How Canadians Govern Themselves

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