Canada’s History

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Canada’s History

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Question 1
In what year were Upper and Lower Canada united as the Province of Canada?
A
1860
B
1830
C
1850
D
1840
Question 2
How many Canadian and Newfoundland servicemen served in World War II?
A
1 million+
B
250,000
C
500,000
D
100,000
Question 3
In 1813 American invaders burnt down Government House and the Parliament Buildings in York. What is that city now called?
A
Kingston
B
Halifax
C
Montréal
D
Toronto
Question 4
In 1608 Samuel de Champlain built a fortress in an area which is now…?
A
Toronto
B
Prince Edward Island
C
Montréal
D
Québec city
Question 5
At the turn of the 19th/20th century, more than 260 Canadians died in which war?
A
The American war
B
The Mexican War
C
The Boer War
D
The Indian war
Question 6
When European settlers first came to Canada, they caused large numbers of Aboriginal people to die due to…?
A
Warfare
B
Disease
C
Starvation
D
Execution
Question 7
The Québec Act was based on…?
A
French criminal law and British civil law
B
British criminal law and British civil law
C
French criminal law and French civil law
D
British criminal law and French civil law
Question 8
Canada became an official title in what year?
A
1791
B
1776
C
1796
D
1782
Question 9
In what year did the Americans attempt to invade Québec?
A
1769
B
1771
C
1775
D
1776
Question 10
During the American Revolution, Joseph Brant led thousands of Native Americans into Canada who were loyal to the British. Which tribe did they represent?
A
Sioux
B
Apache
C
Navajo
D
Mohawks
Question 11
During the Second World War, Canadians with origins in which country were unfairly discriminated against in British Columbia?
A
Italy
B
Germany
C
Austria
D
Japan
Question 12
The first people to set foot in Canada apart from Aboriginal peoples are thought to have come from where?
A
Iceland
B
Ireland
C
Germany
D
England
Question 13
In what year were the majority of female Canadian citizens aged 21 or over given the right to vote in federal elections?
A
1921
B
1917
C
1918
D
1916
Question 14
In which year did the French make peace with the Iroquois?
A
1681
B
1721
C
1741
D
1701
Question 15
Having beaten the French, the British renamed the area of the Battle of the Plains what?
A
Newfoundland
B
New Britain
C
Province of Québec
D
Prince Edward Island
Question 16
Which of these First Nations tribes did not become allies of the original French settlers?
A
Iroquois
B
Huron
C
Algonquin
D
Montagnais
Question 17
At the time of the American Revolution, how many Loyalists fled to Canada?
A
50,000+
B
30,000+
C
60,000+
D
40,000+
Question 18
Louis Riel led uprisings against the Dominion of Canada in 1869 and 1885, leading which people?
A
Sioux
B
Iroquois
C
Inuit
D
Métis and Indians
Question 19
In what year did the Montréal stock exchange open?
A
1782
B
1862
C
1832
D
1802
Question 20
Samuel de Champlain and Pierre de Monts established the first European settlement north of Florida in which year?
A
1512
B
1604
C
1589
D
1608
Question 21
Upper Canada became the first province of the British Empire to start to introduce abolition of slavery in what year?
A
1800
B
1776
C
1807
D
1793
Question 22
British Columbia joined Canada in 1871 when Ottawa promised to build a linking…?
A
Railway
B
Canal
C
Telegraph network
D
Highway
Question 23
In 1885 a Head Tax was established to attempt to block the immigration of which people to Canada?
A
Mexicans
B
Indians
C
Africans
D
Chinese
Question 24
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…?
A
July 1
B
June 1
C
August 1
D
May 1
Question 25
To defend Canada, the Duke of Wellington chose Bytown as the endpoint of his network of forts. What is it called today?
A
Edmonton
B
Ottawa
C
Montréal
D
Toronto
Question 26
In what year did the British Parliament pass the Québec act?
A
1781
B
1767
C
1774
D
1779
Question 27
Which was the first Canadian province to give women the right to vote?
A
Manitoba
B
Ontario
C
Alberta
D
British Columbia
Question 28
The original French economy of Canada was driven by the trade in what?
A
Pine timber
B
Beaver pelts
C
Dried fish
D
Gold
Question 29
The Québec Act allowed Catholics in Canada to do what that they could not, at the time, do in Britain?
A
Get married
B
Buy property
C
Hold public office
D
Celebrate mass
Question 30
In 1867, which of these provinces was not part of the new country called the Dominion of Canada?
A
Newfoundland
B
Ontario
C
New Brunswick
D
Nova Scotia
Question 31
On what day of the year to Canadians remember all those who have served and died for Canada?
A
August 25
B
November 11
C
April 3
D
July 1
Question 32
To mark a remarkable victory in April 1917, April 9 is now celebrated as…?
