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  • 1. 
    Who were people in the rebellions fighting against?
    • A. 

      French colonial government

    • B. 

      British colonial government.

    • C. 

      American government

  • 2. 
    Who won the rebellions, the rebels or the British?
    • A. 

      British

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Canadian

  • 3. 
    He was sent to give a report to the government about the rebellions. He recommended that the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada should be joined and given responsible government.
    • A. 

      Sir William Wallace

    • B. 

      Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    • C. 

      Lord Durham

    • D. 

      Sir Steve Redgrave

  • 4. 
    What did Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché, Sir George-Étienne Cartier and Sir John A. Macdonald become?
    • A. 

      They became Fathers of Revolution

    • B. 

      They were Fathers of Diversity

    • C. 

      They were Fathers of British Colony

    • D. 

      They were Fathers of Confederation

  • 5. 
    He became the first leader of a responsible government in Canada in 1849.
    • A. 

      Lord Elgin

    • B. 

      Sir Louie Fontaine

    • C. 

      Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine

  • 6. 
    Who introduced responsible government ?
    • A. 

      Lord Elgin

    • B. 

      Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine

    • C. 

      Sir Leonard Tilley

  • 7. 
    Became the largest and newest federal territory of Canada in 1999.
    • A. 

      Northwest Territories

    • B. 

      Yukon

    • C. 

      Nunavut

    • D. 

      Northwest Territory

  • 8. 
    What did Canada Day used to be called?
    • A. 

      Confederation Day

    • B. 

      Dominion Day

    • C. 

      North American Day

    • D. 

      Provincial Day

  • 9. 
    Who suggested the term Dominion of Canada?
    • A. 

      Sir David Attenborough

    • B. 

      Richard Branson

    • C. 

      Sir Leonard Tilley

    • D. 

      Sir Barnes Wallis

  • 10. 
    Sir Leonard Tilley got the idea from the Bible, from the book of Psalms, chapter 72. The phrase was “dominion from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.” He believed Canada would be a powerful, wealthy and free country. This title was written into our constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Whose face was on the $1 bill in 1923?
    • A. 

      King Robert the Bruce

    • B. 

      King Henry II

    • C. 

      King Edward I

    • D. 

      King George V

  • 12. 
    When is Sir John A. Macdonald Day?
    • A. 

      January 11

    • B. 

      Third monday of January each year

    • C. 

      June 17

    • D. 

      Mid June every year

    • E. 

      2nd Sunday of January

  • 13. 
    What dollar bill has Canada’s first Prime Minister on it?
    • A. 

      $100 bill

    • B. 

      $50 bill

    • C. 

      $10 bill

    • D. 

      $5 bill

    • E. 

      $20 bill

  • 14. 
    Who helped Quebec, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba and BC join Canada?
    • A. 

      Sir Richard Branson

    • B. 

      Sir George-Étienne Cartier

    • C. 

      Sir Tim Berners-Lee

    • D. 

      Sir Francis Drake

  • 15. 
    He gave women the right to vote in federal elections.
    • A. 

      Sir Robert Borden 1911 to 1920

    • B. 

      Sir Wilfrid Laurier 1896 to 1911

    • C. 

      Sir John A. Macdonald 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891

  • 16. 
    Father of Confederation and First Prime Minister of Canada.
    • A. 

      Sir Wilfrid Laurier 1896 to 1911

    • B. 

      Sir Robert Borden 1911 to 1920

    • C. 

      Sir John A. Macdonald 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891

  • 17. 
    First French Canadian Prime Minister and he encouraged immigration to the West. His portrait is on the $5 bill.
    • A. 

      Sir Robert Borden 1911 to 1920

    • B. 

      Sir John A. Macdonald 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891

    • C. 

      Sir Wilfrid Laurier 1896 to 1911

  • 18. 
    He is the current Head of Government.
    • A. 

      Stephen Harper

    • B. 

      Michael Ignatieff

    • C. 

      Gary Selinger

  • 19. 
    Who is seen by many as the Father of Manitoba?
    • A. 

      Sir John A. MacDonald

    • B. 

      Louis Riel

    • C. 

      Lord Elgin

    • D. 

      Lord Durham

    • E. 

      Sir Louis

  • 20. 
    What does NWMP stand for?
    • A. 

      North West Mounted Police

    • B. 

      North Western Mountain Police

    • C. 

      New West Mounted Police

    • D. 

      North West Motor Police

  • 21. 
    When was the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) started?
    • A. 

      After the first fight against the Inuit, Prime Minister Macdonald created the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1873.

    • B. 

      After the first fight against the Métis, Prime Minister Macdonald created the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1875.

