CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP PRACTICE TEST 4

After a federal election, which party forms the new government?

a. The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power

b. The Queen picks a party to run the government.

c. The Governor General proposes a law for elected officials to become the governing body.

d. The Premiers of each province pick a party to run the government

= a. The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power

From where does the name “Canada” come?

a. From the Inuit word meaning country.

b. From the French word meaning joining.

c. From the Métis word meaning rivers.

d. From “kanata”, the Huron-Iroquois word for village.

= d. From “kanata”, the Huron-Iroquois word for village.

Give an example of how you can show responsibility by participating in your community.

a. Mind your own business.

b. Have a party.

c. Keep your property tidy.

d. Join a community group.

= d. Join a community group.

Give the first two lines of Canada’s national anthem?

a. O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

b. O Canada! Our province and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

c. O Canada! From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee.

d. O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.

= a. O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

How are Senators chosen?

a. By the Governor General of Canada.

b. By the Premiers of all provinces.

c. Appointed by the Queen.

d. They are chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Governor General.

= d. They are chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Governor General.

How does a bill become a law?

a. The Lieutenant Governor must approve the bill.

b. Approval by a majority in the House of Commons and Senate and finally the Governor General.

c. The Queen must sign the bill.

d. Approval by the Members of the Legislative Assembly.

= b. Approval by a majority in the House of Commons and Senate and finally the Governor General.

How is the government formed after a federal election?

a. The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power. The Queen chooses the Prime Minister from this party

b. The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power. The leader of this party becomes the Prime Minister.

c. The Governor General picks a party and a Prime Minister to run the government.

d. Each province elects one representative to form the government. The Queen then chooses the Prime Minister.

= b. The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power. The leader of this party becomes the Prime Minister.

How is the Prime Minister chosen?

a. The Queen appoints the Prime Minister.

b. The Governor General with the Senate appoint the Prime Minister

c. The leader of the party with the most elected representatives becomes the Prime Minister.

d. The MP’s vote on the Prime Minister

= c. The leader of the party with the most elected representatives becomes the Prime Minister.

How many Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest honour available to Canadians?

a. 56.

b. 96.

c. 1,024.

d. 42.

= b. 96.

How many electoral districts are there in Canada?

a. 20.

b. 308.

c. 178.

d. 59.

= b. 308.

In Canada, are you allowed to question the police about their service or conduct?

a. No, police service and conduct is not open to discussion with Canadians.

b. Yes, you can question their service but not their conduct.

c. Yes, you can question their conduct but not their service.

d. Yes, if you feel the need to.

= d. Yes, if you feel the need to.

In the 1960s, Quebec experienced an era of rapid change. What is this called?

a. The West Movement.

b. The Revolution.

c. The Quiet Revolution.

d. La Francophonie.

= c. The Quiet Revolution.

In which region do more than half the people in Canada live?

a. Central Canada.

b. Prairies.

c. Atlantic Canada.

d. Northern Canada.

= a. Central Canada.

List four rights Canadian citizens have.

a. Right to have a job, vote, drive, go to school.

b. Right to go to school, work, have a bank account, travel.

c. Right to travel, live anywhere, work anywhere, get married.

d. Right to be educated in either official language, vote, apply for a Canadian passport, enter and leave Canada freely.

= d. Right to be educated in either official language, vote, apply for a Canadian passport, enter and leave Canada freely.

Name six responsibilities of citizenship.

a. Get a job, make money, raise a family, pay taxes, mow your lawn, vote.

b. Vote, join a political party, get a job, obey the law, drive safely, pick up litter.

c. Care for the environment, don’t litter, pay taxes, obey the law, help others, respect others.

d. Vote, help others, care for our heritage and environment, obey Canada’s laws, respect the rights of others, eliminate injustice.

= d. Vote, help others, care for our heritage and environment, obey Canada’s laws, respect the rights of others, eliminate injustice.

Name the five regions of Canada

a. Midwest, North, South, East, Central

b. Maritimes, Ontario, Quebec, Prairies and British Columbia

c. Atlantic, Central, Prairie, West Coast and North

d. West, Central, East, Prairies and Territories

= c. Atlantic, Central, Prairie, West Coast and North

Name two key documents that contain our rights and freedoms.

a. The Canadian Constitution and English common law.

b. Civil code of France and the Canadian Constitution.

c. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Magna Carta (the Great Charter of Freedoms).

d. Laws passed by Parliament and English common law.

c. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Magna Carta (the Great Charter of Freedoms).

