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  • 1. 
    What are the three parts of the Legislative Branch?
    • A. 

      The cabinet

    • B. 

      The administration

    • C. 

      Governor General

    • D. 

      House of Commons

    • E. 

      Senate

  • 2. 
    Sometimes called the Upper House of Parliament. The Governor General appoints senators upon the Prime Minister's recommendation.
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      Governor General

    • C. 

      House of Commons

  • 3. 
    Has elected representatives who debate and vote on proposed laws for Canada.
    • A. 

      Governor General

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      House of Commons

    • D. 

      The cabinet

  • 4. 
    Includes all government departments, the armed forces, Crown corporations, and other bodies.
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      The administration

    • C. 

      The cabinet

    • D. 

      Governor General

  • 5. 
    Body of high-ranking members of government that includes the Prime minister.
    • A. 

      The cabinet

    • B. 

      The administration

    • C. 

      House of Commons

    • D. 

      The Senate

  • 6. 
    What is another name for an electoral district?
    • A. 

      Ridings

    • B. 

      Representative

    • C. 

      Constituencies

    • D. 

      Member of parliament

  • 7. 
    Which province has the highest number of ridings?
    • A. 

      Quebec

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      British Columbia

    • D. 

      New Brunswick

  • 8. 
    How many ridings do the three prairie provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta) have in total?
    • A. 

      36 in total

    • B. 

      48 in total

    • C. 

      56 in total

    • D. 

      67 in total

  • 9. 
    How many ridings does Manitoba have?
    • A. 

      12 ridings

    • B. 

      16 ridings

    • C. 

      11 ridings

    • D. 

      14 ridings

  • 10. 
    Who is entitled to vote in Canadian federal elections ?
    • A. 

      Landed immigrant

    • B. 

      A Canadian citizen

    • C. 

      At least 18 years old on voting day

    • D. 

      On the voters’ list

    • E. 

      At least 16 years old on voting day

  • 11. 
    Who makes the voters’ list?
    • A. 

      The Administration

    • B. 

      National Register of Electors

    • C. 

      Elections Canada

    • D. 

      Legislatives

  • 12. 
    In Canada, are you obliged to tell other people how you voted
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Immediately after the polling stations close, election officers count the ballots, and the results are announced on:
    • A. 

      Internet

    • B. 

      Radio

    • C. 

      Facebook

    • D. 

      Television

    • E. 

      Newspaper

    • F. 

      Streets

    • G. 

      Twitter

    • H. 

      Letter

  • 14. 
    You can choose to vote before the election day by voting at an advance poll or with a special ballot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The person who goes door to door collecting names of eligible voters for the voters list.
    • A. 

      Elections Canada Officer

    • B. 

      Surveyor

    • C. 

      Enumerator

    • D. 

      Electoral supporter

  • 16. 
    Person who is responsible to conduct the election in an electoral division.
    • A. 

      Enumerator

    • B. 

      Returning officer

    • C. 

      Surveyor

    • D. 

      Elections Canada Officer

  • 17. 
    For provincial elections, the province of Manitoba is divided into
    • A. 

      56 areas

    • B. 

      55 areas

    • C. 

      64 areas

    • D. 

      57 areas

    • E. 

      65 areas

  • 18. 
    For federal elections, the country of Canada is divided into
    • A. 

      308 areas

    • B. 

      310 areas

    • C. 

      309 areas

    • D. 

      307 areas

  • 19. 
    For municipal elections, the City of Winnipeg is divided into:  These municipal areas are called wards.
    • A. 

      13 areas

    • B. 

      12 areas

    • C. 

      14 areas

    • D. 

      11 areas

  • 20. 
    You can still vote if your name is not on the voters' list
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Check things you need to bring with you to the voting place?
    • A. 

      Landing papers

    • B. 

      Government issued photo identification

    • C. 

      Two other pieces of identification with your name on them

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Passport with a date validity

    • F. 

