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Canadian Citizenship Test

Updated on September 11, 2014
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Canadian Citizenship Practice Tests 2014

If you're here to take a practice test for your Canadian Citizenship Test in 2014 or just to test your knowledge on Canada, you've come to the right place. On this web page, you will find important information to help you prepare for your Canadian citizenship test.

I created this web page to help fellow Canadians as well as those who are aspiring to be Canadian citizens. I immigrated to Canada in 1998 and as soon as I had the opportunity to apply for Canadian citizenship, I did. Taking the citizenship test was a small part of it, but it was great opportunity to consciously learn more about this beautiful country that God created.

You will find sample questions and answers to help you practice for your citizenship test. The quizzes are categorized into sections like Canada's history, the country's economy, geography, aboriginal people's, government, rights and responsibilities, and so on. If you're already a Canadian citizen, then you better test your knowledge and make sure you score a 100% on the test. Let's get started.

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Understanding the Canadian Citizenship Practice Tests

The Canadian citizenship test covers questions in various categories. Therefore, I've broken down these quizzes into six sections. Each section consists of 5 questions on that specific category.

The sections covered are as follows:

  1. Canada's History;
  2. Aboriginal Peoples of Canada;
  3. Canada's Geography;
  4. Government of Canada;
  5. Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities;
  6. Canada's Economy, Languages & Symbols.

Complete each practice test and move on to the next. At the end of each quiz, you will get your score and a review of your right and wrong answers. If you're not yet ready to take the quiz and would like to prepare before you take it, read the Discover Canada guide which you will find further down this web page. If you're ready to take the citizenship practice test, let's go...

Beautiful Canada: Port Credit, Village by the Lake, Mississauga

Collage of Pictures I took at Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Quiz 1

Learn About Canada's History

In 1867, the Fathers of Confederation, that is, the representatives of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, along with the support of the British empire, formed what is now, Canada. The country was first known as the Dominion of Canada. On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament which we now celebrate as Canada Day.

Sir John Alexander Macdonald became the country's first Prime Minister. The first four provinces that made up Canada as Confederation were Ontario, Quebec, Nova Soctia, and New Brunswick. Followed by Manitoba and Northwest Territories in 1870; British Columbia in 1871; PEI (Prince Edward Islands) in 1873; Yukon Territory in 1898; Alberta and Saskatchewan 1905; Newfoundland and Labrador in 1949, and finally Nunavut in 1999. Check the History section of the study guide to learn more about the country's history. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Canadian history.

Quiz on Canada's History

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Quiz 2

Learn About Canada's Aboriginal Peoples

When you talk about Canada and its history, you have to start with the Aboriginal peoples who established themselves well ahead of the early explorers of this peaceful country. They are among the three founding peoples of this country along with the French and the British. There are three main Aboriginal groups: the First Nations, Inuit, and the Metis.

The term Indian is generally referred to First Nations. They essentially lived off the land hunting, fishing and growing crops. Approximately, 65% of Aboriginal peoples are First Nations, 30% are Metis, and 4% are Inuit. The Canadian Constitution includes Aboriginal treaty rights. Refer to the "Who We Are" and History sections of the study guide to learn more about the country's founding peoples. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Aboriginal peoples.

Quiz on Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

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Quiz 3

Learn About Canada's Geography

Canada is the second largest country, in the world, when it comes to total land mass. It covers approximately ten million square kilometers and is surrounded by three oceans, namely, the Pacific, Atlantic, and the Arctic. The country is geographically divided into five main regions with 10 provinces and three Northern Territories.

Starting with the west coast you have British Columbia; the prairie provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba; Central Canada which is made up of Ontario and Quebec; and the Atlantic provinces namely, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Islands, and Newfoundland & Labrador. And the Northern Territories are: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Check the "Canada's Regions" section of the study guide to learn more about the country's geography. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Canadian geography.

Quiz on Canada's Geography

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Quiz 4

Learn About Canada Democracy

At its core, Canada is a federal state with a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Basically, it is made up of federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal forms of government. Each of these various forms of government have been assigned governmental responsibilities.

For example, the federal government is responsible for national defense and foreign affairs; the provincial and territorial governments are responsible for healthcare and education; and municipal governments are responsible for social and community health, and transportation. Of course, there are many other responsibilities that each form of government is responsible for, but these are just some of the examples.

