Canadian Democracy, Eighth Edition: Chapter 14

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Question 1:


a) one-fifth
b) one-quarter
c) one-third
d) one-half
e) one-eighth

Question 2:


a) the low birth rate among francophone Quebecers until the early 1960s
b) the high birth rate among francophone Quebecers until the early 1960s
c) the change in the birth rate among francophone Quebecers in the early 1960s
d) the contrasting birth rates between francophone Quebecers and anglophone Quebecers
e) the unchanged birth rate among Quebec residents since the early 1960s

Question 3:


a) a francophone who can speak English
b) an anglophone who can speak French
c) a person who can speak Spanish
d) a person who can speak Russian
e) a person whose first language is neither English nor French

Question 4:


a) 90 per cent
b) 80 per cent
c) 70 per cent
d) 60 per cent
e) 50 per cent

Question 5:


a) 39 per cent; 28 per cent
b) 44 per cent; 23 per cent
c) 28 per cent; 23 per cent
d) 20 per cent; 17 per cent
e) 18 per cent; 15 per cent

Question 6:


a) the region of Quebec that runs along the St Lawrence River
b) New Brunswick and Quebec
c) the narrow region running from Moncton, NB, to Sault Ste Marie, ON
d) the narrow region running from Ottawa-Gatineau to Montreal
e) the Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, and Northern Ontario taken together

Question 7:


a) aging populations
b) low birth rates
c) marriages to non-francophones
d) French speakers left without a supportive social and economic milieu
e) all of the above

Question 8:


a) 25 per cent
b) 40 per cent
c) 50 per cent
d) 60 per cent
e) 30 per cent

Question 9:


a) French-Canadian demography
b) the policies of the British colonial authorities in New France
c) the threat of American manifest destiny
d) French-Canadian nationalism
e) all of the above were factors preventing francophone Canadians from succumbing to assimilationist pressures

Question 10:


a) allophone immigrants, anglophone capital, and the Liberal Party
b) the Parti Québécois, francophone capital, and Bill 101
c) the Catholic Church, francophone capital, and the Union Nationale party
d) the Catholic Church, anglophone capital, and the Union Nationale party
e) the Parti Québécois, anglophone capital, and the Liberal Party

Question 11:


a) political and social changes that took place in Quebec during the 1960s
b) the violent overthrow of the Duplessis Union Nationale government in 1960
c) the non-violent coup of the Duplessis Union Nationale government in 1960
d) political and social changes that took place in English Canada in the 1960s
e) political and social changes that started in Quebec in the 1980s and continue today

Question 12:


a) family
b) school
c) parish
d) the Quebec state
e) none of the above were key institutions

Question 13:


a) the establishment of a provincial ministry of education
b) the establishment of the language police
c) the creation of Crown corporations like la Caisse de depot et placement
d) the passage of the Quebec Pension Plan
e) the nationalization of privately own hydroelectric companies

Question 14:


a) promote the use of French in business and in the schools
b) target immigrants who are more likely to prefer adopting the French language
c) promote a higher birth rate among native-born French-speaking Quebecers
d) seek a new economic and political partnership with the rest of Canada
e) adopt sanctions against products and services coming from out of province

Question 15:


a) a new flag
b) the proclamation of “O Canada” as the official national anthem
c) new designs for stamps and currency
d) neutralization of language in the names of some federal institutions, documents and celebrations
e) the increasing Americanization of the Canadian popular media

Question 16:


a) language training for public servants
b) the designation of an increasing share of positions as bilingual
c) the creation of the National Capital region
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 17:


a) a conception of French and English Canada that cuts across provincial borders
b) the predominance of the English language throughout the country as a whole
c) the protection of the French language and the various languages of the First Nations people
d) respect for the different status accorded to French, English, and other languages in each province
e) a desire for English dominance

Question 18:


a) the Québécois marrying less often and later than other Canadians
b) the percentage of couples living in common-law relationships higher than in any other province
c) a greater percentage of children born outside of marriage than in other provinces
d) the percentage of Quebecers reporting single ethnic origins higher than among other Canadians
e) all of the above

Question 19:


a) cultural heritage
b) ethnic makeup
c) linguistic character
d) all of the above
e) none of the above

Question 20:


a) 6 per cent
b) 32 per cent
c) 47 per cent
d) 58 per cent
e) 78 per cent

Question 21:


a) 50 per cent
b) 75 per cent
c) 85 per cent
d) 90 per cent
e) 99 per cent

Question 22:


a) the equality of the ten provinces of Canada
b) the equality of all Canadian citizens
c) the equality of all cultures and cultural origins in Canada
d) both a and b
e) all of the above

Question 23:


a) affirmed the unity of Canada to the international community in an official statement at the United Nations and passed a motion recognizing Quebec as a distinct society
b) passed a motion recognizing Quebec as a distinct society and gave Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, the Atlantic and Prairie provinces a veto over constitutional change
c) gave Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, the Atlantic and Prairie provinces a veto over constitutional change and transferred full control over Quebec’s foreign affairs to its provincial government
d) transferred full control over Quebec’s foreign affairs to its provincial government
e) struck down a ruling on Quebec’s identity as a distinct society and passed motions to tighten control over Quebec’s legislative powers

Question 24:


a) 19 per cent
b) 26 per cent
c) 48 per cent
d) 61 per cent
e) 74 per cent

Question 25:


a) Quebec is a distinct society
b) Canada consists of ten equal provinces
c) Canada consists of two founding nations
d) the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada
e) Quebec comprises two societies, one anglophone and one francophone

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