Chapter 6 Federal Elections

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Chapter6 Federal Elections1. After voting in an election, you can do which of the following?
  • 1. Choose to discuss how you voted with others
  • 2. You are allowed to discuss with your family but not your employer
  • 3. You are allowed to discuss with your union representative but not your employer
  • 4. You are not allowed to discuss how you voted with others
2. When must federal elections be held?
  • 1. July 1 of every fourth year
  • 2. The third Monday in March every four years following the most recent general election
  • 3. The third Monday in October every four years following the most recent general election
  • 4. Every four years
3. What is the role of opposition parties?
  • 1. To peacefully oppose or try to improve government proposals
  • 2. To introduce new bills
  • 3. To create opportunities for a vote of confidence
  • 4. To block the passage of government bills
4. What is another name for the voters’ list?
  • 1. National Register of Electors
  • 2. Federal Registry of Voters
  • 3. National Voters’ Registry
  • 4. National Elections Database
5. Who is Canada’s current head of state?
  • 1. The Queen
  • 2. The Commissioner
  • 3. The Prime Minister
  • 4. The Governor General
6. Canadian law secures the right to a secret ballot when voting.
  • 1. True
  • 2. False
7. What should you do if you don’t receive a voter information card after an election is called?
  • 1. Write a letter to your MP
  • 2. Complain to your local candidates
  • 3. Don’t bother voting
  • 4. Contact Elections Canada to ensure you’re on the list of voters.
8. Members of the House of Commons are called
  • 1. The Right Honourable
  • 2. Senators
  • 3. Members of the Legislative Assembly or MLAs
  • 4. Members of Parliament or MPs
9. For which areas are municipalities normally responsible?
  • 1. Emergency services
  • 2. Urban or regional planning
  • 3. All these answers
  • 4. Streets, roads and sanitation
10. What is a ballot?
  • 1. The list of candidates published in the newspaper
  • 2. The list of winners published in the newspaper
  • 3. The voter information card sent to you by Elections Canada after an election is called.
  • 4. A list of candidates in your electoral district that you are given at the time of voting. You mark your choice on this piece of paper.
11. What happens when the Prime Minister and party in power lose a vote of confidence in the House of Commons?
  • 1. The Prime Minister asks the Governor General, on behalf of the Sovereign, to call an election.
  • 2. The leader of the opposition assumes the position of interim Prime Minister until an election can be held
  • 3. The Governor General appoints the leader of the opposition party as Prime Minister
  • 4. The Prime Minister resigns and an interim Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor General
12. The leader of a municipal council is called a
  • 1. Premier
  • 2. Head councilor
  • 3. Mayor or reeve
  • 4. Sheriff
13. For what are cabinet ministers responsible?
  • 1. Making important decisions about agriculture, health and energy
  • 2. Negotiating federal relations with the provinces and territories
  • 3. Ensuring that all members of Parliament are persuaded to vote for government bills
  • 4. Running the federal government departments.
14. How does a candidate win a federal election?
  • 1. The candidate who receives the most votes becomes the MP for that electoral district
  • 2. The Governor General secures approval from the Sovereign for a candidate to win
  • 3. The party that receives the most votes appoints its Members of Parliament
  • 4. The members of the legislative assembly are voted for by each province
15. What are the titles of the representatives for a municipal government?
  • 1. Members of Parliament
  • 2. Trustees
  • 3. Members of the Legislative Assembly
  • 4. Councilors or aldermen
16. Who can run in a federal election?
  • 1. Canadian citizens who are 18 years old or older
  • 2. Canadian citizens and permanent residents aged 21 and older
  • 3. Prominent Canadian citizens above the age of 18
  • 4. Citizens and residents who meet the minimum financial and security requirements
