How Canadians Govern Themselves

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