In Canada's parliamentary democracy, citizens elect members to the House of Commons in the national capital, Ottawa. The parliament is comprised of three parts, mainly: the Sovereign (King or Queen), the Senate, and the House of Commons. Canada's Head of State is the Sovereign and the Head of the Government is the Prime Minister. Refer to the "How Canadians Govern Themselves" section of the study guide to learn more about the country governs itself. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Canada's system of government.

Quiz on Government of Canada

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Quiz 5

As citizens, we need to understand our rights as well as responsibilities. The Constitution of Canada, enacted in 1867, is the supreme law of the country. Also, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (also known as the Charter), which guarantees (as per law) citizen’s rights and liberties. Some of the key rights include mobility rights, Aboriginal Peoples’ Rights, Official Language Rights and Minority Language Educational Rights, and Multiculturalism.

Citizenship rights come with responsibilities which include obeying the law, taking responsibility for oneself and their family, serving on a jury, exercising the right to vote in elections, helping others in the community, and protecting and enjoying the country’s heritage and environment. Check the “Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship” section of the study guide to learn more about the citizenship rights. The practice test below covers questions and answers on Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian citizens.

Quiz on Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities

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Quiz 6

Learn About Canada's Canada's Economy, Languages & Symbols

Like many countries, Canada uses many important symbols to express its national identity. For example, the Crown is a symbol used in the parliament, justice system and police forces. The maple leaf is another example, which appears on the country's flag, uniforms, and insignia. Other symbols include the beaver, the coat of arms, the Canadian goose, and others. The country's official languages are English and French.

In terms of the economy, the country is known as a trading nation. The United States is the country's largest trading partner. The three main industries in Canada's economy are services, manufacturing and natural resources. Refer to the section on "Canada's Economy" and "Canadian Symbols" in the study guide to learn more about the nation's economy, languages and symbols. The practice test below covers questions and answers on the above mentioned topics.

Quiz on Canada's Economy, Languages & Symbols

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The Canada Goose is a protected species in Canada. I took this picture at Memorial Park in Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario.
The Canada Goose is a protected species in Canada. I took this picture at Memorial Park in Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario. | Source

Preparing for the Canadian Citizenship Test in 2014

To become a Canadian citizen you must pass the Canadian Citizenship Test. The study guide called "Discover Canada" will help you study for the test in 2014. I'd suggest you read this Canadian Citizenship Test study guide at least twice and take some practice tests in order to prepare yourself.

I've created several more Canadian Citizenship Practice Tests with sample questions and answers to help you practice for your 2014 citizenship test. These practice citizenship tests are based on actual questions asked at the citizenship test. They were obtained from Canadian residents who have already taken these tests and the practice tests are designed in the same multiple-choice question format.

"O Canada" - The Canadian National Anthem


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      Scindhia 3 years ago from Chennai

      Interesting lens with great info!

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      williamslaw 4 years ago

      Great information. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 4 years ago

      Interesting! Thanks.

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      susan369 4 years ago

      This will be very useful for anyone wanting to take this test.

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      Max Globe 4 years ago

      hey, I just spoke to a friend about moving to Canada. I'll give this to her. thanks, it's very useful.

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      techgadgeteer 4 years ago

      my cousin needs this. thank you!

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Got a lot of the answers because I used to live in Canada. Great lens. thank you

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      socialcx1 4 years ago

      Will show this to a friend who wants to move there.

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      ajmac 4 years ago

      Nice lens you did here on Canadian citizenship quiz.Very good test for anyone to do if they like to become a Canadian.Thank you

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      BigRedDomino 5 years ago

      Good quizzes! Thanks!

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      Erin Mellor 5 years ago from Europe

      I have no intention of becoming Canadian, but I do love taking citizenship quizzes, they say a lot about how a counry views itself.

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      ConvenientCalendar 5 years ago

      I am thinking of moving to canada! This has prepared me! Great lens!

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      Cynthia Haltom 5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Nice lense great quizzes

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      ian-patrick-716 5 years ago

      Don't think i'm getting in

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      Doc_Holliday 5 years ago

      I didn't ace the tests but it was good fun.

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      pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      There is a lot to learn in becoming a canadian citizen but anything is doable.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gotta love being Canadian! :D

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      lilantz 5 years ago

      Canada might be a good place for a trip. I haven't been there but I was on the border between NY.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've been in Canada, but after taking the quizzes I realise that I should go one more time

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diva2Mom: Thanks much, my dearest friend ~ stay blessed and huge hug back at ya!