17. For which areas are municipalities normally responsible?
  • 1. Public Transit
  • 2. All these answers
  • 3. Recreation facilities
  • 4. Police forces
18. What are the Prime Minister and the Ministers of the Crown called?
  • 1. The Opposition
  • 2. The Cabinet
  • 3. The Government
  • 4. The Inner Circle
19. What information is provided on the voter information card?
  • 1. All these answers
  • 2. The number to call if you require an interpreter or other special services
  • 3. When to vote
  • 4. Where to vote
20. Who is Canada’s current Governor General?
  • 1. Adrienne Clarkson
  • 2. Stephen Harper
  • 3. Justin Trudeau
  • 4. David Johnson
21. Local government is less important in the lives of citizens than federal or provincial government.
  • 1. True
  • 2. False
22. What is another name for local government in Canada?
  • 1. Territorial government
  • 2. Provincial government
  • 3. Municipal government
  • 4. Civic government
23. When does the leader of the political party with the most representatives in the House of Commons become Prime Minister?
  • 1. After being appointed by the Governor General
  • 2. After winning the provincial or territorial election
  • 3. After winning the federal election
  • 4. After being appointed by the Sovereign
24. One of the criteria for voting eligibility is
  • 1. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 2. You must have the appropriate kind of identification
  • 3. You must be at least 21 years old
  • 4. You must be on the voters’ list
25. Canada is divided into how many federal electoral districts?
  • 1. 10
  • 2. 200
  • 3. 308
  • 4. 431
26. A majority government is when which of the following occurs?
  • 1. The party in power also holds more than half of the seats in provincial assemblies as well
  • 2. The parties that are not in power join forces to defeat the bills proposed by the cabinet
  • 3. The party in power holds at least half of the seats in the House of Commons
  • 4. The party in power has secured the approval of the Governor General to form a government

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27. What is a majority government?
  • 1. When the party in power holds at least half the seats in the House of Commons
  • 2. When the party in power holds at least half the seats in the Senate
  • 3. When the party in power teams up with another party to have a majority of seats in the House of Commons
  • 4. When the party in power holds all the seats in Parliament
28. Who are cabinet ministers?
  • 1. Appointed by the Prime Minister from the Senate and the House of Commons
  • 2. Unelected officials appointed by the Prime Minister
  • 3. Most are members of the House of Commons
  • 4. Unelected officials appointed by the Governor General
29. Who do Canadians vote for in federal elections?
  • 1. The people they want to represent them in the House of Commons
  • 2. Councilors in the House of Representatives
  • 3. Senators
  • 4. The Prime Minister
30. After an election, the leader of the political party with the most seats in the House of Commons
  • 1. Is the leader of the majority government
  • 2. Is the Prime Minister
  • 3. Is invited by the Governor General to form the government
  • 4. Is invited by the Premiers to form the government.
31. What happens if a majority of the members of the House of Commons vote against a major government decision?
  • 1. The party in power must resign
  • 2. The party in power is defeated
  • 3. The party in power loses the approval of the Sovereign
  • 4. The Prime Minister must call an election
32. Who mails a voter information card and when?
  • 1. Each political party when they anticipate an election
  • 2. Service Canada sends the card right before the election
  • 3. The card is now available on the internet
  • 4. Elections Canada once an election has been called
33. What is the title for the leader of a regional or rural area that is not a municipality?
  • 1. Premier
  • 2. Reeve
  • 3. Lieutenant Governor
  • 4. Prime Minister
34. The current name of the Official Opposition party in the House of Commons is
  • 1. The Conservative Party
  • 2. The Liberal Party
  • 3. The Bloc Quebecois
  • 4. The New Democratic Party
35. Voting is secret in Canada
  • 1. True
  • 2. False
36. Which of the following are major political parties currently represented in the House of Commons?
  • 1. Liberal Party
  • 2. Bloc Quebecois
  • 3. All these answers
  • 4. New Democratic Party
37. What happens after polling stations close?
  • 1. Elections officers send the ballots to the media for counting
  • 2. Elections officers request the assistance of voters in counting the ballots
  • 3. Elections officers count the ballots and the results are published via the media
  • 4. Elections officers deliver the ballots to a centralized location for counting
