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Canadian Citizenship Test

These questions are taken from the bank of questions used for the Canadian citizenship test. The real test is composed of 20 multiple choice questions such as these.
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Last updated: October 27, 2020
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1. A Member of Parliament from Montreal announces that she will spend her weekend in her electoral district. This means she would be:
On vacation
In the part of Montreal where she was elected
Visiting the province of Quebec
In her office on Parliament hill
2. Canada has three territories and how many provinces?
11
8
10
13
3. From where does the name “Canada” come from?
From the Inuit word meaning "country"
From a French word meaning "joining"
From "Kanata" a Haudenoshonee word meaning "village"
From the Métis word meaning "rivers"
4. How are Senators chosen?
By the Premiers of all provinces
By the Governor General
By the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister
By the Queen
5. Give an example of where English and French have equal status
In the Parliament of Canada
In schools
In the workplace
In the city hall.
6. What is the first line of Canada's national anthem?
O Canada, our home and native land
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
O Canada, from far and wide, O Canada
O Canada, our province and native land
7. How is the Prime Minister chosen?
The leader of the party with the most elected representatives becomes the Prime Minister.
The Governor General and the Senate appoint the Prime Minister
The MPs elect a Prime Minister from among themselves
The Queen appoints the Prime Minister
8. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Aboriginal People's rights, and to volunteer
Equality Rights, and to care for Canada's heritage
Basic Freedoms, and obeying laws
Freedom of conscience and religion, Freedom of Association
9. On what date did Nunavut become a Territory?
June 24th 1995
March 31st 1949
July 1st 1867
April 1st 1999
10. The Canadian Coat of Arms and motto is “A Mari Usque Ad Mare.” This means:
From the ocean to the sea
From the water to the earth
From the sea to the ends of the earth
From sea to sea
9 Comments
+4
Level ∞
Oct 27, 2020
Got 9/10. Am I in?
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Level 20
Oct 27, 2020
9 out of 10 wold translate to 90 %, so yes, passed with excellence!
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Level 51
Oct 27, 2020
I got 6/10
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Level 20
Oct 27, 2020
Tough luck. You need 75% to pass :(
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Level 51
Oct 27, 2020
Haha got 8/10 this time!
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Level 55
Oct 27, 2020
A whopping 10 out of 10, not bad for a michigander
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Level 66
Feb 23, 2021
fellow Michigander: 8/10
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2022
The leader of the party with the most seats does not become the Prime Minister, although in practice that is how it works.

Officially in the constitution the Prime Minister is not mentioned. By long standing tradition the Governor General appoints the minister they think are most likely to form a stable government,

In practice this works out to the Prime Minister being the party leader who has the most seats, and forms either a majority or minority government with a second party. However the Governor General could appoint any MP to be the PM, if they so chose.

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Level 50
May 7, 2024
The Prime Minister is elected as an MP yes, but as leader of the party with the most seats that MP would become PM. Yes there are exceptions (such as the coalition government that happened in BC). The Governor General has no real power