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Here's a sample of the questions on Quebec's new values test

The Quebec government released a five sample questions of the new test, which is designed to evaluate newcomers' knowledge of democratic and Quebec values.

Test designed to evaluate newcomers' knowledge of democratic and Quebec values

Quebec Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette outlined the new values test at a news conference Wednesday. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)

The Quebec government released a short list of sample questions designed to test knowledge of "democratic values and Quebec values" expressed in the province's Charter of Human Rights And Freedoms.

Bear in mind that these are likely not actual test questions, but rather examples representative of the spirit of the questions on the planned values test. 

There are translated versions of the sample questions and answers, which were released in French.

1. In Quebec, women and men have the same rights and this is inscribed in law.

  • True
  • False

2. Choose one or more drawings that indicate who is allowed to marry in Quebec.

The document describes illustrations of:

  • Two men
  • Two women and one man
  • Two women
  • A man and a woman
  • Two men and one woman

3. What is the official language of Quebec?

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French and English

4. Since March 29, 2019, by virtue of the law respecting the laicity of the state, all new police officers may not wear religious symbols.

  • True
  • False

5. Identify which situations involve discrimination. A job is refused:

  • To a woman who is pregnant
  • To a person lacking the required diploma
  • To a person because of their ethnic background

With files from Radio-Canada's Sébastien Bovet

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