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      Wow, had to come back to refresh my fabulous BLESSING on this excellent lens of yours. Great work again! VERY BLESSED BY A LITTLE SQUID ANGEL. GOD BLESS YOU MY DEAREST AND HUGE HUG!

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      mrdata 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Valuable Quiz! Big thanks and Happy New Year!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gr8 Lens, we visited Toronto a few years ago and loved it. Nice work and well done

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Interesting quiz. Nice and informative lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. I thought it was interesting.

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      Athan360 5 years ago

      I bet lots of people will benefit from this Canadian Citizenship Test lens. Very nice!

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving your thoughts and comments on the Canadian citizenship test ~ stay blessed! :)

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Savvy2012: Congrats on your Canadian citizenship and welcome to Squidoo! Good to see that you had fun testing your knowledge on Canada and aced the test. You have a great website and thanks for linking this lens. See you around! :)

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      Savvy2012 5 years ago

      I will be linking to this lens from my website about Canada. Thanks for this test! I had fun testing myself again, and I did very well! I became a citizen just last year (June 2011). Love this country! :)

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      This will help a lot of people needing to take this test. Thank you for providing it.

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I gained a point each time I moved on to a new quiz :P By the time I got to the end, I was acing it. When I started, I didn't know squat.

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      TheBeautifulLife 5 years ago

      Great lense. I like it so much...

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      clerana 5 years ago

      I do like the very practical content.

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      karen-stephens 5 years ago

      Thank you for helping other Canadians. I too help new immigrants..many don't know about life insurance and other necessities.. thanks again!

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      rt8ca 5 years ago

      Great idea, enjoyed your quiz and gained some info on Canada as well. Thanks for sharing!

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      Yes this test was very helpful. I enjoyed taking it. Thanks so much for sharing. I can tell you this....I didn't know as much as I thought I did about Canada! LOL

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Hi Hassan, taking quizzes and practice test will help a great deal. However, I would suggest reading the Discover Canada guide at least twice (cover to cover). You can check my other Citizenship Practice Tests web page as well because it includes questions which appeared in more recent citizenship tests. All the best to you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @ajgodinho: hi ajgodinho do u think if i knew all the 6 quizs and all the 5 test without any mistake i can pass the test ! ?

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      I enjoyed the quiz and learned a lot

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      air ambulance s 5 years ago

      didn't take the quiz, but I'll definitely recommend this if I know someone that is!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very helpful......Thank U

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Good to hear that you did well with your citizenship test. Wishing you all the best with your Canadian citizenship!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @ajgodinho: thank you.I did my best job on the citizenship test and thank you for making me feel very good. thank you again.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      I learned so much from this lens.

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      oakstreet 6 years ago

      I always miss the nice and beautiful summer of Canada and I enjoy this len. Thank you and a big "like" from me.

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      nikitakapoor 6 years ago

      nice lens, I am sure it'll be helpful to people who are going to apply for Canadian citizenship!! (:

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Its so helpfull

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: All the best with your preparation for your upcoming citizenship test. That's great you've read the Discover Canada booklet. Read it at least twice and take practice tests. You can check the other Practice Test web page I created which is based on question obtained from other Canadian residents who took the test. Glad you found this useful.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @ajgodinho: I am taking my test soon. I have read the book once but I have been taking lots of practice test and have been doing realatively well. Thanks for this page and the questions. They have been very helpful

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      Heather Bradford 6 years ago from Canada

      Hehehe... I think I'd better stay home!! This was fun considering I've been married to a Canadian for over 20 years! I did shockingly! ;-)

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      MarkHansen 6 years ago

      A great way to learn about Canada.

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      VillaDejaBlue 6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Good to know that you found these Canadian citizenship practice tests useful, Pankaj. Appreciate your feedback and all the best if you're taking your citizenship test!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      very helpful tests giving confidence.

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      MelonyVaughan 6 years ago

      I had so much fun reading this lens! What a great history lesson!

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      Joey McClurg 6 years ago from Illinois

      Nice set of quizzes! Kinda like the United States Capitals quiz I made, just a different country -=) I went with 1 question per quiz though to inspire more people to take it, and they get more points.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: All the best to you as you prepare for your upcoming Canadian citizenship test. You can refer to my other lens on multiple choice questions based on question received from others who recently took their citizenship test. I would recommend reading the Discover Canada booklet at least twice, cover to cover.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm going to be taking my Canadian citizenship test very soon and I need to get studying. Thanks for the tests - they will really help!

