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1. 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
  • 2. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
  • Your employer
  • No one
  • A police officer
  • An Elections Canada official
  • 3. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
  • July 1st
  • October 1st
  • November 11th
  • December 25th
  • 4. What do you call the Sovereign’s representative in the provinces?
  • Premier
  • Member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Lieutenant-Governor
  • Senator
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. What is the capital city of Canada?
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Hull
  • 8. What was the Women’s Suffrage Movement?
  • 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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)
  • 12. 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
  • 13. What do you call a law before it is passed?
  • A New law
  • A Proposed law
  • A Bill
  • A New proposal
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
  • God Save the Queen
  • O Canada
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Amazing Grace
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Who is the leader of the Federal Official Opposition Party?
  • Thomas Mulcair
  • Stéphane Dion
  • Bob Rae
  • Adrian Dix
  • 24. 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
  • 25. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
  • 1871
  • 1898
  • 1867
  • 1905
  • 26. What is a major river in Quebec?
  • Fraser River
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Niagara
  • Hudson's Bay
  • 27. What is the Queen's representative in the Territories called?
  • Premier
  • Governor General
  • Commissioner
  • Member of Parliament
  • 28. Which was the last province to join Canada?
  • Newfoundland
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • British Columbia
  • 29. 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
  • 30. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
  • Easy access to the West Coast
  • What can be achieved by working together
  • Unity
  • Ribbons of steel
  • 31. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.
  • National defence and firefighting
  • National defence and foreign policy
  • Citizenship and highways
  • Recycling and education
  • 32. 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
  • 33. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
  • British Columbia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • Quebec
  • 34. 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
  • 35. 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
  • 36. In what industry do most Canadians work?
  • Natural resources
  • Tourism
  • Service
  • Manufacturing
  • 37. 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
  • 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 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
  • 40. 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
  • 41. 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
  • 42. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?
  • The New Democratic Party
  • The Liberal Party
  • The Independent Party
  • The Conservative Party
  • 43. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?
  • Roman Catholic
  • Muslim
  • Jewish
  • Hindu
  • 44. From where does the name "Canada" come?
  • 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
  • 45. What is the highest military honour a Canadian can receive?
  • Purple Cross
  • Badge of Courage
  • Order of Merit
  • Victoria Cross
  • 46. Approximately how many Canadians served in the First World War?
  • 7000
  • 8 million
  • About 60,000
  • More than 600,000
  • 47. 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
  • 48. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon Territory
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 49. 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
  • 50. 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
  • 51. 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)
  • 52. 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)
  • 53. 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
  • 54. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
  • Louis Riel
  • Sir John A. Macdonald
  • Lester B. Pearson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 55. 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
  • 56. 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
  • 57. What is the population of Canada?
  • About 20 million
  • 38 million
  • 17 million
  • About 33 million
  • 58. 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
  • 59. What is the government of all of Canada called?
  • National assembly
  • Legislature
  • Federal
  • Council
  • 60. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?
  • July 1st, 1867
  • April 1st, 1999
  • June 24th, 1995
  • March 31st, 1949
  • 61. What is the role of the Opposition parties?
  • To assist the Prime Minister
  • To sign bills
  • To oppose or try to improve government proposals
  • To put forward bills to be passed
  • 62. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • 63. 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)
  • 64. 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
  • 65. In the 1960s, Quebec experienced an era of rapid change. What is this called?
  • The West Movement
  • The Revolution
  • The Quiet Revolution
  • La Francophonie
  • 66. What are the two official languages of Canada?
  • English and Irish
  • English and Italian
  • English and French
  • English and Irish
  • 67. Canada has three territories and how many provinces?
  • 13
  • 10
  • 3
  • 5
  • 68. Which country borders Canada on the south?
  • United States of America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Washington
  • 69. 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
  • 70. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Northwest Territories
  • Manitoba
  • 71. 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
  • 72. 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
  • 73. What are the two official languages of Canada?
  • English and Métis
  • Inuktitut and French
  • English and French
  • English and Inuktitut
  • 74. 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
  • 75. 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
  • 76. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
  • Prime Minister of Canada
  • Premier
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Governor General of Canada
  • 77. 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
  • 78. 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
  • 79. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
  • Atlantic provinces
  • Prairie provinces
  • Central Canada
  • West Coast
  • 80. 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
  • 81. 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
  • 82. 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
  • 83. 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
  • 84. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
  • The moose
  • The hawk
  • The beaver
  • The deer
  • 85. Who are the founding peoples of Canada?
  • Métis, French and British
  • Aboriginal, Métis and British
  • Inuit, Aboriginal and British
  • Aboriginal, French and British
  • 86. How many Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest honour available to Canadians?
  • 56
  • 96
  • 1,024
  • 42
  • 87. What part of the Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians?
  • The British Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights
  • The Canadian Charter of Freedoms
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • 88. Which federal political party is in power?
  • Green Party
  • New Democratic Party
  • Liberal Party
  • Conservative Party
  • 89. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
  • Central Canada
  • Prairies
  • Atlantic Canada
  • Northern Territories
  • 90. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
  • 20
  • 308
  • 178
  • 59
  • 91. 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
  • 92. 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
  • 93. 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
  • 94. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
  • Golf (in Florida)
  • Nordic skiing
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • 95. 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
  • 96. What was the significance of June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy?
  • 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
  • 97. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
  • Appointed by the Prime Minister
  • Elected by Canadian citizens
  • Appointed by the Queen
  • Elected by the Provincial Ministers
  • 98. 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
  • 99. 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)
  • 100. 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

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