Federal Elections

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Federal Elections

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