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AuthorTopic: Canadian Citizenship Test.
Shaper
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Just to add another fun, fun quiz.

ZA

[ Thursday, October 26, 2006 19:35: Message edited by: VCH ]

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The Knight Between Posts.
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Good 'un. 14/20, which disappoints. But then I know nothing about the electoral process in Canada. I may know more if it was scheduled to happen while I was in residence.

Edit - Nine fingered typing today folks. That should explain some things...

[ Thursday, October 26, 2006 20:29: Message edited by: Spookee Salmon ]

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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14/20 for me as well. I must confess that i know next to nothing about the Canadian government, much less who the lieutenant-governor of British Columbia is. :P

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17/20 Are the questions random? I didn't get very many government questions, most of mine were common sense. One of them actually had to do with how to protect the environment.

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13/20 :(

A beaver? It's actually a beaver? And what about this?!

quote:
Give an example of how you can show responsibility by participating in your community.
a. Mind your own business.
b. Have a party.
c. Keep your property tidy.
d. Join a community group.
*sigh*... I actually did better than I thought I would.

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Shaper
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Man lol I don't know what that question is about. But it is funny. Any way the questions are random, and are based off some Learn about Canada booklet immigrants get.

Why wouldn't it be a beaver? :cool:

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The Knight Between Posts.
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quote:
O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.
Thank you South Park.

Anyways, I got 7/20. I guess you folks just don't want me there.
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16/20, although some of the questions were ridiculously easy.

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Which three legal rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
a. Freedom of speech, right to not pay taxes, and right to a fair trial.
b. Right to live and work anywhere in Canada, right to a fair trial, and right to protection against discrimination.
c. Right to ski anywhere in Canada, right to move, and right to public assembly.
d. Right to vote, right to live and work anywhere in Canada, and right to deliver speeches on the radio.
Uh, gee, um, that's a tough one. Can I phone a friend?

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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10/20. Well, I'm not Canadian, after all.

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As stated on the other thread, 97/100.

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The US is the eagle, Russia is the bear,
Australia is the kangaroo, 'cause they're kind of weird down there.
Yeah, India is the tiger, that stands so proud and tall,
But Canada is the greatest of them all.

We are the beaver, we're furry and we're free.
Yeah, we are the beaver, we got two big front teeth.
Yeah, we are the beaver, we can chew right through small trees.
We are the beaver,
we are the beaver,
we are the beaver.

You might think a rodent is a pretty lame choice
For a national animal, but don't you listen to that voice.
No, cause all them birds and predators, just take from the land
But the beaver, always gives a dam.

We are the beaver, we got cute little webbed feet.
Yeah, we are the beaver, it's bark we like to eat.
Yeah, we are the beaver, a nickel we complete.
Yeah, we are the beaver,
we are the beaver,
we are the beaver.

The eagle flies the sky above and swoops down on its prey.
The big bear will maul anyone who dares gets in its way.
The tiger is the greatest of the hunters today.
But the beaver it can build dams.
Yeah,
The beaver it can build dams,
dams,
DAMS!

We are the beaver, we slap our tails when danger's nearby.
We are the beaver, we got waterproof hides.
Yeah, we are the beaver, we got big bums and beady eyes.
We are the beaver,
we are the beaver,
we are the beaver.

We are the beaver, our name is often used as a double entedre.
We are the beaver, 'cause in Canada, both French and English belong.
Yeah, we are the beaver, and the subject of this song is:
We are the beaver,
we are the beaver,
we are the beaver.

I can't hear you!

We are the beaver,
we are the beaver,
we are the beaver.

Are you getting the point?

We are the beaver,
we are the beaver,
We are the beaver!

- We Are The Beaver (The Arrogant Worms)
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Nuke and Pave
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16/20, which is not bad considering that some questions were very specific.

And they included plenty of amusing answer options, like Acadians for an Aboriginal tribe. Or this question:

List three ways in which you can protect the environment.
a. Work near where you live, drive to work, take a taxi.
b. Use unleaded gas, drive a small car, travel by yourself.
c. Compost and recycle, conserve energy and water, walk or join a car pool.
d. Pour solvents down storm drains, leave taps running, leave lights on.

