Canadian Democracy, A Concise Introduction - Chapter 7

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Question 1:


a) In the hands of regional officials
b) At the subnational level
c) In the hands of municipal officials
d) At the national level
e) In an international organization

Question 2:


a) Certain legislative functions assigned to a common institution where the state retains ultimate sovereignty
b) All legislative functions assigned to a common institution where the state retains ultimate sovereignty
c) Certain legislative functions assigned to a common institution where the state concedes ultimate sovereignty
d) All legislative functions assigned to a common institution where the state concedes ultimate sovereignty
e) None of the above

Question 3:


a) Pressure from neighbouring states
b) Common recognition of a dictator
c) Domination by a few powerful regions
d) Consensus of regions
e) None of the above

Question 4:


a) Consensus
b) Self-interest
c) Compulsion
d) Domination
e) Reason

Question 5:


a) A sense of ethnic nationality
b) A sense of linguistic nationality
c) A sense of political nationality
d) A sense of regional nationality
e) A sense of religious nationality

Question 6:


a) Economic instability
b) International terrorism
c) A nationalist movement
d) The invitation to join a neighbouring country
e) None of the above

Question 7:


a) A highly decentralized federation
b) An economic association between sovereign states
c) A trade agreement between two or more states
d) A military alliance between two or more states
e) None of the above

Question 8:


a) Canadian federalism represents a contract among the provinces.
b) Canadian federalism represents an agreement between English and French Canada.
c) Canadian federalism represents a contract among all of the ethnic communities of Canada.
d) Canadian federalism represents an agreement between the First Nations and white settlers of Canada.
e) None of the above

Question 9:


a) Section 91
b) Section 92
c) Section 93
d) Section 95
e) None of the above

Question 10:


a) Section 91
b) Section 92
c) Section 93
d) Section 95
e) None of the above

Question 11:


a) Any activity or transaction
b) International trade only
c) Interprovincial and international trade only
d) Intra-provincial and inter-municipal trade only
e) Export only

Question 12:


a) No significant influence
b) A centralizing influence
c) A decentralizing influence
d) A regionalizing influence
e) None of the above

Question 13:


a) Quebec’s unique role in Canadian federalism
b) Province–territory relations
c) The political and administrative needs of governments
d) Core–periphery relations
e) None of the above

Question 14:


a) Its predominantly French-speaking character and its position on the St Lawrence river
b) Its predominantly French-speaking character and its size
c) Its predominantly French-speaking character and the fact that it shares a border with the United States
d) Its relationship with France and its size
e) Its predominantly French-speaking character and its Roman Catholic roots

Question 15:


a) Free trade with the US and relations with France
b) The environment and financial and administrative practices
c) The Constitution and the environment
d) The Constitution and financial and administrative practices
e) None of the above

Question 16:


a) Negotiate with Ottawa on single issues
b) Demand major constitutional reform
c) Hold a referendum on sovereignty-association
d) Negotiate with officials from the United States to see if they would allow Quebec to adopt more powers if it were to join their federation
e) None of the above

Question 17:


a) Constitutional recognition of the right to self-government for Aboriginal peoples
b) The amalgamation of the provinces within each region
c) The constitutional entrenchment of the principle of the equality of all provincial governments
d) The constitutional recognition of differences in the status and powers of provincial governments
e) The constitutional recognition of differences in the status and powers of municipalities

Question 18:


a) Alberta and British Columbia
b) The strip of land along the Canada–US border
c) The territory along the St Lawrence river
d) The narrow belt that runs between Windsor and Montreal
e) The Maritimes

Question 19:


a) Legislators
b) Cabinet ministers
c) Public officials (public servants)
d) The Prime Minister
e) The premiers

Question 20:


a) Politicians and bureaucrats
b) Groups in society
c) Nations
d) Ethnic cleavages
e) Religious leaders

Question 21:


a) Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
b) Newfoundland and Quebec
c) Ontario and Quebec
d) Saskatchewan and British Columbia
e) Quebec and Alberta

Question 22:


a) Relations between the Governor General and lieutenant governors
b) Relations between cabinet ministers and officials of the two levels of government
c) Relations between the core provinces
d) Relations between the peripheral provinces
e) Relations between the federal government and the public

Question 23:


a) The gap between the amount contributed to equalization by the largest provinces and the amount contributed by the smallest
b) The gap between what each provinces pays into equalization and what it receives in services
c) The gap between the provinces’ legislative responsibilities and the expectations of the Founding Fathers
d) The gap between the fiscal capacities of neighbouring provinces
e) None of the above

Question 24:


a) Programs administered by the provinces whose cost is shared by all of the provinces
b) Programs administered by the federal government whose cost is shared by all of the participating provinces
c) Programs administered by the provinces whose cost is shared between both the federal and provincial governments, as well as with participating citizens
d) Programs administered by the provinces where Ottawa’s financial contribution is geared towards how much a province spends
e) None of the above

Question 25:


a) One-fifth
b) One-quarter
c) One-third
d) One-half
e) Two-thirds

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