How Canadians Govern Themselves

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