Canadian Citizenship Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the three main responsibilites of citizenship?
    • A. 

      Being loyal to Canada, recycling newspapers, serving in the navy, army or air force.

    • B. 

      Buying Canadian products, owning your own business, using less water.

    • C. 

      Obeying the law, taking responsibility for oneself and one's family, serving on a jury.

    • D. 

      Learning both official languages, voting in elections, belonging to a union.

  • 2. 
    What are the two official languages of Canada?
    • A. 

      Canadian English and British English.

    • B. 

      English and French.

    • C. 

      English and Chinese.

    • D. 

      English and Inuit.

  • 3. 
    From where did the first European settlers in Canada come?
    • A. 

      Spain.

    • B. 

      France.

    • C. 

      England.

    • D. 

      Germany.

  • 4. 
    What are the three main types of industry in Canada?
    • A. 

      Mining, services and manufacturing.

    • B. 

      Fishery, tourism and services.

    • C. 

      Oil, tourism and manufacturing.

    • D. 

      Natural resources, manufacturing and services.

  • 5. 
    What are the three key facts about Canada's system of government?
    • A. 

      A federal state, a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy.

    • B. 

      A socialist country, a constitutional democracy and a parliamentary monarchy.

    • C. 

      A kingdom, a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy.

    • D. 

      A federal nation, a constitutional democracy and a parliamentary monarchy.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following were the first four provinces in confederation?
    • A. 

      New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Manitoba.

    • B. 

      New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec).

    • C. 

      New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec).

    • D. 

      Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec).

  • 7. 
    What is the significance of the Quebec Act of 1774?
    • A. 

      Divided the Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.

    • B. 

      The birth of Canada.

    • C. 

      Canada’s tolerance of religious traditions under the law.

    • D. 

      Peace, Order and Good Government.

  • 8. 
    What of the following is Canada's constitution based on?
    • A. 

      Multiculturalism. Peace and Order.

    • B. 

      Mobility Rights, Order and Good Government.

    • C. 

      War, Order and Good Government.

    • D. 

      Peace, Order and Good Government.

  • 9. 
    Under Canadian law, why is everybody presumed to be innocent until proven guilty?
    • A. 

      Men and women are equal under the law.

    • B. 

      To guarantee the due process under the law.

    • C. 

      Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression.

    • D. 

      No person or group is above the law.

  • 10. 
    Who was the first prime minister of Canada?
    • A. 

      Sir John A. Macdonald.

    • B. 

      Sir Isaac Brock.

    • C. 

      Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine.

    • D. 

      Sir Guy Carleton.

  • 11. 
    What are the three branches of the Canadian government?
    • A. 

      Executive, Police and Judicial.

    • B. 

      Executive, Senate and Judicial.

    • C. 

      Sovereign, Senate, House of Commons.

    • D. 

      Executive, Legislative and Judicial.

  • 12. 
    Of the following, which is a non-Canadian not allowed to do?
    • A. 

      Get higher education.

    • B. 

      Own a house.

    • C. 

      Get health insurance.

    • D. 

      Vote in the federal and provincial election.

  • 13. 
    What is the significance of hockey?
    • A. 

      Canada won Olympic gold medal in 2008 in this event.

    • B. 

      None of these.

    • C. 

      It is the most popular spectator sport and Canada's national winter sport.

    • D. 

      It is a national summer sport.

  • 14. 
    What is the meaning of constitutional monarchy?
    • A. 

      Freedom of conscience and religion.

    • B. 

      Canada’s head of state is a hereditary sovereign (queen or king), who reigns in accordance with the constitution.

    • C. 

      A fundamental characteristic of the Canadian heritage and identity.

    • D. 

      Freedom of association.

  • 15. 
    What region is known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun"?
    • A. 

      Prairie Provinces.

    • B. 

      Northern Territories.

    • C. 

      Western Provinces.

    • D. 

      Atlantic Provinces.

  • 16. 
    Why was the Canadian Pacific Railway built?
    • A. 

      British Columbia joined Canada in 1871 after Ottawa promised to build a railway to the West Coast.

    • B. 

      Provides a spectacular tourist excursion across precipitous passes and bridges.

    • C. 

      The railway made it possible for immigrants to settle in the Central Canada.

    • D. 

      British Columbia handles billions of dollars in goods traded around the world.

  • 17. 
    What is the advantage of NAFTA agreement?
    • A. 

      Free trade between Canada, USA and Mexico.

    • B. 

      Free trade between Canada and UK.

    • C. 

      Free trade between Canada and China.

    • D. 

      Free trade between Canada and Japan.

  • 18. 
    What are the three parts of parliament?
    • A. 

      Premier, House of Commons and Senate.

    • B. 

      Sovereign, House of Commons and MPs.

    • C. 

      Sovereign, House of Commons and Senate.

    • D. 

      Sovereign, Police and Senate.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are two fundamental freedoms under Canadian law?
    • A. 

      Freedom to buy a house and freedom of religion.

    • B. 

      Freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

    • C. 

      Freedom of speech and freedom of mobility.

    • D. 

      Freedom to work anywhere and freedom of religion.

  • 20. 
    What significance did the war of 1812 with the USA have for Canada?
    • A. 

      More than 600,000 Canadians served in the war.

    • B. 

      Ensured that Canada remained independent of the United States.

    • C. 

      More than two-thirds of the Acadians were deported from their homeland.

    • D. 

      North America was divided by war.