10/15/2014 12:59 EDT | Updated 12/15/2014 05:59 EST

So You Think You Could Pass a Canadian Citizenship Exam?


Think you could pass the exam that newcomers take to become Canadian citizens? Citizenship Week is upon us -- the perfect opportunity to test your knowledge with these five questions based on the Discover Canada Study Guide from Historica Canada's Citizenship Challenge. (Answers at the bottom, but we hope you don't need them!)

1) Who is the Queen's representative in Canada?

a) The prime minister of Canada

b) Every provincial premier

c) The clerk of the Privy Council

d) The governor general of Canada

2) The Constitution of Canada was amended in 1982 to entrench:

a) The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

b) Magna Carta

c) The Official Languages Act

d) The Canada Health Act

3) The first black man to be awarded the Victoria Cross was:

a) Able Seaman William Hall

b) Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray

c) Captain Paul Triquet

d) Corporal Filip Konowal

4) Historically, the Hudson's Bay Company employed which of the following groups?

a) British

b) Aboriginal peoples

c) French

d) All of the above

5) As social values changed in Canada, which of these groups, previously denied the vote, gradually gained that right?

a) Women

b) Aboriginal peoples

c) Japanese Canadians

d) All of the above

Think you're doing well? In fact, 75 per cent (or 15 out of 20) is a passing grade on the real-life exam. Take the entire 20-question challenge over at and you could win great prizes like the coveted Heritage Minute DVD.

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