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How well do you know the political history of Montréal?

1) In what year did the first charter of Montréal came into effect?

a) 1831
b) 1833
c) 1836
d) 1838

2) He was chosen as the first mayor on June 5, 1833 by city councillors

a) Peter McGill
b) Jacques Cartier
c) Jacques Viger
d) Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve

3) What were the four emblems that constituted the coat of arms of Montréal in 1833?

a) The rose, the carnation, the sword and the beaver
b) The tulip, the fleur de lys, the polar bear and the maple leaf
c) The fleur de lys, the thistle, the carnation and the rose
d) The rose, the thistle, the clover and the beaver

4) What did those emblems were representative of?

a) Four species of the canadian flora and fauna
b) Four elements chosen by Montréal's citizens
c) Four main ethnic goups in Montréal in the 19th century
d) Four of Jacques Viger's favorite elements

5) What is the motto of Montréal?

a) Je me souviens
b) Concordia salus
c) Que Dieu me vienne en aide
d) A mari usque ad mare

6) By which emblem was replaced the beaver on the coat of arms in 1938?

a) The cross
b) The fleur de lys
c) The maple leaf
d) The polar bear

7) Number of districts forming Montréal in 1833.

a) 8
b) 9
c) 10
d) 11

8) Who was entitled to vote on the first poll of June 3, 1833?

a) Men and women living in Montréal
b) Men residing in Montréal for at least a year
c) Men, owners of real estate and residing in Montréal for at least a year
d) Men and married women

9) How many representatives did each district had in 1833?

a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

10) Minimum value of property requirement to be owned by the mayor until 1850.

a) 1500 pounds
b) 1000 pounds
c) 2000 pounds
d) 2500 pounds

11) What was the frequency of municipal elections until 1850

a) Every year
b) Every 2 years
c) Every 3 years
d) Every 4 years

12) In what year were the first electoral lists drawn up?

a) 1833
b) 1850
c) 1845
d) 1852

13) In which building was located city hall in 1852?

a) Court House
b) Château Ramezay
c) Bonsecours Market
d) MOntréal Municipal court

14) In what year did the taxpaying tenants gained their right to vote?

a) 1861
b) 1862
c) 1864
d) 1860

15) Who was the first mayor chosen by the electors?

a) Charles Wilson
b) Jacques Viger
c) Peter McGill
d) John Caldwell Abbott

16) From what year did the aldermen committees took over management of the municipal departments?

a) 1889
b) 1874
c) 1899
d) 1879

17) In what year did city hall, inaugurated on March 11, 1878, had been gutted by a fire?

a) 1899
b) 1902
c) 1912
d) 1922

18) Why 1889 marked an important transition in the democratization process?

a) Introduction of secret vote and that women of age and widow tenants gain the right to vote
b) Introduction of universal suffrage
c) Introduction of secret vote and that women of age and widows who are owners gain the right to vote
d) Married women who are owners gain the right to vote

19) First city to be annexed to Montréal in 1883.

a) City of Maisonneuve
b) City of Hochelaga
c) City of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
d) City of Côte Saint-Louis

20) Which entity was the ancestor of today's executive committee?

a) The Board of Commissioners
b) The municipal council
c) The aldermen committees
d) The administrative committee

21) Which entity, formed by five aldermen chosen by the council, prepares and manages the budget since 1921?

a) The Board of Commissioners
b) The Finance committee
c) The executive committee
d) The administrative committee

22) His election as mayor in 1914, marked the end of the tradition whereby a francophone mayor alternated with an anglophone mayor.

a) Louis A. Lavallée
b) Médéric Martin
c) Camillien Houde
d) Charles Duquette

23) Who was mayor when the Great Depression reached Montréal in 1930?

a) Camillien Houde
b) Médéric Martin
c) Adhémar Raynault
d) Louis Payette

24) What percentage of the population required direct aid from the City of Montréal in 1933, due to the Great Depression?

