Canadian Citizenship Test. C’mon, you know you want to.

this could be youWant to be a Canadian? Of course you do. Everybody does. Canada rocks, and let’s face it – you’d be much happier if you were a Canadian.

So now that we’ve settled that – your path to Canada begins here – the Canadian Citizenship Test. Below are 100 sample questions from the actual Canadian citizenship test (a few of which we edited for our own amusement). But the questions really are legit, and if you can answer ALL OF THEM correctly, you are a prime candidate for citizenship – you just need to actually apply, meet a truckload of pesky eligibility criteria, and not be a murderer, pedophile or – god forbid – from Alaska.

So let’s get started! Here we go….

1. What does the Canadian flag look like?




2. Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?




3. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?




4. From whom are the Métis descended?




5. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?




6. What does Confederation mean?




7. What is the Canadian Constitution?




8. What year was Confederation?




9. When did the British North America Act come into effect?




10. Which four provinces first formed Confederation?




11. Which was the last province to join Canada?




12. When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?




13. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?




14. Why is the Constitution Act of 1982 important in Canadian history?




15. What part of the Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians?




16. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?




17. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.




18. Name three legal rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.




19. List three ways in which you can protect the environment.




20. What does equality under the law mean?




21. Name six responsibilities of citizenship.




22. Give an example of how you can show responsibility by participating in your community.




23. List four rights Canadian citizens have.




24. What will you promise when you take the Oath of Citizenship?




25. What are the two official languages of Canada?




26. Give an example of where English and French have equal status in Canada.




27. Where do most French-speaking Canadians live?




28. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?




29. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?




30. What song is Canada’s national anthem?




31. Give the first two lines of Canada’s national anthem?




32. From where does the name "Canada" come?




33. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?




34. What is the population of Canada?




35. What three oceans border Canada?




36. What is the capital city of Canada?




37. What are the provinces of Central Canada and their capital cities?




38. What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?




39. What are the Prairie provinces and their capital cities?




40. What are the territories of Northern Canada and their capital cities?




41. Name the five regions of Canada




42. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada?




43. In which region do more than half the people in Canada live?




44. One third of all Canadians live in which province?




45. Where are the Great Lakes?




46. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?




47. Which country borders Canada on the south?




48. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?




49. What is a major river in Quebec?




50. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?




51. What are the three main types of industry in Canada?




52. In what industry do most Canadians work?




53. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?




54. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?




55. Which region of Canada is known for both its fertile agricultural land and valuable energy resources?




56. Who is Canada’s Head of State?




57. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?




58. What is the name of the Governor General?




59. What do you call the Queen’s representative in the provinces?




60. What is Canada’s system of government called?




61. What are the three parts of Parliament?




62. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?




63. How are Members of Parliament chosen?




64. Who do Members of Parliament represent?




65. How does a bill become a law?




66. What are the three levels of government in Canada?




67. Name two responsibilities of the federal government.




68. What is the government of all of Canada called?




69. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?




70. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?




71. What is Canada’s national winter sport?




72. What is written on a federal election ballot?




73. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?




74. How is the government formed after a federal election?




75. How is the Prime Minister chosen?




76. When must federal elections be held?




77. Name all the federal political parties in the House of Commons and their leaders.




78. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?




79. What is the role of the Opposition parties?




80. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?




81. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?




82. What is a voter information card?




83. Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?




84. Who do Canadians vote for in a federal election?




85. Which federal political party is in power?




86. How are Senators chosen?




87. What should you do if you do not receive a voter information card telling you when and where to vote?




88. After a federal election, which party forms the new government?




89. Which of the following statements about residential schools is NOT true?




90. Who are the Québécois?




91. Who are the Acadians?




92. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?




93. Which Act granted, for the first time in Canada, legislative assemblies elected by the people?




94. Which of the following sentences best describes the War of 1812?




95. Who was the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas in 1849?




96. Who was Sir Sam Steele?




97. Who had played an important part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)?




98. What is the “Head Tax”?




99. Approximately how many Canadians served in the First World War?




100. What was the Women’s Suffrage Movement?






sources: Richmond Public Library, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Wikibooks.

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