PSI - Political Sciences

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Political Science Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A constitution is a set of fundamental rules that govern political life in a particular territory. Canada's constitution was formed by The Constitution Act, ______ and was previously the ______, ______. 
    • A. 

      1982, British North American Act, 1982

    • B. 

      1982, Magna Carta, 1982

    • C. 

      1867, British North American Act, 1867

    • D. 

      1867, Magna Carta, 1867

  • 2. 
    A(n) ________ is "a set of interrelated values and beliefs about how society is organized and how it ought to function."
    • A. 

      Ideology

    • B. 

      Political agenda

    • C. 

      Conservative concept

    • D. 

      Interconnected spectrum

    • E. 

      Liberalism concept

  • 3. 
    _________ is "an ideology based on the belief that transitions and social order are important, and that gradual change is best."
    • A. 

      Multiculturalism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Liberalism

    • D. 

      Conservatism

  • 4. 
    Liberalism is an ideology "based on the belief that the state must protect individual liberty, personal choice, and the right to private property."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Conservatism is "an ideology based on the collective or state ownership of the means of production and the belief in the states ability to provide social justice, redistributive wealth, and fix social problems."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    - Social Order - Protection of private property - Economic freedom - Support for capitalism  These are examples of _____ values. 
    • A. 

      Right wing

    • B. 

      Left wing

    • C. 

      Centre

    • D. 

      External

  • 7. 
    - Collectivist and social justice issues - Ideologies and political parties that advocate social reform These are examples of _____ values.
    • A. 

      Right wing

    • B. 

      Left wing

    • C. 

      Centre

    • D. 

      External

  • 8. 
    Canada's constitution establishes two levels of government - national and provincial - both with important law-making and taxation powers. This system of divided jurisdiction is known as ______
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Federalism

    • C. 

      Responsible government

    • D. 

      Rule of law

    • E. 

      Democracy

  • 9. 
    Political sovereignty is understood to mean "the ability of a person or entity to act independently without outside interference." In 1931 the ________ proclaims that Canada is a sovereign country. 
    • A. 

      Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    • B. 

      The Constitution Act

    • C. 

      British North American Act

    • D. 

      Statue of Westminster

    • E. 

      Charlottetown Accord

  • 10. 
    A _____ is a set of institutions that manage power and conflict for a society within a geographically defined territory. 
    • A. 

      State

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Sovereignty

  • 11. 
    ________ is organization of the state and the system of institutions and agencies used to exercise its authority. It can also refer to those who have been elected into power. 
    • A. 

      Ideology

    • B. 

      Liberalism

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Federalism

  • 12. 
    Charter rights (are/are not) absolute and are subject to (set/reasonable) limits. Critics say it provides lawyers and judges with too (little/too much) power. 
    • A. 

      Are not, reasonable, too much

    • B. 

      Are, set, too little

    • C. 

      Are not, reasonable, to little

    • D. 

      Are, set, too much

    • E. 

      Are not, set, to much

    • F. 

      Are, reasonable, to little

  • 13. 
    The "__________" clause, provided the basis for our system of government and gave us three key features. 1. A system of political parties. 2. Free election. 3. A prime minister and a cabinet. 
    • A. 

      Gaurentee

    • B. 

      Santa

    • C. 

      Similar in principle

    • D. 

      Westminster

    • E. 

      Charter

  • 14. 
    Which 3 of the following are required to agree for a law to be made?    (Parts of Parliament) 1. Queen 2. Prime Minister. 3. Senate 4. House of Commons 5. The voters (of Canadian citizenship) 6. The state
    • A. 

      4, 5, 6

    • B. 

      1, 3, 5

    • C. 

      1, 2, 4

    • D. 

      1, 3, 4

    • E. 

      2, 4, 5

  • 15. 
    The three key features of the "similar in principle clause"  are 1. A system of government. 2. Free election. 3. A prime minister and a cabinet. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Since Confederation government has taken on less responsibilities for helping citizens. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The _________ Accord (1987), was an attempt to bring Quebec back into the Constitutional fold, but it failed to get unanimous approval. 
    • A. 

      Charlottetown

    • B. 

      Meech Lake

    • C. 

      Honda

    • D. 

      Quebec

  • 18. 
    Which of the following would be examples of exclusive powers of provincial legislatures. (Section 92 of the Constitution Act 1867) (more than one)
    • A. 

      The establishment, maintenance, and management of public and reformatory prisons in and for the province.

    • B. 

      The establishment, maintenance, and management of penitentaries.

    • C. 

      The establishment, maintenance, and management of hospitals, asylums.

    • D. 

      Navigation and shipping

    • E. 

      Postal Service

    • F. 

      Banking, incorporation of banks, and the issue of paper money.

  • 19. 
    The annual federal budget deficit is the amount that our federal government borrows each year whereas the national ____ is is the net accumulated borrowing by the federal government.
  • 20. 
    Which province did not sign the Charter?
    • A. 

      Quebec

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      Nunavut

    • D. 

      British Columbia

    • E. 

      Prince Edward Island

  • 21. 
    There are two provisions of the Charter that were intended to restrain the courts authority: the reasonable limits clause (s.1) and the notwithstanding clause (s.33).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What is beyond a doubt is that constitutional supremacy has been replaced in Canada by parliamentary supremacy. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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