CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP TEST PRACTICE 04

Before we go further, it is essential to know the examining body. Canadian Citizenship Test is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The test usually involves questions about Canada. For example, the history of Canada, political system, national symbols, geography, values, and identity, as well as rights and responsibilities of a Canadian citizen.

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Question 1
Who invented the worldwide system of standard time zones?
A
Alexander Graham Bell
B
Joseph-Armand Bombardier
C
Reginald Fessenden
D
Sir Sandford Fleming
Question 2
What is the symbol of the Canadian government?
A
The Parliament
B
The Snowbirds
C
The Crown
D
The National Flag
Question 3
What is celebrated on April 9th?
A
Family Day
B
Thanksgiving Day
C
Boxing Day
D
Vimy Day
Question 4
Since when has the protocol for the amendment of the Canadian Constitution existed?
A
1962
B
1972
C
1982
D
1885
Question 5
Which province is known as the "Land of 100,000 Lakes?"
A
Ontario
B
Nova Scotia
C
British Columbia
D
Manitoba
Question 6
What is the fixed day for Canada's federal elections?
A
The 3rd Monday in October, four years after the Election Day of the previous federal election.
B
There is no fixed day for Canada's federal elections.
C
The 1st Monday in September, four years after the Election Day of the previous federal election.
D
May 10th, six years after the previous federal election.
Question 7
The ancestors of the Aboriginals are believed to have migrated from which of the following continents?
A
Australia
B
Asia
C
Europe
D
America
Question 8
How is Canada ranked in terms of geographical size in the world?
A
It is the largest country on Earth.
B
It is the second largest country on Earth.
C
It is the seventh largest country on Earth.
D
It is the smallest country on Earth.
Question 9
What is Canada’s rank in the world in terms of geographical size?
A
It is the second-largest country in the world.
B
It is the third-largest country in the world.
C
It is the smallest country in the world.
D
It is the fourth-largest country in the world.
Question 10
Which sport has the greatest number of registered players in Canada?
A
Curling
B
Lacrosse
C
Basketball
D
Soccer
Question 11
Which Canadian province has the largest population of Aboriginals?
A
Alberta
B
Manitoba
C
Ontario
D
Nova Scotia
Question 12
Which of the following is the responsibility of the federal government?
A
Interprovincial Trade and Communications
B
Education
C
Hospitals
D
Property and Civil Rights
Question 13
After a federal election, which party forms the new government?
A
The party with the most elected representatives forms the new government.
B
The Governor General proposes a law for the elected officials to choose the governing body which will form the new government.
C
The elected Premiers of each province pick the party which will form the new government.
D
The Queen picks the party which will form the new government.
Question 14
Whose portrait is featured on the Canadian $10 bill?
A
Alexander Graham Bell
B
Sir Arthur Currie
C
Sir Frederic Banting
D
Sir John Alexander MacDonald
Question 15
Which of the following was invented by Alexander Graham Bell?
A
Internet
B
Telephone
C
Fax Machine
D
BlackBerry
Question 16
Which of the following is the responsibility of the provinces?
A
Defence
B
Currency
C
Education
D
Foreign Policy
Question 17
What is celebrated on the 26th of December?
A
Canada Day
B
Remembrance Day
C
Victoria Day
D
Boxing Day
Question 18
What is Canada's national winter sport?
A
Hockey
B
Golf
C
Lacrosse
D
Basketball
Question 19
How many provinces does Canada have?
A
13
B
3
C
10
D
7
Question 20
When is Labour Day celebrated in Canada?
A
The 1st Monday of September
B
The 1st of May
C
The 1st of July
D
The 3rd Monday of October
Question 21
In 1960s, Quebec experienced an era of rapid change. What is it called?
A
The Suffrage Movement
B
The East Movement
C
La Francophonie
D
The Quiet Revolution
Question 22
Who represents an electoral district?
A
A Member of Parliament
B
The Governor General
C
The Commissioner
D
The Lieutenant Governor
Question 23
What types of jobs are provided by service industries?
A
Communications, retail services
B
Tourism and government
C
Transportation and education
D
All of these
Question 24
When was “employment insurance” introduced by the Canadian federal government?
A
1950
B
1940
C
1947
D
1965
Question 25
What information can be found on a voter information card?
A
All of these.
B
A voter information card contains a list of registered electors.
C
A voter information card indicates which candidates are eligible in an election.
D
A voter information card indicates when and where a registered elector can vote in an election.
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How to Prepare for the CIC Citizenship Test

Do you want to become a Canadian citizen? Are you eligible for the CIC citizenship test? Do you want to know how to apply for the Canadian written exam and gain tips on how to increase your chances of passing in your first attempt? Read on and find out what is involved in the Canadian written exam and how to pass it.

Covering 9.98 million square kilometers, Canada is a North American country and the second-largest in the world. It is the least corrupt country globally, and its inhabitants, often those speaking English, Mandarin, French, and Punjabi, are very friendly. Canada hosts some of the world’s most fascinating tourist attractions. They include Vieux-Quebec, Niagara Falls, Whistler, Banff National Park, and many others.

