Who We Are

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Who We Are

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