Canadian Civics Quiz For Foreigners

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Canadian Civics Quiz For Foreigners

How closely have you been following Canadian politics and current events?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The two main political parties in English Canada are the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party. What is the name of the third-place, far-left party? 
  • 2. 
    The current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada is named:
    • A. 

      Peter Milliken

    • B. 

      Claude Ryan

    • C. 

      Michael Ignatieff

    • D. 

      Peter MacKay

    • E. 

      Jack Layton

  • 3. 
    The Quebec-based political party that champions French-Canadian nationalism is called the:
    • A. 

      Bloc Quebecois

    • B. 

      Action Democratique

    • C. 

      Front de Liberation du Quebec

    • D. 

      Assemblee Nationale

    • E. 

      Separatist Party of Quebec

  • 4. 
    What happened in the 2006 Canadian Federal Election?
    • A. 

      The Conservative Party, under Stephen Harper, defeated Liberal Prime Minister Stephane Dion

    • B. 

      The Liberal government resigned, allowing a Conservative/NDP coalition to take power.

    • C. 

      Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin was defeated.

    • D. 

      Canada elected its first conservative government in over 40 years.

    • E. 

      The Liberal Party clung to power, despite losing its majority in Parliament.

  • 5. 
    The representative of Queen Elizabeth II in Canada is called the:
  • 6. 
    Complete the following sentence: "The Senate of Canada...."
    • A. 

      ... formally elects the governor general, but little else.

    • B. 

      ... meets only once a year.

    • C. 

      ... gives each province 10 seats.

    • D. 

      ... contains members appointed by the prime minister.

    • E. 

      ... does not exist.

  • 7. 
    The fundamental rights of each Canadian citizen are enshrined in a document known as the:
    • A. 

      Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

    • C. 

      Canadian Rights Act

    • D. 

      Declaration of Human Rights

    • E. 

      Charter of Citizenship

  • 8. 
    What was the name of the highly influential, left-wing Canadian prime minister during the 1970s and 80s? 
  • 9. 
    Canada's three biggest provinces are:
    • A. 

      Ontario, Newfound, and Quebec

    • B. 

      Quebec, British Columbia, and Newfoundland

    • C. 

      Vancouver, Quebec, and Ontario

    • D. 

      British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario

    • E. 

      Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec

  • 10. 
    The Canadian capital city of Ottawa is located in what province?
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