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1. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?
Go to the police station Call your Member of Parliament Assume you cannot vote Call Elections Canada or visit their website
2. How is the government formed after a federal election?
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Acadians, Métis and Inuit United Empire Loyalists, Métis and Inuit Inuit, Métis and Acadians
3. Which of the following statements about residential schools is NOT true?
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
4. What is the difference between the role of the Sovereign and that of the Prime Minister?
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
5. How is a Cabinet Minister chosen?
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
6. What does Confederation mean?
By the Queen By the voters By other Cabinet Ministers By the Prime Minister
7. What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?
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
8. Name six responsibilities of citizenship.
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)
9. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?
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
10. 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)
11. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
English and Métis Inuktitut and French English and French English and Inuktitut
12. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
1871 1898 1867 1905
13. Which was the last province to join Canada?
1867 1905 1982 1878
14. Who are the Quebecers?
Newfoundland Alberta Saskatchewan British Columbia
15. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
European settlers in the 1600s Descendants of the French colonists Descendants of the Anglophones People of Quebec
16. Why is trade with other countries important to Canada?
Your employer No one A police officer An Elections Canada official
17. Which provinces first formed Confederation?
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
18. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?
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
19. How many Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest honour available to Canadians?
The party with the second most MP's The party receiving the least votes Any independent candidate The party the Prime Minister selects
20. Who was Sir Sam Steele?
56 96 1,024 42
21. What is the role of the courts in 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
22. Name the five regions of Canada
To enforce the law To guide people in our society To settle disputes To express values and beliefs of Canadians
23. When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?
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
24. Who is General Sir Arthur Currie?
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
25. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?
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
26. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?
Ottawa Quebec City Hull Toronto
27. What is the population of Canada?
Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Yukon Territory Newfoundland and Labrador
28. What are the two official languages of Canada?
About 20 million 38 million 17 million About 33 million
29. What is a voter information card?
English and Irish English and Italian English and French English and Irish
30. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?
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
31. Approximately how many Canadians served in the First World War?
Settlers who came to Canada from the United States during and after the American Revolution Aboriginal peoples Métis Inuit
32. Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?
7000 8 million About 60,000 More than 600,000
33. What is the largest religious affiliation in 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
34. Which country borders Canada on the south?
Roman Catholic Muslim Jewish Hindu
35. In what industry do most Canadians work?
United States of America Central America Mexico Washington
36. Who had played an important part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)?
Natural resources Tourism Service Manufacturing
37. What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?
American railroad engineers Acadian railroad workers Chinese railroad workers Afro-American slaves
38. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?
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
39. Which three countries are signatories to NAFTA?
20 308 178 59
40. What is the capital city of 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
41. What are the three parts of Parliament?
Ottawa Toronto Montreal Hull
42. What are the provinces of Central Canada and their capital cities?
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
43. Who invented the worldwide system of standard time zones?
Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto) Quebec (Quebec City) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Quebec City) Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba Winnipeg)
44. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
Alexander Graham Bell Joseph-Armand Bombardier Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie Sir Sandford Fleming
45. How are Senators selected?
God Save the Queen O Canada Star Spangled Banner Amazing Grace
46. What is the government of all of Canada called?
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
47. Who is Canada’s Head of State?
National assembly Legislature Federal Council
48. Who was Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine?
Governor General of Canada Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Prime Minister Lieutenant Governor
49. Who are the Métis?
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 the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
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
51. Who do Canadians vote for in a federal election?
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
52. What are some examples of taking responsibility for yourself and your family?
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
53. What are the territories of Northern Canada and their capital cities?
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
54. How does a bill become a law?
Alaska (Juneau) and Yukon Territory ( Whitehorse) Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) and Alaska (Juneau) Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) Yukon Territory (Whitehorse), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), and Nunavut (Iqaluit)
55. What does the word “Inuit” mean?
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
56. What will you promise when you take the Oath of Citizenship?
"Eskimo" in Inuktitut language "Home" in English "The people" in the Inuktitut language "The Arctic Land" in Inuktitut language
57. What are the three main types of industry 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
58. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?
