Chapter: Canada’s History - Quiz 01

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All of the following were a consequence of the Constitutional Act of 1791 Except?
The provision of Aboriginal rights.
The division of the province of Quebec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
The granting to the Canadians, for the first time, legislative assemblies elected by the people.
The official recognition of the name Canada.

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Following the rebellions of 1837 – 1838, Lord Durham, an English reformer sent to report on the rebellions, recommended that both lower and upper Canada be merged and be given responsible government. What does the term ‘Responsible Government mean’?
It means that the ministers of the Crown must have the support of a majority of the elected representatives in order to govern.
It means that if the government loses a confidence vote in the legislature, they will remain in power.
It means the Prime Minister is only responsible for his party’s governance.
It means being the crown’s responsible representative in the territories.

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Who did King Charles II of Britain grant exclusive trading rights to for the water draining into Hudson Bay?
The Hudson Bay Company.
The Montreal Trading Company.
The Quebec Fur Trading Company.
The First Nations.

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What was the outcome of the British and French War that battled for control of North America?
The British defeated the French and eventually renamed the colony the province of Quebec.
There was no victor, and the two withdrew.
The French won and phased out the British.
The French won and thereafter governed themselves.

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The period between 1864 and 1867 is known as the period of Confederation. Which of the following did not occur during this time?
Confederation guaranteed federal control over the provinces.
The old province of Canada was subsequently split into two new provinces; Quebec and Ontario, which, along with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, formed the new country called the Dominion of Canada.
Each province was to elect its own legislature and have complete control of important sectors such as health and education.
Two levels of government, including provincial and federal governments, were created.

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Who was the first person to draw a map of Canada’s East Coast?
John Cabot.
King Francis I of France.
Jacques Cartier.
Jean-Talon.

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Which among the following is NOT true about the War of 1812 (The Fight for Canada)?
The British Empire, which included Canada, failed to resist Napoleon Bonaparte’s bid to rule or rather dominate Europe.
The United States invaded Canada because they opposed British rule of the seas as it interfered with their shipping. However, they were defeated, resulting in Canada’s eventual independence.
The Americans burned down the Government House and the parliament buildings in York.
Canada successfully resisted the United State’s bid to conquer her.

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How many Canadian fighters served in World War I?
Six hundred thousand Canadians.
Sixty thousand Canadians.
One million Canadians.
Two hundred and fifty thousand Canadians.

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Where did the name Canada originate from?
From the Iroquoian word ’Kanata’, meaning village.
From the Metis word that means land.
From the Acadian word that means town.
From an Inuit word that means country.

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To better govern the French Roman Catholic majority, the British parliament passed the Quebec Act. When did this happen?
1774.
1701.
1608.
1604.

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What happened to the Aboriginal peoples when the first European colonists and traders arrived?
Many of them died from European diseases they didn’t have immunity for.
They were captured by the Europeans and became captives.
A fierce rivalry ensued between them and the Europeans.
Nothing happened.

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When was the first European settlement in the north of Florida established?
1604.
2008.
1774.
1906

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In which year did the British parliament prohibit the buying and selling of slaves?
1807.
1793.
1700.
1832.

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Among the below groups of women, who were the first to enjoy the right to vote in the Canadian federal elections?
Those serving as nurses in the battle front,
Those married to Canadian soldiers in the First World War.
Those who lost one of their family members in the First World War.
Those working in the Hudson Bay Company.

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Which of the following statements is NOT true about the Quebec Act?
It campaigned for the detention of the French-speaking Catholic people.
It accommodated the principles of British institutions to the reality of the province of Quebec.
It restored French civil law while at the same time maintaining British criminal law.
It allowed religious freedom for Catholics and subsequently permitted them to hold public office.

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What name is used to describe the poem written by Lt-Colonel McCrae John, which is usually recited on Remembrance Day?
In Flanders Fields.
Remembrance Poem.
Poppy’s Everywhere.
Scattered Crosses.

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Which province in the empire was the first to abolish slavery?
Upper Canada.
Lower Canada.
New Brunswick.
Nova Scotia.

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The following statements are true about the early economy of Canada EXCEPT?
It was largely dependent on trade with the United States.
It was based on exporting natural resources, including timber, fish, and fur.
It was mainly based on farming.
The natural resources were mainly transported through lakes, canals, rivers, and roads.

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Which was the first British North American colony to attain Full Responsible Government?
Nova Scotia.
Lower Canada.
The province of Quebec.
Upper Canada.

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Remembrance Day Poppy is an important date in the calendar of Canadians. Why do Canadian citizens celebrate the Remembrance Day Poppy?
To remember the priceless sacrifice of Canadians who either served or died in wars up to the present day.
To honor the sovereign.
To commemorate confederation.
To honor the founding father of Canada.

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