How Canadians Govern Themselves

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Question 1
Which of these policy areas would come under federal government?
A
Education
B
Natural resources
C
Currency
D
Highways
Question 2
The equivalent of the Prime Minister in the federal government is called what in each province?
A
Head of Region
B
Premier
C
Regional Prime Minister
D
Governor
Question 3
The Canadian Governor General usually serves a term of…?
A
3 years
B
8 years
C
5 years
D
10 years
Question 4
How many other nations is Canada linked to through the Commonwealth?
A
33
B
63
C
43
D
53
Question 5
The provinces are governed by…?
A
Plebiscites
B
Federal government
C
Legislative assemblies
D
Direct rule
Question 6
To become law in Canada, a bill has to…?
A
Be passed by the House of Commons
B
All of these
C
Be passed by the Senate
D
Be given Royal assent
Question 7
Who grants Royal assent for bills to become law on behalf of the Sovereign?
A
The Prime Minister
B
The Senate
C
The Governor General
D
The House of Commons
Question 8
Which of these terms describe the Canadian Prime Minister?
A
Head of Senate
B
Head of government
C
Head of parliament
D
Head of state
Question 9
Which part of the Parliament of Canada has members appointed by the Governor General?
A
The House of Commons
B
The House of Lords
C
The Senate
D
The Governor’s House
Question 10
Canada is…?
A
All of these
B
A constitutional monarchy
C
A federal state
D
A Parliamentary democracy
Question 11
Canadian Senators serve until they reach what age?
A
75
B
65
C
80
D
70
Question 12
Which of these is not part of Parliament?
A
Lieutenant Governor
B
Sovereign
C
House of Commons
D
Senate
Question 13
Which of these is not a branch of Canadian government?
A
The executive
B
The judiciary
C
The monarchy
D
The legislature
Question 14
Traditionally, Canada holds Parliamentary elections every…?
A
4 years
B
3 years
C
5 years
D
6 years
Question 15
How many times must a bill be “read” in the House of Commons before it becomes law?
A
Once
B
Four times
C
Twice
D
Three times
Question 16
Who appoints the Lieutenant Governors in Canada?
A
The House of Commons
B
The Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister
C
The Sovereign on the advice of the Governor General
D
The Prime Minister on the advice of the Governor General
Question 17
Lieutenant Governors usually serve terms of…?
A
5 years
B
10 years
C
8 years
D
3 years
Question 18
Proposed laws for debate in Parliament are called what?
A
Drafts
B
Papers
C
Bills
D
Proposals
Question 19
Members of the House of Commons are responsible for…?
A
Keeping government accountable
B
Approving expenditure
C
Passing laws
D
All of these
Question 20
A provincial legislature comprises the elected Assembly and…?
A
A Lieutenant Governor
B
A regional President
C
A regional Prime Minister
D
A Governor General
Question 21
How many judges are there in the Supreme Court of Canada?
A
Twelve
B
Six
C
Nine
D
Three
Question 22
What is a law called before it is official?
A
A legislature
B
A pre-law
C
A bill
D
A by-law
Question 23
The federal government sits where?
A
Montréal
B
Vancouver
C
Ottawa
D
Toronto
Question 24
Who appoints the Canadian Governor General?
A
The Canadian electorate
B
The Prime Minister on the advice of the Sovereign
C
The House of Commons
D
The Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister
Question 25
Which of these policy areas would come under the control of the provinces?
A
Navigation
B
Interprovincial trade
C
Civil rights
D
Citizenship
Question 26
The elected part of the Parliament of Canada is called what?
A
The Senate
B
The House of Representatives
C
The House of Commons
D
The House of Lords
Question 27
Who selects Canada’s Cabinet ministers?
A
The House of Commons
B
The Sovereign
C
The Prime Minister
D
The Senate
Question 28
The Canadian Government must resign if they lose what sort of vote in Parliament?
A
A health bill
B
Any sort of vote
C
A non-confidence vote
D
An education bill vote
Question 29
In the three territories, the federal government is represented by what?
A
A Territorial Prime Minister
B
A Commissioner
C
A Regional Governor
D
A Head of Territory
Question 30
How old do you have to be to vote in Canada?
A
18
B
17
C
19
D
21
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