Who We Are

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