Social Studies 11 Chapter 9

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  • 1. 
    The Wilderness Committee, a group with a goal to protect the forests and environment is best described as a...
    • A. 

      Issue-oriented group

    • B. 

      Pressure group

    • C. 

      Protest

    • D. 

      Coalition

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the best definition of democracy?
    • A. 

      A form of government in which one individual or small group holds all the power and directs the lives of citizens

    • B. 

      A form of government that uses intimidation, violence, and propaganda to rule all aspects of the social and political life of its citizens

    • C. 

      A system of government in which people freely choose in elections who will govern them, and gives the people who are ruled by its laws and policies certain rights over the actions and careers of those in power

    • D. 

      A system in which citizens vote directly on every issue

  • 3. 
    What is the objective of lobbying?
    • A. 

      To represent the interests of a group by influencing decision makers in the group's favour

    • B. 

      To represent the interests of the public by influencing the decision makers in the public interest

    • C. 

      To represent the interests of the party in power through mass media

  • 4. 
    Which of these people would most likely be a lobbyist?
    • A. 

      A bureaucrat with influential connections

    • B. 

      A passionate member of a pressure group

    • C. 

      Someone who sits in the lobby of the Parliament every day

  • 5. 
    A politician needs brand recognition to gain people's votes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What are the Three Principles of Civil Disobedience?
    • A. 

      Should not involve violence, should be directed against laws that are seriously harmful, and avoiding punishment from the authority in order to continue protesting

    • B. 

      Should involve violence, should be directed against laws that are seriously harmful, and should involve taking responsibility for one's actions

    • C. 

      Should not involve violence, should be directed against laws that are in the best interests of the pressure group, and should be willing to take responsibility for one's actions

    • D. 

      Should not involve violence, should be directed against laws that are seriously harmful, and should be willing to face punishment for one's actions

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is true of direct democracy?
    • A. 

      Citizens directly elect their leader (e.g. in the USA, you directly elect the President)

    • B. 

      Every eligible citizen participates directly by voting on all decisions that affect society

    • C. 

      The democracy is directed towards the people

    • D. 

      Elected representatives are allowed to make decisions on behalf of the people

  • 8. 
    Why is direct democracy ineffective?
    • A. 

      You may agree with a member of the party's opinions, but not the leader's

    • B. 

      It is hard to manage in a large population

    • C. 

      It is fascist.

    • D. 

      It does not allow rule by the people.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an ideology under democracy?
    • A. 

      Conservatism

    • B. 

      Fascism

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      None of the above; they are all right wing.

  • 10. 
    Totalitarian governments are authoritarian.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    On the political spectrum, the most left-wing party is...
    • A. 

      The NDP

    • B. 

      The Liberal Party

    • C. 

      The Bloc Quebecois

    • D. 

      The Green Party

  • 12. 
    "Tradition is important but change must be supported if most people want it." This quote is most representative of which side of the political spectrum?
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Center

    • C. 

      Left

  • 13. 
    Individuals are more likely to seek change in...
    • A. 

      A political party

    • B. 

      A club

    • C. 

      A non-governmental organization (NGO)

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

  • 14. 
    What does patronage mean?
    • A. 

      Choosing a patron god for a city (e.g. Athena for Athens)

    • B. 

      Giving rewards in return for loyalty or favours to a party

    • C. 

      Another word for apprenticeship

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a power of the Prime Minister of Canada?
    • A. 

      Orders-in-Council

    • B. 

      Proroguing of Parliament

    • C. 

      Appointment of the Cabinet

    • D. 

      Leading the Executive Branch of government

  • 16. 
    Where does the Cabinet meet?
    • A. 

      The Prime Minister's Office

    • B. 

      The Cabinet Office

    • C. 

      The Privy Council Office

    • D. 

      The Senate

  • 17. 
    What is the difference between an MLA and an MP?
    • A. 

      MLA is a form of citation and MP is not.

    • B. 

      MLA is a member of the Legislative Assembly in Provincial government, whereas MP is a member of parliament in federal government.

    • C. 

      MLA is a member of the Legislative Assembly in federal government, whereas MP is a member of parliament in provincial government.

    • D. 

      MPs are selected by the prime minister, while MLAs are elected into the House of Commons.

  • 18. 
    What are the 3 E's of Senate Reform?
    • A. 

      Ergonomic, Equal, and Effective

    • B. 

      Elite, Elected, and Efficient

    • C. 

      Eloquent, Enrolled, and Enthusiastic

    • D. 

      Elected, Equal, and Efficient

  • 19. 
    How does a motion of non-confidence occur?
    • A. 

      The cabinet votes that the Prime Minister is unfit to lead

    • B. 

      The opposition party loses a vote in the House of Commons

    • C. 

      The leading party loses a vote in the House of Commons

    • D. 

      A coalition between parties causes the public to believe that the unrest in parliament means the ruling party is not in control.

  • 20. 
    Where is the work of government carried out?
    • A. 

      House of Commons

    • B. 

      Cabinet

    • C. 

      Bureaucracy

    • D. 

      Standing Committees

  • 21. 
    What does the party whip do?
    • A. 

      Punish members of a party who do not vote for the good of the party

    • B. 

      Make sure party members are present in voting

    • C. 

      Making sure the media does not cast a bad image on the party

    • D. 

      Prevent private member's bills from passing

  • 22. 
    Cabinet members have to have a seat in the House of Commons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The Lieutenant Governor is to the Governor General as provincial is to
  • 24. 
    What is Canada's current Electoral System?
    • A. 

      First-Past-the-Post

    • B. 

      Single-Transferable-Vote

    • C. 

      The Electoral College

    • D. 

      Rep by Pop

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