      Birth certificate from your country of origin

  • 22. 
    What are the names for First Nations elected officials?
    • A. 

      Tribal leaders

    • B. 

      Tribe chiefs

    • C. 

      Band chiefs

    • D. 

      Councillors

  • 23. 
    What are municipal laws called?
    • A. 

      Decree

    • B. 

      Provincial act

    • C. 

      Municipal ruling

    • D. 

      By-laws

    • E. 

      Provincial law

  • 24. 
    Who are the two people who are elected at the municipal level of government?
    • A. 

      Mayor (or reeve)

    • B. 

      Congressman (or antiocmen)

    • C. 

      Senators (or socratemen)

    • D. 

      Councillors (or aldermen)

  • 25. 
    The responsibilities of the federal government include:
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      National Defence

    • C. 

      Foreign Policy

    • D. 

      Citizenship

    • E. 

      Healthcare

    • F. 

      Natural Resources

    • G. 

      Highways

    • H. 

      Policing: Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

    • I. 

      Property and Civil Rights

    • J. 

      Criminal justice

    • K. 

      International Trade

    • L. 

      Aboriginal Affairs

    • M. 

      Immigration

    • N. 

      Agriculture

    • O. 

      Environment

  • 26. 
    The responsibilities of the provincial government include:
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      National Defence

    • C. 

      Healthcare

    • D. 

      Foreign Policy

    • E. 

      Natural Resources

    • F. 

      Citizenship

    • G. 

      Highways

    • H. 

      International Trade

    • I. 

      Policing

    • J. 

      Environment

    • K. 

      Property and Civil Rights

    • L. 

      Immigration

    • M. 

      Agriculture

  • 27. 
    The responsibilities of the municipal government include:
    • A. 

      Social and Community Health

    • B. 

      Natural Resources

    • C. 

      Recycling Programs

    • D. 

      Transportation and utilities

    • E. 

      Snow Removal

    • F. 

      Policing

    • G. 

      Firefighting

    • H. 

      National Defence

    • I. 

      Foreign Policy

    • J. 

      International Trade

    • K. 

      Emergency Services

  • 28. 
    The names of the other opposition parties and leaders are:
    • A. 

      Progressive Conservative Party - Hugh McFadyen

    • B. 

      Liberal Party - Michael Ignatieff

    • C. 

      Conservative Party - Stephen Harper

    • D. 

      Bloc Quebecois - Gilles Duceppe

    • E. 

      New Democratic Party - Jack Layton

  • 29. 
    Manitoba's Member of Parliament (MP) in Ottawa is
    • A. 

      Harold Albrecht

    • B. 

      Kenney Jason

    • C. 

      Joy Smith (progressive Conservative)

    • D. 

      Alice Wong (as of May 2010)

  • 30. 
    Manitoba's 14 federal electoral districts
    • A. 

      Lethbridge

    • B. 

      Brandon—Souris

    • C. 

      Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia

    • D. 

      Churchill (electoral district)

    • E. 

      Edmonton Centre

    • F. 

      Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette

    • G. 

      Elmwood—Transcona

    • H. 

      Wild Rose

    • I. 

      Kildonan—St. Paul

    • J. 

      Portage—Lisgar

    • K. 

      Provencher (electoral district)

    • L. 

      Provencher (electoral district)

    • M. 

      Provencher (electoral district)

    • N. 

      Provencher (electoral district)

    • O. 

      Winnipeg North

    • P. 

      Winnipeg North

    • Q. 

      Winnipeg North

  • 31. 
    What is due process?
    • A. 

      Making sure that everyone gets fair treatment, with all their wants and needs.

    • B. 

      Making sure that everyone has just and fair treatment, with all of their legal rights.

    • C. 

      Making sure that no one is above the law, including their relatives.

  • 32. 
    Canada’s legal system is based on the following:
    • A. 

      The rule of law

    • B. 

      Equality rights

    • C. 

      Freedom under the law

    • D. 

