Canadian Citizenship Test No 16

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Who was the leader that led the expedition that burnt down the White House and other buildings in Washington, D.C.?

  Hint: See "Discover Canada" Reference
In the evening hours of August 24, 1814, during the second year of the War of 1812, British expeditionary forces under the command of Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cockburn and Major General Robert Ross set fire to the unfinished Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. All the public buildings in the developing city, except the Patent Office Building, were put to the torch in retaliation for what the British perceived as excessive destruction by American forces the year before in York, capital of upper Canada. At the time of the British invasion, the unfinished Capitol building comprised two wings connected by a wooden causeway.






 
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 Citizenship Test Tips

What was the last update to Discover Canada and Citizenship Test Regulations ..... On September 30, 2010, regulatory amendments came which resulted in an update to "Discover Canada" and the way the "Canadian Citizeship Test" is conducted.

With these new regulations,
- The mandatory question requirement is removed, which means you don't automatically fail by giving wrong answer for certain type of question (that was the case previously);
- You are only required to give 15 correct answers out of 20;

For the contents of the tests, applicants are now supposed to have an adequate knowledge about
- National symbols of Canada
- Canadian Cultural and Social History;
- Canadian Goverment Hierarchy and Monarchy;
- Rights, Responsibilities and Privileges of Citizenship;

Check out Format of Canadian Citizenship Test to get more details.

  
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