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1. 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
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. How is a Cabinet Minister chosen?
  • By the Queen
  • By the voters
  • By other Cabinet Ministers
  • By the Prime Minister
  • 6. What does Confederation mean?
  • The United States Confederate soldiers came to Canada
  • Joining of communities to become a province
  • Joining of suburbs to form a large city
  • Joining of provinces to make a new country
  • 7. What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?
  • 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)
  • 8. 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
  • 9. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?
  • Bob Rae (Liberal Party)
  • Stephen Harper (Conservative Party)
  • Nycole Turmel (New Democratic Party)
  • Christie Clark (Liberal Party)
  • 10. What are the two official languages of Canada?
  • English and Métis
  • Inuktitut and French
  • English and French
  • English and Inuktitut
  • 11. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
  • 1871
  • 1898
  • 1867
  • 1905
  • 12. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
  • 1867
  • 1905
  • 1982
  • 1878
  • 13. Which was the last province to join Canada?
  • Newfoundland
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • British Columbia
  • 14. Who are the Quebecers?
  • European settlers in the 1600s
  • Descendants of the French colonists
  • Descendants of the Anglophones
  • People of Quebec
  • 15. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
  • Your employer
  • No one
  • A police officer
  • An Elections Canada official
  • 16. Why is trade with other countries important to Canada?
  • 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
  • 17. Which provinces first formed Confederation?
  • 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. How many Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest honour available to Canadians?
  • 56
  • 96
  • 1,024
  • 42
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Hull
  • Toronto
  • 26. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon Territory
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 27. What is the population of Canada?
  • About 20 million
  • 38 million
  • 17 million
  • About 33 million
  • 28. What are the two official languages of Canada?
  • English and Irish
  • English and Italian
  • English and French
  • English and Irish
  • 29. 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
  • 30. 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
  • 31. Approximately how many Canadians served in the First World War?
  • 7000
  • 8 million
  • About 60,000
  • More than 600,000
  • 32. 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
  • 33. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?
  • Roman Catholic
  • Muslim
  • Jewish
  • Hindu
  • 34. Which country borders Canada on the south?
  • United States of America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Washington
  • 35. In what industry do most Canadians work?
  • Natural resources
  • Tourism
  • Service
  • Manufacturing
  • 36. Who had played an important part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)?
  • American railroad engineers
  • Acadian railroad workers
  • Chinese railroad workers
  • Afro-American slaves
  • 37. 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
  • 38. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
  • 20
  • 308
  • 178
  • 59
  • 39. 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
  • 40. What is the capital city of Canada?
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Hull
  • 41. 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
  • 42. 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)
  • 43. Who invented the worldwide system of standard time zones?
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier
  • Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie
  • Sir Sandford Fleming
  • 44. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
  • God Save the Queen
  • O Canada
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Amazing Grace
  • 45. How are Senators selected?
  • They are appointed on the advice of the Governor General
  • They are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister
  • They are selected by the Prime Minister
  • They are elected by people
  • 46. What is the government of all of Canada called?
  • National assembly
  • Legislature
  • Federal
  • Council
  • 47. Who is Canada’s Head of State?
  • Governor General of Canada
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Prime Minister
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • 48. 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
  • 49. Who are the Métis?
  • 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
  • 50. 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
  • 51. 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
  • 52. 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
  • 53. 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)
  • 54. 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
  • 55. 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
  • 56. 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
  • 57. 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
  • 58. 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
  • 59. 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
  • 60. 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
  • 61. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
  • Easy access to the West Coast
  • What can be achieved by working together
  • Unity
  • Ribbons of steel
  • 62. What year was Confederation?
  • 1867
  • 1871
  • 1898
  • 1870
  • 63. Which province is the main producer of pulp and paper and hydro-electricity?
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • 64. 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)
  • 65. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
  • The moose
  • The hawk
  • The beaver
  • The deer
  • 66. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?
  • Mexico
  • United States of America
  • China
  • Japan
  • 67. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?
  • Band chiefs and councillors
  • Municipal governments
  • Provincial and territorial governments
  • Federal government
  • 68. 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
  • 69. 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
  • 70. What is Canada’s system of government called?
  • Dictatorship
  • Parliamentary government
  • Military Rule
  • Communism
  • 71. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
  • Prime Minister of Canada
  • Premier
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Governor General of Canada
  • 72. What is the name of the Governor General?
  • David Johnston
  • Elizabeth May
  • Dalton McGuinty
  • Michaëlle Jean
  • 73. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
  • The candidate's name
  • The number for the candidate
  • An 'X'
  • The voter's name
  • 74. What three oceans border Canada?
  • Atlantic, Arctic and Bering
  • Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific
  • Pacific, Indian and Atlantic
  • Hudson, Pacific and Atlantic
  • 75. 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
  • 76. 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
  • 77. What do you call the Sovereign’s representative in the provinces?
  • Premier
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Lieutenant-Governor
  • Senator
  • 78. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Northwest Territories
  • Manitoba
  • 79. Where do most French-speaking Canadians live?
  • Ontario
  • Nova Scotia
  • Quebec
  • Prince Edward Island
  • 80. 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
  • 81. Give an example of how you can show responsibility by participating in your community.
  • Mind your own business
  • Have a party
  • Keep your property tidy
  • Join a community group
  • 82. What is a major river in Quebec?
  • Fraser River
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Niagara
  • Hudson's Bay
  • 83. 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
  • 84. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
  • Golf (in Florida)
  • Nordic skiing
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • 85. 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
  • 86. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
  • July 1st
  • October 1st
  • November 11th
  • December 25th
  • 87. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?
  • The New Democratic Party
  • The Liberal Party
  • The Independent Party
  • The Conservative Party
  • 88. 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
  • 89. Who was the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas in 1849?
  • Sir John A. Macdonald
  • Robert Baldwin
  • Louis Riel
  • Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
  • 90. What is the highest military honour a Canadian can receive?
  • Purple Cross
  • Badge of Courage
  • Order of Merit
  • Victoria Cross
  • 91. In which region do more than half the people in Canada live?
  • Central Canada
  • Prairies
  • Atlantic Canada
  • Northern Canada
  • 92. Why is the battle of Vimy Ridge important?
  • 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
  • 93. Mary is a new immigrant in Canada. What law allows her to take up job at par with a man?
  • Equality of women and men
  • Equality of all races
  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Equal rights
  • 94. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.
  • National defence and firefighting
  • National defence and foreign policy
  • Citizenship and highways
  • Recycling and education
  • 95. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
  • Appointed by the Prime Minister
  • Elected by Canadian citizens
  • Appointed by the Queen
  • Elected by the Provincial Ministers
  • 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. 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
  • 98. 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
  • 99. 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
  • 100. 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

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