Federal Elections

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Federal Elections

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