Federal Elections

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Federal Elections

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