
44. From where does the name "Canada" come?
Roman Catholic Muslim Jewish Hindu
45. What is the highest military honour a Canadian can receive?
From the Inuit word meaning country From the French word meaning joining From the Métis word meaning rivers From "kanata", the Huron-Iroquois word for village
46. Approximately how many Canadians served in the First World War?
Purple Cross Badge of Courage Order of Merit Victoria Cross
47. What are the three levels of government in Canada?
7000 8 million About 60,000 More than 600,000
48. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?
Federal, Provincial and Territorial, Municipal (local) Federal, Provincial and City Federal, Territorial and Provincial Federal, State and Local
49. Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Yukon Territory Newfoundland and Labrador
50. The Canadian Coat of Arms and motto is "A Mari Usque Ad Mare." This means:
The first European settlers to arrive in Canada The descendents of the first Australian immigrants to Canada The first people to live in Canada The first settlers of Newfoundland
51. What are the territories of Northern Canada and their capital cities?
From the ocean to the sea From sea to sea From the sea to the ends of the earth From the water to the earth
52. What are the provinces of Central Canada and their capital cities?
Alaska (Juneau) and Yukon Territory ( Whitehorse) Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) and Alaska (Juneau) Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) Yukon Territory (Whitehorse), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), and Nunavut (Iqaluit)
53. After a federal election, which party forms the new government?
Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto) Quebec (Quebec City) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Quebec City) Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba Winnipeg)
54. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power The Queen picks a party to run the government The Governor General proposes a law for elected officials to become the governing body The Premiers of each province pick a party to run the government
55. Who had played an important part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)?
Louis Riel Sir John A. Macdonald Lester B. Pearson Abraham Lincoln
56. In Canada, are you obliged to tell others how you voted?
American railroad engineers Acadian railroad workers Chinese railroad workers Afro-American slaves
57. What is the population of Canada?
If the Lieutenant Governor asks, yes No but you may choose to discuss how you voted with others If your Member of Parliament asks, yes If your family would like to know how you voted, yes
58. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?
About 20 million 38 million 17 million About 33 million
59. What is the government of all of Canada called?
The party with the second most MP's The party receiving the least votes Any independent candidate The party the Prime Minister selects
60. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?
National assembly Legislature Federal Council
61. What is the role of the Opposition parties?
July 1st, 1867 April 1st, 1999 June 24th, 1995 March 31st, 1949
62. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?
To assist the Prime Minister To sign bills To oppose or try to improve government proposals To put forward bills to be passed
63. What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?
New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Prince Edward Island
64. In Canada, are you allowed to question the police about their service or conduct?
Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) and Quebec (Quebec) Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's), Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's), Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Quebec (Quebec) Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton), Quebec (Quebec City)and Ontario (Toronto)
65. In the 1960s, Quebec experienced an era of rapid change. What is this called?
No, police service and conduct is not open to discussion with Canadians Yes, you can question their service but not their conduct Yes, you can question their conduct but not their service Yes, if you feel the need to
66. What are the two official languages of Canada?
The West Movement The Revolution The Quiet Revolution La Francophonie
67. Canada has three territories and how many provinces?
English and Irish English and Italian English and French English and Irish
68. Which country borders Canada on the south?
13 10 3 5
69. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?
United States of America Central America Mexico Washington
70. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Acadians, Métis and Inuit United Empire Loyalists, Métis and Inuit Inuit, Métis and Acadians
71. What three requirements must you meet in order to vote in a federal election?
Quebec Ontario Northwest Territories Manitoba
72. Which three countries are signatories to NAFTA?
Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on the list of electors Canadian citizen, 21 years or older, and on the list of electors Living outside of Canada for less than 5 years, Canadian and 21 years old Working for the federal government, Canadian forces or other organization, 21 years, and Canadian