38. Which political party is in power in the federal government?
  • 1. None of the above
  • 2. Conservative Party
  • 3. Liberal Party
  • 4. New Democratic Party
39. To vote on Election Day or at advance polls,
  • 1. Call your Member of Parliament
  • 2. Go to your municipal government building
  • 3. Go to the polling station
  • 4. Voters can vote online
40. Which of the following are major political parties currently represented in the House of Commons?
  • 1. Green Party
  • 2. Republican Party
  • 3. Democratic Party
  • 4. Conservative Party
41. Who produces the voters’ list?
  • 1. Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • 2. Elections Canada
  • 3. Service Canada
  • 4. Canada Revenue Agency
42. When the Prime Minister and the party in power run the government as long as they have which of the following?
  • 1. The support or confidence of the majority of the MPs.
  • 2. The approval of the sovereign
  • 3. A confidence vote
  • 4. Enough votes from the population
43. Municipal governments pass
  • 1. Referendums
  • 2. Bills
  • 3. Laws
  • 4. By-laws
44. What is the voters’ list?
  • 1. A self-subscribed list of voters of Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • 2. A database maintained by Service Canada of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to vote
  • 3. A database prepared by Revenue Canada of Canadian citizens who are 18 years old or older
  • 4. A permanent database of Canadian citizens 18 years of age or older who are qualified to vote in federal elections and referendums
45. A minority government is when which of the following occurs?
  • 1. The party in power holds less than half of the seats in the House of Commons
  • 2. The party in power holds less than half of the seats at the provincial or territorial level
  • 3. The party in power holds less than half the seats in the Senate
  • 4. The opposition party and the party in power together have more than half the seats in the House of Commons
46. For which areas are municipalities responsible?
  • 1. Aboriginal Affairs
  • 2. Snow removal
  • 3. Trade and local immigration
  • 4. Environment
47. The opposition party with the most members of the House of Commons is called
  • 1. The Federal Opposition
  • 2. The Opposition Party
  • 3. Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition
  • 4. The Parliamentary Opposition
48. For which areas are municipalities responsible?
  • 1. Criminal Justice
  • 2. Highways
  • 3. Transportation and Utilities
  • 4. All these answers
49. Which are areas that First Nations manage independently?
  • 1. Education
  • 2. Social and community health
  • 3. Housing
  • 4. All these answers
50. What is a secret ballot?
  • 1. No can watch you vote or look at how you voted
  • 2. Elections officials can watch you vote to make sure you’re doing it correctly, but they can’t look at your ballot afterward.
  • 3. Only the candidates know how you voted, not your family or employer
  • 4. No one can watch you vote or look at how you voted, except the volunteers at the polling station
51. The parties in the House of Commons that are neither in power nor hold the most members are called which of the following?
  • 1. Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition
  • 2. The counter opposition
  • 3. The official opposition
  • 4. Opposition parties
52. Municipal by-laws affect
  • 1. The local community only
  • 2. The province
  • 3. All Canadians
  • 4. Canadian citizens in that municipality
53. Who can question the decisions of the federal Cabinet?
  • 1. Senators
  • 2. The Prime Minister
  • 3. The Governor General
  • 4. Members of Parliament
54. How do Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples coordinate their relationships with the federal, territorial and provincial governments?
  • 1. Independently
  • 2. They work with municipal governments only
  • 3. All these answers
  • 4. Provincial, regional and national Aboriginal organizations
55. Which of the following are major political parties currently represented in the House of Commons?
  • 1. Bloc Quebecois
  • 2. Liberal Party
  • 3. All these answers
  • 4. Conservative party
56. What does the poll official do with your ballot?
  • 1. Deposit it in the ballot box
  • 2. Give it to the candidate of your choice
  • 3. Tear off the number and give it back to you, to deposit in the ballot box.
  • 4. Return it to you for safekeeping.
