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1. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
  • Central Canada
  • Prairies
  • Atlantic Canada
  • Northern Territories
  • 2. When is the Canada Day celebration?
  • 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
  • 3. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
  • July 1st
  • October 1st
  • November 11th
  • December 25th
  • 4. How does a bill become a law?
  • 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
  • 5. What is the difference between the role of the Sovereign and that of the Prime Minister?
  • The Sovereign is Head of State, the Prime Minister oversees provincial policies
  • The Sovereign is the guardian of Constitutional freedoms, the Prime Minister selects the Cabinet ministers and is responsible for operations and policy of government
  • The Sovereign links Canada to 52 other nations and the Prime Minister is the guardian of Constitutional freedoms
  • The Sovereign is the symbol of Canadian sovereignty and the Prime Minister is her aide
  • 6. Approximately how many Canadians served in the First World War?
  • 7000
  • 8 million
  • About 60,000
  • More than 600,000
  • 7. What is a majority government?
  • 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
  • 8. How is the government formed after a federal election?
  • The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power. The Queen chooses the Prime Minister from this party
  • The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power. The leader of this party becomes the Prime Minister
  • The Governor General picks a party and a Prime Minister to run the government
  • Each province elects one representative to form the government. The Queen then chooses the Prime Minister
  • 9. What does the Canadian flag look like?
  • 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
  • 10. In what industry do most Canadians work?
  • Natural resources
  • Tourism
  • Service
  • Manufacturing
  • 11. When you vote on election day, what do you do?
  • Go to the voting station, tell them who you are and mark your X. Give the ballot back to the attendant
  • Go to the voting station, remove 1 ballot and after marking your X deposit it in the ballot box
  • Go to the voting station, take your voter’s card with proof of identity, highlight your choice on the ballot and deposit it in the box
  • Go to the voting station with your voter’s card and ID, mark an X in the circle next to the candidate of your choice, fold the ballot and present it to the poll officials
  • 12. What does equality under the law mean?
  • Being the same
  • Being like everyone else
  • Being discriminated against
  • Being treated with equal dignity and respect, and having equal rights to speak out and express ideas
  • 13. Which three countries are signatories to NAFTA?
  • Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States
  • Canada, the United States and Japan
  • Canada, Mexico and the United States
  • Canada, Denmark and Andorra
  • 14. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
  • Prime Minister of Canada
  • Premier
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Governor General of Canada
  • 15. What three requirements must you meet in order to vote in a federal election?
  • 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
  • 16. Who invented the worldwide system of standard time zones?
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier
  • Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie
  • Sir Sandford Fleming
  • 17. What year was Confederation?
  • 1867
  • 1871
  • 1898
  • 1870
  • 18. What are the three parts of Parliament?
  • The Sovereign, Governor General and Prime Minister
  • The House of Commons, the Legislative Assembly and the Senate
  • The Queen, the Legislative Assembly and the Senate
  • The Queen, the House of Commons and the Senate
  • 19. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
  • Appointed by the Prime Minister
  • Elected by Canadian citizens
  • Appointed by the Queen
  • Elected by the Provincial Ministers
  • 20. What is the Queen's representative in the Territories called?
  • Premier
  • Governor General
  • Commissioner
  • Member of Parliament
  • 21. Who do Members of Parliament represent?
  • 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
  • 22. What do you call the Sovereign’s representative in the provinces?
  • Premier
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Lieutenant-Governor
  • Senator
  • 23. Which country borders Canada on the south?
  • United States of America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Washington
  • 24. Give an example of where English and French have equal status in Canada.
  • In schools
  • In the workplace
  • In the Parliament of Canada
  • At City Hall
  • 25. In Canada, are you obliged to tell others how you voted?
  • 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
  • 26. What three oceans border Canada?
  • Atlantic, Arctic and Bering
  • Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific
  • Pacific, Indian and Atlantic
  • Hudson, Pacific and Atlantic
  • 27. What is the population of Canada?
  • About 20 million
  • 38 million
  • 17 million
  • About 33 million
  • 28. When must federal elections be held?
  • 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
  • 29. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.
  • National defence and firefighting
  • National defence and foreign policy
  • Citizenship and highways
  • Recycling and education
  • 30. What are the three main types of industry in Canada?
