Social Studies 11 Chapter 10

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Chrissienah
C
Chrissienah
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 2 | Total Attempts: 520
Questions: 18 | Attempts: 217

SettingsSettingsSettings
Social Study Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did the global demand for human rights become evident?

    • A.

      After World War I

    • B.

      After World War II

    • C.

      During apartheid in South Africa

    • D.

      After the Rwandan Genocide came to public attention

    Correct Answer
    B. After World War II
    Explanation
    After World War II, there was a significant shift in global consciousness towards the importance of human rights. The atrocities committed during the war, including the Holocaust and other war crimes, made it evident that the protection of human rights was essential. This led to the establishment of international organizations such as the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which aimed to promote and protect human rights worldwide. The post-war era marked a turning point in recognizing the need for global demand and action to safeguard human rights.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a power that the UN has to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

    • A.

      Drawing attention to atrocities/abuses and putting pressure on offending countries

    • B.

      Criminally punishing countries for not following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    • C.

      Declaring war on countries that have not ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Correct Answer
    A. Drawing attention to atrocities/abuses and putting pressure on offending countries
    Explanation
    The UN has the power to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by drawing attention to atrocities/abuses and putting pressure on offending countries. This means that the UN can raise awareness about human rights violations and use diplomatic means to encourage countries to adhere to the principles outlined in the Declaration. By highlighting abuses and applying pressure, the UN aims to create accountability and encourage countries to respect and protect human rights.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Which countries were against the formation of the International Criminal Court because they were unwilling to let an international body interfere with laws affecting their citizens?

    • A.

      China & the USA

    • B.

      The Soviet Union and Germany

    • C.

      Japan and Italy

    • D.

      Canada and Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    A. China & the USA
    Explanation
    China and the USA were against the formation of the International Criminal Court because they were unwilling to let an international body interfere with laws affecting their citizens. Both countries have a strong emphasis on national sovereignty and believe that their own legal systems should have the final say in matters concerning their citizens. They may have concerns about the potential for political bias or infringement on their own legal processes if they were to submit to the jurisdiction of an international court.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    The International Court of Justice can intervene if one side is unwilling to ask for help.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The International Court of Justice can only intervene in a dispute if both parties involved voluntarily submit to its jurisdiction. It cannot intervene if one side is unwilling to seek its help. Therefore, the statement that the International Court of Justice can intervene if one side is unwilling to ask for help is false.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    What did the Diefenbaker's Canadian Bill of Rights include? (Check however many apply)

    • A.

      Recognizing rights already held under common law

    • B.

      Did not override federal/provincial laws

    • C.

      Was a part of the Canadian Constitution

    • D.

      Could be amended or changed

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Recognizing rights already held under common law
    B. Did not override federal/provincial laws
    D. Could be amended or changed
    Explanation
    The Diefenbaker's Canadian Bill of Rights included the recognition of rights already held under common law, it did not override federal/provincial laws, and it could be amended or changed.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    (Fill in the blanks) Because of the clause in Section 1 of the charter, called "_______    _______" when James Keegstra was charged with promoting hatred by making anti-Semetic statements in his class even though it was within his right to opinion, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that it went beyond his freedom of expression.

    Correct Answer(s)
    reasonable limits
    Explanation
    The clause in Section 1 of the charter, called "reasonable limits," was the reason why the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that James Keegstra's promotion of hatred went beyond his freedom of expression. This clause allows for certain restrictions on rights and freedoms in order to protect the rights and freedoms of others, maintain public order, and uphold democratic values. In this case, the court determined that promoting hatred crossed the line and was not protected under the freedom of expression, as it posed a threat to the rights and well-being of others.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Why does the notwithstanding clause exist? (Choose the BEST answer, even if other choices are correct)

    • A.

      To appease Quebec

    • B.

      Because some politicians felt the charter would weaken their power

    • C.

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

    Correct Answer
    B. Because some politicians felt the charter would weaken their power
    Explanation
    The notwithstanding clause exists because some politicians felt that the charter would weaken their power. This clause allows provincial or federal governments to override certain rights and freedoms protected by the charter for a specific period of time. It was included in the Canadian Constitution to address concerns about potential encroachments on provincial powers and to ensure that governments have the ability to make decisions without being bound by certain constitutional rights.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    "I have the right to live, study, and work regardless of my race, religion, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, age, and mental or physical ability." This right falls under what section of the Charter? All rights correspond correctly to their section number, just in case you memorized it by number.

    • A.

      Fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion, thought, belief, opinion, etc. (Section 2)

    • B.

      Mobility Rights (Section 6)

    • C.

      General (Section 25-31)

    • D.

