Chapter: Canada’s History - Quiz 02

We have created this practice test to help you prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test.

This citizenship sample test consists of over 400 multiple choice questions derived from the book ‘Discover Canada’ on which the test is based.

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Who was Laura Secord?
A pioneer woman who made a dangerous 30-km journey on foot to warn lieutenant FltzGibbon James of an impending American invasion.
A legendary Olympian and Gold medalist.
The first female Canadian to be appointed member of parliament.
The first Canadian female publisher.

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In what year did the name Canada begin appearing on maps?
1550s.
the Early 1900s
1980.
1870.

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Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
Sir Alexander John Macdonald.
Sir George-Etienne Cartier.
Lord Elgin.
Lord Durham.

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Which day marked the end of the First World War?
11th November 1918.
1ST December 1945.
11TH December 1919.
1st November 1918.

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Which territory was the last to become part of the Dominion of Canada?
Nunavut territory.
Yukon territory.
Prince Edward Island.
NWT

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As one of the constitutional foundations of Canada, the Quebec Act enabled Catholics in Canada to do what they couldn’t previously do in Britain?
Hold public office.
Purchase and sell a property.
Get married.
Celebrate Mass.

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In regards to Canada, which of the following statements is NOT true about the Second World War?
More than one million Canadians were killed during the Second World War.
Canadians fought tirelessly and bravely and suffered losses in the unsuccessful defense of Hong Kong.
The (RCAF) Royal Canadian Air Force participated in the battle of Britain and offered a relatively higher proportion of Commonwealth aircrew in bombers as well as fighter jets over Europe.
In the aftermath of the Second World War, Canada boasted the third-largest navy in the world.

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When was D-Day?
6th June 1944.
11TH December 1945.
20th January 1944.
12TH March 1944.

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In what ancient war did seven thousand Canadians volunteer and two hundred and sixty die as a result?
The Boer War (South Africa War).
The Battle of Vimy.
The Second World War.
The Ottawa Battle.

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The following are statements about Remembrance Day. Which one is not true?
None of these.
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth.
The Poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day is a federal statutory holiday in Canada.

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Certain black Nova Scotians who were allocated poor land moved on in 1792 to establish a new British colony known as?
Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Rabat, Morocco.
Dakar, Senegal.
Cape Town, South Africa.

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What was the main reason why British Columbia joined Canada in 1871?
Ottawa had promised to construct a railway to the West coast.
To strengthen diplomatic relations with Canada.
For security reasons.
It was guaranteed money and other incentives by the Federal Government.

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What nickname was given to the three thousand nurses who served in the Royal Canadian Army Corps?
The Bluebirds.
Red poppies.
The Nightingales.
The Snowbirds.

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How many soldiers of Canadian origin lost their lives in the First World War?
Sixty thousand.
Twenty thousand.
Six hundred thousand.
Two hundred thousand.

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During the D-Day invasion of Western Europe in 1944, 15,000 Canadian troops stormed and grabbed a certain beach from the German army. Which beach was this?
Juno beach.
Gold beach.
Omaha beach.
Aleutian Beach.

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Below are descriptions about a certain ancient Canadian leader:

He was the key architect of the confederation from Quebec.

He was a staunch railway lawyer.

He was a Montrealer.

He was a close ally of the first Canadian Prime.

Who was he?
Sir George-Etienne Cartier.
Sir Isaac Brock.
Lord Elgin.
Sir Etienne-Paschal Tache.

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During the Fight for Canada war (The War of 1812), the Americans burned down Parliament buildings located in New York. In response, what did the Canadians and British do?
They torched in White House in Washington D.C. as well as other public structures in Washington DC.
They attacked the merchant ships belonging to Americans sailing on the St. Lawrence River.
They attacked and captured Niagara Falls.
They strengthened their defense system, including Fort York.

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Between 1864 and 1867, representatives from what areas worked together to create a new country?
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada.
Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.
The Province of Canada, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
Labrador, New Brunswick, and Quebec.

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Who was the first French-Canadian Prime Minister since Confederation?
Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Pierre Trudeau.
Dumont Gabriel.
Sir Arthur Currie.

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Between 1943-44, Canada helped liberate a certain country. Which country was this?
Italy.
The Netherlands.
Belgium.
Japan.

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Regrettably, after the Second World War, Canadians with origins in which country was unfairly discriminated against in B.C?
Japan.
Germany.
The United States.
Italy.

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Which Canadian province became the first one to allow women to vote…?
The province of Manitoba.
Ontario province.
Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick.

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After the British parliament abolished the buying and selling of slaves, thousands of slaves escaped from America and subsequently found a new home in Canada. What is the name of the anti-slavery network that helped these slaves escape the United States?
The Underground Railroad.
The North Star.
The Freetown route.
The Freedom Railway.

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Who among the following collaborated to ensure the American invasion of 1812 was defeated?
Major General Sir Brock Isaac and Chief Tecumseh.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles de Salaberry and Duke of Wellington.
Major General Ross Robert and Lieutenant Colonel John Simcoe Graves.
Duke of Wellington and Lieutenant Colonel John Simcoe Graves.

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