Federal Elections

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Federal Elections

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Question 1
What do you call the political party with the second largest number of seats in the federal government?
A
Majority government
B
The Cabinet
C
Minority government
D
Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition
Question 2
What are the laws passed by municipal governments that only affect the local community?
A
Regional laws
B
Town laws
C
Bylaws
D
Provincial laws
Question 3
Federal elections are held on the third Monday in which month?
A
October
B
March
C
June
D
November
Question 4
Which of these does not fall under the responsibilities of a municipal government?
A
Snow removal
B
Recycling Programs
C
Transportation
D
Agriculture
Question 5
To vote in an election or referendum, how far must you register in advance?
A
You can register on the day
B
Two days in advance
C
Four weeks in advance
D
Three weeks in advance
Question 6
What is the piece of paper you vote on called?
A
A voter information card
B
A voter’s list
C
A ballot
D
A riding
Question 7
If you can’t vote on election day, how can you vote?
A
On the Internet
B
In advance polls or special ballot
C
After the election
D
You can’t
Question 8
How many people can run for office in a single electoral district?
A
24
B
As many as apply
C
48
D
12
Question 9
To be valid, your vote has to consist of what drawn in the circle next to the name of your chosen candidate?
A
X
B
Y
C
A tick
D
Any symbol
Question 10
Which of these is not a major political party in Canada?
A
The Liberal Party
B
The Labour Party
C
The New Democratic Party
D
The Conservative Party
Question 11
In order to run in a federal election you must be at least what age?
A
19
B
18
C
17
D
21
Question 12
In Federal Elections, Canadians vote for whom?
A
Members of the Senate
B
The Prime Minister
C
Members of the House of Commons
D
The Governor General
Question 13
Which of these maintains the National Register of Electors?
A
The House of Commons
B
Provincial legislatures
C
Elections Canada
D
The Governor General
Question 14
Who is responsible for running government departments?
A
Members of Parliament
B
Cabinet ministers
C
Senators
D
Lieutenant Governors
Question 15
The Prime Minister and government ministers collectively are called what?
A
The Collective
B
The Rulers
C
The Board
D
The Cabinet
Question 16
How many electoral districts (a.k.a. ridings or constituencies) are there in Canada?
A
308
B
408
C
108
D
208
Question 17
Who has the right to demand that you tell them how you voted in an election?
A
Your MP
B
The sovereign
C
The Prime Minister
D
Nobody
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