WHO WE ARE

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