CANADA’S HISTORY 01

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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The Québec Act allowed Catholics in Canada to do what they could not, at the time, do in Britain?
Hold public office
Celebrate mass
Get married
Buy property

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The Atlantic colonies and Upper and Lower Canada were collectively known as what?
British North America
Greater Canada
British Canada
Northern States

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The name Canada derives from the Iroquois word kanata, which means what?
Village
Country
Lake
Seashore

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The commander of the victorious British Army in the Battle of the Plains was…?
James Wolfe
The Duke of Marlborough
Arthur Wellesley
Charles Cadogan

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The first democratic representative assembly in Canada was elected where?
Halifax
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland

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In what year did the British Parliament pass the Québec act?
1774
1767
1781
1779

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In 1792, black immigrants to Nova Scotia established a colony for free slaves where?
Sierra Leone
Nigeria
Ethiopia
Togo

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The original French economy of Canada was driven by the trade in what?
Beaver pelts
Dried fish
Gold
Pine timber

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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?
Québec City
Prince Edward Island
Hudson’s Bay
Montréal

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In 1608 Samuel de Champlain built a fortress in an area which is now…?
Québec city
Toronto
Montréal
Prince Edward Island

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The first people to set foot in Canada apart from Aboriginal peoples are thought to have come from where?
Iceland
Germany
England
Ireland

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The Québec Act was based on…?
British criminal law and French civil law
French criminal law and British civil law
French criminal law and French civil law
British criminal law and British civil law

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Which of these Canadian tribes was nomadic?
Sioux
Cree
Inuit
Iroquois

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In what year did the Americans attempt to invade Québec?
1775
1771
1776
1769

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Why did European explorers call the native people they found in Canada Indians?
They thought they were in the East Indies
They thought they looked like Indians
It was short for “Independents”
It was the native people’s word for themselves

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During the American Revolution, Joseph Brant led thousands of Native Americans into Canada who were loyal to the British. Which tribe did they represent?
Mohawks
Navajo
Apache
Sioux

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In what year did King Charles II give the Hudson’s Bay Company exclusive trading rights over the Hudson Bay area?
1670
1660
1665
1675

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When European settlers first came to Canada, they caused large numbers of Aboriginal people to die due to…?
Disease
Warfare
Starvation
Execution

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Upper Canada became the first province of the British Empire to start to introduce the abolition of slavery in what year?
1793
1800
1776
1807

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In which year did the French make peace with the Iroquois?
1701
1721
1681
1741

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Samuel de Champlain and Pierre de Monts established the first European settlement north of Florida in which year?
1604
1608
1589
1512

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Having beaten the French, the British renamed the area of the Battle of the Plains what?
Province of Québec
Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island
New Britain

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At the time of the American Revolution, how many Loyalists fled to Canada?
40,000+
30,000+
50,000+
60,000+

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Around what time did the word Canada first begin appearing on maps?
1550s
15450s
1750s
1650s

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Canada became an official title in what year?
1791
1782
1796
1776

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Which Act of 1791 divided Québec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada?
The Constitutional Act
The Canada Act
The Division Act
The Québec Act

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Which of these Canadian tribes lived by farming and hunting?
Iroquois
Cree
Sioux
Dene

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Who was the first European to explore the St Lawrence River?
Jacques Cartier
John Cabot
Christopher Columbus
William Cormack

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Who was the first person to draw a map of the east coast of Canada?
John Cabot
Christopher Columbus
Jacques Cartier
Ferdinand Magellan

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Which of these First Nations tribes did not become allies of the original French settlers?
Iroquois
Huron
Montagnais
Algonquin

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Canadian Citizenship Study Guide - Facts You Need to Know

Canadian Citizenship Study Guide Are you applying for Canadian citizenship? Do you find the Canadian citizenship test a bit hard? Many feel a bit nervous when it comes to the test. You might be more curious since you are going to write about another country. You do not need to bother much. The test will have only multiple-choice questions. More importantly, you do not need to write all the correct answers. It will have twenty questions. You can pass the test if you write fifteen correct answers. Also, you will have thirty minutes to complete the test. Even if you do not pass the test on your first attempt, you will be eligible to write for the second time. You might be thinking that what will happen if you do not pass the second time. You will go to the interview straightaway. But yes, the interview will be a lengthy one compared to those who appear after passing the test.

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Resources for the Study

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Even if the Canadian citizenship study guide is free, it has everything that you need to write the Canadian citizenship test. Here are a few things that Discover Canada will cover.

  • The regions and history of Canada
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  • The rights and responsibilities for citizenship

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Join a Class

Once you are done with the preparation, you can take a review class. If you enroll in a class, you can talk to other people. You can share your doubts and get the required help from the instructor. A class will make you familiar with the process. As a result, you will not feel nervous on the test day. You can join free classes offered by the Immigration Centre. These free citizenship classes are for the language benchmark. They offer classes for six weeks. There will be one class every week for two hours.

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Wrapping Up

Proper preparation is a must to pass the Canadian citizenship test. You will find many free materials online. But make sure that you are going through Discover Canada. You can give online tests to know how close you are to the goal. As you will get thirty minutes for twenty questions, you should not take more time for one question. Instead, do all the easy questions first, and then you can revisit to try other questions. The passing score is fifteen. If you write fifteen correct answers, the next step is a short interview. Finally, you will be in the worth taking ceremony!