Who We Are

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Who We Are

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Question 1
Since the 1970s, the majority of immigrants to Canada have come from where?
A
Asia
B
South America
C
Europe
D
Africa
Question 2
Between 1755 and 1763, more than two thirds of French settlers were deported due to a war between the French and…?
A
The Germans
B
The Aboriginal peoples
C
The British
D
The Americans
Question 3
Canada is known across the world for being…?
A
Tough and aggressive
B
Devious and wily
C
Weak and soft
D
Strong and free
Question 4
Rights for Aboriginal people are…?
A
Non-existent
B
A matter for individual provinces
C
Guaranteed in the constitution
D
A matter of custom
Question 5
The Canadian government stopped trying to force Aboriginal children to integrate into mainstream Canadian culture in what decade?
A
1980s
B
1920s
C
1890s
D
1950s
Question 6
Which of these is not one of the 12 largest ethnic groups in Canada?
A
Ukrainian
B
Dutch
C
Scottish
D
Polish
Question 7
In what year was it recognized by the House of Commons that Québecois are a distinct nation within United Canada?
A
1996
B
2006
C
1966
D
1986
Question 8
Roughly what proportion of First Nations people live on reserve land?
A
75%
B
50%
C
5%
D
25%
Question 9
Among Canadian Christians, what is the most common affiliation?
A
Baptist
B
Orthodox
C
Methodist
D
Catholic
Question 10
How many people in Canada have French as their first language?
A
2 million
B
11 million
C
7 million
D
4 million
Question 11
Gay and lesbian Canadians have equal rights to…?
A
Civil marriage
B
Healthcare
C
Protection from discrimination
D
All of these
Question 12
When were territorial rights for Canada’s Aboriginal people first established?
A
1963
B
1763
C
1663
D
1863
Question 13
First Nations make up what percentage of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples?
A
15%
B
65%
C
35%
D
85%
Question 14
Which of these does not border onto Canada?
A
The Arctic
B
The Atlantic Ocean
C
The Gulf of Mexico
D
The Pacific Ocean
Question 15
In which year did French colonists begin to settle in the Maritime provinces?
A
1614
B
1594
C
1624
D
1604
Question 16
Which of these is the Canadian system of government?
A
Autocracy
B
Constitutional monarchy
C
Benign dictatorship
D
Republican democracy
Question 17
Modern Canadian society is largely derived from which civilisations?
A
English and German
B
French and Danish
C
French and German
D
English and French
Question 18
What proportion of aboriginal people are Inuit?
A
4%
B
25%
C
40%
D
12%
Question 19
How many Anglo-Quebecers have a heritage going back 250 years or more?
A
500,000
B
1 million
C
250,000
D
1.5 million
Question 20
What percentage of Aboriginal peoples in Canada are Metis?
A
60%
B
5%
C
15%
D
30%
Question 21
It is believed that the ancestors of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples came from where?
A
Asia
B
South America
C
Africa
D
Europe
Question 22
In Vancouver and Toronto, which of these languages is the second most commonly spoken at home, after English?
A
Swahili
B
Chinese
C
Spanish
D
Pushtu
Question 23
The majority of French-speaking Canadians live in which province?
A
Ontario
B
Québec
C
Manitoba
D
New Brunswick
Question 24
Canada is often called…?
A
The land of waterfalls
B
The land of immigrants
C
The land of isolation
D
The land of religion
Question 25
Those who immigrate to Canada are expected to…?
A
Embrace democratic principles
B
Retain the principles of their original country
C
Any of these
D
Ignore Canada’s principles
Question 26
The descendants of the original French settlers are known as what?
A
First Canadians
B
French founders
C
Native French
D
Acadians
Question 27
In their own language, what does “Inuit” mean?
A
The fighters
B
The people
C
The sailors
D
The hunters
Question 28
Anglophones are usually referred to as…?
A
Canadian Englishmen
B
English Canadians
C
Original Canadians
D
British Canadians
Question 29
Metis are a people with a combined heritage of Aboriginal people and…?
A
European people
B
Asian people
C
African people
D
South American people
Question 30
How many people in Canada have English as their first language?
A
23 million
B
7 million
C
11 million
D
18 million
Question 31
The first constitutional document for Canada became law when?
A
1962
B
1867
C
1815
D
1923
Question 32
How many groups make up the Aboriginal people of Canada?
A
Four
B
Five
C
Nobody knows
D
Three
Question 33
Which of these is not one of the founding peoples of Canada?
A
The British
B
The French
C
The Aboriginal Peoples
D
The Germans
Question 34
The majority of Canadians identify themselves as…?
A
Atheists
B
Christians
C
Muslims
D
Hindus
Question 35
Canada is often called what by poets and songwriters?
A
The Great Democracy
B
The Great Force
C
The Great Dominion
D
The Great Satan
Question 36
The phrase that rules Canadian institutions, “Peace, Order and Good Government” comes from where?
A
Roman law
B
The British North America Act
C
The US Constitution
D
The Code Napoleon
Question 37
Which of these is Canada’s only officially bilingual province?
A
Québec
B
Manitoba
C
New Brunswick
D
Ontario
Question 38
What Act formed the Confederation of Canada?
A
The Quebec Act of 1774
B
Magna Carta of 1215
C
The British North America Act of 1867
D
The British North America Act of 1887
Question 39
All Aboriginal people who are neither Inuit nor Metis are known as what?
A
They don’t have a name
B
First Nations
C
Red Indians
D
Aliens
Question 40
Roughly how many First Nations communities are there in Canada?
A
150
B
600
C
1200
D
300
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