    • C. 

      After the first fight against the Métis, Prime Minister Macdonald created the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1873.

    • D. 

      After the first fight against the First Nations, Prime Minister Macdonald created the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1879.

  • 22. 
    What do the initials RCMP stand for? What is another name for them?
    • A. 

      Riding Canadian Mounted Police. Mounties is another name for them.

    • B. 

      Riders Canadian Motor Police. Mountaineers is another name for them.

    • C. 

      Royal Cordon Mounted Police. Mounties is another name for them.

    • D. 

      Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Mounties is another name for them.

    • E. 

      Roaming Canadian Mountain Police. Mounties is another name for them.

  • 23. 
    Who was Major General Sir Sam Steele ?
    • A. 

      Sir Sam Steele was a great hero, Fireman, and a soldier of the Queen

    • B. 

      Sir Sam Steele was a great frontier hero, soldier, and a bodyguard of the Queen

    • C. 

      Sir Sam Steele was a great frontier hero, Mounted Policeman, and a soldier of the Queen

    • D. 

      Sir Sam Steele was a great hero, Mounted Policeman, and a soldier of the King

  • 24. 
    Who was Gabriel Dumont?
    • A. 

      Gabriel Dumont was the Métis’ greatest military leader

    • B. 

      Gabriel Dumont was the Inuit’s greatest military leader

    • C. 

      Gabriel Dumont was the First Nation's greatest military leader

    • D. 

      Gabriel Dumont was the Acadian's greatest military leader

  • 25. 
    Who had been the director of the railway and hammered the last spike into the railway?
    • A. 

      Lord Strathcona

    • B. 

      Gabriel Dumont

    • C. 

      Wilfred Laurier

    • D. 

      Sam Steele

  • 26. 
    When was the railway finished?
    • A. 

      1812

    • B. 

      1700

    • C. 

      1885

    • D. 

      1900

  • 27. 
    What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize ?
    • A. 

      "blue ribbon committee"

    • B. 

      “ribbon of steel”

    • C. 

      "western civilization"

    • D. 

      "strong economy"

  • 28. 
    What was the Head Tax?
    • A. 

      The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for Aboriginal who entered Canada

    • B. 

      The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for French who entered Canada

    • C. 

      The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for British who entered Canada

    • D. 

      The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for Chinese who entered Canada

  • 29. 
    Who worked to build the railway?
    • A. 

      British Columbia joined Canada in 1871, after Ottawa promised to build a railway to the west coast.

    • B. 

      Nova Scotia joined Canada in 1871, after Ottawa promised to build a railway to the west coast.

    • C. 

      Quebec joined Canada in 1871, after Ottawa promised to build a railway to the west coast.

    • D. 

      British Columbia joined Canada in 1871, after Manitoba promised to build a railway to the west coast.

  • 30. 
    What did Canada apologize for in 2006?
    • A. 

      For this discriminatory policy because when French wanted to enter Canada, they had to pay a Head Tax. The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for French who entered Canada. The French were not treated fairly.

    • B. 

      For this discriminatory policy because when Aboriginals wanted to enter Canada, they had to pay a Head Tax. The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for Aboriginals who entered Canada. The Aboriginals were not treated fairly.

    • C. 

      For this discriminatory policy because when Chinese wanted to enter Canada, they had to pay a Head Tax. The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for Chinese who entered Canada. The Chinese were not treated fairly.

    • D. 

      For this discriminatory policy because when British wanted to enter Canada, they had to pay a Head Tax. The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for British who entered Canada. The British were not treated fairly.

  • 31. 
    Who was the first French-Canadian prime minister since Confederation? What dollar bill is his face on?
    • A. 

      General Sir Arthur Currie, his portrait is on the $5 bill

    • B. 

      Sir Wilfred Laurier, his portrait is on the $5 bill

    • C. 

      Sir Sam Steele, his portrait is on the $5 bill

  • 32. 
    April 9 is Vimy Day, to remember the braveness of the soldiers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    What did Canada do between 1914 and 1920 that it now regrets?
    • A. 

      Over 8,000 people who had come to Canada from Austria or Hungary, as immigrants, were taken away to labour camps across Canada. They were treated like an enemy of Canada.

    • B. 

      Over 9,000 people who had come to Canada from China and Asia, as immigrants, were taken away to labour camps across Canada. They were treated like an enemy of Canada.

    • C. 

      Over 7,000 people who had come to Canada from Africa and British, as immigrants, were taken away to labour camps across Canada. They were treated like an enemy of Canada.

  • 34. 
    When did Canadian soldiers begin using the maple leaf?
    • A. 

