How Canadians Govern Themselves

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