Name two responsibilities of the federal government.

a. National defence and firefighting.

b. National defence and foreign policy.

c. Citizenship and highways.

d. Recycling and education.

= b. National defence and foreign policy.

On what date did Nunavut become a territory?

a. July 1st, 1867

b. April 1st, 1999

c. June 24th, 1995

d. March 31st, 1949

= b. April 1st, 1999

One third of all Canadians live in which province?

a. Quebec.

b. Ontario.

c. Northwest Territories.

d. Manitoba.

= b. Ontario.

What are the Prairie provinces and their capital cities?

a. Alberta (Edmonton) and Saskatachewan (Regina).

b. Alberta (Edmonton), Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg).

c. Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba (Winnipeg).

d. Saskatchewan (Regina), Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto).

= a. Alberta (Edmonton) and Saskatachewan (Regina).

What are the provinces of Central Canada and their capital cities?

a. Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Ontario (Toronto).

b. Quebec (Quebec City) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown).

c. Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Quebec City).

d. Saskatchewan (Regina) and Manitoba Winnipeg).

=c. Ontario (Toronto) and Quebec (Quebec City).

What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?

a. Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredricton), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) and Quebec (Quebec).

b. Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s), Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown).

c. Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s), Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Quebec (Quebec).

d. Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Frederiction), Quebec (Quebec City)and Ontario (Toronto).

= b. Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s), Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown).

What are the territories of Northern Canada and their capital cities?

a. Alaska (Juneau) and Yukon Territory ( Whitehorse).

b. Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) and Alaska (Juneau).

c. Northwest Territories (Yellowknife).

d. Yukon Territory (Whitehorse), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), and Nunavut (Iqaluit).

= d. Yukon Territory (Whitehorse), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), and Nunavut (Iqaluit).

What are the three main types of industry in Canada?

a. Natural resources, tourism and service industries..

b. Tourism, services and manufacturing.

c. Natural resources, tourism and manufacturing.

d. Natural resources, manufacturing and services.

= d. Natural resources, manufacturing and services.

What are the two official languages of Canada?

a. English and Métis.

b. Inuktitut and French.

c. English and French.

d. English and Inuktitut.

= c. English and French.

What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?

a. Easy access to the West Coast.

b. What can be achieved by working together.

c. Unity.

d. Ribbons of steel.

= c. Unity.

What do you call the Sovereign’s representative in the provinces?

a. Premier.

b. Member of the Legislative Assembly.

c. Lieutenant-Governor.

d. Senator.

=c. Lieutenant-Governor.

What do you mark on a federal election ballot?

a. The candidate’s name.

b. The number for the candidate.

c. An “X”

d. The voter’s name.

= c. An “X”

What does Confederation mean?

a. The United States Confederate soldiers came to Canada.

b. Joining of communities to become a province.

c. Joining of suburbs to form a large city.

d. Joining of provinces to make a new country.

= d. Joining of provinces to make a new country.

What does it mean to say Canada is a constitutional monarchy?

a. The Sovereign (Queen or King) is the law maker of Canada.

b. Canada’s Head of State is a hereditary Sovereign (Queen or King) who reigns in accordance with the Constitution.

c. The Sovereign (Queen or King) represents Canadians in Parliament.

d. The sovereign (Queen or King) approves bills before becoming law.

= b. Canada’s Head of State is a hereditary Sovereign (Queen or King) who reigns in accordance with the Constitution.

What does the Canadian flag look like?

a. Red and white with provincial emblems.

b. Red and white with a beaver.

c. White with a red border on each end and a red maple leaf in the centre.

d. Red with a white maple leaf.

= c. White with a red border on each end and a red maple leaf in the centre.

What does the term “responsible government” mean?

a. Each person in each electoral district is responsible for voting.

b. The Governor General is responsible for the actions of the Prime Minister.

c. The ministers of the Crown must have the support of a majority of the elected representatives in order to govern.

d. All Canadians are responsible for each other.

= c. The ministers of the Crown must have the support of a majority of the elected representatives in order to govern.

What does the word “Inuit” mean?

a. “Eskimo” in Inuktitut language.

b. “Home” in English.

c. “The people” in the Inuktitut language.

d. “The Arctic Land” in Inuktitut language.

= c. “The people” in the Inuktitut language

What is Canada’s national winter sport?

a. Golf (in Florida).

b. Nordic skiing.

c. Lacrosse.

d. Hockey.

= d. Hockey.

What is meant by the equality of women and men?

a. Men and women are equal under the law.

b. Men and women must both do housework.

c. Women may now go to school and enter the professional workforce.

d. A woman may now become Prime Minister.

