PASS MOCK EXAM – FOR PRACTICE ONLY
Course: PSCI 1000 A Facilitator: Marissa Caldwell
Dates and locations of mock exam take-up:
Saturday Dec. 10 from 12-2pm, and 5-7pm in ME 3174
Wednesday Dec. 14 from 12-2pm in CO 210
It is most beneficial to you to write this mock midterm UNDER EXAM
CONDITIONS. This means:
1 • Try to complete the midterm in 2 hours (although you will have 3).
2 • Work on your own.
3 • Keep your notes and textbook closed.
4 • Attempt every question.
After the time limit, go back over your work with a different colour or on a
separate piece of paper and try to do the questions you are unsure of. Record
your ideas in the margins to remind yourself of what you were thinking when you
take it up at PASS.
The purpose of this mock exam is to give you practice answering questions in a
timed setting and to help you to gauge which aspects of the course content you
know well and which are in need of further development and review. Use this
mock exam as a learning tool in preparing for the actual exam.
• Come to the PASS session with your mock exam complete. There, you
can work with other students to review your work.
• Often, there is not enough time to review the entire exam in the PASS
session. Decide which questions you most want to review – the facilitator
may ask students to vote on which questions they want to discuss.
• Facilitators do not bring copies of the mock exam to the session. Please
print out and complete the exam before you attend.
• Facilitators do not produce or distribute an answer key for mock exams.
Facilitators help students to work together to compare and assess the
answers they have. If you are not able to attend the PASS session, you
can work alone or with others in the class.
GOOD LUCK! Section #1: Multiple-Choice Questions
Answer all of the twenty (20) multiple-choice questions below.
1) Who is a member of Canada’s formal executive?
a) The Prime Minister
b) The State Secretary
c) The Queen of England
d) The Speaker of the House
2) What are the three branches of the Canadian government?
a) Judicial, Secretarial, and Legislative
b) Judicial, Legislative, and Decorative
c) Judicial, Executive, and Legislative
d) Judicial, Senate, and House of Commons
3) What are the two ways that someone can gain Canadian citizenship?
a) Birth and Immigration
b) Duel and Immigration
c) Immigration and Permanent Residency
d) None of the above
4) What kind of theory explains, in a factual manner, how something came to
5) What theorist had the most negative outlook on humans in the State of
6) What theorist values freedom and property above all else?
7) What practice did the theorist Madison value most?
a) Representative government
b) The direction of politics by the citizens
c) The general will
d) Checks and balances 8) What is the social contract?
a) A piece of paper that all people must sign upon becoming citizens
b) A theoretical device that philosophers use to explain the formation
c) An unwritten agreement to provide a service to citizens
d) A friendship agreement
9) Rousseau’s ideal of the ‘General Will’ describes:
a) The way in which property will be inherited and passed down
b) A consensus or compromise in a community that is made for the
good of the people
c) A company that manufactures breakfast cereal
d) A decision that is made by a selected few for the good of the