The C.P.R. Quiz - Social Studies 10

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A quiz for students in Canada taking Social Studies 10. The focus for this quiz is the development of the Canadian Pacific Railway.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1875:
    • A. 

      Canada stretched from sea to sea

    • B. 

      A railroad was needed to make B.C. join the confederation of Canada.

    • C. 

      A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Some of the obstacles to constructing the railroad included this one.
    • A. 

      A need for workers and engineers.

    • B. 

      A lack of political support.

    • C. 

      Native uprisings.

    • D. 

      Weather

  • 3. 
    The initial financing for the railroad came from...
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      America

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Britain

  • 4. 
    In 1877,
    • A. 

      The railroad was completed.

    • B. 

      The railroad had reached Alberta.

    • C. 

      One locomotive arrived in the Red River Valley.

    • D. 

      Louis Riel attacked the train.

  • 5. 
    In the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald accepted a large "contribution" for his party's campaign fund from..
    • A. 

      George Cartier

    • B. 

      Donald Smith

    • C. 

      William Van Horne

    • D. 

      Hugh Allan

  • 6. 
    The railroad was a vital component of...
    • A. 

      The NWT Act

    • B. 

      The Pacific Scandal

    • C. 

      The National Policy

    • D. 

      The Indian Act

  • 7. 
    The Canada Pacific Railway Company (C.P.R.) was associate with....
    • A. 

      Donald Smith

    • B. 

      The Bank of Montreal

    • C. 

      The Bank of Hong Kong

    • D. 

      Van City Credit Union

  • 8. 
    Donald Smith and his associates came to be known as...
    • A. 

      The C.P.R. Syndicate

    • B. 

      The Montreal Mafia

    • C. 

      The Railway Royals

    • D. 

      The Traintrack Terrors

  • 9. 
    The new company (C.P.R.) decided on a route that took a more ______________ direction.
    • A. 

      Northerly

    • B. 

      Southerly

    • C. 

      Easterly

    • D. 

      Westerly

  • 10. 
    The Last Spike was driven in on
    • A. 

      November 11, 1882

    • B. 

      November 7, 1885

    • C. 

      November 17, 1885

    • D. 

      November 7, 1902

  • 11. 
    _______________________________________________Created his "National Policy" to help finance the construction of the C.P.R.
  • 12. 
    ______________________________ was an HBC partner and member of the C.P,R. Syndicate.
  • 13. 
    __________________________________________ completed the C.P.R. five years ahead of schedule.
  • 14. 
    _____________________________________ gave Macdonald's Conservative Party a large amount of money to garauntee he would get the C.P.R. contract.
  • 15. 
    ________________________________ was the Liberal Leader who was against the building of the C.P.R.
  • 16. 
    Okay, time for the dreaded short essay/paragraph question. (Yes, you may take a moment to moan)Given what you know now, and what you experience today, do you think John A. Macdonald was right to push so strongly for the construction of the C.P.R.? Why, or why not.