Canadian Government Mid Unit Test

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  • 1. 
    In Canada, we have an election system that is called ______. 
    • A. 

      May the best man win

    • B. 

      Democratic

    • C. 

      Pass the post first

    • D. 

      First past the post

  • 2. 
    How can a party that only gets 35% of the vote have power? 
    • A. 

      All you need is to have the greatest percentage of votes compared to your rivals.

    • B. 

      The other parties that make up 65% can't agree with each other

    • C. 

      The party with the most votes has the strongest leader

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 3. 
    What is a Coalition? 
    • A. 

      An evil group of rich people.

    • B. 

      Stephen Harper's golfing foursome

    • C. 

      An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government of states.

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 4. 
    Why is Stephen Harper afraid of a coalition?  
    • A. 

      The coalition would have 65% of the vote.

    • B. 

      The conservatives would have 35% of the power

    • C. 

      Although the conservatives would be first past the post, they would not be in power forming a government.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Who makes laws in Canada? 
    • A. 

      Parliament

    • B. 

      The house of commons

    • C. 

      The senate

    • D. 

      The Queen (Governor General)

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What allows us to make laws? 
    • A. 

      The Charter of rights and freedom

    • B. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      The Constitution

    • D. 

      The Ten Commandments

  • 7. 
    Senators are elected? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    There are two types of Bills
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The majority of laws start out as Government Bills
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    How much time per day is devoted to private members Bills? 
    • A. 

      1hr

    • B. 

      30 min

    • C. 

      2hr

    • D. 

      3hr

  • 11. 
    How many steps does a Bill go through in the house of commons? 
    • A. 

      (5) Intro, 1st reading, 2nd reading, report stage, 3rd reading

    • B. 

      (6) Intro, 1st reading, 2nd reading, committee stage, report stage, third reading

    • C. 

      (4) 1st reading, 2nd reading, committee stage, 3rd reading

    • D. 

      (3) 1st reading, 2nd reading, 3rd reading

  • 12. 
    According to the presentation, how many steps does a Bill go through in the Senate (Message Stage)? 
    • A. 

      (5) Intro 1st reading, 2nd reading, report stage, 3rd reading

    • B. 

      (6) Intro, 1st reading, 2nd reading, committee stage, report stage, third reading

    • C. 

      (4) 1st reading, 2nd reading, committee stage, 3rd reading

    • D. 

      (3) 1st reading, 2nd reading, 3rd reading

  • 13. 
    What is Royal Assent?
    • A. 

      The PM calls the Queen to get some advice

    • B. 

      The governor general visits Parliament and waives to everyone

    • C. 

      The Queen's representative approves a bill to become law

    • D. 

      The house of commons makes a bill into a law

  • 14. 
    How can you get involved?
    • A. 

      Encourage your MP to vote for or against a bill

    • B. 

      Get educated about an issue and share your thoughts with your MP

    • C. 

      Encourage an MP to introduce a bill that you care about

    • D. 

      Build up support or opposition for a bill in your community

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What is a mace?
    • A. 

      A big gold club that was originally used in England to discourage people from going to the washroom during debate

    • B. 

      A gilded club with the Canadian coat of arms on it. Parliament can only start when it is placed in front of the speaker

    • C. 

      A symbol of the authority of Parliament

    • D. 

      B and c

    • E. 

      All of the above