Canada’s History

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Canada’s History

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