Canada’s History

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Canada’s History

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