Who We Are

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Who We Are

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Question 1
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 Aboriginal peoples
D
The British
Question 2
Canada is known across the world for being…?
A
Tough and aggressive
B
Weak and soft
C
Strong and free
D
Devious and wily
Question 3
What percentage of Aboriginal peoples in Canada are Metis?
A
60%
B
30%
C
5%
D
15%
Question 4
Roughly how many First Nations communities are there in Canada?
A
300
B
150
C
1200
D
600
Question 5
Rights for Aboriginal people are…?
A
A matter of custom
B
Guaranteed in the constitution
C
A matter for individual provinces
D
Non-existent
Question 6
The descendants of the original French settlers are known as what?
A
French founders
B
Acadians
C
Native French
D
First Canadians
Question 7
The first constitutional document for Canada became law when?
A
1815
B
1962
C
1923
D
1867
Question 8
Which of these is Canada’s only officially bilingual province?
A
Manitoba
B
New Brunswick
C
Québec
D
Ontario
Question 9
Which of these does not border onto Canada?
A
The Atlantic Ocean
B
The Arctic
C
The Gulf of Mexico
D
The Pacific Ocean
Question 10
Modern Canadian society is largely derived from which civilisations?
A
English and French
B
French and Danish
C
English and German
D
French and German
Question 11
When were territorial rights for Canada’s Aboriginal people first established?
A
1763
B
1663
C
1963
D
1863
Question 12
Which of these is not one of the founding peoples of Canada?
A
The French
B
The Germans
C
The Aboriginal Peoples
D
The British
Question 13
Anglophones are usually referred to as…?
A
English Canadians
B
Original Canadians
C
British Canadians
D
Canadian Englishmen
Question 14
What proportion of aboriginal people are Inuit?
A
12%
B
4%
C
25%
D
40%
Question 15
The majority of French-speaking Canadians live in which province?
A
Manitoba
B
Ontario
C
New Brunswick
D
Québec
Question 16
Those who immigrate to Canada are expected to…?
A
Any of these
B
Retain the principles of their original country
C
Ignore Canada’s principles
D
Embrace democratic principles
Question 17
Canada is often called what by poets and songwriters?
A
The Great Dominion
B
The Great Democracy
C
The Great Satan
D
The Great Force
Question 18
In Vancouver and Toronto, which of these languages is the second most commonly spoken at home, after English?
A
Spanish
B
Swahili
C
Pushtu
D
Chinese
Question 19
Metis are a people with a combined heritage of Aboriginal people and…?
A
Asian people
B
European people
C
South American people
D
African people
Question 20
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 21
First Nations make up what percentage of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples?
A
15%
B
85%
C
65%
D
35%
Question 22
It is believed that the ancestors of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples came from where?
A
Europe
B
Africa
C
Asia
D
South America
Question 23
Canada is often called…?
A
The land of waterfalls
B
The land of religion
C
The land of isolation
D
The land of immigrants
Question 24
In their own language, what does “Inuit” mean?
A
The sailors
B
The hunters
C
The fighters
D
The people
Question 25
Among Canadian Christians, what is the most common affiliation?
A
Orthodox
B
Methodist
C
Baptist
D
Catholic
Question 26
Which of these is the Canadian system of government?
A
Constitutional monarchy
B
Benign dictatorship
C
Autocracy
D
Republican democracy
Question 27
The phrase that rules Canadian institutions, “Peace, Order and Good Government” comes from where?
A
The US Constitution
B
Roman law
C
The British North America Act
D
The Code Napoleon
Question 28
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 29
Since the 1970s, the majority of immigrants to Canada have come from where?
A
South America
B
Asia
C
Africa
D
Europe
Question 30
Which of these is not one of the 12 largest ethnic groups in Canada?
A
Dutch
B
Scottish
C
Polish
D
Ukrainian
Question 31
Roughly what proportion of First Nations people live on reserve land?
A
50%
B
75%
C
25%
D
5%
Question 32
How many groups make up the Aboriginal people of Canada?
A
Three
B
Nobody knows
C
Four
D
Five
Question 33
How many people in Canada have French as their first language?
A
7 million
B
11 million
C
2 million
D
4 million
Question 34
How many Anglo-Quebecers have a heritage going back 250 years or more?
A
250,000
B
1 million
C
1.5 million
D
500,000
Question 35
What Act formed the Confederation of Canada?
A
The British North America Act of 1887
B
The Quebec Act of 1774
C
Magna Carta of 1215
D
The British North America Act of 1867
Question 36
The Canadian government stopped trying to force Aboriginal children to integrate into mainstream Canadian culture in what decade?
A
1890s
B
1980s
C
1950s
D
1920s
Question 37
Gay and lesbian Canadians have equal rights to…?
A
All of these
B
Healthcare
C
Civil marriage
D
Protection from discrimination
Question 38
How many people in Canada have English as their first language?
A
11 million
B
18 million
C
23 million
D
7 million
Question 39
The majority of Canadians identify themselves as…?
A
Christians
B
Muslims
C
Hindus
D
Atheists
Question 40
In which year did French colonists begin to settle in the Maritime provinces?
A
1604
B
1614
C
1594
D
1624
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