HOW CANADIANS GOVERN THEMSELVES

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How Canadians Govern Themselves

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