How Canadians Govern Themselves

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