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