Who We Are

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Who We Are

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