  • Natural resources, tourism and service industries
  • Tourism, services and manufacturing
  • Natural resources, tourism and manufacturing
  • Natural resources, manufacturing and services
  • 31. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?
  • The party with the second most MP's
  • The party receiving the least votes
  • Any independent candidate
  • The party the Prime Minister selects
  • 32. Name three legal rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • 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
  • 33. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?
  • July 1st, 1867
  • April 1st, 1999
  • June 24th, 1995
  • March 31st, 1949
  • 34. Who was Sir Sam Steele?
  • 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
  • 35. What is a major river in Quebec?
  • Fraser River
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Niagara
  • Hudson's Bay
  • 36. When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?
  • 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
  • 37. What are the Prairie provinces and their capital cities?
  • Alberta (Edmonton) and Saskatchewan (Regina)
  • Alberta (Edmonton), Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg)
  • Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg)
  • Saskatchewan (Regina), Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto)
  • 38. Name six responsibilities of citizenship.
  • 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
  • 39. What is the role of the courts in Canada?
  • To enforce the law
  • To guide people in our society
  • To settle disputes
  • To express values and beliefs of Canadians
  • 40. Name two key documents that contain our rights and freedoms.
  • The Canadian Constitution and English common law
  • Civil code of France and the Canadian Constitution
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Magna Carta (the Great Charter of Freedoms)
  • Laws passed by Parliament and English common law
  • 41. The Canadian Coat of Arms and motto is "A Mari Usque Ad Mare." This means:
  • 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
  • 42. What was significant about the Canadian navy at the end of the Second World War?
  • 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
  • 43. Why is the Constitution Act of 1982 important in Canadian history?
  • It allows Canada to change the Constitution without asking approval of the British Government
  • It allows Canadians more freedoms
  • It changed the immigration laws
  • The Queen became more involved in Canadian Government
  • 44. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
  • God Save the Queen
  • O Canada
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Amazing Grace
  • 45. What does the term “responsible government” mean?
  • 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
  • 46. Who is Canada’s Head of State?
  • Governor General of Canada
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Prime Minister
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • 47. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit
  • Acadians, Métis and Inuit
  • United Empire Loyalists, Métis and Inuit
  • Inuit, Métis and Acadians
  • 48. What percentage of Aboriginal people are First Nations?
  • 30%
  • 6%
  • 50%
  • 65%
  • 49. What is a voter information card?
  • 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
  • 50. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?
  • Band chiefs and councillors
  • Municipal governments
  • Provincial and territorial governments
  • Federal government
  • 51. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?
  • Mexico
  • United States of America
  • China
  • Japan
  • 52. What are the territories of Northern 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. Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?
  • 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
  • 54. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
  • Louis Riel
  • Sir John A. Macdonald
  • Lester B. Pearson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 55. How is the Prime Minister chosen?
  • The Queen appoints the Prime Minister
  • The Governor General with the Senate appoint the Prime Minister
  • The leader of the party with the most elected representatives becomes the Prime Minister
  • The MP's vote on the Prime Minister
  • 56. Who do Canadians vote for in a federal election?
  • The best speaker running in the election
  • A candidate they want to represent them in Parliament
  • Someone to become the Premier
  • All of the candidates in their electoral district
  • 57. What is Canada’s system of government called?
  • Dictatorship
  • Parliamentary government
  • Military Rule
  • Communism
  • 58. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • 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
  • 59. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?
  • Settlers who came to Canada from the United States during and after the American Revolution
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Métis
  • Inuit
  • 60. Which of the following sentences best describes the War of 1812?
  • 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
  • 61. Which federal political party is in power?
  • Green Party
  • New Democratic Party
  • Liberal Party
  • Conservative Party
  • 62. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Hull
  • Toronto
  • 63. What are the two official languages of Canada?
  • English and Irish
  • English and Italian
  • English and French
  • English and Irish
  • 64. What does the word “Inuit” mean?
  • "Eskimo" in Inuktitut language
  • "Home" in English
  • "The people" in the Inuktitut language
  • "The Arctic Land" in Inuktitut language
  • 65. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?
  • Roman Catholic
  • Muslim
  • Jewish
  • Hindu
  • 66. After a federal election, which party forms the new government?
