Quebec's Language Laws

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1. A passer-by is:
a. a car that drives by fastly.
b. everyday people on the streets.
c. small children.

2. People in Quebec want to change the official language to english.
true false

3. A "language charter" is:
a. an agreement allowing people to speak whatever language the prefer.
b. a statement saying what language must be used.
c. a requirement given by schools as to what languages will be taught.

4. All shopkeepers should address their customers in english first.
true false

5. A survey is:
a. another word for phonebook.
b. a list of questions designed to discover people's opinions.
c. a group of people who protest against english usage.
d. an organization of people promoting the french language.

6. Another way of saying tended to is:
a. run to
b. in order to
c. used to

7. Nowadays means:
a. yesterday.
b. in past times.
c. these days.

8. In this text a hearing is:
a. a meeting where legal matters are discussed.
b. the sense by which sound is perceived.
c. a community meeting.

9. Many employers in Quebec do not require that their staff speak english.
true false

10. In this text to earn means to gain money for one's services and/or labor.
true false

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