CANADA’S HISTORY 02

Questions from Discover Canada Chapter – Canada’s History. Detailed chapter-by-chapter questions help students retain and review knowledge from each chapter.

Practice your citizenship test with our 10 test sections. Most of the questions have four answer choices only one of which is correct. You may try these practice tests as many times as you like. At the end of the test, your results will be shown.

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How many Canadians lost their lives in the First World War?
60,000
40,000
20,000
80,000

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The cities of Edmonton, Langley, and Victoria all began as what?
Trading posts
Army bases
Landing stages
Religious settlements

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In what year were the majority of female Canadian citizens aged 21 or over given the right to vote in federal elections?
1918
1916
1917
1921

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In the D-Day invasion of Western Europe on June 6, 1944, Canadian forces stormed and took which beach from the German army?
Juno
Sword
Gold
Omaha

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In 1867, which of these provinces was not part of the new country called the Dominion of Canada?
Newfoundland
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Ontario

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Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day, is celebrated to mark the date of the Dominion of Canada formally came into being in 1867, which is…?
July 1
June 1
May 1
August 1

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Sir Wilfred Laurier was the first Canadian Prime Minister…?
Who was the French Canadian
Who was born in Canada
Who was an immigrant
All of these

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Many slaves escaped from the United States to Canada using…?
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Tramway
The Underground Canal
The Underground Highway

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In 1885 a Head Tax was established to attempt to block the immigration of which people to Canada?
Chinese
Mexicans
Indians
Africans

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Which were the first group of women to be given the right to vote in federal elections in Canada?
Women serving as nurses in World War I
Women married to soldiers in World War I
Women working in munitions factories in World War I
Women who lost a family member in World War I

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In 1812, in revenge for British interference with their shipping, which country attempted to invade Canada?
USA
France
Spain
Portugal

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are now the national police force of Canada. What were they originally called when they were established to help pacify the west of Canada?
The North West Mounted Police
The Canada Mounted Police
The Western Provinces Mounted Police
Her Majesty’s Mounted Police

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Which was the first Canadian province to give women the right to vote?
Manitoba
Ontario
Alberta
British Columbia

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How many Canadian and Newfoundland servicemen served in World War II?
1 million+
500,000
250,000
100,000

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During the Second World War, Canadians with origins in which country were unfairly discriminated against in British Columbia?
Japan
Germany
Italy
Austria

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Sir John Alexander MacDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, is represented on what Canadian currency?
$10 bill
$1 bill
$5 bill
$20 bill

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On what day of the year to Canadians remember all those who have served and died for Canada?
November 11
July 1
August 25
April 3

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At the turn of the 19th/20th century, more than 260 Canadians died in which war?
The Boer War
The Indian war
The American war
The Mexican War

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Louis Riel led uprisings against the Dominion of Canada in 1869 and 1885, leading which people?
Métis and Indians
Inuit
Iroquois
Sioux

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In the 1920s, it was suggested that what area should become a part of Canada?
British West Indies
Ireland
Alaska
The Falkland Islands

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What was the last territory to become part of the Dominion of Canada in 1999?
Nunavut
Yukon
Alberta
Saskatchewan

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The first British North American colony to truly govern itself was…?
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick

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Sir John Alexander McDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, was born in what country?
Scotland
Canada
England
Wales

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In what year were Upper and Lower Canada united as the Province of Canada?
1840
1850
1830
1860

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Out of a population of 8 million, how many Canadians fought in the First World War?
600,000
400,000
200,000
100,000

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In 1813 American invaders burnt down the Government House and the Parliament Buildings in York. What is that city now called?
Toronto
Montréal
Halifax
Kingston

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Along with other former countries of the British Empire, Canada is part of which organisation?
The Commonwealth of Nations
The Former Empire Club
The British Protectorate
The Colonial Society

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To defend Canada, the Duke of Wellington chose Bytown as the endpoint of his network of forts. What is it called today?
Ottawa
Edmonton
Montréal
Toronto

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To mark a remarkable victory in April 1917, April 9 is now celebrated as…?
Vimy Day
Passchendaele Day
Ypres Day
Gallipoli Day

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The export of which of these was not a major part of the Canadian economy when it was first founded?
Oil
Fish
Timber
Fur

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In what year did the Montréal stock exchange open?
1832
1802
1782
1862

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British Columbia joined Canada in 1871 when Ottawa promised to build a linking…?
Railway
Canal
Highway
Telegraph network

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