In Canada, we have a new multiple-answer test for immigrants wanting to become citizens. They need to get 15 right out of the 20 questions, which are:
- Identify four (4) rights that Canadians enjoy.
-Name four (4) fundamental freedoms that Canadians enjoy.
-What is meant by the equality of women and men?
-What are some examples of taking responsibility for yourself and your family?
-Who were the founding peoples of Canada?
-Who are the Metis?
-What does the word "Inuit" mean?
-What is meant by the term "responsible government"?
-Who was Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine?
-What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
-What does Confederation mean?
-What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
-What does it mean to say that Canada is a constitutional monarchy?
-What are the three branches of government?
-What is the difference between the role of the Queen and that of the Prime Minister?
-What is the highest honour that Canadians can receive?
-When you go to vote on election day, what do you do?
-Who is entitled to vote in Canadian federal elections?n.
-In Canada, are you obliged to tell other people how you voted?
-After an election, which party forms the government?
-Who is your Member of Parliament?
-What are the three levels of government?
-What is the role of the courts in Canada?
-In Canada, are you allowed to question the police about their service or conduct?
-Name two Canadian symbols.
-What provinces are sometimes referred to as the Atlantic Provinces?
Q: Name four (4) fundamental freedoms that Canadians enjoy.
A: The freedom to speak, unless it offends a politically influential minority group.
The freedom to own property, unless it offends a politically influential environmental group.
The freedom to protest, unless it offends visiting dignitaries.
The freedom to bitch about the weather, unless it offends a co-worker who is a ski-nut.