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