Canadian Democracy, Eighth Edition: Chapter 10

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) $100 billion
b) $200 billion
c) $50 billion
d) $300 billion
e) $5 billion

Question 2:


a) relevant experience
b) academic degrees
c) professional credentials and certification
d) other attributes deemed to be relevant to the competent performance of the job
e) all of the above

Question 3:


a) ability and credentials
b) the ability to pay off a government official
c) academic achievement and political sympathies
d) friendship, family, loyalty, or in exchange for benefits of various sorts
e) belonging to a marginalized social group

Question 4:


a) the practice of a constituent attempting to recall a Member of Parliament
b) the summoning of Members of Parliament to a parliamentary session
c) bringing attention to government actions or policies believed to endanger public safety
d) the Speaker of the House making a ruling on procedure
e) the act of announcing the prorogation of Parliament

Question 5:


a) 1 million
b) 754,000
c) 263,000
d) 613,000
e) 198,000

Question 6:


a) one-third
b) one-quarter
c) half
d) two-thirds
e) one-tenth

Question 7:


a) more sensitive to the demands of businesses
b) more dependent on revenue from the taxation of individuals
c) more sensitive to the expectations of investors
d) both a and b
e) all of the above

Question 8:


a) a state that is active in attempting to shape society and influence its direction
b) a state that consistently runs budget surpluses
c) a state whose spokespersons urge citizens to be positive and upbeat
d) a state that is unusually intrusive in the lives of individual citizens
e) a state that attempts to create programs that are evidence-based

Question 9:


a) 1900
b) 1908
c) 1939
d) 1967
e) 1972

Question 10:


a) the effects of oil shock
b) the inability or unwillingness of governments to finance the welfare state policies
c) the effects of the Cold War and increase of communist sentiments in society
d) the end of Keynesianism
e) the effects of globalization on national borders

Question 11:


a) Fraser v. PSSRB
b) Osborne v. Canada
c) Haydon v. Canada
d) CSN v. Attorney-General (Canada)
e) none of the above cases was about the political rights of public servants

Question 12:


a) policy implementation
b) measuring public opinion
c) election campaign strategy
d) media relations
e) controlling parliamentary decision-making

Question 13:


a) the public service, agencies and tribunals, and Crown corporations
b) the public service, Crown corporations, and the courts
c) agencies and tribunals, Crown corporations, and the military
d) Crown corporations, the courts, and the military
e) the military, the courts, and the public service

Question 14:


a) academics and political advisers
b) academics and policy advisers
c) managers and political advisers
d) managers and policy advisers
e) lawyers and economists

Question 15:


a) 15 per cent
b) 20 per cent
c) 25 per cent
d) 30 per cent
e) 40 per cent

Question 16:


a) 10 per cent
b) half
c) one-third
d) one-fifth
e) one-quarter

Question 17:


a) 25
b) 35
c) 49
d) 60
e) 72

Question 18:


a) representation equality
b) workplace equality
c) diversity bureaucracy
d) substantive equality
e) representative bureaucracy

Question 19:


a) which groups should be singled out for representation
b) what constitutes “fair proportion”
c) the extent to which, if at all, other values like efficient performance and equal rights for all are compromised by such a policy
d) whether the idea of a representative bureaucracy can be squared with the idea of a politically neutral one
e) all of the above

Question 20:


a) 100 per cent
b) 75 per cent
c) 400 per cent
d) 50 per cent
e) 200 per cent

Question 21:


a) they increase the proportions of visible minorities on their staffs to 20 per cent
b) recruitment advertisements for departmental positions feature visible minorities
c) one-fifth of appointments to the executive category of the public service be from visible minorities by 2005
d) both a and c
e) all of the above

Question 22:


a) the Employment Equity Act
b) the Multiculturalism Act
c) the Public Service Employment Act
d) the Diversity Affirmation Act
e) the Equal Opportunity Act

Question 23:


a) the CBC, the National Energy Board, and the Canadian Labour Relations Board
b) the National Energy Board, the National Transportation Agency, and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
c) the National Transportation Agency, PetroCanada, and the Canadian Revenue Agency
d) the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, the Immigration and Refugee Board, and Via Rail
e) the Treasury Board, Air Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Question 24:


a) Provision of services to the public
b) Generating policy advice
c) Interpretation of regulations
d) Providing campaign support for ministers
e) Disbursement of funds to groups, organizations, and individuals

Question 25:


a) women
b) visible minorities
c) the disabled
d) Aboriginal Canadians
e) the LGBTQ community

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