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1. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
  • Prime Minister of Canada
  • Premier
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Governor General of Canada
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Which region of Canada is known for both its fertile agricultural land and valuable energy resources?
  • British Columbia
  • Prairie provinces
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Which country borders Canada on the south?
  • United States of America
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Washington
  • 6. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. What percentage of Aboriginal people are First Nations?
  • 30%
  • 6%
  • 50%
  • 65%
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?
  • Roman Catholic
  • Muslim
  • Jewish
  • Hindu
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Where are the Great Lakes?
  • Between Ontario and the United States
  • Manitob
  • Northern Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada
  • 15. 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)
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
  • Easy access to the West Coast
  • What can be achieved by working together
  • Unity
  • Ribbons of steel
  • 19. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?
  • Band chiefs and councillors
  • Municipal governments
  • Provincial and territorial governments
  • Federal government
  • 20. 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
  • 21. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
  • Louis Riel
  • Sir John A. Macdonald
  • Lester B. Pearson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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
  • 24. What is the Queen's representative in the Territories called?
  • Premier
  • Governor General
  • Commissioner
  • Member of Parliament
  • 25. 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)
  • 26. Which of the following is NOT a feature of Canada’s system of government?
  • A federal state
  • Parliamentary democracy
  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Dictatorship
  • 27. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
  • 20
  • 308
  • 178
  • 59
  • 28. 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
  • 29. 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
  • 30. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Northwest Territories
  • Manitoba
  • 31. 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
  • 32. 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
  • 33. 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
  • 34. What is the name of the Governor General?
  • David Johnston
  • Elizabeth May
  • Dalton McGuinty
  • Michaëlle Jean
  • 35. In what industry do most Canadians work?
  • Natural resources
  • Tourism
  • Service
  • Manufacturing
  • 36. 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
  • 37. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
  • 1867
  • 1905
  • 1982
  • 1878
  • 38. 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
  • 39. What do you call a law before it is passed?
  • A New law
  • A Proposed law
  • A Bill
  • A New proposal
  • 40. Who is the leader of the Federal Official Opposition Party?
  • Thomas Mulcair
  • Stéphane Dion
  • Bob Rae
  • Adrian Dix
  • 41. In which region do more than half the people in Canada live?
  • Central Canada
  • Prairies
  • Atlantic Canada
  • Northern Canada
  • 42. 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
  • 43. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
  • Atlantic provinces
  • Prairie provinces
  • Central Canada
  • West Coast
  • 44. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
  • The candidate's name
  • The number for the candidate
  • An 'X'
  • The voter's name
  • 45. 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
  • 46. 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
  • 47. Who invented the worldwide system of standard time zones?
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier
  • Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie
  • Sir Sandford Fleming
  • 48. What is Canada’s system of government called?
  • Dictatorship
  • Parliamentary government
  • Military Rule
  • Communism
  • 49. 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
  • 50. What is meant by the equality of women and men?
  • 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
  • 51. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
  • British Columbia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • Quebec
  • 52. 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
  • 53. 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
  • 54. 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
  • 55. 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
  • 56. 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
  • 57. What is the capital city of Canada?
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Hull
  • 58. 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
  • 59. Which was the last province to join Canada?
  • Newfoundland
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • British Columbia
  • 60. 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
  • 61. 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
  • 62. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
  • God Save the Queen
  • O Canada
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Amazing Grace
  • 63. 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
  • 64. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
  • Golf (in Florida)
  • Nordic skiing
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • 65. 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)
  • 66. What are the two official languages of Canada?
  • English and Métis
  • Inuktitut and French
  • English and French
  • English and Inuktitut
  • 67. 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)
  • 68. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
  • 1871
  • 1898
  • 1867
  • 1905
  • 69. What is the population of Canada?
  • About 20 million
  • 38 million
  • 17 million
  • About 33 million
  • 70. How is a Cabinet Minister chosen?
  • By the Queen
  • By the voters
  • By other Cabinet Ministers
  • By the Prime Minister
  • 71. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
  • Central Canada
  • Prairies
  • Atlantic Canada
  • Northern Territories
  • 72. 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
  • 73. Which federal political party is in power?
  • Green Party
  • New Democratic Party
  • Liberal Party
  • Conservative Party
  • 74. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?
  • Mexico
  • United States of America
  • China
  • Japan
  • 75. 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
  • 76. 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
  • 77. 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
  • 78. 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
  • 79. 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
  • 80. 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
  • 81. 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
  • 82. 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
  • 83. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.
  • National defence and firefighting
  • National defence and foreign policy
  • Citizenship and highways
  • Recycling and education
  • 84. What is the government of all of Canada called?
  • National assembly
  • Legislature
  • Federal
  • Council
  • 85. What is the highest military honour a Canadian can receive?
  • Purple Cross
  • Badge of Courage
  • Order of Merit
  • Victoria Cross
  • 86. 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
  • 87. 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
  • 88. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?
  • July 1st, 1867
  • April 1st, 1999
  • June 24th, 1995
  • March 31st, 1949
  • 89. Who are the Quebecers?
  • European settlers in the 1600s
  • Descendants of the French colonists
  • Descendants of the Anglophones
  • People of Quebec
  • 90. 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
  • 91. 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
  • 92. 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
  • 93. 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
  • 94. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
  • Your employer
  • No one
  • A police officer
  • An Elections Canada official
  • 95. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
  • July 1st
  • October 1st
  • November 11th
  • December 25th
  • 96. Which province is the main producer of pulp and paper and hydro-electricity?
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • 97. 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
  • 98. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Hull
  • Toronto
  • 99. 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
  • 100. What is a major river in Quebec?
  • Fraser River
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Niagara
  • Hudson's Bay

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