a) 35%
b) 39%
c) 23%
d) 30%

25) In what year did the provincial government placed Montréal under trusteeship for the second time?

a) 1918
b) 1936
c) 1940
d) 1926

26) Who elected the Class A councillors?

a) Widows
b) Tenants
c) City associations and agencies
d) Owners

27) She is the first woman to be elected for the city council.

a) Idola Saint-Jean
b) Kathleen Fisher
c) Lucie Bruneau
d) Justine Sentenne

28) How many women were city councillors between 1940 and 1960?

a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 7

29) Who was the author of "Montréal sous le règne de la pègre"?

a) Jean Drapeau
b) Pacifique Plante
c) François Caron
d) Olivar Asselin

30) They were focused by the public inquiry presided over by Judge François Caron who began its hearings on September 11, 1950.

a) Policemen
b) Firemen
c) Attorneys
d) Civil servants

31) In what year did the mayor gained the right to sit on the executive committee?

a) 1942
b) 1947
c) 1949
d) 1939

32) In what year was Jean Drapeau elected for the first time?

a) 1952
b) 1954
c) 1957
d) 1960

33) Political party founded by Jean Drapeau before the 1960 election.

a) Civic Action Party
b) Civic Party of Montréal
c) Municipal Action Group (MAG)
d) Montréal Citizens Movement (MCM)

34) In what year was Class C abolished?

a) 1960
b) 1962
c) 1959
d) 1961

35) Term of office of elected representatives since 1962.

a) 4 ans
b) 3 ans
c) 2 ans
d) 1 an

36) Who is choosing the executive committee members since 1962?

a) The citizens
b) The council
c) The provincial governement
d) The mayor

37) What international event was held in Montréal in the summer of 1967?

a) The World exhibition
b) Soccer world cup
c) The Olympic Games
d) The marathon

38) With whom did Jean Drapeau worked closely in 1962?

a) Pierre Desmarais
b) Lucien Saulnier
c) Yvon Lamarre
d) Sarto Fournier

39) In what year was inaugurated the Montréal Métro?

a) 1967
b) 1966
c) 1968
d) 1969

40) In what year was the universal suffrage applicated to the municipal elections for the first time?

a) 1957
b) 1966
c) 1969
d) 1970

41) For which party Jacques Couture was mayoral candidate in the 1974 election?

a) Municipal Action Group (MAG)
b) Front d'action politique (FRAP)
c) Civic Party
d) Montréal Citizens Movement (MCM)

42) Who was the first woman to sit on the executive committee in 1978?

a) Léa Cousineau
b) Justine Sentenne
c) Kathleen Fisher
d) Elizabeth Monk

43) In what year were the municipal political parties officially recognized?

a) 1980
b) 1978
c) 1960
d) 1967

44) Which party had a resounding victory in 1986?

a) Vision Montréal
b) Civic Party
c) Montréal Citizens Movement (MCM)
d) Great Montréal Rally

45) In what year did the municipal council added an oral question period for the citizens at the beginning of council meetings?

a) 1982
b) 1983
c) 1984
d) 1986

46) Public consultation entity, formed by independant experts, created by the Montreal Citizens Movment (MCM) administration to study big projects.

a) Agglomeration council
b) Bureau de consultation de Montréal
c) Borough council
d) Accès-Montréal points of service

47) What mayor took Kucien Saulnier and Jean Drapeau's idea "One island, one city"?

a) Jean Doré
b) Gérald Tremblay
c) Jean Charest
d) Pierre Bourque

48) How many Montréal boroughs in January 2002?

a) 27
b) 25
c) 19
d) 21

49) How many former municipalities of the island of Montréal chose to reconstitute in June 2004?

a) 22
b) 19
c) 15
d) 17

50) What new Montréal entity manages the common services to all residents of the island on January 1st, 2006?

a) The district council
b) The agglomeration council
c) The Bureau de consultation de Montréal
d) The executive committee


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