questions to all Canadians.

@chrislotz (8203)
Canada
January 17, 2009 1:11pm CST
My daughter's boyfriend is here on a work visa and if from the country of The Dominion Republic. He is applying for his Canadian citizenship and has his test to write on Tuesday. So he is studing like crazy. He has lived here for almost 5 years now. So I took a look at his book he has to study, about his exam, and it is all about Canada. He has to write a test about it and the questions are right in the book at the back of it. It says they are the same questions on his test he has to write. So I read some of the questions and it was like, I can't answer any of them and I am a citizen and have lived here all of my 51 years of my life. I went to school and graduated grade 12 and so this is stuff I learned in school but I don't remember very much of it. Here are a few of the questions and I want all canadians that are members here, to see if they can answer any of them. I think most of us can't. What does confederation mean? What year was confederation? When did the British North America Act come to play and what does it mean? I have never hear of the British North America Act, Have you? I don't think most Canadian citizens can answer a lot of these questions. Although the answers are in the book, too, why would they need to know this when most people who live here don't know it? Or do you know the answers and do most canadians know the answers and it is just me who doesn't know off of the top of my head? Another question I just read is What are the six responsibilites we have as a canadian citizen? I don't know, do you?
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
I forgot all about it. I don't see anything wrong with asking those in a citizenship test though. if I don't remember then I should go read the booklet again because I supposed to know at least my rights and responsibilities as a citizen now, I'm not just landed immigrant anymore. I don't know what test foreigners in my homeland have to take to be a citizen but I'm sure it is something about country history and citizen rights etc, like canadian citizenship test. Should be similar for other countries too.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
I know they need to write a test to become a citizen and I understand that they should know about the country and their rights and responsibilities but what I am saying is that I don't think most canadians know the answers to the questions. I am reading his book now and learning over again, some of the history of canada and it is quite interesting. I guess now that I am an adult I find it interesting but as a kid going to school, I guess I didn't find it all that interesting then.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
17 Jan 09
lol are there any easier questions ? and is he allowed to get any wrong ? Why exactly does he need to know those questions ? Do i always answer questions with questions? I dont know any of those..
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
I don't know why he needs to know these things to be a citizen. There are a few easier questions but not much easier. Like what are all the provinces and all the capital cities? And who is our prime minister but then it gets into who is our house of commons representative and who answers to the queen and what are the lines of government? I don't know what happens if he gets any wrong or how many he can get wrong before he fails. I do know if he fails he has to wait 6 months before he can write it again.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
He'd be better off just marrying some willing canadian participent. lol. I'd do it for some money if i was single.. why not! :)
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
21 Mar 09
Yeah that would be a lot easier wouldn't it. I guess if it were for a lot of money I may do it as I am not married. Just kidding!