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1. What is the population of Canada?
New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Prince Edward Island
2. Give the first two lines of Canada’s national anthem?
About 20 million 38 million 17 million About 33 million
3. Canada has three territories and how many provinces?
O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command O Canada! Our province and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command O Canada! From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee O Canada! We stand on guard for thee
4. What was the Women’s Suffrage Movement?
13 10 3 5
5. The Canadian Coat of Arms and motto is "A Mari Usque Ad Mare." This means:
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
6. What is the highest military honour a Canadian can receive?
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
7. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?
Purple Cross Badge of Courage Order of Merit Victoria Cross
8. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Yukon Territory Newfoundland and Labrador
9. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?
20 308 178 59
10. What is the government of all of Canada called?
Roman Catholic Muslim Jewish Hindu
11. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
National assembly Legislature Federal Council
12. What is the difference between the role of the Sovereign and that of the Prime Minister?
The moose The hawk The beaver The deer
13. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
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
14. What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?
British Columbia Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Quebec
15. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
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
16. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
The candidate's name The number for the candidate An 'X' The voter's name
17. Which federal political party is in power?
Easy access to the West Coast What can be achieved by working together Unity Ribbons of steel
18. What percentage of Aboriginal people are First Nations?
Green Party New Democratic Party Liberal Party Conservative Party
19. What is meant by the equality of women and men?
30% 6% 50% 65%
20. What is the name of the Royal Anthem of Canada?
Men and women are equal under the law Men and women must both do housework Women may now go to school and enter the professional workforce A woman may now become Prime Minister
21. Who do Canadians vote for in a federal election?
O Canada God Save the Queen (or King) Bud the Spud The Star-Spangled Banner
22. Mary is a new immigrant in Canada. What law allows her to take up job at par with a man?
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
23. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
Equality of women and men Equality of all races Equal pay for equal work Equal rights
24. Why is the Constitution Act of 1982 important in Canadian history?
Atlantic provinces Prairie provinces Central Canada West Coast
25. What is a voter information card?
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
26. What are the Prairie provinces and their capital cities?
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
27. What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
Alberta (Edmonton) and Saskatchewan (Regina) Alberta (Edmonton), Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg) Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg) Saskatchewan (Regina), Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto)
28. Name the five regions of Canada
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
29. Who is the Queen’s representative in 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
30. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?
Prime Minister of Canada Premier Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Governor General of Canada
31. What is a majority government?
Bob Rae (Liberal Party) Stephen Harper (Conservative Party) Nycole Turmel (New Democratic Party) Christie Clark (Liberal Party)
32. What does it mean to say Canada is a constitutional monarchy?
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
33. What is the “Head Tax”?
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
34. Which three countries are signatories to NAFTA?
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
35. What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?
Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States Canada, the United States and Japan Canada, Mexico and the United States Canada, Denmark and Andorra
36. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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)
37. Which country borders Canada on the south?
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
38. When is the Canada Day celebration?
United States of America Central America Mexico Washington
39. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
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
40. How is the government formed after a federal election?
Golf (in Florida) Nordic skiing Lacrosse Hockey
41. What are the territories of Northern Canada and their capital cities?
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
42. What is the name of the Governor General?
Alaska (Juneau) and Yukon Territory ( Whitehorse) Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) and Alaska (Juneau) Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) Yukon Territory (Whitehorse), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), and Nunavut (Iqaluit)
43. Which was the last province to join Canada?
David Johnston Elizabeth May Dalton McGuinty Michaëlle Jean
44. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
Newfoundland Alberta Saskatchewan British Columbia
45. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
God Save the Queen O Canada Star Spangled Banner Amazing Grace
46. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?
Appointed by the Prime Minister Elected by Canadian citizens Appointed by the Queen Elected by the Provincial Ministers
47. What part of the Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians?
Mexico United States of America China Japan
48. Which of the following sentences best describes the War of 1812?
The British Charter of Rights and Freedoms The Canadian Charter of Rights The Canadian Charter of Freedoms The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
49. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
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
50. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?
