Canadian Federal Government And Constitutional Rights Unit Test

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This quiz if based off the info/unit of Canadian Federal Government and Constitutional Rights from the Alberta "Issue for Canadians" textbook, chapters 1 and 4. This test includes subject matters such as: the Numbered Treaties, the Constitutional Rights, First Nations, Metis, Aboriginals(First Nations, Metis and Inuit), process of passing a bill, Parliament, Francophones & Anglophones, political cartoons etc. Good Luck :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the "Father of Confederation"?
  • 2. 
    Where was the Northwest Resistance in 1885?
    • A. 

      Saskatoon, SK

    • B. 

      Calgary, AB

    • C. 

      Batoche, SK

    • D. 

      Fort McMurray

  • 3. 
    What was the point of Treaties 6, 7 and 8?
    • A. 

      To assimilate/change Aboriginal ways

    • B. 

      To give Aboriginal's rights

    • C. 

      To give First Nation's reserves

    • D. 

      To get rid of Aboriginal's, so the Europeans could complete the establishing the country

  • 4. 
    What was the point of collective rights?
    • A. 

      To affirm collective identities

    • B. 

      To collect these rights to establish Canada today

    • C. 

      To make sure Canadians are following the Charter

    • D. 

      Exclusive rights to land (reserves)

  • 5. 
    What laws recognize the collective rights of the Metis?
  • 6. 
    What laws recognize the collective rights of Official Language groups?
  • 7. 
    What laws recognize the collective rights of First Nations?
  • 8. 
    What is the main purpose of the Executive Branch?
    • A. 

      Affirm or decline bills

    • B. 

      Deal with criminals

    • C. 

      Represent opinions

    • D. 

      Propose laws

  • 9. 
    What is the lasting legacy of residential schools?
    • A. 

      Government made new laws

    • B. 

      Government gave them normal schools

    • C. 

      Government has tried to heal students who were affected

    • D. 

      Last residential school closed in 1996

  • 10. 
    What is an example of Inherant Rights for the First Nation's? Choose 2.
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Land

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Collective Rights

    • E. 

      Treaties

    • F. 

      Free Taxes

    • G. 

      Fishing

    • H. 

      Tipis

  • 11. 
    What had Louis Riel done for the Aboriginal peoples and Francophones?  
    • A. 

      Freed them from Residential Schools

    • B. 

      Rights to land (reserves)

    • C. 

      Gave them Collective Rights

    • D. 

      Upheld rights

  • 12. 
    What are the 3 levels of Governemnt in Canada? 
    • A. 

      Senate, House of Commons, Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Executive, Legislative, Judicial Branches

    • C. 

      Prime Minister, Senators, Cabinet Ministers

    • D. 

      Prime Minister, Premier, Mayor

  • 13. 
    What are inherent rights?
    • A. 

      Rights to a deceased person's money/wealth

    • B. 

      Rights that a person is entitled to, if part of a specific group

    • C. 

      Rights to Canadians who has had their rights infringed

    • D. 

      Rights Canadian's are entitled to (The Charter of Rights and Freedom)

  • 14. 
    The Indian Act was an example of___________.
    • A. 

      The Charter

    • B. 

      Reserves

    • C. 

      Assimilation

    • D. 

      Recognition of First Nation peoples

  • 15. 
    Manitoba is a bilingual province.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is the main role of the Legislative Branch?
    • A. 

      Propose laws

    • B. 

      Pass or decline laws

    • C. 

      To make sure laws are enforced

    • D. 

      Deal with youth criminals

  • 17. 
    How many years does a Governor General serve for? 
  • 18. 
    The Senate is the lower house of parliament.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Where are money issues dealt with?
    • A. 

      Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Prime Minister

    • C. 

      The Senate

    • D. 

      House of Commons

  • 20. 
    How are each regions equally represented in the Senate?
  • 21. 
    How many members are in the Senate?
  • 22. 
    The Senate is a reflection of what?
  • 23. 
    When can a Senator resign?
  • 24. 
    What does the Mace represent?
    • A. 

      Authority of the sovereign

    • B. 

      Authority of government

    • C. 

      Symbol of respect

    • D. 

      Symbol of Parliament

  • 25. 
    What does the Whip do?
    • A. 

      Research for Ministers

    • B. 

      Work closely with the Leader of the Opposition

    • C. 

      Take notes in meetings and debates

    • D. 

      Insure discipline

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