Canada’s History

Questions from Discover Canada Chapter - Canada’s History. Detailed chapter-by-chapter questions help students retain and review knowledge from each chapter.



At the turn of the 19th/20th century, more than 260 Canadians died in which war?

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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?

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How many Canadians lost their lives in the First World War?

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In 1867, which of these provinces was not part of the new country called the Dominion of Canada?

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In the 1920s, it was suggested that what area should become a part of Canada?

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

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In which year did the French make peace with the Iroquois?

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Who was the first person to draw a map of the east coast of Canada?

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In what year were Upper and Lower Canada united as the Province of Canada?

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Which was the first Canadian province to give women the right to vote?

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Canada became an official title in what year?

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Out of a population of 8 million, how many Canadians fought in the First World War?

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In 1885 a Head Tax was established to attempt to block the immigration of which people to Canada?

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The name Canada derives from the Iroquois word kanata, which means what?

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Why did European explorers call the native people they found in Canada Indians?

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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…?

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Sir John Alexander MacDonald, first Prime Minister of Canada, is represented on what Canadian currency?

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The commander of the victorious British Army in the Battle of the Plains was…?

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How many Canadian and Newfoundland servicemen served in World War II?

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Sir Wilfred Laurier was the first Canadian Prime Minister…?

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In 1813 American invaders burnt down Government House and the Parliament Buildings in York. What is that city now called?

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In 1792, black immigrants to Nova Scotia established a colony for free slaves where?

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The Atlantic colonies and Upper and Lower Canada were collectively known as what?

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Which were the first group of women to be given the right to vote in federal elections in Canada?

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The first democratic representative assembly in Canada was elected where?

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Many slaves escaped from the United States to Canada using…?

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In what year did the Americans attempt to invade Québec?

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Having beaten the French, the British renamed the area of the Battle of the Plains what?

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Sir John Alexander McDonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, was born in what country?

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The Québec Act was based on…?

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Which of these First Nations tribes did not become allies of the original French settlers?

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In 1608 Samuel de Champlain built a fortress in an area which is now…?

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

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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?

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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?

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To defend Canada, the Duke of Wellington chose Bytown as the endpoint of his network of forts. What is it called today?

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On what day of the year to Canadians remember all those who have served and died for Canada?

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In what year did the British Parliament pass the Québec act?

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During the Second World War, Canadians with origins in which country were unfairly discriminated against in British Columbia?

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Around what time did the word Canada first begin appearing on maps?

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The first British North American colony to truly govern itself was…?

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The Québec Act allowed Catholics in Canada to do what that they could not, at the time, do in Britain?

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To mark a remarkable victory in April 1917, April 9 is now celebrated as…?

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The cities of Edmonton, Langley and Victoria all began as what?

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Louis Riel led uprisings against the Dominion of Canada in 1869 and 1885, leading which people?

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Along with other former countries of the British Empire, Canada is part of which organisation?

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Who was the first European to explore the St Lawrence River?

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

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

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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?

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The original French economy of Canada was driven by the trade in what?

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In what year were the majority of female Canadian citizens aged 21 or over given the right to vote in federal elections?

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In what year did the Montréal stock exchange open?

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At the time of the American Revolution, how many Loyalists fled to Canada?

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British Columbia joined Canada in 1871 when Ottawa promised to build a linking…?

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The export of which of these was not a major part of the Canadian economy when it was first founded?

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Which of these Canadian tribes lived by farming and hunting?

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In the D-Day invasion of Western Europe on June 6, 1944, Canadian forces stormed and took which beach from the German army?

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

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Which of these Canadian tribes was nomadic?

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What was the last province to become part of the Dominion of Canada, in 1999?

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In 1812, in revenge for British interference with their shipping, which country attempted to invade Canada?

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