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Social Studies 11
Examination Booklet 2008/09

Release Exam

DO NOT OPEN ANY EXAMINATION MATERIALS UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS REFER TO THE RESPONSE BOOKLET.

Contents: 21 pages 55 selected-response questions 2 written-response questions

Examination: 2 hours Additional Time Permitted: 60 minutes © Province of British Columbia

PART A: SELECTED RESPONSE Value: 70% Suggested Time: 50 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS: For each question, select the best answer and record your choice on the Response Booklet provided. Using an HB pencil, completely fill in the bubble that has the letter corresponding to your answer.

You have Examination Booklet Form A. In the box above #1 on your Response Booklet, fill in the bubble as follows. Exam Booklet Form/ Cahier d’examen
A B C D E F G H

Use the following political spectrum to answer question 1.

V Left Wing

W

X

Y

Z Right Wing

1. Which letter on the political spectrum reflects the position of the New Democratic Party? A. B. C. D. V W Y Z

Use the following list to answer question 2. • moral standards should override individual rights • traditional values should be preserved • large corporations should be given tax breaks 2. Which political ideology is associated with this list? A. B. C. D. socialism liberalism communism conservatism Page 1

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3. What is a factor in determining the size of a riding? A. B. C. D. number of people age of constituents ethnic composition economic diversity

4. All of the following people can introduce a bill in the House of Commons except A. B. C. D. a lobbyist. a backbencher. the Prime Minister. an opposition member.

5. When does Royal Assent occur? A. B. C. D. when a bill is signed into law when the British monarch patriates the Constitution when the Official Opposition seeks the right to govern when the Prime Minister requests that Parliament be dissolved

Use the following flowchart to answer question 6.

New Canadian ambassador recommended by Cabinet

Recommendation bypasses House of Commons vote

Ambassador appointed by Governor General

6. What process is associated with this flowchart? A. B. C. D. free vote amendment order-in-council Cabinet solidarity

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Use the following list to answer question 7. 1. tabulating 2. voting 3. campaigning 7. What is the correct chronological order of this list? A. B. C. D. 2, 1, 3 2, 3, 1 3, 1, 2 3, 2, 1 ________________________________________________

8. Which of the following actions could lead to a dissolution of the House of Commons? A. B. C. D. A Senator disagrees with party policy. The Official Opposition opposes a major bill. A vote of non-confidence passes in the Lower House. The governing party has been in power for three years.

9. Which of the following is a characteristic of a minority government? A. B. C. D. It relies upon the Cabinet to call an election. It requires the support of the Speaker to pass legislation. It needs the approval of the Governor General to appoint Senators. It must seek Senate approval to introduce legislation in the House of Commons.

Use the following statement to answer question 10. High school graduates leave British Columbia to study and work in other provinces. 10. What section of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is associated with this statement? A. B. C. D. legal rights mobility rights education rights democratic rights

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Use the following newspaper headline to answer question 11.

The Ottawa Examiner
PROVINCIAL FEDERAL AND FIGHT OVER GOVERNMENTS MULA AMENDING FOR

11. Which document is associated with this headline? A. B. C. D. Bilingualism Act Canada Elections Act Constitution Act, 1982 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 ________________________________________________

12. What is the function of the notwithstanding...
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