      1850

    • B. 

      1900

    • C. 

      1700

    • D. 

      1867

    • E. 

      1600

  • 35. 
    Who was Canada’s greatest soldier in the First World War?
    • A. 

      Major-General Albert Edward

    • B. 

      Lieutenant-General Ernest Charles

    • C. 

      General Sir Arthur Currie

    • D. 

      General Mc Arthur

  • 36. 
    What were female nurses who served in the war called?
    • A. 

      Nightingales

    • B. 

      Nurses Union

    • C. 

      Bluebirds

    • D. 

      Medics

    • E. 

      Saving Grace

  • 37. 
    When did the First World War end?
    • A. 

      When Germany and Austria surrendered on November 11, 1918, the war ended.

    • B. 

      When Germany and Japan surrendered on November 23, 1918, the war ended.

    • C. 

      When British and France has been captured on November 14, 1918, the war ended.

    • D. 

      When Germany and Austria surrendered on November 14, 1918, the war ended.

    • E. 

      When Germany and Austria surrendered on November 29, 1918, the war ended.

  • 38. 
    What poem did Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae write in 1915?
    • A. 

      In Memoir of Wars

    • B. 

      In Flanders Fields

    • C. 

      In Battlefield

    • D. 

      In God's Hand

  • 39. 
    Who was Dr. Emily Stowe?
    • A. 

      Dr. Emily Stowe was the founder of the women’s suffrage movement in Canada. She was also the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada.

    • B. 

      Dr. Lenora King was the founder of the women’s suffrage movement in Canada. She was also the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada.

    • C. 

      Dr. Irma LeVasseur was the founder of the women’s suffrage movement in Canada. She was also the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada.

  • 40. 
    Who helped the women of Quebec to get the vote in 1940?
    • A. 

      Emily Stowe

    • B. 

      Agnes Macphail

    • C. 

      Thérèse Casgrain

    • D. 

      Emily Carr

  • 41. 
    Who was the first woman to become a Member of Parliament?
    • A. 

      Emily Carr

    • B. 

      Agnes Macphail

    • C. 

      Thérèse Casgrain

    • D. 

      Emily Stowe

  • 42. 
    What did the British Empire become after the First World War?
    • A. 

      British Commonwealth of Nations

    • B. 

      British Constitution of Nations

    • C. 

      British Royal Confederation of Nations

    • D. 

      British Parliament of Nations

  • 43. 
    When did the Great Depression start?
    • A. 

      1928

    • B. 

      1929

    • C. 

      1930

    • D. 

      1931

  • 44. 
    When was the Bank of Canada created?
    • A. 

      1934

    • B. 

      1935

    • C. 

      1936

    • D. 

      1937

  • 45. 
    What was D-Day?
    • A. 

      Southern France was invaded on June 6, 1944, the day was called D-Day.

    • B. 

      Northern France was invaded on June 8, 1944, the day was called D-Day.

    • C. 

      Northern British was invaded on June 10, 1944, the day was called D-Day.

  • 46. 
    Who was Phil Edwards?
    • A. 

      He was a Canadian track and field champion. He was a medical doctor, and become a captain in the Canadian army during World War II. He later became an expert in tropical diseases.

    • B. 

      He was a Canadian writer. He was a nurse, and become a captain in the Canadian army during World War II. He later became an expert in tropical diseases.

    • C. 

      He was a Canadian musician. He was a paramedic, and become a captain in the Canadian army during World War II. He later became an expert in tropical dis-eases.

  • 47. 
    What does RCAF stand for?
    • A. 

      Royal County Air Force

    • B. 

      Royal Cadets Air Force

    • C. 

      Royal Canadian Air Force

    • D. 

      Royal Continental Air Force

  • 48. 
    What did the government of Canada apologize for in 1988?
    • A. 

      The government of Canada apologized to the Japanese Canadians in 1988 because Japanese Canadians who lived in BC were treated like enemies. They were forced to sell their property and live somewhere else.

    • B. 

      For how it treated the aboriginal peoples in the past. From the 1800s until the 1980s, the federal government took school-age Aboriginal children away from their parents during the school year.

    • C. 

      Government of Canada apologized for this discriminatory policy because when Chinese wanted to enter Canada, they had to pay a Head Tax. The Head Tax was a race-based fee charged for Chinese who entered Canada. The Chinese were not treated fairly.

  • 49. 
    General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) is a treaty that was formed after WWII. GATT is now the World Trade Organization (WTO).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    When was oil discovered in Alberta?
    • A. 

      1920

    • B. 

      1947

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1940

    • E. 

      1927