A
Gallipoli Day
B
Vimy Day
C
Ypres Day
D
Passchendaele Day
Question 33
France’s empire in North America came to an end at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 in which part of Canada?
A
Prince Edward Island
B
Hudson’s Bay
C
Montréal
D
Québec City
Question 34
In what year did King Charles II give the Hudson’s Bay Company exclusive trading rights over the Hudson Bay area?
A
1675
B
1660
C
1665
D
1670
Question 35
Sir John Alexander MacDonald, first Prime Minister of Canada, is represented on what Canadian currency?
A
$5 bill
B
$1 bill
C
$20 bill
D
$10 bill
Question 36
Which of these Canadian tribes lived by farming and hunting?
A
Sioux
B
Dene
C
Iroquois
D
Cree
Question 37
What was the last territory to become part of the Dominion of Canada, in 1999?
A
Saskatchewan
B
Nunavut
C
Yukon
D
Alberta
Question 38
In 1812, in revenge for British interference with their shipping, which country attempted to invade Canada?
A
Spain
B
Portugal
C
France
D
USA
Question 39
The name Canada derives from the Iroquois word kanata, which means what?
A
Lake
B
Seashore
C
Village
D
Country
Question 40
Many slaves escaped from the United States to Canada using…?
A
The Underground Canal
B
The Underground Tramway
C
The Underground Highway
D
The Underground Railroad
Question 41
The first British North American colony to truly govern itself was…?
A
Prince Edward Island
B
Nova Scotia
C
New Brunswick
D
Newfoundland
Question 42
The cities of Edmonton, Langley and Victoria all began as what?
A
Landing stages
B
Religious settlements
C
Trading posts
D
Army bases
Question 43
In the D-Day invasion of Western Europe on June 6, 1944, Canadian forces stormed and took which beach from the German army?
A
Sword
B
Gold
C
Omaha
D
Juno
Question 44
The export of which of these was not a major part of the Canadian economy when it was first founded?
A
Fish
B
Timber
C
Fur
D
Oil
Question 45
The Atlantic colonies and Upper and Lower Canada were collectively known as what?
A
Greater Canada
B
British North America
C
Northern States
D
British Canada
Question 46
Why did European explorers call the native people they found in Canada Indians?
A
It was the native people’s word for themselves
B
They thought they looked like Indians
C
They thought they were in the East Indies
D
It was short for “Independents”
Question 47
Which of these Canadian tribes was nomadic?
A
Iroquois
B
Inuit
C
Cree
D
Sioux
Question 48
Around what time did the word Canada first begin appearing on maps?
A
1550s
B
1750s
C
1650s
D
1450s
Question 49
How many Canadians lost their lives in the First World War?
A
80,000
B
60,000
C
20,000
D
40,000
Question 50
Along with other former countries of the British Empire, Canada is part of which organisation?
A
The Colonial Society
B
The British Protectorate
C
The Commonwealth of Nations
D
The Former Empire Club
Question 51
Sir Wilfred Laurier was the first Canadian Prime Minister…?
A
Who was French Canadian
B
All of these
C
Who was an immigrant
D
Who was born in Canada
Question 52
In 1792, black immigrants to Nova Scotia established a colony for free slaves where?
A
Togo
B
Nigeria
C
Ethiopia
D
Sierra Leone
Question 53
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?
A
The Canada Mounted Police
B
The Western Provinces Mounted Police
C
Her Majesty’s Mounted Police
D
The North West Mounted Police
Question 54
Who was the first person to draw a map of the east coast of Canada?
A
Jacques Cartier
B
Christopher Columbus
C
John Cabot
D
Ferdinand Magellan
Question 55
Sir John Alexander McDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, was born in what country?
A
England
B
Wales
C
Scotland
D
Canada
Question 56
The first democratic representative assembly in Canada was elected where?
A
New Brunswick
B
Halifax
C
Newfoundland
D
Prince Edward Island
Question 57
Which were the first group of women to be given the right to vote in federal elections in Canada?
A
Women working in munitions factories in World War I
B
Women serving as nurses in World War I
C
Women married to soldiers in World War I
D
Women who lost a family member in World War I
Question 58
Who was the first European to explore the St Lawrence River?
A
William Cormack
B
Christopher Columbus
C
Jacques Cartier
D
John Cabot
Question 59
In the 1920s, it was suggested that what area should become a part of Canada?
A
Ireland
B
Alaska
C
The Falkland Islands
D
British West Indies
Question 60
Which Act of 1791 divided Québec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada?
A
The Canada Act
B
The Constitutional Act
C
The Division Act
D
The Québec Act
Question 61
Out of a population of 8 million, how many Canadians fought in the First World War?
A
600,000
B
400,000
C
100,000
D
200,000
Question 62
The commander of the victorious British Army in the Battle of the Plains was…?
A
Arthur Wellesley
B
The Duke of Marlborough
C
Charles Cadogan
D
James Wolfe
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