The answer is obviously D. :D

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15/20

—Alorael, who prefers "Canada is Really Big" as the national anthem. Go Arrogant Worms!
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10/20, it's really pathetic. I thought I'd do worse honestly. It's not like they ever spoke about Canada in DR, like at all. I've actually met people that didn't know Canada was a country :rolleyes:
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Don't be fooled Lenny. Canada is not a country. It is a independently run territory of North Dakota.

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

16/20, although some of the questions were ridiculously easy.

quote:
Which three legal rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
a. Freedom of speech, right to not pay taxes, and right to a fair trial.
b. Right to live and work anywhere in Canada, right to a fair trial, and right to protection against discrimination.
c. Right to ski anywhere in Canada, right to move, and right to public assembly.
d. Right to vote, right to live and work anywhere in Canada, and right to deliver speeches on the radio.
Uh, gee, um, that's a tough one. Can I phone a friend?

Should it be hard? It's only one way people are screened as I'm sure it is in the US.

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The Knight Between Posts.
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Originally written by Zeviz:

d. Pour solvents down storm drains, leave taps running, leave lights on.

The answer is obviously D. :D

I'm reminded of a chemical safety lecture we were given at university. "You can't just pour toxic chemicals down the drain. That's illegal. You have to take them back to the manufacturers, so they can pour them down the drain. That's legal."

Informative, in a somewhat depressing way.

[ Friday, October 27, 2006 17:00: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
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And I'm reminded of a number of discussions about what to dispose of where in the lab. It always seems to come down to two kinds of people: the "The contents of the unlabeled bottle are probably harmless, so save space and money by dumping it down the drain" crowd and the "it could conceivably be harmful, even though it's a mixture of deionized water and soap" partisans.

The consensus is, of course, that someone has probably poured it down the drain already somewhere and a little more won't hurt even if the glass bottle is starting to dissolve and the liquid screams like lost souls while going down the drain.

—Alorael, who has faith in the power of science. Scientists, on the other hand, are a shady bunch of malingerers.
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Woohoo, 19/20! Canada, here I come!

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This was a great test topic. That is all.

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Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Councilor
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The topic was interesting (sort of), but the test itself was terrible.

Dikiyoba.
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98/100

(Canadian PoliSci student)

Some of the questions are...well, not wrong, but not entirely accurate. The party with the most seats does not automatically form the government, for example.

[ Saturday, October 28, 2006 19:21: Message edited by: Scorpius ]

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Shaper
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They don't? Then how does it work?

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Canada is technically still a monarchy, and although the constitution was written in 1867 and substantially overhauled in 1982, the form of government it lays down is in some ways rather medieval. The Queen is the executive branch. The constitution of Canada does not mention the office of prime minister, or a cabinet, let alone political parties. It refers only to the Queen's viceregal representative the Governor General, and to a Privy Council whose duty is to advice the Queen, and whose composition is entirely up to her.

In the British tradition, how things actually work is determined more by tradition and precedent than by the written constitution. But in principle the Queen (or the Governor General on her behalf) can appoint anyone prime minister. As far as I can see, she could simultaneously appoint two prime ministers, three poo-bahs and a honcho, and listen to all their advice. She can likewise dismiss the prime minister at any time.

Only a majority vote in parliament can pass a law (which in principle the Queen could still veto), so a government that cannot regularly command such majorities is impotent. Governors General therefore appoint prime ministers who lead majority parties.

But in a case where no party has an outright majority, it is not so implausible that the GG might appoint someone other than the leader of the largest party. If two or more other parties could muster a majority in combination, and seem likely to be able to co-operate enough to govern that way for at least a year or two, one of their leaders might get the nod. Probably only after the largest party had formed a government and lost a confidence motion, though. And even then a new election, perhaps only a few weeks after the last one, would be a more likely alternative.

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I got 10/10. Good thing I visited Canada a few years ago.

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Well, don't feel so bad, low-scorers. They don't want anyone anyway unless you can fill a very strict set of requirements, one of which is job training.

Also, 14/20 for the basic test. Wha? No idea how I pulled that off.

From the test:
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What three oceans border Canada?
a. Atlantic, Arctic and Bering.
b. Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific.
c. Pacific, Indian and Atlantic.
d. Hudson, Pacific and Atlantic.
Yay!

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