Citizenship test – examples of questions (and a prize!)


1. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
a. 1871.
b. 1898.
c. 1867.
d. 1905.

2. What is the name of the Governor General?
a. David Johnston.
b. Elizabeth May.
c. Dalton McGuinty.
d. Michaëlle Jean

3. Give an example of how you can show responsibility by participating in your community.
a. Mind your own business.
b. Have a party.
c. Keep your property tidy.
d. Join a community group.

4. What three oceans border Canada?
a. Atlantic, Arctic and Bering.
b. Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific.
c. Pacific, Indian and Atlantic.
d. Hudson, Pacific and Atlantic.

5. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?
a. Central Canada.
b. Prairies.
c. Atlantic Canada.
d. Northern Territories.

6. Which country borders Canada on the south?
a. United States of America.
b. Central America.
c. Mexico.
d. Washington.

7. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
a. Atlantic provinces.
b. Prairie provinces.
c. Central Canada.
d. West Coast.

8. What is Canada’s system of government called?
a. Dictatorship.
b. Parliamentary government.
c. Military Rule.
d. Communism.

9. How is the Prime Minister chosen?
a. The Queen appoints the Prime Minister.
b. The Governor General with the Senate appoint the Prime Minister
c. The leader of the party with the most elected representatives becomes the Prime Minister.
d. The MPs vote on the Prime Minister

10. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?
a. The party with the second most MPs.
b. The party receiving the least votes.
c. Any independent candidate.
d. The party the Prime Minister selects.

11. What is the role of the Opposition parties?
a. To assist the Prime Minister.
b. To sign bills.
c. To oppose or try to improve government proposals.
d. To put forward bills to be passed.

12. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?
a. Bob Rae (Liberal Party).
b. Stephen Harper (Conservative Party).
c. Nycole Turmel (New Democratic Party).
d. Christie Clark (Liberal Party).

13. In the 1960s, Quebec experienced an era of rapid change. What is this called?
a. The West Movement.
b. The Revolution.
c. The Quiet Revolution.
d. La Francophonie.

14. Which of the following is NOT a feature of Canada’s system of government?
a. A federal state.
b. Parliamentary democracy.
c. Constitutional Monarchy.
d. Dictatorship.

15. What does the word “Inuit” mean?
a. “Eskimo” in Inuktitut language.
b. “Home” in English.
c. “The people” in the Inuktitut language.
d. “The Arctic Land” in Inuktitut language.

16. What percentage of Aboriginal people are First Nations? 
a. 30%.
b. 6%.
c. 50%.
d. 65%.

17. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize? 
a. Easy access to the West Coast.
b. What can be achieved by working together.
c. Unity.
d. Ribbons of steel.

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