History Of Canada Day! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday, and the national day of Canada celebrated on July 1. This date was officially effective according to the Constitution Act, 1867, uniting the three colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick within the British Empire. Canada Day includes picnics, festivals, sporting events, and fireworks. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the history of Canada Day. Have a Happy Canada Day!


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  • 1. 

    The first parliament of the United Canadas was located in which city?

    • A.

      Toronto

    • B.

      Montreal

    • C.

      Kingston

    • D.

      Ottawa

    Correct Answer
    C. Kingston
    Explanation
    The first parliament of the United Canadas was located in Kingston. This city was chosen as the capital of the Province of Canada in 1841 and remained the capital until 1844 when it was moved to Montreal. Kingston was strategically located between the two Canadas, and its selection as the capital aimed to promote unity and balance between the English-speaking Upper Canada and the French-speaking Lower Canada.

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  • 2. 

    Name the group of elite Tories who governed Upper Canada before Confederation?

    • A.

      House of Lords

    • B.

      Parliament

    • C.

       Legislative Council

    • D.

      Family Compact

    Correct Answer
    D. Family Compact
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Family Compact." The Family Compact refers to a small group of wealthy and influential families who held significant power and control over Upper Canada (now Ontario) before Confederation. They were known for their conservative and elitist views, and their dominance in the government and bureaucracy. They often appointed each other to important positions, making decisions that favored their own interests and perpetuated their influence. This term is commonly used to describe the ruling class in Upper Canada during the early 19th century.

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  • 3. 

    Name Ottawa's original name? 

    • A.

      Bytown

    • B.

      York

    • C.

      Selkirk

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    A. Bytown
    Explanation
    Ottawa's original name was Bytown.

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  • 4. 

    Which Metis leader was hanged for his role in an 1885 rebellion? 

    • A.

      George-Etienne Cartier

    • B.

       Louis Riel

    • C.

      William Lyon Mackenzie

    • D.

      Darcy McGee

    Correct Answer
    B.  Louis Riel
    Explanation
    Louis Riel was a Metis leader who was hanged for his role in the 1885 rebellion. He led the resistance against the Canadian government's encroachment on Metis lands and rights in what is now known as the Northwest Resistance. Riel's actions and leadership during the rebellion were seen as a threat to the Canadian government, leading to his arrest and subsequent execution. His hanging remains a controversial event in Canadian history, with some viewing him as a hero and others as a traitor.

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  • 5. 

    Which province has the highest number of bilingual Canadians?

    • A.

      Quebec

    • B.

      Ontario

    • C.

      Manitoba

    • D.

      New Brunswick

    Correct Answer
    A. Quebec
    Explanation
    Quebec has the highest number of bilingual Canadians because it is the only province in Canada where French is the official language. French is widely spoken and taught in schools, making a large portion of the population bilingual in both French and English. Additionally, Quebec has a strong emphasis on preserving and promoting the French language, which further contributes to its high number of bilingual residents.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name given to the period of deep political change in 1960s Quebec?

    • A.

      Rebellion of Lower Canada

    • B.

      The Quiet Revolution

    • C.

      The Troubles

    • D.

      FLQ Crisis

    Correct Answer
    B. The Quiet Revolution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Quiet Revolution. The Quiet Revolution refers to a period of significant political and social change in the province of Quebec in the 1960s. During this time, Quebec underwent modernization and secularization, as well as a shift towards a more assertive and nationalist Quebecois identity. The Quiet Revolution saw the rise of the Quebec Liberal Party under Premier Jean Lesage, who implemented a series of reforms aimed at modernizing Quebec's institutions and society. This period marked a turning point in Quebec's history and had a lasting impact on its political, social, and cultural landscape.

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  • 7. 

    Which American War sped the move toward Confederation?

    • A.

      American Civil War

    • B.

      Blackhawk War

    • C.

      Spanish American War

    • D.

       Mexican-American War

    Correct Answer
    A. American Civil War
    Explanation
    The American Civil War was a significant factor in the move toward Confederation because it highlighted the divisions and tensions between the Northern and Southern states. The war ultimately led to the abolition of slavery and the establishment of a more centralized federal government, which laid the groundwork for the formation of a stronger and more unified United States.

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  • 8. 

     How many women did the Second World War bring into the Canadian workforce?

    • A.

      250,000

    • B.

       500,000

    • C.

       1,000,000

    • D.

      1,500,000

    Correct Answer
    C.  1,000,000
    Explanation
    During the Second World War, the Canadian workforce saw an increase of 1,000,000 women. This can be attributed to the fact that many men were serving in the military, leaving job vacancies that needed to be filled. The war effort required more workers to support industries such as manufacturing and agriculture, and women stepped up to fill these roles. This influx of women into the Canadian workforce during the war was a significant milestone in the country's history and played a crucial role in shaping gender roles and opportunities in the years to come.

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  • 9. 

    Whose 1868 murder marked the first assassination of a federal politician in Canada? 

    • A.

       Louis Riel

    • B.

      John A. MacDonald

    • C.

      D'Arcy McGee

    • D.

      Leonard Tilley

    Correct Answer
    C. D'Arcy McGee
    Explanation
    D'Arcy McGee's 1868 murder marked the first assassination of a federal politician in Canada.

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  • 10. 

    In what year did Confederation occur?

    • A.

      1860

    • B.

      1865

    • C.

      1866

    • D.

      1867

    Correct Answer
    A. 1860

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