Natural resources, tourism and service industries Tourism, services and manufacturing Natural resources, tourism and manufacturing Natural resources, manufacturing and services
59. When is the Canada Day celebration?
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
60. Which Act granted, for the first time in Canada, legislative assemblies elected by the people?
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
61. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
The Constitutional Act of 1867 The Constitutional Act of 1791 The Constitutional Act of 1982 The Constitutional Act of 2010
62. What year was Confederation?
Easy access to the West Coast What can be achieved by working together Unity Ribbons of steel
63. Which province is the main producer of pulp and paper and hydro-electricity?
1867 1871 1898 1870
64. What are the Prairie provinces and their capital cities?
Quebec Ontario British Columbia Manitoba
65. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
Alberta (Edmonton) and Saskatchewan (Regina) Alberta (Edmonton), Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg) Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg) Saskatchewan (Regina), Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto)
66. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?
The moose The hawk The beaver The deer
67. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?
Mexico United States of America China Japan
68. List four rights Canadian citizens have.
Band chiefs and councillors Municipal governments Provincial and territorial governments Federal government
69. Name two key documents that contain our rights and freedoms.
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
70. What is Canada’s system of government called?
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
71. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
Dictatorship Parliamentary government Military Rule Communism
72. What is the name of the Governor General?
Prime Minister of Canada Premier Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Governor General of Canada
73. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
David Johnston Elizabeth May Dalton McGuinty Michaëlle Jean
74. What three oceans border Canada?
The candidate's name The number for the candidate An 'X' The voter's name
75. When you vote on election day, what do you do?
Atlantic, Arctic and Bering Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Hudson, Pacific and Atlantic
76. Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
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
77. What do you call the Sovereign’s representative in the provinces?
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
78. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
Premier Member of the Legislative Assembly Lieutenant-Governor Senator
79. Where do most French-speaking Canadians live?
Quebec Ontario Northwest Territories Manitoba
80. Why is the Constitution Act of 1982 important in Canadian history?
Ontario Nova Scotia Quebec Prince Edward Island
81. Give an example of how you can show responsibility by participating in your community.
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
82. What is a major river in Quebec?
Mind your own business Have a party Keep your property tidy Join a community group
83. What does equality under the law mean?
Fraser River St. Lawrence River Niagara Hudson's Bay
84. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
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
85. Name three legal rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Golf (in Florida) Nordic skiing Lacrosse Hockey
86. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
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
87. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?
July 1st October 1st November 11th December 25th
88. Which of the following sentences best describes the War of 1812?
The New Democratic Party The Liberal Party The Independent Party The Conservative Party
89. Who was the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas in 1849?
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
90. What is the highest military honour a Canadian can receive?
Sir John A. Macdonald Robert Baldwin Louis Riel Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine
91. In which region do more than half the people in Canada live?
Purple Cross Badge of Courage Order of Merit Victoria Cross
92. Why is the battle of Vimy Ridge important?
Central Canada Prairies Atlantic Canada Northern Canada
93. Mary is a new immigrant in Canada. What law allows her to take up job at par with a man?
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
94. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.
Equality of women and men Equality of all races Equal pay for equal work Equal rights
95. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
National defence and firefighting National defence and foreign policy Citizenship and highways Recycling and education
96. What is the name of the Royal Anthem of Canada?
Appointed by the Prime Minister Elected by Canadian citizens Appointed by the Queen Elected by the Provincial Ministers
97. Who do Members of Parliament represent?
O Canada God Save the Queen (or King) Bud the Spud The Star-Spangled Banner
98. How are Senators chosen?
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
99. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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
100. What should you do if you do not receive a voter information card telling you when and where to vote?
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
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