      Equality Rights (Section 15)

    Correct Answer
    D. Equality Rights (Section 15)
    Explanation
    The given statement "I have the right to live, study, and work regardless of my race, religion, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, age, and mental or physical ability" refers to the principle of equality. This right falls under the section of the Charter that deals with Equality Rights (Section 15), which ensures that all individuals are treated equally and prohibits discrimination based on various grounds such as race, religion, gender, age, etc.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    The right to "life, liberty, and security of person" falls under which section of the Charter?

    • A.

      Fundamental freedoms (Section 2)

    • B.

      Legal Rights (Section 7)

    • C.

      Official Languages of Canada (Section 16-22)

    • D.

      Guarantee of Rights and Freedoms (Section 1)

    Correct Answer
    B. Legal Rights (Section 7)
    Explanation
    The right to "life, liberty, and security of person" falls under the Legal Rights section (Section 7) of the Charter. This section guarantees that everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person and that these rights cannot be denied except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    "Rights under the Charter are granted equally to both sexes" is under which section of the Charter? (It is apparently not under equality)

    • A.

      General (Section 25-31)

    • B.

      Enforcement (Section 24)

    • C.

      Democratic Rights (Section 3)

    • D.

      Minority Language Educational Rights (Section 23)

    Correct Answer
    A. General (Section 25-31)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is General (Section 25-31). This section of the Charter encompasses various rights and freedoms that apply to all individuals, regardless of their sex. It includes provisions such as the guarantee of fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, mobility rights, legal rights, and equality rights. While the question states that the answer is not under equality, it is important to note that equality rights are indeed part of the General section (Section 15) of the Charter.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    What is the highest court for all legal issues since 1949?

    • A.

      The Judicial Court

    • B.

      The Tennis Court

    • C.

      The Senate

    • D.

      The Supreme Court

    Correct Answer
    D. The Supreme Court
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court is the highest court for all legal issues since 1949. It is responsible for interpreting and applying the law, and its decisions are final and binding. The Supreme Court has the power to review and overturn decisions made by lower courts, ensuring consistency and uniformity in the interpretation of the law. It plays a crucial role in upholding the rule of law and protecting individual rights and liberties.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    The power of police has been reduced by the Charter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Charter refers to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada, which is a constitutional document that protects the rights and freedoms of individuals. If the power of police has been reduced by the Charter, it means that the Charter has placed limitations on the authority and actions of the police, potentially providing more protection and rights to individuals. Therefore, the statement "The power of police has been reduced by the Charter" is true.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    What are the specifics of the Amending Formula? (Check all that apply)

    • A.

      7 out of 10 Canadian Provinces must agree

    • B.

      2 out of 3 Canadian Territories must agree

    • C.

      It must represent at least 50% of the population of Canada

    • D.

      There must be approval in the HOC and Senate

    • E.

      Quebec counts as 3 provinces

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 7 out of 10 Canadian Provinces must agree
    C. It must represent at least 50% of the population of Canada
    D. There must be approval in the HOC and Senate
    Explanation
    The Amending Formula requires that 7 out of 10 Canadian Provinces must agree, it must represent at least 50% of the population of Canada, and there must be approval in the House of Commons and Senate. Quebec does not count as 3 provinces.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    In 1981 the government had their last attempt to create an amending formula. This included a few provincial ministers, Jean Chretien, and the federal Justice Minister. It took place in the kitchen of the hotel they were staying at. This was became known as the _____  _____.

    Correct Answer(s)
    kitchen accord
    Explanation
    In 1981, the government made their final attempt to create an amending formula. This involved provincial ministers, Jean Chretien, and the federal Justice Minister, who gathered in the kitchen of the hotel where they were staying. This informal meeting became known as the "kitchen accord."

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    Canada did not sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that was endorsed in 2009.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Canada did not sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that was endorsed in 2009. This means that Canada did not formally agree to uphold and support the rights outlined in the declaration for indigenous peoples. The decision not to sign may be due to various reasons, such as concerns over potential conflicts with existing laws and policies, disagreements on certain provisions, or a lack of political will to fully commit to the principles of the declaration.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    What is the biggest children's rights issue in Canada?

    • A.

      Child Labour

    • B.

      Education of Children

    • C.

      Child Poverty

    • D.

      Child Abuse

    Correct Answer
    C. Child Poverty
    Explanation
    Child poverty is the biggest children's rights issue in Canada because it affects the well-being and development of children. Poverty can lead to inadequate access to basic necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare, which can negatively impact a child's physical and mental health. It also limits their educational opportunities and perpetuates a cycle of poverty. Child poverty is a violation of children's rights to a standard of living that is adequate for their physical, mental, and social development, as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 22, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Nov 03, 2013
    Quiz Created by
    Chrissienah
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.