57. After the government loses a vote of confidence, who calls an election?
  • 1. The Prime Minister
  • 2. The Governor General
  • 3. The Cabinet
  • 4. The leader of the opposition party
58. Which kinds of votes in the House of Commons are considered a matter of confidence?
  • 1. Each federal election
  • 2. Referendums of confidence in the government
  • 3. Voting on a major issue, such as the budget
  • 4. Every vote
59. You must be listed in the National Register of electors
  • 1. True
  • 2. False
60. What is the National Register of Electors?
  • 1. A list of the people in each electoral district
  • 2. A list of electoral districts
  • 3. A database of candidates at the federal, provincial and municipal levels
  • 4. A database of eligible voters
61. How is a federal vote carried out?
  • 1. The citizens in each electoral district elect one Member of Parliament
  • 2. The Prime Minister appoints the cabinet ministers who determine policy and run the government
  • 3. The citizens of a region choose representatives proportional to their population
  • 4. The existing members of Parliament choose their own replacements
62. Where are you invited to go and mark your ballot during a vote?
  • 1. Anywhere in the voting room
  • 2. You can vote while waiting in line to speed up the process
  • 3. To your car
  • 4. Behind a screen
63. Which responsibilities are shared by the provincial, territorial and federal governments?
  • 1. Environment
  • 2. Immigration
  • 3. Agriculture
  • 4. All these answers
64. The opposition party with the most members of the House of Commons is called
  • 1. The Counter Opposition
  • 2. The Federal Opposition
  • 3. Official Opposition
  • 4. The Opposition Party
65. What are constituencies?
  • 1. A voter’s entry in the National Register of Electors
  • 2. The ballot used on voting day
  • 3. Another name for electoral districts
  • 4. Another name for a minority government
66. What is a riding?
  • 1. The term used to describe a majority government
  • 2. Another name for an electoral district
  • 3. The information card sent to each voter in the mail prior to an election
  • 4. Another name for the National Register of Electors

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67. Who prepares most new laws for the federal government and makes important decisions about how the country is governed?
  • 1. The majority government
  • 2. The party in power
  • 3. The Prime Minister
  • 4. The Cabinet
68. It is considered a minority government when
  • 1. The party in power holds less than half the seats in the House of Commons
  • 2. The party in power cannot secure the approval of the Governor General to form a government
  • 3. The party in power holds less than half the seats in the House of Commons and the Senate
  • 4. Representatives from the party in power join the opposition party, thus reducing the total number of seats in the House of Commons
