A Test On Democracy: MCQ Quiz!

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A Test On Democracy: MCQ Quiz!

Are you ready for a test on democracy? Do you know anything about the Canadian government? With this quiz, you must know who the leading players are in government, such as who recommends Senate appointments to the governor-general and examines and revises legislation. You will also have to know who chooses those main beginning players are. This quiz is focused on the Canadian government and how it is run. All the best !


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The purpose of The Constitution Act of 1982 is:
    • A. 

      To ensure that Canada always has a prime minister

    • B. 

      To provide the essential framework for orderly government

    • C. 

      To give royal assent to bills

    • D. 

      A very important document created by Prime Minister Harper

  • 2. 
    This person gives Royal Assent to bills.
    • A. 

      The Cabinet Members

    • B. 

      The Prime Minister

    • C. 

      The Governor General

    • D. 

      The Senator

  • 3. 
    This person recommends senate appointments to the governor-general.
    • A. 

      The Monarch

    • B. 

      The Prime Minister

    • C. 

      The Governor General

    • D. 

      The citizens of Canada

  • 4. 
    This person must abide by the decisions of the Canadian Government but continues to play an important ceremonial and symbolic role.
    • A. 

      The Governor General

    • B. 

      The Prime Minister

    • C. 

      The Monarch

    • D. 

      The members of parliament

  • 5. 
    This person is to examine and revise legislation by going over laws clause by clause and to pick up flaws that have avoided notice during a bill's passeage through the House of Commons.
    • A. 

      The Senator

    • B. 

      The Governor General

    • C. 

      The Prime Minister

    • D. 

      The Speaker of the House

  • 6. 
    This person chooses cabinet members to help run the government.
    • A. 

      The Monarch

    • B. 

      The Prime Minister

    • C. 

      The Governor General

    • D. 

      The members of parliament

  • 7. 
    Each of these people have individual ministerial responsibilities and must answer for the performance of the department that he/she leads.
    • A. 

      The members of parliament

    • B. 

      The monarch

    • C. 

      The Governor General

    • D. 

      The cabinet members

  • 8. 
    This person is responsible for summoning, opening, and ending sessions of Parliament.
    • A. 

      The monarch

    • B. 

      The Governor General

    • C. 

      The Prime Minister

    • D. 

      The Speaker of the House

  • 9. 
    These people set the strategic direction for the government.
    • A. 

      The Prime minister

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      The Cabinet

    • D. 

      The Priorities and Planning Committee

  • 10. 
    This person ensures that Canada always has a Prime Minister.
    • A. 

      The Monarch

    • B. 

      The Cabinet

    • C. 

      The Senators

    • D. 

      The Governor General

  • 11. 
    The Governor-General appoints Supreme Court justices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Cabinet members introduce all government bills that relate to their department.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Governor General chairs cabinet meetings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Decisions made in cabinet must be unanimous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Senators can draw important issues to the attention of Cabinet Ministers and to the Prime Minister.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which name and the title is correct for our present prime minister?
    • A. 

      The Right Honourable Stephen Harper

    • B. 

      The Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper

    • C. 

      His Excellency, the honourable Stephen Harper

    • D. 

      Prime Minister Vic Toews

  • 17. 
    Choose the correct name and title for our Governor-General.
    • A. 

      The Right Honourable David Johnston

    • B. 

      His excellency, the honourable David Johnston

    • C. 

      His majesty, David Johnson

    • D. 

      His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston

  • 18. 
    The Governor General may serve in his position for:
    • A. 

      4 years

    • B. 

      5 years

    • C. 

      As long as they like

    • D. 

      An additional 2 years at the request of the Prime Minister

  • 19. 
    One is able to be the monarch by:
    • A. 

      Being elected by the people of England

    • B. 

      Being born into the royal family

    • C. 

      One's birth order

    • D. 

      Being the most popular and well like child

  • 20. 
    The Governor General's position is gained by:
    • A. 

      Being chosen by the prime minister and appointed by the Monarch

    • B. 

      Being elected by the prime minister

    • C. 

      Elected by the monarch

    • D. 

      Being chosen by the Members of Parliament

  • 21. 
    To be a Senator one must:
    • A. 

      Be a Canadian citizen

    • B. 

      Be at least 30 years old

    • C. 

      Be elected by the Governor General

    • D. 

      Have alot of money and be very smart

  • 22. 
    Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth III holds the position of the Monarch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The Official Opposition leader of Canada is:
    • A. 

      The Honourable Bob Rae of the Liberal Party

    • B. 

      The Right Honourable Thomas Mulcaire

    • C. 

      The Honourable Stephen Harper

    • D. 

      The Honourable Thomas Mulcaire

  • 24. 
    To become the Prime Minister of Canada, these must all be in place.
    • A. 

      People will elect the prime minister they want to run the government.

    • B. 

      Must be elected as a Member of Parliament.

    • C. 

      Must be chosen as the leader of the political party.

    • D. 

      The party must receive the most seats in the Federal Election.

  • 25. 
    A House Leader must have a minimum of how many party seats in the House of Commons?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      24

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