1. In Federal elections, which of the following are elected?

  • A Members of Parliament
  • B The Premier
  • C The Prime Minister
  • D Senator

2. Why is the War of 1812 significant to Canada?

  • A More than two-thirds of Acadians were deported from their homeland because of the war.
  • B More than 600,000 Canadians served in the war.
  • C North America was divided by the war.
  • D The war ensured that Canada would remain independent of the United States.

3. What is the main advantage of the NAFTA agreement?

  • A Free trade between Canada and Japan
  • B Free trade among Canada, the USA, and Mexico
  • C Free trade among Canada, the USA, and the UK
  • D Free trade between Canada and China

4. Who is awarded the honour of Victoria Cross?

  • A Only Police officers who have died in the line of duty
  • B Only Canadian politicians
  • C The Canadian who has been elected Best Innovator of the Year
  • D A Canadian showing great bravery or self-sacrifice

5. Which of the following are the two fundamental freedoms under Canadian law?

  • A Freedom to buy a house and freedom of religion
  • B Freedom of speech and freedom of mobility
  • C Freedom to work anywhere and freedom of religion
  • D Freedom of speech and freedom of religion

6. Why is the Battle of Vimy Ridge important to Canadians?

  • A The Royal Canadian Military saw its finest hour in the battle.
  • B The valour and bravery of Canadian soldiers brought about a fantastic victory.
  • C Canadians took part in the liberation of Italy in 1943-1944.
  • D Japan surrendered in 1945 – the end of four years of war in the Pacific.

7. Why is British Columbia known as Canada’s Pacific Gateway?

  • A British Columbia is the largest producer of oil and gas.
  • B The Port of Vancouver handles billions of dollars in goods traded around the world.
  • C It is the oldest colony of the British Empire and a strategic prize in Canada’s early history.
  • D It provides a spectacular tourist excursion across precipitous passes and bridges.

8. Which of the following best describes the role of the Queen in Canada?

  • A To run the federal government departments
  • B To peacefully oppose or try to improve government proposals
  • C To focus on citizenship and allegiance, be a symbol of Canadian sovereignty, and a guardian of constitutional freedoms
  • D To make important decisions about how the country is governed

9. What is the meaning of constitutional monarchy?

  • A A constitutional monarchy is a form of government which is headed by a hereditary Sovereign (Queen or King), who reigns in accordance with the Constitution
  • B A constitutional monarchy is a form of government based on the principals of freedom of conscience and religion
  • C A constitutional monarchy is a form of government based on freedom of association
  • D A constitutional monarchy is a form of government in which a Monarch makes every decision regarding the way the country is ruled.

10. What are the three parts of Parliament?

  • A Sovereign, House of Commons, and Senate
  • B Sovereign, Police, and Senate
  • C Sovereign, House of Commons, and MPs
  • D Premier, House of Commons, and Senate

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