69. Where can you see the results of an election?
  • 1. Call your candidate of choice
  • 2. Wait for the candidate to call you
  • 3. On TV or the Elections Canada website
  • 4. At the polling station
70. Provincial, territorial and municipal elections are operated
  • 1. The same as federal elections
  • 2. Not by secret ballot
  • 3. The rules are not the same as those for federal elections
  • 4. Municipal and provincial are the same
71. When is every ballot counted from an election?
  • 1. During the voting
  • 2. When the ballot box gets full
  • 3. After the advance voting is concluded
  • 4. When the polls close
72. What do you do with your marked ballot after you have voted for the candidate of your choice?
  • 1. Show it to the poll officials
  • 2. Fold it and present it to the poll officials
  • 3. Take the ballot to the candidate of your choice
  • 4. Fold it and take it back with you to your car
73. The current name of the Leader of the Opposition is
  • 1. David Johnson
  • 2. Thomas Mulcair
  • 3. Stephen Harper
  • 4. Justin Trudeau
74. What is a federal electoral district?
  • 1. The sections into which a city is divided for an election
  • 2. The office where voters cast their ballots in an election
  • 3. Each province and territory where elections are held
  • 4. A geographical area represented by a Member of Parliament
75. In a federal election, Canadian voters can choose
  • 1. The Prime Minister
  • 2. Only the candidate of their choice
  • 3. Only the party of their choice
  • 4. The candidate from the political party of their choice
76. The people who run for an election are called
  • 1. Members of Parliament
  • 2. Councilors
  • 3. Legislative hopefuls
  • 4. Candidates
77. How many major political parties are currently represented in the House of Commons?
  • 1. Three
  • 2. Five
  • 3. Four
  • 4. Two
78. Which responsibilities are the domains of the federal government?
  • 1. Education
  • 2. Social Health
  • 3. Transportation
  • 4. Aboriginal affairs
79. There can only be one candidate in an electoral district
  • 1. False
  • 2. True
80. What is the title for the leader of a municipality?
  • 1. Commissioner
  • 2. Premier
  • 3. Mayor
  • 4. Prime Minister
81. What happens once a federal election has been called?
  • 1. Voters research the candidates
  • 2. Elections Canada mails a voter information card to each elector
  • 3. Candidate seek votes from their constituents
  • 4. Newspapers and the internet publish instructions on where and how to vote
82. The Prime Minister and party in power can’t run the government any more if they lose which of the following?
  • 1. The support or confidence of the majority of the MPs
  • 2. The approval of the Sovereign
  • 3. The approval of the Premiers
  • 4. The federal election
83. For which areas are municipalities responsible?
  • 1. Recycling programs
  • 2. Criminal justice
  • 3. All these answers
  • 4. Education
84. What is another name for cabinet ministers?
  • 1. Senators
  • 2. Ministers of the cabinet
  • 3. Commissioners
  • 4. Ministers of the crown
85. How do you mark your ballot when voting?
  • 1. Cross out the names of the candidates for whom you are not voting.
  • 2. Circle the name of the candidate of your choice
  • 3. Ask the elections officials to write on the ballot for you.
  • 4. Mark an X in the circle next to the name of the candidate of your choice
86. Canadians can re-elect the same Members of the House of Commons or choose a new one.
  • 1. True
  • 2. False
87. Who can insist that you tell them how you voted?
  • 1. Only your family
  • 2. Only your employer or union representative
  • 3. No one
  • 4. Only your parents
88. If you cannot vote on Election Day, what should you do?
  • 1. Vote in the next election instead
  • 2. Vote at the advance polls or by special ballot
  • 3. Ask a family member to vote on your behalf.
  • 4. Contact your Member of Parliament
89. What should you do on Election Day?
  • 1. Go to your polling station
  • 2. Contact your candidate of choice to provide your vote
  • 3. Wait for Elections Canada to show up at your work or home to take your ballot
  • 4. Ask a family member to vote on your behalf
90. What can you do if you did not receive a Voter Information Card?
  • 1. Look up the telephone number for Elections Canada on the internet
  • 2. Call your local elections office to ensure you’re on the list
  • 3. Call Elections Canada
  • 4. All these answers
91. The Prime Minister cannot ask for an early election
  • 1. The Prime Minister may ask the House of Commons to approve an earlier election
  • 2. The Governor General may approach the Sovereign to request an early election
  • 3. The Prime Minister may ask the Governor General to call an earlier election
  • 4. The Sovereign may approve an early election
92. Who is Canada’s current head of government?
  • 1. The Queen
  • 2. The Commissioner
  • 3. The Governor General
  • 4. Stephen Harper
93. How are First Nations governed?
  • 1. With band chiefs and councilors
  • 2. By the federal government
  • 3. Via traditional structures
  • 4. By the provincial government
94. To be eligible to vote or cast a ballot in a federal referendum, you must be
  • 1. At least 18 years old on voting day
  • 2. A Canadian citizen
  • 3. All these answers
  • 4. On the voters’ list
95. How do citizens get their voter identification card?
  • 1. From the candidates running for office
  • 2. From their current Member of Parliament
  • 3. On the internet
  • 4. In the mail from Elections Canada

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96. What is a polling station?
  • 1. The television station that covers an election
  • 2. The place where you vote in an election
  • 3. The radio, TV and internet broadcasters that publish election results
  • 4. The place where the media polls potential winners of an election
97. Provincial, territorial and municipal elections are not held by secret ballot:
  • 1. True
  • 2. False

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