Deciding to become a Canadian citizen is an exciting experience. Once you have applied for citizenship and have met all the other requirements to become a Canadian citizen, you can now sit for the Canadian Written Exam. Applicants between the age of 18 and 54 have to take the test. So, it is best to begin preparations ahead of time to increase your chances of passing.

What is the Canadian Written Exam?

CIC Citizenship TestAdministered by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the Canadian Written Exam is a thirty-minute multiple-choice test that consists of 20 questions. Passing this test means you have to answer at least 15 questions correctly. Often, the written exam occurs in person but can also take place online.

Once you meet all the eligibility requirements after applying for Canadian citizenship, you will receive a notice to begin preparing for your CIC Citizenship test. Some of the required eligibility criteria include:

  •     You must be a permanent Canadian resident
  •     You must be between 18-54 years
  •     You must have lived in Canada for at least three of the last five years
  •     You must have filed your taxes according to the law
  •     You must prove your language skills

Suppose you cannot write or read easily in English or French or have any other hindrances that may prevent you from completing the written exam. In that case, you must go to a state venue with a Canadian citizenship officer for a 30-90 minute interview. You must also go to the written exam with the original documents whose copies you sent with your application. Also, attach your passport or any other travel documents you may have used in the last four years.

What Kind of Questions Are on the Canadian Written Exam?

The Canadian Written exam determines whether you have sufficient knowledge of the country and its processes. It also aids in determining your English and French proficiency and if you know about your rights and responsibilities as a Canadian citizen. Subjects covered on the CIC Citizenship test include:

  •     Canadian Geography; both physical and political
  •     The Canadian government, history, culture, and its aboriginal peoples
  •     Events taking place in the Canadian society
  •     The rights, duties, and freedoms of Canadian citizens
  •     Canadian symbols
  •     The monarchy and Canadian Democracy

Tips on How to pass your CIC Citizenship Test

Taking the Canadian written test is the final step in the immigration journey. Although it is a thrilling experience, it is a nerve-wracking process. Below are some tips to help you pass the test on the first try.

1.   Study ahead of time

It is advisable to start studying for the CIC Citizenship test early enough to avoid cramming a bulk load of information a few days before the exam. This is especially true for those who are yet to apply for citizenship. Ask your Canadian friends questions about the country’s history, culture, politics, and the current government.

It is also beneficial to keep up with the local and trending news until the day of your test. Read up on anything and everything Canadian to gain as much information as you possibly can. However, ensure that you get your information from credible sources.

2.   Take Citizenship Classes

There are plenty of free or low-cost citizenship classes that you can take. Learning in a classroom environment has proven to improve your attention span, which allows you to retain more information than when you study by yourself. There are also various class discussions around relevant and essential topics about Canadian society.

Among organizations that offer citizenship classes include English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs, settlement agencies, and community centers. Likewise, most organizations that have English Classes also offer citizenship classes.

3.   Consult the Official Study Guide

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has an official study guide that you can use to prepare for the written exam. Its book, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, is available online to download in audio or pdf format, or you can opt to order a copy by mail from the site or simply read it online. Reading this book religiously every day before you go to bed increases your chances of passing the exam.

4.   Use Practice Tests

There are numerous Canadian Citizenship practice tests available for free online. Although they are not a shortcut to studying for the test, they serve as guides to prepare you to face the real CIC Citizenship test. When you take several practice tests, you gain the confidence to work on the actual test and develop a certain surety of your ability to pass.

5.   Get a Study Buddy

If you are taking the CIC Citizenship test with your partner, family, or friends, you can read about it together. Having someone to go back and forth with when reading about Canada can go a long way in helping you memorize important information. It also helps you not to miss any information, which you can when studying by yourself.

Set time aside regularly where you quiz each other on various topics and discuss important topics. Also, seek clarification on areas where you are unsure and your study buddy has a good understanding of it. Think of it as a free and fun class.

What happens if you fail the test for the first time?

After taking the CIC Citizenship tests, you will receive the results on the same day or later on by mail. If you have passed, you will get the date and time of your celebration ceremony. However, if you failed but met the eligibility criteria, you will have a second chance to take the test. The second test

often takes place within four to eight weeks after the first test, but it may take longer to reschedule.

Upon failing the second test, you will receive a notice that schedules you for a citizenship interview with a citizenship official. The interview can last anywhere between 30-90 minutes and can be in person or via videoconference. If you do not pass all three attempts, the IRCC will refuse your application, requiring you to try again by starting the application process afresh.

Conclusion

If you are a permanent Canadian resident seeking citizenship, there are plenty of resources to help you pass the CIC Citizenship test. By applying the tips mentioned above, you are sure to pass the written exam. However, you must dedicate your time and effort to study for this test, just like you would any other test.