  • 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
  • 67. What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
  • Insulin is a hormone that permits you to eat anything you wish
  • Insulin has saved 16 million lives worldwide
  • Discovering insulin opened the doors to more discoveries
  • Discovering insulin made Drs. Banting and Best famous
  • 68. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
  • 1867
  • 1905
  • 1982
  • 1878
  • 69. What should you do if you do not receive a voter information card telling you when and where to vote?
  • Go to the police station
  • Call your Member of Parliament
  • Assume you cannot vote
  • Call Elections Canada or visit their website
  • 70. Which Act granted, for the first time in Canada, legislative assemblies elected by the people?
  • The Constitutional Act of 1867
  • The Constitutional Act of 1791
  • The Constitutional Act of 1982
  • The Constitutional Act of 2010
  • 71. What will you promise when you take the Oath of Citizenship?
  • 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
  • 72. What are the three levels of government in Canada?
  • Federal, Provincial and Territorial, Municipal (local)
  • Federal, Provincial and City
  • Federal, Territorial and Provincial
  • Federal, State and Local
  • 73. How are Senators chosen?
  • 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
  • 74. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?
  • 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
  • 75. Which of the following statements about residential schools is NOT true?
  • The federal government placed many Aboriginal children in residential schools to educate and assimilate them into mainstream Canadian culture
  • The schools were poorly funded and inflicted hardship on the students
  • The schools were welcomed by the Aboriginal people
  • Aboriginal language and cultural practices were mostly prohibited
  • 76. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
  • The candidate's name
  • The number for the candidate
  • An 'X'
  • The voter's name
  • 77. In Canada, are you allowed to question the police about their service or conduct?
  • 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
  • 78. Who was Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine?
  • 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
  • 79. What is the “Head Tax”?
  • 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
  • 80. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
  • The moose
  • The hawk
  • The beaver
  • The deer
  • 81. What are the provinces of Central Canada and their capital cities?
  • Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto)
  • Quebec (Quebec City) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown)
  • Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Quebec City)
  • Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba Winnipeg)
  • 82. In the 1960s, Quebec experienced an era of rapid change. What is this called?
  • The West Movement
  • The Revolution
  • The Quiet Revolution
  • La Francophonie
  • 83. Which of the following is NOT a feature of Canada’s system of government?
  • A federal state
  • Parliamentary democracy
  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Dictatorship
  • 84. Who are the founding peoples of Canada?
  • Métis, French and British
  • Aboriginal, Métis and British
  • Inuit, Aboriginal and British
  • Aboriginal, French and British
  • 85. List four rights Canadian citizens have.
  • Right to have a job, vote, drive, go to school
  • Right to go to school, work, have a bank account, travel
  • Right to travel, live anywhere, work anywhere, get married
  • Right to challenge unlawful detention, vote, apply for a Canadian passport, enter and leave Canada freely
  • 86. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
  • British Columbia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • Quebec
  • 87. Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
  • 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
  • 88. Who are the Quebecers?
  • European settlers in the 1600s
  • Descendants of the French colonists
  • Descendants of the Anglophones
  • People of Quebec
  • 89. Who is General Sir Arthur Currie?
  • 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
  • 90. Name all the federal political parties in the House of Commons and their leaders
  • 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)
  • 91. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Northwest Territories
  • Manitoba
  • 92. How is a Cabinet Minister chosen?
  • By the Queen
  • By the voters
  • By other Cabinet Ministers
  • By the Prime Minister
  • 93. Name the five regions of Canada
  • 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
  • 94. What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?
  • 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
  • 95. What are some examples of taking responsibility for yourself and your family?
  • 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
  • 96. What is the name of the Royal Anthem of Canada?
  • O Canada
  • God Save the Queen (or King)
  • Bud the Spud
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • 97. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?
  • The New Democratic Party
  • The Liberal Party
  • The Independent Party
  • The Conservative Party
  • 98. What does it mean to say Canada is a constitutional monarchy?
  • The Sovereign (Queen or King) is the law maker of Canada
  • Canada’s Head of State is a hereditary Sovereign (Queen or King) who reigns in accordance with the Constitution
  • The Sovereign (Queen or King) represents Canadians in Parliament
  • The sovereign (Queen or King) approves bills before becoming law
  • 99. Who are the Acadians?
  • 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
  • 100. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
  • 1871
  • 1898
  • 1867
  • 1905

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