Federal Elections

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Federal Elections

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