Canada’s History

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Canada’s History

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