How Canadians Govern Themselves

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