=a. Men and women are equal under the law.

What is the “Head Tax”?

a. Race-based entry fee charged for Chinese entering Canada.

b. Fee charged for anyone entering Canada after 1900.

c. A tax imposed on beer beginning in 1867.

d. Fee charged for moving westward in the early 1900s.

= a. Race-based entry fee charged for Chinese entering Canada.

What is the capital city of British Columbia?

a. Vancouver.

b. Prince George.

c. Victoria.

d. New Westminster.

= c. Victoria.

What is the capital city of Canada?

a. Ottawa.

b. Toronto.

c. Montreal.

d. Hull.

=a. Ottawa.

What is the government of all of Canada called?

a. National assembly.

b. Legislature.

c. Federal.

d. Council.

=c. Federal.

What is the highest honour a Canadian can receive?

a. Purple Cross.

b. Badge of Courage.

c. Order of Merit.

d. Victoria Cross.

= d. Victoria Cross.

What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?

a. Roman Catholic.

b. Muslim.

c. Jewish.

d. Hindu.

a. Roman Catholic.

What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?

a. Michael Ignatieff (Liberal Party).

b. Stephen Harper (Conservative Party).

c. Jack Layton (New Democratic Party).

d. Gordon Campbell (Liberal Party).

= b. Stephen Harper (Conservative Party).

What is the population of Canada?

a. About 20 million.

b. 38 million.

c. 17 million.

d. About 33 million.

= d. About 33 million.

What is the role of the courts in Canada?

a. To enforce the law.

b. To guide people in our society.

c. To settle disputes.

d. To express values and beliefs of Canadians.

= c. To settle disputes.

What is the role of the Opposition parties?

a. To assist the Prime Minister.

b. To sign bills.

c. To oppose or try to improve government proposals.

d. To put forward bills to be passed.

= c. To oppose or try to improve government proposals.

What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?

a. Insulin is a hormone that permits you to eat anything you wish.

b. Insulin has saved 16 million lives worldwide.

c. Discovering insulin opened the doors to more discoveries.

d. Discovering insulin made Drs. Banting and Best famous.

= b. Insulin has saved 16 million lives worldwide.

What percentage of Aboriginal people are First Nations?

a. 30%.

b. 6%.

c. 50%.

d. 65%.

= d. 65%.

What three requirements must you meet in order to vote in a federal election?

a. Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on the list of electors.

b. Canadian citizen, 21 years or older, and on the list of electors.

c. Living outside of Canada for less than 5 years, Canadian and 21 years old.

d. Working for the federal government, Canadian forces or other organization, 21 years, and Canadian.

= a. Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on the list of electors.

What was the Women’s Suffrage Movement?

a. The effort by women to achieve the right to vote.

b. The effort by women to participate in military service.

c. An unsuccessful movement to get husbands to do housework.

d. The effort by women to be in Parliament.

= a. The effort by women to achieve the right to vote.

When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?

a. 1867.

b. 1905.

c. 1982.

d. 1878.

= c. 1982.

When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?

a. June 15 of each year to celebrate the anniversary of Confederation.

b. August 8th of each year to celebrate the joining of British Columbia to Confederation.

c. We celebrate the anniversary of Confederation July 1st of each year.

d. May 21st of each year to remember Queen Victoria.

=c. We celebrate the anniversary of Confederation July 1st of each year.

When must federal elections be held?

a. About every 4 years.

b. On the third Monday in October every four years following the most recent general election.

c. Whenever the Prime Minister calls the election.

d. When the MP’s want a new Prime Minister.

= b. On the third Monday in October every four years following the most recent general election.

When you vote on election day, what do you do?

a. Go to the voting station, tell them who you are and mark your X. Give the ballot back to the attendant.

b. Go to the voting station, remove 1 ballot and after marking your X deposit it in the ballot box.

c. Go to the voting station, take your voter’s card with proof if identity, highlight your choice on the ballot and deposit it in the box.

d. 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.

=d. 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.

Where are the Great Lakes?

a. Between Ontario and the United States

b. Manitoba.

c. Northern Quebec.

d. Atlantic Canada.

=a. Between Ontario and the United States

Where are the Parliament Buildings located?

a. Ottawa.

b. Quebec City.

c. Hull.

d. Toronto.

=a. Ottawa.

Where do most French-speaking Canadians live?

a. Ontario.

b. Nova Scotia.

c. Quebec.

d. Prince Edward Island.

=c. Quebec.

