Federal Elections

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Federal Elections

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Question 1
How many people can run for office in a single electoral district?
A
48
B
24
C
12
D
As many as apply
Question 2
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
X
C
Any symbol
D
Y
Question 3
What is the piece of paper you vote on called?
A
A ballot
B
A riding
C
A voter information card
D
A voter’s list
Question 4
If you can’t vote on election day, how can you vote?
A
You can’t
B
On the Internet
C
After the election
D
In advance polls or special ballot
Question 5
Who has the right to demand that you tell them how you voted in an election?
A
Your MP
B
The Prime Minister
C
The sovereign
D
Nobody
Question 6
Which of these maintains the National Register of Electors?
A
Elections Canada
B
Provincial legislatures
C
The House of Commons
D
The Governor General
Question 7
The Prime Minister and government ministers collectively are called what?
A
The Collective
B
The Board
C
The Rulers
D
The Cabinet
Question 8
How many electoral districts (a.k.a. ridings or constituencies) are there in Canada?
A
408
B
308
C
108
D
208
Question 9
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
Majority government
D
Minority government
Question 10
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 11
Federal elections are held on the third Monday in which month?
A
November
B
October
C
June
D
March
Question 12
In Federal Elections, Canadians vote for whom?
A
Members of the Senate
B
Members of the House of Commons
C
The Prime Minister
D
The Governor General
Question 13
Which of these does not fall under the responsibilities of a municipal government?
A
Snow removal
B
Agriculture
C
Transportation
D
Recycling Programs
Question 14
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 15
In order to run in a federal election you must be at least what age?
A
19
B
17
C
21
D
18
Question 16
Who is responsible for running government departments?
A
Members of Parliament
B
Cabinet ministers
C
Lieutenant Governors
D
Senators
Question 17
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
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