Canadian Government Practice Questions

Canadian Citizenship Test

Questions about the Canadian Government appear on the Canadian Citizenship test as well as the Canadian GED.

Practice Questions

1. What are three rights that Canadians have?

a. Freedom of religion, peaceful assembly, and association
b. Freedom of religion, marriage, vote
c. Freedom of belief, peaceful assembly and vote
d. Freedom of association, religion and marriage

2. What are the three levels of government in Canada?

a. Local, Provincial and Federal
b. Federal, Municipal and Provincial
c. Local, National and County
d. None of the above

3. What type of government does Canada have?

a. Parliamentary Democracy
b. Democratic Parliament
c. House of Commons
d. Federalism

4. What is an important characteristic of cabinet ministers?

a. No confidence motions
b. The confidence of the cabinet
c. The confidence of the house
d. The confidence of the Prime Minister

5. What are the three branches of parliament?

a. The Sovereign (King or Queen)
b. The Senate
c. The House of Commons
d. All the three above

6. Who serves the role of the Prime Minister in each province or territory?

a. Governor General
b. The Premier
c. The Commissioner
d. The Sovereign

7. Who is a representative of the federal government in the three Northern territories?

a. The Prime Minister
b. The Sovereign
c. The Commissioner
d. The Premier

8. Who serves as the Sovereign’s representative in Canada?

a. The Commissioner
b. The Premier
c. The Prime Minister
d. Canada’s Governor General

9. When are the Federal elections held every four years?

a. The third Monday in October
b. The third Monday in November
c. The third Monday in August
d. The first Monday in October

10. How many electoral districts are there in Canada?

a. 388
b. 308
c. 310
d. 380

11. What is the minimum eligible age for a Canadian citizen to stand for election?

a. 16
b. 17
c. 21
d. 18

More Canadian Practice Questions

Canadian History (GED Format) – 7 questions
Canadian History  – 15 questions
Canadian Government – 11 questions

Answer Key

1. A
Canadians enjoy the following freedoms:

(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression,
including freedom of the press and other media
of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association.

2. B
The three levels of government in Canada are Municipal, Provincial and Federal.

3. A
Canada’s government is known as a Parliamentary Democracy.

4. C
The so-called “confidence of the House” is an important requirement of cabinet ministers.

5. D
These three parts are the Sovereign (King or Queen), the Senate, and the House of Commons.

6. B
An individual known as the Premier serves the role as the Prime Minister in each province or territory.

7. C
In the three territories, the Commissioner is a representative of the federal government.

8. D
Canada’s Governor General serves as the Sovereign’s representative, for a term, usually limited to five years.

9. A
Federal elections in Canada are held every four years on the third Monday in October.

10. B
There are 308 electoral districts in Canada,

11. D
The minimum age for a Canadian citizen to stand for election is 18.

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Date Published: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Date Modified: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022


  1. February 26, 2015

    The practice questions for canadian government
    are good, thanks make them accessible . But only 11 questions, it would be nice if more practice questions are availabale. The link to canadian History practice is died. By the way, I am using a tablet not a desktop maybe this is the reason why I didnot get through.

    Last question: how many questions are there in citizenship test? 60 or 20?



    • Complete Test Prep
      February 27, 2015

      Thanks! There are 60 multiple choice questions on the Canadian Citizenship test

  2. Rida
    January 27, 2017

    I love this but I think you should think of age range . Some questions are too hard for 9 year old some are too easy for 13 year olds . So maybe make different questions for different grades.

  3. Brooklyn
    October 23, 2017

    I’m in grade 10 and this practice test is perfect for my civics class and is perfect questions if you are having a test on Canadian Government!

  4. Ellen
    September 5, 2022

    thank you for making this available very good practice

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