Your employer No one A police officer An Elections Canada official
51. Where are the Great Lakes?
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
52. What is the role of the courts in Canada?
Between Ontario and the United States Manitob Northern Quebec Atlantic Canada
53. In Canada, are you obliged to tell others how you voted?
To enforce the law To guide people in our society To settle disputes To express values and beliefs of Canadians
54. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?
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
55. What are the three parts of Parliament?
Band chiefs and councillors Municipal governments Provincial and territorial governments Federal government
56. What do you call a law before it is passed?
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
57. When must federal elections be held?
A New law A Proposed law A Bill A New proposal
58. Who is the leader of the Federal Official Opposition Party?
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
59. List four rights Canadian citizens have.
Thomas Mulcair Stéphane Dion Bob Rae Adrian Dix
60. How is the Prime Minister chosen?
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
61. How many Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest honour available to Canadians?
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
62. Who are the Acadians?
56 96 1,024 42
63. Who was Sir Sam Steele?
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
64. What are the two official languages of Canada?
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
65. How are Senators chosen?
English and Métis Inuktitut and French English and French English and Inuktitut
66. What are the three main types of industry in Canada?
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
67. What should you do if you do not receive a voter information card telling you when and where to vote?
Natural resources, tourism and service industries Tourism, services and manufacturing Natural resources, tourism and manufacturing Natural resources, manufacturing and services
68. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
Go to the police station Call your Member of Parliament Assume you cannot vote Call Elections Canada or visit their website
69. In what industry do most Canadians work?
1867 1905 1982 1878
70. Give an example of how you can show responsibility by participating in your community.
Natural resources Tourism Service Manufacturing
71. From where does the name "Canada" come?
Mind your own business Have a party Keep your property tidy Join a community group
72. Who are the Quebecers?
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
73. Which of the following statements about residential schools is NOT true?
European settlers in the 1600s Descendants of the French colonists Descendants of the Anglophones People of Quebec
74. What is a major river in Quebec?
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
75. Who are the Métis?
Fraser River St. Lawrence River Niagara Hudson's Bay
76. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?
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
77. Who was Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine?
Ottawa Quebec City Hull Toronto
78. How does a bill become a law?
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. How is a Cabinet Minister 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
80. After a federal election, which party forms the new government?
By the Queen By the voters By other Cabinet Ministers By the Prime Minister
81. What are some examples of taking responsibility for yourself and your family?
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
82. Why is the battle of Vimy Ridge important?
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
83. What was significant about the Canadian navy at the end of the Second World War?
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
84. Who is General Sir Arthur Currie?
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
85. What is the Queen's representative in the Territories called?
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
86. Who was the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas in 1849?
Premier Governor General Commissioner Member of Parliament
87. In Canada, are you allowed to question the police about their service or conduct?
Sir John A. Macdonald Robert Baldwin Louis Riel Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
88. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?
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
89. Who invented the worldwide system of standard time zones?
July 1st, 1867 April 1st, 1999 June 24th, 1995 March 31st, 1949
90. What does the term “responsible government” mean?
Alexander Graham Bell Joseph-Armand Bombardier Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie Sir Sandford Fleming
91. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?
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
92. What does equality under the law mean?
Settlers who came to Canada from the United States during and after the American Revolution Aboriginal peoples Métis Inuit
93. What are the three levels of government in Canada?
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
94. Which of the following is NOT a feature of Canada’s system of government?
Federal, Provincial and Territorial, Municipal (local) Federal, Provincial and City Federal, Territorial and Provincial Federal, State and Local
95. Name six responsibilities of citizenship.
A federal state Parliamentary democracy Constitutional Monarchy Dictatorship
96. When you vote on election day, what do you do?
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
97. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?
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
98. What is the capital city of Canada?
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Acadians, Métis and Inuit United Empire Loyalists, Métis and Inuit Inuit, Métis and Acadians
99. What are the two official languages of Canada?
Ottawa Toronto Montreal Hull
100. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?
English and Irish English and Italian English and French English and Irish
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