Social Studies 11 Government QuestionsQuestion Set #1Pages 220-2261. What is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?2. What is a Constitutional Monarchy?3. Why is a constitution necessary in a complex organization?4. Using a two column chart to list at least three advantages and disadvantages of a monarchy.5. What forces provide unity in Canada? What makes us an identifiable culture and holds ustogether as a country? What forces divide us as Canadians? How does this make Canada uniquefrom other places?Question Set #2Pages 226-2331. How many Senate seats are held by the western provinces? The Atlantic Provinces? Ontario andQuebec? Compare this with the seat allotment for the House of Commons, what are theimplications regarding the amount of political power held by the Western Provinces?House of Commons Seat distribution by ProvinceBritish Columbia - 36, Alberta - 28, Saskatchewan -14, Manitoba - 14, Ontario - 106, Quebec - 75, NewBrunswick - 10, Nova Scotia - 11, Prince EdwardIsland - 4, Newfoundland and Labrador - 7, Yukon - 1,Northwest Territories - 1 and Nunavut - 1.Canadian Senate2. Explain the role of the following in our representative democracy: a) Caucus b) The opposition3. Explain the concept of Triple E Senate reform. What do the E’s stand for? Summarize theargument in favor of Triple E Senate reform and explain the potential drawbacks of thissuggested reform.4. Which Provinces stand to gain the most from the Triple E proposal? Which stand to lose? Why?In your opinion what should happen to the Canadian Senate? Explain your answer
Question Set #3234-2371. How important is it to recognize the sources of news reports? Define and explain thebenefits and drawbacks of the three sources of news reportsa. Direct reportsb. New agency storiesc. Press releases2. Explain the term Cabinet Solidarity. Under what circumstances might a Cabinet minister notwant to follow cabinet solidarity?3. What is a “Free Vote”?4. How important is it that Cabinet reflects the diversity of a population as well as regions ofthe country? Explain your point of view.5. At what stage do members of the public have an official opportunity to have input into a billthat is presented in the legislature?6. Explain why few private members bills are passed in the House of Commons (legislature)?7. If you were an MP (Federal level of government sits in the House of Commons) or an MLA(Provincial level of government sits in the Legislative Assembly) introducing a privatemember’s bill, whom would you want to support the bill before you introduced it?8. Who do you think should be mainly responsible for providing shelter and food to thehomeless and poor: the Federal Government, Provincial Governments Municipalities, orcharities? Explain why you feel this group should be responsible for this service.Question Set #4Pages 247-2541. Explain the following terms as they relate to Canadaa. Constitutional monarchyb. Representative Democracyc. Federal Systemd. Regional Representation2. Create a diagram or graph explaining the relationship between the federal, provincialand municipal governments3. List the three branches of government4. List the three levels of government5. Explain the purpose of reading a bill three times in the House of Commons?6. Should a candidate have to win 50% or more of votes cast to win an election? Explainyour answer.7. Do you think voting in elections should be compulsory for eligible voters in Canada?Explain your answer.8.