Who We Are

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