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1. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
Fraser River St. Lawrence River Niagara Hudson's Bay
2. What does Confederation mean?
Prime Minister of Canada Premier Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Governor General of Canada
3. Which region of Canada is known for both its fertile agricultural land and valuable energy resources?
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
4. How are Senators chosen?
British Columbia Prairie provinces Ontario Manitoba
5. Which country borders Canada on the south?
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
6. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?
United States of America Central America Mexico Washington
7. Who is General Sir Arthur Currie?
New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Prince Edward Island
8. What does the Canadian flag look like?
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
9. What percentage of Aboriginal people are First Nations?
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
10. Give an example of where English and French have equal status in Canada.
30% 6% 50% 65%
11. Name six responsibilities of citizenship.
In schools In the workplace In the Parliament of Canada At City Hall
12. What is the largest religious affiliation 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
13. How does a bill become a law?
Roman Catholic Muslim Jewish Hindu
14. Where are the Great Lakes?
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
15. What are the provinces of Central Canada and their capital cities?
Between Ontario and the United States Manitob Northern Quebec Atlantic Canada
16. How is the Prime Minister chosen?
Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto) Quebec (Quebec City) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Quebec City) Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba Winnipeg)
17. From where does the name "Canada" come?
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
18. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
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
19. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?
Easy access to the West Coast What can be achieved by working together Unity Ribbons of steel
20. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?
Band chiefs and councillors Municipal governments Provincial and territorial governments Federal government
21. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
Settlers who came to Canada from the United States during and after the American Revolution Aboriginal peoples Métis Inuit
22. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?
Louis Riel Sir John A. Macdonald Lester B. Pearson Abraham Lincoln
23. What are some examples of taking responsibility for yourself and your family?
The party with the second most MP's The party receiving the least votes Any independent candidate The party the Prime Minister selects
24. What is the Queen's representative in the Territories called?
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
25. Name all the federal political parties in the House of Commons and their leaders
Premier Governor General Commissioner Member of Parliament
26. Which of the following is NOT a feature of Canada’s system of government?
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)
27. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
A federal state Parliamentary democracy Constitutional Monarchy Dictatorship
28. What are the three parts of Parliament?
20 308 178 59
29. What does equality under the law mean?
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
30. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
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
31. In Canada, are you allowed to question the police about their service or conduct?
Quebec Ontario Northwest Territories Manitoba
32. What is a voter information card?
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
33. What is the role of the Opposition parties?
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
34. What is the name of the Governor General?
To assist the Prime Minister To sign bills To oppose or try to improve government proposals To put forward bills to be passed
35. In what industry do most Canadians work?
David Johnston Elizabeth May Dalton McGuinty Michaëlle Jean
36. After a federal election, which party forms the new government?
Natural resources Tourism Service Manufacturing
37. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
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
38. What is a majority government?
1867 1905 1982 1878
39. What do you call a law before it is passed?
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
40. Who is the leader of the Federal Official Opposition Party?
A New law A Proposed law A Bill A New proposal
41. In which region do more than half the people in Canada live?
Thomas Mulcair Stéphane Dion Bob Rae Adrian Dix
42. Why is the battle of Vimy Ridge important?
Central Canada Prairies Atlantic Canada Northern Canada
43. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
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
44. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
Atlantic provinces Prairie provinces Central Canada West Coast
45. Which three countries are signatories to NAFTA?
The candidate's name The number for the candidate An 'X' The voter's name
46. What are the three levels of government 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
47. Who invented the worldwide system of standard time zones?
Federal, Provincial and Territorial, Municipal (local) Federal, Provincial and City Federal, Territorial and Provincial Federal, State and Local
48. What is Canada’s system of government called?
Alexander Graham Bell Joseph-Armand Bombardier Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie Sir Sandford Fleming
49. Who was Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine?
Dictatorship Parliamentary government Military Rule Communism
50. What is meant by the equality of women and men?
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
51. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
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
52. Which provinces first formed Confederation?
British Columbia Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Quebec
53. What was the Women’s Suffrage Movement?
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
54. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?
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
55. What is the name of the Royal Anthem of Canada?
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
56. What should you do if you do not receive a voter information card telling you when and where to vote?
O Canada God Save the Queen (or King) Bud the Spud The Star-Spangled Banner
57. What is the capital city of Canada?
Go to the police station Call your Member of Parliament Assume you cannot vote Call Elections Canada or visit their website
58. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?
Ottawa Toronto Montreal Hull
59. Which was the last province to join Canada?
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Acadians, Métis and Inuit United Empire Loyalists, Métis and Inuit Inuit, Métis and Acadians
60. The Canadian Coat of Arms and motto is "A Mari Usque Ad Mare." This means:
Newfoundland Alberta Saskatchewan British Columbia
61. Who are the Métis?
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
62. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
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
63. How are Senators selected?
God Save the Queen O Canada Star Spangled Banner Amazing Grace
64. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
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
65. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?
Golf (in Florida) Nordic skiing Lacrosse Hockey
66. What are the two official languages of Canada?
Bob Rae (Liberal Party) Stephen Harper (Conservative Party) Nycole Turmel (New Democratic Party) Christie Clark (Liberal Party)
67. What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?
English and Métis Inuktitut and French English and French English and Inuktitut
68. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
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)
69. What is the population of Canada?
1871 1898 1867 1905
70. How is a Cabinet Minister chosen?
About 20 million 38 million 17 million About 33 million
71. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
By the Queen By the voters By other Cabinet Ministers By the Prime Minister
72. What three requirements must you meet in order to vote in a federal election?
Central Canada Prairies Atlantic Canada Northern Territories
73. Which federal political party is in power?
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
74. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?
Green Party New Democratic Party Liberal Party Conservative Party
75. What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
Mexico United States of America China Japan
76. Who was Sir Sam Steele?
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
77. Which of the following sentences best describes the War of 1812?
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
78. Name three legal rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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
79. Who are the Acadians?
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
80. Who was the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas in 1849?
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
81. Which Act granted, for the first time in Canada, legislative assemblies elected by the people?
Sir John A. Macdonald Robert Baldwin Louis Riel Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
82. In Canada, are you obliged to tell others how you voted?
The Constitutional Act of 1867 The Constitutional Act of 1791 The Constitutional Act of 1982 The Constitutional Act of 2010
83. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.
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
84. What is the government of all of Canada called?
National defence and firefighting National defence and foreign policy Citizenship and highways Recycling and education
85. What is the highest military honour a Canadian can receive?
National assembly Legislature Federal Council
86. What was the significance of June 6, 1944 invasion of Normandy?
Purple Cross Badge of Courage Order of Merit Victoria Cross
87. What is the role of the courts in Canada?
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
88. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?
To enforce the law To guide people in our society To settle disputes To express values and beliefs of Canadians
89. Who are the Quebecers?
July 1st, 1867 April 1st, 1999 June 24th, 1995 March 31st, 1949
90. When must federal elections be held?
European settlers in the 1600s Descendants of the French colonists Descendants of the Anglophones People of Quebec
91. What does the term “responsible government” mean?
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
92. List four rights Canadian citizens have.
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
93. Who had played an important part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)?
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
94. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
American railroad engineers Acadian railroad workers Chinese railroad workers Afro-American slaves
95. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
Your employer No one A police officer An Elections Canada official
96. Which province is the main producer of pulp and paper and hydro-electricity?
July 1st October 1st November 11th December 25th
97. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Quebec Ontario British Columbia Manitoba
98. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?
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
99. What is the “Head Tax”?
Ottawa Quebec City Hull Toronto
100. What is a major river in Quebec?
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
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