Who We Are

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Who We Are

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