Chapter: How Canadians Govern Themselves - Quiz 02

This Canadian citizenship practice test is a mock test with the aim is to expose you to possible questions and the format of the official test. The practice questions are structured like a real test. 
 
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What is the main role of the Commonwealth?
To mobilize the member states to work together to help advance economic, social, and cultural progress among the members.
To support economic, social, and cultural advancement in the entire globe.
To appoint and advise the Sovereign.
To protect the territories of the member states.

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Which among the following best describes the primary role of members of both the House of Commons and the provincial and territorial legislatures?
All of these.
Approving and monitoring expenditures.
Passing laws.
Keeping the government accountable.

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The House of Commons is the representative chamber, comprised of members of Parliament. How are these members of the House of Commons chosen?
They are elected by eligible Canadian voters.
They are appointed by Lieutenant Governors.
They are appointed by the Prime Minister.
They are appointed by the Senate.

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Who is charged with the democratic responsibility to appoint Canada’s Supreme Court Judges?
The Governor-General.
The House of Commons and the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister.
The Sovereign.

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Which among the following names is NOT used to describe the elected member of territorial or provincial assembly?
MP (Member of Parliament).
MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly)
MNA (Member of the National Assembly)
MPP (Member of the Provincial Parliament)

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The three branches of the Canadian government include?
Executive, Judiciary, and Legislature.
House of Commons, Executive and Judiciary.
Sovereign, Judiciary, and House of Commons.
Judiciary, Executive, Sovereign.

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Canada is a constitutional monarchy. What does this imply?
The Head of State of Canada is a hereditary King/Queen who reigns according to the constitution.
The Sovereign represents the rule of law.
The Queen sign any bills before it becomes a law.
The Sovereign is the chief legislative body.

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Who appoints the Cabinet Ministers?
The Prime Minister.
The Governor-General.
The Sovereign.
The Senate.

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What is the primary function of opposition political parties?
To try to enhance or oppose the proposals of the government.
To advise the Sovereign.
To make laws.
To help the Prime Minister execute his/her constitutional functions.

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Who becomes a Canadian Prime Minister?
By being the leader of the political party that boasts the most seats in the House of Commons, who, upon invitation of the Governor-General, forms the government.
By being voted on by both the minority and majority parties in the House of Commons.
By being voted on by the political party with the majority of seats.
By being selected and appointed by the Governor-General.

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What is the major difference between the roles of the Prime Minister and that of the King (Queen)?
The Sovereign is the guardian of the constitution (the head of state), whereas the Prime Minister directs the governing of the country and is the head of the government.
The Prime Minister is the head of the government, whereas the Sovereign is an aid.
The Sovereign directs the governing of the country, whereas the Prime Minister is the head of state.
There is no clear distinction between the two because both boat equal roles in the governing of the country.

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Up to what maximum age can Canadian senators serve?
75
70
65
No age limit.

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Which among the following is false regarding the roles of the Head of State?
The Head of State directs the government.
The Head of State guards the constitution.
The Head of State is a reflection of the history of Canada.
The Head of State plays an essential non-partisan role.

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Who among the following is a member of the Provincial Legislatures?
The Lieutenant Governor.
The Senate.
The House of Commons.
The Sovereign.

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The Provincial Legislatures are comprised of?
The Lieutenant Governor and the elected Assembly.
The Premier, the elected Assembly, and the Lieutenant Governor.
The elected Assembly and the Governor-General.
The Premier and the elected Assembly.

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The British North America Act of 1867 is now called?
The Constitution Act.
The Quebec Act.
The Canadian Act.
The Bilingualism Act.

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Who is the Head of State in Canada?
The Sovereign.
The Governor-General.
The Prime Minister.
Lieutenant General.

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In the aftermath of an election, which political party forms the government in Canada?
The party that boasts the most number of elected representatives in the House of Commons.
The political party that is chosen by the Sovereign.
The political party that the Governor-General chooses.
The minority party with the least seats in the House of Commons.

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Who represents the Sovereign in the three Territories?
Commissioner.
Lieutenant Governor.
Premier.
Governor-General.

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How does one become a senator in Canada?
After being appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister.
After being elected by Canadian citizens.
After being appointed by Lt. Governors.
After being appointed by the Sovereign.

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