Canadian Democracy, A Concise Introduction - Chapter 2

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Question 1:


a) The characteristic values, beliefs, and behaviours of a society’s members in regard to politics
b) An interpretive map for understanding the world
c) The study of political culture
d) An interpretive map for understanding political parties
e) None of the above

Question 2:


a) An interpretive map for understanding the world
b) The politics surrounding the legal preservation of cultural customs
c) An interpretive map for understanding political parties
d) The characteristic values, beliefs, and behaviours of a society’s members in regard to politics
e) The currency of the political activist

Question 3:


a) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as individualistic
b) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as libertarian
c) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as capitalist
d) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as collectivist
e) None of the above

Question 4:


a) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as individualistic
b) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as libertarian
c) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as capitalist
d) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as collectivist
e) None of the above

Question 5:


a) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as individualistic
b) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as libertarian
c) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as capitalist
d) Preference for a set of beliefs that may be described as collectivist
e) None of the above

Question 6:


a) The equality of condition, a large role for the state in the economy, and better working conditions
b) Freedom of religious practice, free enterprise, and freedom of expression
c) The largest possible margin of freedom in all realms of life for all individuals
d) The importance of continuity with the past, the preservation of law and order, and the acceptance of human inequality
e) The ability of government to intervene and promote the common good

Question 7:


a) A large role for government in addressing inequality, both individual and group rights, and multiculturalism and non-traditional lifestyles and institutions
b) The equality of condition, a large role for the state in the economy, and better working conditions
c) Individual freedoms, free enterprise, and equality of opportunity
d) The largest possible margin of freedom in all realms of life for individuals
e) None of the above

Question 8:


a) The importance of continuity with the past, the preservation of law and order, and the acceptance of human inequality
b) Freedom of religious practice, free enterprise, and freedom of expression
c) A large role for government in addressing inequality, both individual and group rights, and multiculturalism and non-traditional lifestyles and institutions
d) Individual freedoms, free enterprise, and equality of opportunity
e) None of the above

Question 9:


a) Individual freedoms, free enterprise, and equality of opportunity
b) The largest possible margin of freedom in all realms of life for individuals
c) Freedom of religious practice, free enterprise, and freedom of expression
d) A large role for government in addressing inequality, both individual and group rights, and multiculturalism and non-traditional lifestyles and institutions
e) None of the above

Question 10:


a) Conservatism and liberalism mean something very different from what they did a century ago, and the character of political divisions in modern society has changed.
b) All three “isms” mean something very different from what they did a century ago, and the character of political divisions in modern society has changed.
c) Socialism and conservatism mean something very different from what they did a century ago, and the character of political divisions in modern society has changed.
d) Conservatism and libertarianism are now essentially the same thing, while the character of the divisions in modern society have changed.
e) None of the above

Question 11:


a) How Canada’s political culture has become identical to that of the United States
b) How culture and institutions are the embodiments of power relations whose sources lie in the economic system
c) How the political culture of a society is developed and disseminated by political elites
d) How societies are marked by certain major events at critical periods of their development
e) None of the above

Question 12:


a) How societies are marked by certain major events at critical periods of their development
b) How New World societies became “fragments” of the European societies that gave birth to them
c) How culture and institutions are the embodiments of power relations whose sources lie in the economic system
d) How the political culture of a society is developed and disseminated by political elites
e) None of the above

Question 13:


a) How the political culture of a society is developed and disseminated by political elites
b) How societies are marked by certain major events at critical periods of their development
c) How New World societies became “fragments” of the European societies that gave birth to them
d) How culture and institutions are the embodiments of power relations whose sources lie in the economic system
e) None of the above

Question 14:


a) A shared sense of belonging to a nation whose identity is worth preserving
b) A shared sense of belonging to a country whose national identity is worth preserving
c) A sense of common membership in a nation whose members have more in common with one another than with the members of neighbouring nations
d) A sense of common citizenship in a country whose members have more in common with one another than with the citizens of neighbouring states
e) A shared sense of language, ethnic origins, traditions, and unique history

Question 15:


a) French–English relations
b) Native demands for self-government
c) American influence on Canadian culture
d) Regional tensions
e) British influence in Canadian public policy

Question 16:


a) The support for separatism in Quebec exists among a durable core of its citizens who prefer sovereignty-association.
b) The support for separatism in Quebec exists among a majority of its citizens who prefer sovereignty-association.
c) The support for separatism in Quebec exists among a durable core of its citizens who prefer separation.
d) The support for separatism in Quebec exists among a majority of its citizens who prefer sovereignty-association.
e) The support for separatism in Quebec exists among a durable core of its citizens who prefer joining the United States.

Question 17:


a) The young and highly educated
b) The old and highly educated
c) The young and not highly educated
d) The old and not highly educated
e) None of the above

Question 18:


a) Who has the right to control territory ceded by Aboriginal peoples in treaty agreements with Ottawa
b) Who has the right to control territory to which various Native communities claim a historical right
c) Who has the right to control the Quebec–Canada borders
d) Who has the right to control the Canada–US border
e) None of the above

Question 19:


a) 70 per cent
b) 60 per cent
c) 50 per cent
d) 40 per cent
e) 30 per cent

Question 20:


a) Less government control, more civil liberties, and more concern for social order
b) Less government control, fewer civil liberties, and less concern for social order
c) More government control, fewer civil liberties, and more concern for social order
d) More government control, more civil liberties, and more concern for social order
e) More government control, more civil liberties, and less concern for social order

Question 21:


a) Equality of results
b) Equality of opportunity
c) Equality between different groups in society
d) Both A and C
e) Both B and C

Question 22:


a) Equality
b) Diversity
c) Multilingualism
d) Multiracialism
e) Multiculturalism

Question 23:


a) The government has a responsibility to act as an agent for the collective good, and that responsibility goes beyond maintaining law and order.
b) The government has a responsibility to act as an agent for individual good, but that responsibility should not go beyond maintaining law and order.
c) Real human freedom and dignity are possible only in the context of relations that allow for the public recognition and equal respect of group identities.
d) Real human freedom and dignity are possible only in the context of relations that allow for the public recognition and equal respect of individual rights.
e) None of the above

Question 24:


a) The government has a responsibility to act as an agent for the collective good, and that responsibility goes beyond maintaining law and order.
b) The government has a responsibility to act as an agent for individual good, but that responsibility should not go beyond maintaining law and order.
c) Real human freedom and dignity are possible only in the context of relations that allow for the public recognition and equal respect of group identities.
d) Real human freedom and dignity are possible only in the context of relations that allow for the public recognition and equal respect of individual rights.
e) None of the above

Question 25:


a) Greater importance should be placed on human needs for belonging, self-esteem, and material fulfillment.
b) Greater importance should be placed on group needs for belonging, recognition, and cultural fulfillment.
c) Greater importance should be placed on human needs for belonging, self-esteem, and personal fulfillment.
d) Greater importance should be placed on individual needs for more freedom, recognition, and material fulfillment.
e) Greater importance should be placed on a community’s need for recognition, protection, and freedom.

Question 26:


a) True
b) False

Question 27:


a) True
b) False

Question 28:


a) True
b) False

Question 29:


a) True
b) False

Question 30:


a) True
b) False

Question 31:


a) True
b) False

Question 32:


a) True
b) False

Question 33:


a) True
b) False

Question 34:


a) True
b) False

Question 35:


a) True
b) False

Question 36:


a) True
b) False

Question 37:


a) True
b) False

Question 38:


a) True
b) False

Question 39:


a) True
b) False

Question 40:


a) True
b) False