Citizenship Canada Test Flashcards - Canada’s History - People

Canada has given the world some of its greatest inventions. Here's a look at important and influential Canadians, in no particular order. All citizenship Canada test questions are taken from the most recent 'Discover Canada' book.

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Canada’s first Prime Minister

 

Sir John A. Macdonald

Invented the snowmobile, a light-weight winter vehicle.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

First leader of a responsible government in Canada in 1849

Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine

First French-Canadian Prime Minister

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Contributed to the invention of radio, sending the first wireless voice message in the world.

 

Reginald Fessenden

Hit on the idea of the telephone at his summer house in Canada.

Alexander Graham Bell

Invented the worldwide system of standard time zones.

Sir Sandford Fleming

The greatest Canadian soldier in the First World War

Sir Arthur Currie

Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor and founder of the City of York (now Toronto).

 

Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe

Considered by many to be the father of Manitoba

Louis Riel

Sir Frederick Banting of Toronto and Charles Best discovered insulin, a hormone to treat diabetes that has saved 16 million lives worldwide

Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best

First to draw a map of Canada’s East Coast.

John Cabot

Recommended that Upper and Lower Canada be merged and given responsible government.

 

Lord Durham

Circled the globe in a wheelchair to raise funds for spinal cord research.

Rick Hansen

The key architect of Confederation from Quebec. A railway lawyer, Montrealer.

Sir George-Étienne Cartier

Began a cross-country run, the “Marathon of Hope,” to raise money for cancer research.

Terry Fox

Won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971, "for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals".

Gerhard Herzberg

Invented the first cardiac pacemaker, used today to save the lives of people with heart disorders.

Dr. John A. Hopps

Suggested the term Dominion of Canada in 1864.

Sir Leonard Tilley

Became a world record sprinter and double Olympic gold medallist.

Donovan Bailey

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