      Democratic principles

    • E. 

      Mobility rights

    • F. 

      Due process

    • G. 

      Aboriginal rights

  • 33. 
    Prisons have an essential role in punishing criminals and deterring crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Where are smaller offences discussed?
    • A. 

      Provincial courts

    • B. 

      Municipal courts

    • C. 

      Family courts

    • D. 

      Traffic courts

    • E. 

      Trial courts

  • 35. 
    Where are civil cases involving small sums of money settled?
    • A. 

      Small claims courts

    • B. 

      Provincial courts

    • C. 

      Traffic courts

  • 36. 
    In Canada, you are allowed to question the police about their service or conduct.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Which two provinces have provincial police forces?
    • A. 

      Ontario

    • B. 

      Manitoba

    • C. 

      Quebec

  • 38. 
    Name any two Canadian symbols.
    • A. 

      THE CANADIAN CROWN

    • B. 

      THE NATIONAL FLAG

    • C. 

      THE BEAVER

    • D. 

      THE MAPLE LEAF

  • 39. 
    How long has Canada been a constitutional monarchy?
    • A. 

      Since 1946 (After WWII)

    • B. 

      Since 1867 (Confederation)

    • C. 

      Since 1812 (Battle with US)

  • 40. 
    How long has Queen Elizabeth II been Canada’s queen?
    • A. 

      Our current queen, Queen Elizabeth II, has been the Queen of Canada since 1965

    • B. 

      Our current queen, Queen Elizabeth II, has been the Queen of Canada since 1948

    • C. 

      Our current queen, Queen Elizabeth II, has been the Queen of Canada since 1952

  • 41. 
    When was the flag that we use in Canada today first raised on a flagpole?
    • A. 

      February 15, 1968

    • B. 

      February 15, 1966

    • C. 

      February 15, 1960

    • D. 

      February 15, 1965

  • 42. 
    Where did the red-white-red pattern come from?
    • A. 

      From the flag of the Royal Military College in NotreDame

    • B. 

      From the flag of the Royal Military College in Kingston.

    • C. 

      From the flag of the Royal Military College in Kingsbury.

  • 43. 
    What is Canada’s most well known and most respected symbol
    • A. 

      The Maple Leaf

    • B. 

      The Crown

    • C. 

      The Flag

    • D. 

      The Beaver

  • 44. 
    What is the second most popular sport in Canada?
    • A. 

      Canadian Curling

    • B. 

      Canadian Hockey

    • C. 

      Canadian football

  • 45. 
    Who was the first Governor General of Asian origin?
    • A. 

      Lord Stanley

    • B. 

      Dr. Wilder Penfield

    • C. 

      Jim Balsillie

    • D. 

      Adrienne Clarkson

  • 46. 
    Are each famous for being a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Research in Motion (RIM), a wireless communications company that produced the BlackBerry.
    • A. 

      Reginald Fessenden

    • B. 

      Mike Lazaridis

    • C. 

      Charles Best

    • D. 

      Jim Balsillie

  • 47. 
    Which sport has the most registered players of any game in Canada?
    • A. 

      Hockey

    • B. 

      Soccer

    • C. 

      Basketball

    • D. 

      Curling

    • E. 

      Football

  • 48. 
    When was the Official Languages Act passed by parliament?
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1968

    • C. 

      1967

  • 49. 
    Three things that the Official Languages Act did?
    • A. 

      Establishes equality between English and French in Parliament, the Government of Canada and institutions which have to obey the Official Languages Act

    • B. 

      Promotes harmony for French and English community

    • C. 

      Maintains and develops official minority communities in Canada

    • D. 

      Promotes equality of English and French in Canadian society

    • E. 

      Maintains and develops official minority communities in RESERVES for Aboriginal people

  • 50. 
    Great majority of Canadians identify as
    • A. 

      Catholic

    • B. 

      Jews

    • C. 

      Christians

    • D. 

      Protestants