Who We Are

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Question 1
Which of these is Canada’s only officially bilingual province?
A
Québec
B
Ontario
C
New Brunswick
D
Manitoba
Question 2
The Canadian government stopped trying to force Aboriginal children to integrate into mainstream Canadian culture in what decade?
A
1920s
B
1980s
C
1890s
D
1950s
Question 3
Since the 1970s, the majority of immigrants to Canada have come from where?
A
Africa
B
Asia
C
Europe
D
South America
Question 4
In which year did French colonists begin to settle in the Maritime provinces?
A
1594
B
1614
C
1604
D
1624
Question 5
In Vancouver and Toronto, which of these languages is the second most commonly spoken at home, after English?
A
Swahili
B
Chinese
C
Pushtu
D
Spanish
Question 6
It is believed that the ancestors of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples came from where?
A
Africa
B
Asia
C
Europe
D
South America
Question 7
All Aboriginal people who are neither Inuit nor Metis are known as what?
A
First Nations
B
They don’t have a name
C
Red Indians
D
Aliens
Question 8
Which of these is not one of the 12 largest ethnic groups in Canada?
A
Ukrainian
B
Polish
C
Dutch
D
Scottish
Question 9
The first constitutional document for Canada became law when?
A
1867
B
1815
C
1962
D
1923
Question 10
In what year was it recognized by the House of Commons that Québecois are a distinct nation within United Canada?
A
2006
B
1986
C
1996
D
1966
Question 11
Roughly what proportion of First Nations people live on reserve land?
A
75%
B
25%
C
5%
D
50%
Question 12
Which of these is not one of the founding peoples of Canada?
A
The Aboriginal Peoples
B
The French
C
The British
D
The Germans
Question 13
How many Anglo-Quebecers have a heritage going back 250 years or more?
A
1 million
B
250,000
C
1.5 million
D
500,000
Question 14
Canada is known across the world for being…?
A
Strong and free
B
Weak and soft
C
Devious and wily
D
Tough and aggressive
Question 15
What Act formed the Confederation of Canada?
A
The British North America Act of 1867
B
Magna Carta of 1215
C
The British North America Act of 1887
D
The Quebec Act of 1774
Question 16
The descendants of the original French settlers are known as what?
A
First Canadians
B
French founders
C
Acadians
D
Native French
Question 17
Gay and lesbian Canadians have equal rights to…?
A
All of these
B
Healthcare
C
Civil marriage
D
Protection from discrimination
Question 18
What proportion of aboriginal people are Inuit?
A
25%
B
40%
C
12%
D
4%
Question 19
Among Canadian Christians, what is the most common affiliation?
A
Baptist
B
Orthodox
C
Methodist
D
Catholic
Question 20
Modern Canadian society is largely derived from which civilisations?
A
French and German
B
French and Danish
C
English and German
D
English and French
Question 21
Which of these is the Canadian system of government?
A
Republican democracy
B
Benign dictatorship
C
Autocracy
D
Constitutional monarchy
Question 22
When were territorial rights for Canada’s Aboriginal people first established?
A
1663
B
1863
C
1763
D
1963
Question 23
The majority of French-speaking Canadians live in which province?
A
Ontario
B
Québec
C
Manitoba
D
New Brunswick
Question 24
Metis are a people with a combined heritage of Aboriginal people and…?
A
European people
B
Asian people
C
South American people
D
African people
Question 25
First Nations make up what percentage of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples?
A
15%
B
85%
C
35%
D
65%
Question 26
Canada is often called…?
A
The land of immigrants
B
The land of waterfalls
C
The land of isolation
D
The land of religion
Question 27
How many people in Canada have English as their first language?
A
23 million
B
18 million
C
7 million
D
11 million
Question 28
Between 1755 and 1763, more than two thirds of French settlers were deported due to a war between the French and…?
A
The Germans
B
The Americans
C
The British
D
The Aboriginal peoples
Question 29
What percentage of Aboriginal peoples in Canada are Metis?
A
30%
B
5%
C
15%
D
60%
Question 30
How many people in Canada have French as their first language?
A
4 million
B
7 million
C
2 million
D
11 million
Question 31
Those who immigrate to Canada are expected to…?
A
Retain the principles of their original country
B
Ignore Canada’s principles
C
Any of these
D
Embrace democratic principles
Question 32
The majority of Canadians identify themselves as…?
A
Atheists
B
Muslims
C
Christians
D
Hindus
Question 33
Rights for Aboriginal people are…?
A
A matter for individual provinces
B
Guaranteed in the constitution
C
A matter of custom
D
Non-existent
Question 34
Anglophones are usually referred to as…?
A
British Canadians
B
Original Canadians
C
English Canadians
D
Canadian Englishmen
Question 35
The phrase that rules Canadian institutions, “Peace, Order and Good Government” comes from where?
A
The US Constitution
B
The British North America Act
C
Roman law
D
The Code Napoleon
Question 36
Canada is often called what by poets and songwriters?
A
The Great Satan
B
The Great Democracy
C
The Great Dominion
D
The Great Force
Question 37
How many groups make up the Aboriginal people of Canada?
A
Three
B
Five
C
Nobody knows
D
Four
Question 38
In their own language, what does “Inuit” mean?
A
The sailors
B
The hunters
C
The people
D
The fighters
Question 39
Which of these does not border onto Canada?
A
The Gulf of Mexico
B
The Atlantic Ocean
C
The Arctic
D
The Pacific Ocean
Question 40
Roughly how many First Nations communities are there in Canada?
A
600
B
300
C
1200
D
150
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