Other study questions - Related to Canadian Citizenship Exam
Other Study Questions:
Name twokeydocumentsthatcontainour rightsand freedoms.
a. Magna Carta in1215 – Great Charterof Freedom
b. CanadianCharterof Rightsand Freedomsin1892
b. Aboriginal people’sright
c. Official language rightsandminoritylanguage educationrights
Name four(4) fundamental freedomsthatCanadiansenjoy.
a. Freedomof conscience andreligion
b. Freedomof thought,belief,opinionandexpression,includingfreedomof speechandof the
c. Freedomof peaceful assembly
d. Freedomof association
What ismeantby the equalityof womenandmen?
EqualitybetweenmenandwomenmeansCanadadon’tallow barbariccultural practicesthat
tolerate spousal abuse,honourkillings,female genital mutilation,forcedmarriage orother
What are some examplesof takingresponsibilityforyourself andyourfamily?
a. Gettinga job
b. Takingcare of one’sfamilyandworkinghardin keepingwithone’sabilities
Who were the foundingpeoplesof Canada?
Who are the Métis?
Metisare distinctpeople of mixedaboriginal andEuropeanancestry,the majorityof whomlive
inthe Prairie provinces.Theycame frombothFrenchand Englishspeakingbackgroundsand
What doesthe word“Inuit”mean?
Inuitmeansthe people inthe Inuktitutlanguage,live insmall,scatteredcommunitiesacrossthe
arctic, 4% are inuit.
What ismeantby the term “responsible government”?
Responsible governmentmeansthe kindof systemwe have today.If the governmentlosesa
confidence vote inthe assemblyitmustresign.
Who wasSir Louis-HippolyteLaFontaine?
A championof Frenchlanguage rights,became headof firstresponsiblegovernmentsimilartoa
What didthe CanadianPacificRailwaysymbolize?
It symbolize unity.
It meansthe creationof two levelsof governmentfederal andprovincial.Alsoassociatedtothe
termDominionof Canadain 1864, whichmeans“dominionfromseatosea andfrom the rivers
to the endsof the Earth.
What isthe significanceof the discoveryof insulinbySirFrederickBantingandCharles Best?
It saves16 millionlivesworldwide.Discoverinsulin,ahormone totreat diabetes.
What doesitmean tosay that Canada isa constitutionalmonarchy?
Canada’sHead of State is a hereditarySovereign(QueenorKing) whoreignsinaccordance with
the constitution,the rule of law.Hermajestyisa symbol of Canadiansovereignty,aguardianof
constitutional freedom,andareflectionof ourhistory.
What are the three branchesof government?
What isthe difference betweenthe role of the Queenandthatof the Prime Minister?
The Queenisthe headof the state,while the Prime Ministeristhe headof the government,
whoactuallydirectsthe governingof the country.
What isthe highesthonourthatCanadianscanreceive?
The highesthonoura Canadiancan receive isthe VictoriaCross.
Whenyougo to vote on ElectionDay,whatdo youdo?
To vote eitheronelectionday orat advance polls,goto the pollingstationlistedonyourvoter
informationcard.Bringalsoproof of identity.
Who isentitledtovote inCanadianfederal elections?
You are eligible tovote inFederal electionorcasta ballotina federal referendumif youare:
a. A CanadianCitizen
b. at least18 yearsoldon votingday
c. on the voter’slist
In Canada,are youobligedtotell otherpeoplehow youvoted?
Canadianlawsecuresthe rightto a secretballot.Thismeansthatno one can watch youvote
and no one shouldookat howyouvoted.You maychoose to discusshow youvotedwith
others,butno one,includingfamilymembers,employer,unionrepresentative,hasthe rightto
Afteran election,whichpartyforms the government?
Afterelectionthe leaderof the political partywiththe mostseatssinthe House of Commonsis
invitedbythe GovernorGeneral toformthe government.The leaderof thispartybecomesthe
Who isyour memberof Parliament?
What are the three levelsof government?
b. Provincial andTerritorial
c. Municipal (local)
What isthe role of the courts inCanada?
The courts settle dispute andthe police enforce the laws.The law inCanadaappliesto
everyone.Ourlawsare intendedtoprovide orderinsocietyandpeacefulwaytosettle disputes,
and to expressthe valuesandbeliefsof Canadians.
In Canada,are youallowedtoquestionthe police abouttheirserviceorconduct?
In Canadayou are allowedto questionthe police abouttheirservice orconductif youfeel you
needto.Almostall police forcesinCanadahave a processandseekaction.
a. The Maple Leaf
b. The CanadianCrown
What provincesare referredtoasthe Atlantic Provinces?
b. Prince EdwardIsland
What isthe capital of the province or territorythatyou live in?