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