Canadian Democracy, Eighth Edition: Chapter 11

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Question 1:


a) organization of government
b) organizing public opinion
c) structuring the vote
d) promoting interests by influencing government
e) integrating citizens into a political system

Question 2:


a) a flexible centrist style of politics
b) right-wing politics
c) left-wing politics
d) ideological politics
e) the politics of corporations

Question 3:


a) The Liberal Party
b) The Conservative Party
c) The Bloc Québécois
d) The Green Party
e) The New Democratic Party

Question 4:


a) encouragement of western settlement
b) implementation of a protective tariff
c) decentralization of the federation
d) creation of a transcontinental railroad
e) a unifying, nation-building vision

Question 5:


a) the rouges and the Progressives
b) the bleus and Democrats
c) Clear Grits and the bleus
d) Clear Grits and the rouges
e) the bleus and the Progressives

Question 6:


a) a major policy announcement
b) the control of government largesse
c) deliberately acting to interfere with the internal functioning of an opposition party
d) fundraising in other countries
e) the act of trading votes for favours

Question 7:


a) regional interest and rights
b) public works and rights
c) material interest and public works
d) regional interest and material interest
e) regional interest and public works

Question 8:


a) the Liberal Party
b) the Conservative Party
c) the Reform Party
d) the Green Party
e) the New Democratic Party

Question 9:


a) absorb defeated candidates
b) provide enough competition for an election to be legally held
c) recruit
d) stimulate policy innovation
e) control Parliamentary decision-making

Question 10:


a) deficit reduction
b) welfare reform
c) lower taxes
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 11:


a) the New Democratic Party
b) the Canadian Alliance
c) the Bloc Québécois
d) the Progressive Conservative Party
e) the Liberal Party

Question 12:


a) the Atlantic provinces
b) Quebec
c) Ontario
d) the west
e) the North

Question 13:


a) unite the environmental movement after the 1993 federal election
b) “unite the left” in the aftermath of the 1997 federal election
c) “unite the right” in the aftermath of the 1997 federal election
d) unite the Liberal and Progressive Conservative parties after the 1993 federal election
e) unite the Liberal and New Democratic parties to establish a minority coalition government in 2008

Question 14:


a) NDP-friendly
b) Bloc Québécois –friendly
c) Conservative-friendly
d) Liberal-friendly
e) corporation-friendly

Question 15:


a) centre
b) left
c) right
d) West
e) East

Question 16:


a) a weak minority government
b) a strong minority government
c) a gridlock
d) a durable change in the parties’ bases of support
e) several new parties

Question 17:


a) he had lived outside of Canada for most of his adult life
b) in some of his past writings he had expressed himself as though he were an American
c) he favoured rethinking post–Geneva Convention ideas about torture
d) he used to be college roommates with leadership rival Bob Rae
e) he supported the invasion of Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein

Question 18:


a) the winning party typically gets 60 per cent of the popular vote
b) the winning party typically gets 40 per cent of the vote and 60 per cent of the seats
c) the winning party typically gets 60 per cent of its votes from central Canada
d) the only centre-right party in Canada gets 60 per cent of the vote, and the centre-left parties get 40 per cent
e) the only centre-right party in Canada gets 40 per cent of the vote, and the centre-left parties get 60 per cent

Question 19:


a) the run-off system
b) the plurality system
c) the single-transferable vote system
d) the proportional representation system
e) the preferential voting system

Question 20:


a) it produces more seats than votes for the strongest major party
b) it splinters the party system
c) it produces unstable government
d) it encourages ideological polarity
e) it risks allowing extremist parties to infiltrate the legislature

Question 21:


a) ideology
b) how many constituencies it wins
c) the Governor General’s appointment of Members of Parliament
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 22:


a) the simplicity of the voting process
b) the number of seats in the legislature equal to the popular vote
c) its ability to reduce party conflicts
d) its ability to produce majority governments
e) its long tradition in governments around the world

Question 23:


a) the Conservative Party
b) the Liberal Party
c) the NDP
d) the Green Party
e) the Bloc Québécois

Question 24:


a) the likelihood of voting increases by about 15 percentage points from age 20 to age 50
b) younger generations are less likely to view the act of voting as important
c) age being held constant, the propensity to vote decreases from generation to generation
d) the generational difference is not found among the university-educated
e) voter turnout has been declining more rapidly in central Canada than in the East or West

Question 25:


a) special private meetings between party leaders and the party’s highest-paying donors
b) private dinners hosted by the Prime Minister at 24 Sussex Drive for the highest-paying party donors
c) fundraising events where admission is very expensive and where donors receive the opportunity to meet party leaders
d) private dinners hosted by the leader of the official opposition at Stornoway for the highest-paying party donors
e) both b and d

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