How Canadians Govern Themselves

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