73. What are the two official languages of Canada?
Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States Canada, the United States and Japan Canada, Mexico and the United States Canada, Denmark and Andorra
74. Mary is a new immigrant in Canada. What law allows her to take up job at par with a man?
English and Métis Inuktitut and French English and French English and Inuktitut
75. What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?
Equality of women and men Equality of all races Equal pay for equal work Equal rights
76. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
To remember our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II To celebrate Confederation To honour Prime Ministers who have die To remember the sacrifice of Canadians who have served or died in wars up to the present day
77. What should you do if you do not receive a voter information card telling you when and where to vote?
Prime Minister of Canada Premier Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Governor General of Canada
78. What is a majority government?
Go to the police station Call your Member of Parliament Assume you cannot vote Call Elections Canada or visit their website
79. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
When the party in power holds about one third of the seats in the House of Commons When the party in power holds about one quarter of the seats in the House of Commons When the part in power holds at least half of the seats in the Senate When the party in power holds at least half of the seats in the House of Commons
80. What is the name of the Royal Anthem of Canada?
Atlantic provinces Prairie provinces Central Canada West Coast
81. Which provinces first formed Confederation?
O Canada God Save the Queen (or King) Bud the Spud The Star-Spangled Banner
82. Name three legal rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Albert Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada
83. When must federal elections be held?
Freedom of speech, right to not pay taxes, and right to a fair trial Right to live and work anywhere in Canada, right to a fair trial, and right to protection against discrimination Right to ski anywhere in Canada, right to move, and right to public assembly Right to vote, right to live and work anywhere in Canada, and right to deliver speeches on the radio
84. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
About every 4 years On the third Monday in October every four years following the most recent general election Whenever the Prime Minister calls the election When the MP's want a new Prime Minister
85. Who are the founding peoples of Canada?
The moose The hawk The beaver The deer
86. How many Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest honour available to Canadians?
Métis, French and British Aboriginal, Métis and British Inuit, Aboriginal and British Aboriginal, French and British
87. What part of the Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians?
56 96 1,024 42
88. Which federal political party is in power?
The British Charter of Rights and Freedoms The Canadian Charter of Rights The Canadian Charter of Freedoms The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
89. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
Green Party New Democratic Party Liberal Party Conservative Party
90. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
Central Canada Prairies Atlantic Canada Northern Territories
91. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?
20 308 178 59
92. What are the three main types of industry in Canada?
A Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on voters list A Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and must work for the federal government A landed immigrant, 18 years old and a memberof the Canadian Forces A Canadian citizen, over 25 years and a member of the Canadian Forces
93. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Natural resources, tourism and service industries Tourism, services and manufacturing Natural resources, tourism and manufacturing Natural resources, manufacturing and services
94. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
Freedom of religion and freedom of speech Equality rights and to care for Canada's heritage Basic freedoms and obey laws Aboriginal peoples' rights and to volunteer
95. Who are the Métis?
Golf (in Florida) Nordic skiing Lacrosse Hockey
96. What was the significance of June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy?
The distinct aboriginal people of Atlantic Canada A people of mixed Inuit/First Nations ancestry most of whom live on the Prairies First Nations people speaking the Michif dialect A distinct people of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry
97. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
It led to the establishment of the Juno Awards It liberated North Africa from Nazi occupation Canadians made a significant contribution to the defeat of Nazism and Fascism in Europe during the Second World War It resulted in the forcible relocation of Canadians of Japanese origin
98. Who was Sir Sam Steele?
Appointed by the Prime Minister Elected by Canadian citizens Appointed by the Queen Elected by the Provincial Ministers
99. What are the Prairie provinces and their capital cities?
A great frontier hero, Mounted Policeman and soldier of the Queen A military leader of the Métis in the 19th century The first Prime Minister of Canada The Father of Manitoba
100. How does a bill become a law?
Alberta (Edmonton) and Saskatchewan (Regina) Alberta (Edmonton), Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg) Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg) Saskatchewan (Regina), Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto)
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