Democracy Test 2013

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Democracy Quizzes & Trivia

PART A: Choose the best answer(s) to complete the statement. There may be more than one answer for some of the questions.


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  • 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 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

  • 26. 
    The seats in the House of Commons are distributed roughly in proportion to what?
    • A. 

      The land mass

    • B. 

      The population of each province and territory

    • C. 

      The way the Prime Minister chooses

    • D. 

      The number of people there are in Canada

  • 27. 
    Who represents the people in the constituency of Provencher?
    • A. 

      The Right Honourable Vic Toews of the Conservative Party

    • B. 

      The Honourable Vic Toews of the NDP

    • C. 

      The Honourable Vic Toews of the Conservative Party

    • D. 

      The Honourable Kelvin Goertzen of the Conservative Party

  • 28. 
    The Honourable Jim Flaherty is
    • A. 

      A member of Parliament

    • B. 

      A member of the Cabinet

    • C. 

      The Minister of Education

    • D. 

      The Minister of Finance

  • 29. 
    A Senator may be in that position for 75 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    To be part of the Cabinet these things must be in place:
    • A. 

      Receive the most votes in the Federal Election

    • B. 

      Must be a friend of the Prime Minister

    • C. 

      Must be a member of the political party in power

    • D. 

      Must be chosen by the Prime Minister