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  1. Practice Questions

  2. What type of government exists in Canada? • communist • parliamentary democracy • presidential democracy • monarchy

  3. Which activity describes the “right of the people” in Canadian provinces in the federal system of Canada? • They can choose a new viceroy • They can print their own money • People can elect a new king or queen • People can elect their representatives to provincial parliaments

  4. Which term describes how political power is distributed in Canada? • aristocratic government • confederation government • federal government • unitary government

  5. What type of government is NOT found in Canada today? • constitutional monarchy • parliamentary democracy • federation • absolute monarchy

  6. Who is the head of government in Canada? • President Stephen Harper • Prime Minster Stephen Harper • Queen Elizabeth II • King George III

  7. Which would be the BEST statement about “The Commonwealth” today? The Commonwealth… • is a group of former British colonies. • is a nuclear arms organization. • is part of NAFTA. • is a trade organization.

  8. How are Canadians able to produce enough food for their own use and still have food to sell, export, to other countries when only 5 percent of the land is arable? • Canadians do not eat as much food as other people. • Canadians import most of their food from the U.S. • Canada is a very large country, so 5 percent arable land is quite a lot of land. • Canada is a developed country that has modern technology to grow large amounts of food on a small amount of land.

  9. Using your knowledge of Canadian geography, what is the BEST reason most of the country’s industrial capacity is located in Ontario and Quebec? • They are located near the agricultural regions. • They are located along the interconnected waterways. • They are the center of the country’s forestry industry. • They have the lowest population.

  10. Which province might be most concerned about the economic impact of acid rain? • Nova Scotia • British Columbia • Alberta • Ontario

  11. How did Canada achieve independence? • by revolution • by succession • slowly over time • by military coup

  12. What religion and language came to Canada from England? • Protestant Christianity—English • Protestant Christianity—French • Roman Catholicism (Christianity)—English • Roman Catholicism (Christianity)—French

  13. What religion and language came to Canada from France? • Protestant Christianity—English • Protestant Christianity—French • Roman Catholicism (Christianity)—English • Roman Catholicism (Christianity)—French

  14. Which activity describes the “right of the people” in Canadian provinces in the federal system of Canada? • They can choose a new viceroy • They can print their own money • People can elect a new king or queen • People can elect their representatives to provincial parliaments