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1.      Canada is divided into five geographic ___a_____.

a)   regions b) zones c) provinces d) states.


2.      About ___d__ of Canadians live close to the U.S. border.

a)   one-half b) 80% c) <20% d) 98%.


3.      Canada has five of the so-called Great Lakes, all in Ontario. False

a)      true b) false c) depends on what you call 'great' d) actually there are 7.


4.      Europeans explored Canada because they were initially looking for __a___.

a)   New farmland b) gold and silver c) the Northwest Passage to China & India d) proof that the Earth was actually round, not flat.


5.      The history of a place is always related to the ___d_____.

a)   location  b) settlement c) geography d) all of the above.


6.      The Hudson Bay Company ____________________.

a)   was Canada's first 'business' enterprise b) operated in Rupert's Land. 

c) owned much of Canada d) all of the above.


7.      The Prairies is best known for its ____a_____crop.

a)   wheat b) corn c) wine d) potash.


8.      The part of government that represents the voters of Canada is called _____d______.

a)   Congress b) the Cabinet c) Civil Service d) the House of Commons.


9.      The Governor-General represents ____b_______in Parliament.

a)   British colonial policy b) the common people c) The National Policy   

d) the Queen or monarch.


10.   All of the following were provinces in 1867, except _____a________.

a)   Manitoba b) Nova Scotia c) Quebec d) Ontario.



11.   Canada had a brief but intense conflict with the U.S. during the War of 1812.

a)   true b) false c) this is only an urban legend d) Americans never came to Canada during the British colonial period.


12.   What used to be called Upper Canada in 1815 is now called ______.

a)   The Maritimes b) Nunavut c) Ontario d) Pennsylvania.


13.   The major colonies in North America from 1700-1870 belonged to ____.

a)   America b) the King of France c) Spain d) Britain.


14.   The federal civil service area responsible for Canada's military is called____.

a)   Health Canada b) Dept.of Defence c) CRA d) none of the above.


15.   Confederation of Canada's provinces occurred on July 1, _______.

a)    1867 b) 1970 c) 1670 d) 1900.


16.   The news media often refer to Ottawa and what is going on there. Here, 'Ottawa' means:

a)   The city itself b) the capital of Canada c) the federal government d) none of the above.


17.   Canadians have the right, under the Charter, to have a ______present if they are arrested and charged with a crime.

a)   friend  b) lawyer c) note-taker  d) plaintiff.


18.   One key component of democracy is to be able to vote for a_________.

a)   party b) candidate  c) member of the legislature d) all of the above.


19.   The Economy relates directly to Demand(need) and ______(production).

a)   Supply b) trade c) democracy d) employment.


20.   Numerous Chinese labourers came to Canada in the 1880s to work on building ________.

a)   apartments b) towns c) the railway d) Chinatown in Vancouver .


21.   Canada's economy is based on ___a______.

a)   natural resources b) colonialization c) manufacturing d) none of the above.


22.   Macdonald's policy for developing Canada economically depended heavily on having two things in the West: ____________ and ____________.

a)   a railway, immigration b) farms, factories c) tourists, parks d) mines, mills.


23.   The Prime Minister is _____d______.

a)   A leader to his party b) head of the Cabinet c) head of the federal government d) all of the above.


24.   The term 'secondary industry' refers to _____b_______

a)   personal services b) manufacturing c) banking d) trade.


25.   The ____b_____branch of federal government is represented by the House of Commons in Ottawa.

a) legislative b) executive c) provincial d) civil service.

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