FEDERAL ELECTIONS

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Federal Elections

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