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Canada Unit Test

Quiz by Kristin Martin

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  • Q1
    1. Canada is the world's second largest country in terms of land area. However, about 75 percent of Canada's population lives within 100 miles of its southern border. Which statement does NOT provide a reason why so many Canadians live in their country's southern region?
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    Canada's southern region has a milder climate than its northern region.
    Much of Canada's northern region is tundra.
    More jobs are available in Canada's southern region.
    Canadian law encourages people to live in its southern region.
  • Q2
    2. How does Canada’s strategic position (location) in North America affect trade?
    It allows for an easier movement of goods and services between other countries.
    It causes a barrier between its neighboring countries.
    It promotes easy trading with Poland and the Ukraine.
    It limits how much can be imported and exported.
  • Q3
    3. Why is the Saint Lawrence River most important to Canadians?
    Because it creates hydroelectric power
    Because it makes areas near Hudson Bay wealthier
    Because it offer a place for swimming and boating
    Because it links Canada's interior region with the sea for easier trade
  • Q4
    4. How has climate affected where Canadians live?
    Most people tend to migrate toward Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake.
    Few people live in the northern regions of Canada because of the cold climate.
    Few people live along the border of Canada and the United States because of cold climate.
    Most people tend to migrate and live in the northern provinces of Canada.
  • Q5
    5. Which of the following best explains why the United States is Canada’s largest trading partner?
    Gross Domestic Product
    population distribution
  • Q6
    6. Which of these is MOST LIKELY to be classified as a reason for Canadians' concern about pollution of the Great Lakes?
    The Great Lakes are a favorite Canadian tourist destination.
    Canadians prefer the beaches along the Great Lakes to those along the coast.
    Diving on shipwrecks is a growing Great Lakes sport which attracts divers from around the world.
    The Great Lakes are a major source of Canada's drinking water.
  • Q7
    7. How is Canada responding to their environmental issues?
    The government has passed laws and regulations to improve air quality.
    The people who are affected may choose to move away from those areas.
    Companies have chosen to be responsible with the environment and do not create pollution.
    Canada has hired international lawyers to prosecute companies that refuse to comply with the law.
  • Q8
    8. You are a rich farmer in a small country, and part of the national government. Most of the people in your country are very poor. You are part of a small group of wealthy landowning families that holds all of the political power in your nation. This small group makes all political decisions for your country. When making decisions, you generally do what is best for your families rather than what is best for all the people in your country. Which form of government do you have?
  • Q9
    9. What is a basic way citizens of a democratic nation can influence the government?
    consuming goods
    obeying laws
  • Q10
    10. Which type of government would most likely abolish all opposing political parties, the direct election of leaders, and free speech?
    constitutional monarchy
    representative democracy
  • Q11
    11. The leader of the Parliament in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom is called the . . .
    prime minister
  • Q12
    12. In which system of government does the legislature elect the executive leader of the government?
    parliamentary democracy
    presidential democracy
  • Q13
    13. You are the chief executive in your country’s democratically- elected national government. You came to power in the last election after your political party won a majority of seats in the national legislature. As the leader of your political party, you were chosen to be the head of government by your co-workers in the legislature. Which form of government do you have?
  • Q14
    14. In most democratic countries, the government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. In Canada, the legislative branch is the . . .
    governor general
    prime minister
    Supreme Court
  • Q15
    15. How is Canada's government different from that of the United States?
    It is guided by a constitution.
    It is a constitutional monarchy.
    It has separation between its branches.
    It is a representative democracy.

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