Chapter 13 Reading Quiz

1. Which of the following is NOT true of the Canadian flag? a. it is a powerful symbol of our country, adopted in 1965 b. prior to 1965, Canada did not have its own official flag c. the flag design was chosen solely by Lester B. Pearson d. many designs were evaluated before settling on the one we have today

2. Which of the following is not usually used to describe Canadians? a. bilingualism b. isolationist c. multiculturalism d. pluralism

3. Which prime minister acknowledged that Quebec is a "nation within a united Canada"? a. Lester B. Pearson b. Joe Clark c. John Diefenbaker d. Stephen Harper

4. Which of the following is not true of Upper and Lower Canada in the 19th Century? a. Upper Canada was mostly Francophone and became Quebec b. Upper Canada was mostly Anglophone and became Ontario c. Upper Canada was renamed Canada West d. the British government merged the two in 1841

5. What were the main goal(s) of the coalition of political leaders, led by John A. MacDonald in

1860s? a. to defend Canada from the Americans who wanted to annex Canada b. to eventually gain independence and preserve Canadian culture c. to create a unified country with one official language and a multicultural constitution d. to ensure that the French culture be protected at all costs and the English culture be sacrificed

6. What caused the Francophone community to become even smaller in the late 1800s? a. No one from France wanted to come to Canada b. The predominantly British population tried to keep French speaking groups out of Canada c. Most immigrants preferred to learn English over French d. All of the above

7. Which of the following is not true of the percentages of languages in Canada since

Confederation? a. the percentage of English speakers has remained relatively constant b. the percentage of French speakers has dropped about ten percent c. the percentage of people speaking languages other than English or French has decreased d. Less than half the percentage of people speak French than English

8. The main reason Bourassa gave for not supporting conscription in WWI was: a. the Francophone’s were already outnumbered and would suffer further losses b. the Francophone’s did not want to fight in a British war c. the Francophone’s were predominantly pacifist and anti-war d. none of the above

9. Which of the following is true of the urbanization of Canada after WWII? a. Almost three times as many people lived in cities after WWII as in 1901 b. Most Quebecois were still living in rural areas c. Urbanization led to an increase of settlements such as Little Italy and Chinatown d. Most immigrants were allowed to come to Canada only if they settled in rural areas

10. Which of the following is not true of the development of Metis self-government? a. Metis made up more than 50% of the population of the Red River area b. The Manitoba Act was enacted to give the Metis dominance in government c. John A. Macdonald wanted the Manitoba Act to provide land for the Metis d. Our present constitution gives the Metis recognition as a distinct Aboriginal group

11. Which of the following most true of the Indian Act? a. The Act encourages assimilation rather than distinction b.It has remained basically the same as when it was enacted in 1876 c. Most of the land claims brought forward by First Nations have been ignored d. none of the above is true

12. Figure 13-14 on Page 316 shows how many people of different immigrant groups identify themselves as Canadian. Which of the following is not a valid analysis of the information? a. Every group has a higher percentage answering "yes" in their second generation b. Visible minorities, on the whole, are less likely than white immigrants to see themselves as

Canadian c. The two Asian groups both see themselves as Canadian more than black immigrants d. The "Other Visible Minorities" group has the highest percentage of all groups in the chart

13. Which of the following is not cited as an argument against the term "three founding nations"? a. The argument that Aboriginals are not a cohesive, unified group and therefore cannot be considered one "nation" b. The argument that there were other groups who contributed that were not members of any of the three groups c. The argument that there should only be one founding nation called Canada

d. The argument that the Aboriginals did not participate in the founding of Canada in the same way as the other two groups

14. Which of the following is not one of the arguments used by those who feel that multiculturalism has faults and failures? a. multicuturalism has attracted immigrants who improve the culture and economy of Canada b. multiculturalism can sometimes isolate and alienate certain groups of immigrants c. multiculturalism assumes that people will be willing to transplant their cultures of origin d. multiculturalism can create stereotypes of certain ethnic or cultural groups

15. True/False: Bissoondath, who wrote a controversial book against multiculturalism as it is today, says that Canada must develop a new vision of the country-"A Canada where no one is alienated with hyphenation". By this he likely meant that people should not be seen as Italian-Canadians or Chinese-Canadians, but just Canadians.


“Canada” by Anonymous

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Scavenger Hunt

1. What three main things are necessary for skilled workers to become permanent residents?

Education, Work Experience, and knowledge of English and/or French

2. What choice of two things are business owners required to do?

Business immigrants are expected to make a C$800,000 investment or to own and manage businesses in Canada, and must meet certain experience and/or net worth criteria.

3. Are those seeking Canadian citizenship required to take a citizenship test?

Yes, if you are over the age of 18.

4. Under what circumstances can immigrants be considered refugees?

People in Canada who fear persecution or whose removal from Canada would subject them to a danger of torture, a risk to their life or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment can be considered refugees .

5. If you choose not to use an immigration lawyer, will your application be slower and less important to Immigration Canada?

No, if you choose to hire a representative, your application will not be given special attention by the immigration officer. Your representative also cannot guarantee that your application will be approved. So it is not necessary to use a lawyer in order to get special attention.

6. Do Americans require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors?

No, citizens of the United States and many other countries are allowed visitor visa exemptions.

7. If you want to sponsor a family member to come to Canada, what are your responsibilities? (2 marks)

As a sponsor, you must make sure your spouse or relative does not need to seek financial assistance from the government. Also, you are responsible for responsible for supporting your relative financially when he or she arrives.

8. The site says that every year, over 90,000 foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily in jobs that help Canadian employers address skill shortages, or as live-in caregivers.

A work permit is needed for most temporary jobs in Canada, though for some positions and business people it is not necessary. Do you feel that Canada should be encouraging temporary foreign workers? Why or why not? (2 marks)

I’m not against foreign workers in Canada by any stretch of the means; I am however against our government promoting jobs in which we do not have. In this economy, we are having a hard of enough time giving our own citizens jobs, let alone encouraging foreign workers. I think Canada should hold off on encouraging citizens of other countries to come and get jobs here, until all Canadians who are searching for a job, have a job.