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      Julia Morais 6 years ago

      Canada is one place I'd like to visit someday. Great lens.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 6 years ago

      I've been traveling to Nova Scotia for 40 years, and I did POORLY! Nice lens, I was totally involved!

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      flycatcherrr 6 years ago

      Wow, I was nervous about taking this test! A couple of embarrassing misses in here, but on the whole... not too bad, for a Canadian. ;)

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The Canadian citizenship test is relatively difficult and requires some preparation. So don't feel bad about not doing so good guys ;)

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      XxSadieLadyxX 6 years ago

      Yup I did horrible. I definitely got a "F" lol :)

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      n0elle 6 years ago

      I did horrible and I'm canadian! However, I learned a lot!!! Thanks! That was a fun lens!

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      TeagueChubak LM 6 years ago

      For being a Canadian...I did horrible! Great lens.

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      Lindrus 6 years ago

      Very educational lens! Thanks!

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      Nice lens, very well done, thanks for sharing. This is some useful and helpful information, thanks again.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice one, informative and useful. Your style of presentation is awesome!Thumbs up !

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      jadehorseshoe 6 years ago

      Very Useful Lens.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @TransplantedSoul: They have changed the citizenship questions, as they do on a regular basis, but the rules of the Canadian citizenship test were relaxed a bit in 2010 which is an advantage to people taking the test now.

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      TransplantedSoul 6 years ago

      A friend of mine had to take this a few years ago. It looks harder now ... eh!

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      kittitianhill 6 years ago

      This is a really good read for me. Must agree that you are one of the coolest bloggers I ever saw. Thanks for posting this informative article.

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      timelessearth 6 years ago

      Great Lens. Learned a few new facts about Canada from the quizzes. Thanks!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @misterjake: Yeah, these Canadian citizenship practice tests above are a little tough and require some preparation. They are designed and focused more towards helping Canadian residents who are preparing for the actual Canadian citizenship test.

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      simona55 6 years ago

      thanks for sharing

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      misterjake 6 years ago

      You sure have to know a little bit about Canada to take this test huh? Really nice lens. I learned something new today. Keep up the good work. I am new here so if you don't mind whenever you have a chance please check out my lens and leave a comment. Thanks.

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      robertsugar lm 6 years ago

      Did the quiz. Still have to learn a bit to become Canadian...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nice lens..very informative thanks for sharing. squid-liked!!

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      Johanna Eisler 6 years ago

      Wow... it's been far too long since I lived in Canada - I have forgotten so much! Thank you for refreshing my beautiful memories!

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      Dress2Impress 6 years ago

      Haha this test is difficult! But I think I passed :D

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Northwestphotos: Definitely a place worth visiting, eh? I would love to visit there someday myself! :)

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      Northwestphotos 6 years ago

      Good information here. Looking at your last photo of Lake Louise, Alberta, I would love to visit there and spend a few days in their posh lodging hotel. So beautiful! I once visited Waterton Lakes National Park in the Canadian Rockies and couldn't get over the beauty of the scenery!

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks! I did not too bad, and I'm not even Canadian!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Most excellent quiz about Canadian Citizenship

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Wonderfully informative quizzes ... nicely done!

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      wilfredpadilla 6 years ago

      nice one!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your lens. You did a fantastic job!

      One squid thumbs up vote issued for this lens :)

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Great work! Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Let me in. I want to go there. Looking for DBA job in Canada!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Loved this site I don't know a lot about Canada but I am learning

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Wow I guess I really don't know that much about Canada :)

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      kjbranch77 6 years ago

      Well made lens! :) Extremely informative

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      CreativeArtDesigns 6 years ago

      Well done. Great trivia info too!

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      food monkey 6 years ago

      i learned quite a bit as well! nice lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      your quiz's were fun! learned something about Canada tonight!

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      Gift_Bird 6 years ago

      Canada rocks! Best fishing ever!

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      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      Great one.Thanks

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      Mim Art 6 years ago

      Brilliant - I must get my Aussie hubby to read this before he applies for Citizenship!! Great lens!!!!!

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      Steve Jones 6 years ago from Birmingham UK

      Excellent lens - I love Canada !

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      i did not get 100% but i got most of them right