Which Act granted, for the first time in Canada, legislative assemblies elected by the people?

a. The Constitutional Act of 1867.

b. The Constitutional Act of 1791.

c. The Constitutional Act of 1982.

d. The Constitutional Act of 2010.

= b. The Constitutional Act of 1791.

Which country borders Canada on the south?

a. United States of America.

b. Central America.

c. Mexico.

d. Washington.

=a. United States of America.

Which federal political party is in power?

a. Green Party.

b. New Democratic Party.

c. Liberal Party.

d. Conservative Party.

=d. Conservative Party.

Which of the following is NOT a feature of Canada’s system of government?

a. A federal state.

b. Parliamentary democracy.

c. Constitutional Monarchy.

d. Dictatorship.

=d. Dictatorship.

Which of the following statements about residential schools is NOT true?

a. The federal government placed many Aboriginal children in residential schools to educate and assimilate them into mainstream Canadian culture.

b. The schools were poorly funded and inflicted hardship on the students.

c. The schools were welcomed by the Aboriginal people.

d. Aboriginal language and cultural practices were mostly prohibited.

=c. The schools were welcomed by the Aboriginal people.

Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?

a. The New Democratic Party.

b. The Liberal Party.

c. The Independent Party.

d. The Conservative Party.

=b. The Liberal Party.

Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?

a. British Columbia.

b. Prince Edward Island.

c. Nova Scotia.

d. Quebec.

=d. Quebec.

Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?

a. Nova Scotia.

b. Prince Edward Island.

c. Yukon Territory.

d. Newfoundland and Labrador.

= b. Prince Edward Island.

Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?

a. Central Canada.

b. Prairies.

c. Atlantic Canada.

d. Northern Territories.

= d. Northern Territories.

Who are the Acadians?

a. Aboriginal people of the arctic.

b. French-speaking Catholics living in Ontario.

c. The descendants of French colonists who began settling in what are now the Maritime provinces in 1604.

d. English speaking refugees who settled in Louisiana.

=c. The descendants of French colonists who began settling in what are now the Maritime provinces in 1604.

Who are the founding peoples of Canada?

a. Métis, French and British.

b. Aboriginal, Métis and British.

c. Inuit, Aboriginal and British.

d. Aboriginal, French and British.

= d. Aboriginal, French and British.

Who are the Métis?

a. The distinct aboriginal people of Atlantic Canada.

b. A people of mixed Inuit/First Nations ancestry most of whom live on the Prairies.

c. First Nations people speaking the Michif dialect.

d. A distinct people of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry.

= d. A distinct people of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry.

Who are the Quebecers?

a. European settlers in the 1600s.

b. Descendants of the French colonists.

c. Descendants of the Anglophones.

d. People of Quebec.

= d. People of Quebec.

Who do Canadians vote for in a federal election?

a. The best speaker running in the election.

b. A candidate they want to represent them in Parliament.

c. Someone to become the Premier.

d. All of the candidates in their electoral district.

=b. A candidate they want to represent them in Parliament.

Who had played an important part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)?

a. American railroad engineers.

b. Acadian railroad workers.

c. Chinese railroad workers.

d. Afro-American slaves.

=c. Chinese railroad workers.

Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?

a. Anyone.

b. A Canadian citizen who is 16 years old.

c. Any man who is at least 18 years old.

d. Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old.

= d. Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old.

Who has the right to vote in federal elections?

a. A Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on voters list.

b. A Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and must work for the federal government.

c. A landed immigrant, 18 years old and a memberof the Canadian Forces.

d. A Canadian citizen, over 25 years and a member of the Canadian Forces.

= a. A Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on voters list.

Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?

a. Band chiefs and councillors.

b. Municipal governments.

c. Provincial and territorial governments.

d. Federal government.

=a. Band chiefs and councillors.

Who is General Sir Arthur Currie?

a. A military leader of the Métis in the 19th century.

b. A great frontier hero.

c. An explorer of western Canada.

d. Canada’s greatest soldier in the First World War.

= d. Canada’s greatest soldier in the First World War.

Who was Sir Sam Steele?

a. A great frontier hero, Mounted Policeman and soldier of the Queen.

b. A military leader of the Métis in the 19th century.

c. The first Prime Minister of Canada.

d. The Father of Manitoba.

= a. A great frontier hero, Mounted Policeman and soldier of the Queen.

Who was the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas in 1849?

a. Sir John A. Macdonald.

b. Robert Baldwin.

c. Louis Riel.

d. Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine.

=d. Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine.

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