Grade 10 Canadian History Pretest

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10th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

A pretest for Grade 10 students taking Canadian history


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Easy opener ....What is the capital of Canada?
  • 2. 
    What is Canada's official winter sport?
  • 3. 
    What is Canada's official summer sport?
  • 4. 
    Who was Canada's first Prime Minister (last name only)?
  • 5. 
  • 6. 
    Who was Canada's first French Canadian Prime Minister (last name only)?
  • 7. 
    Who was Canada's first female Prime Minister (last name only)?
  • 8. 
    What year was Confederation?
  • 9. 
    Which of the following were original provinces of Canada?  Check as many as apply.
    • A. 

      Manitoba

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      Quebec

    • D. 

      New Brunswick

    • E. 

      Nova Scotia

  • 10. 
    What was the last territory to enter Confederation?
  • 11. 
    In what year did World War I begin?
  • 12. 
    What was the most famous Canadian poem of World War I known as?
  • 13. 
    What was Canada's most famous military victory of World War I?
  • 14. 
    On what date did World War I end?(Use dd-mm-yyyy format - for example, September 24, 1965 would be written 24-09-1965)
  • 15. 
    Who invented the snowmobile (last name only)?
  • 16. 
    Which of the following cities was NOT an original member of the NHL in its first season?
    • A. 

      Toronto

    • B. 

      Montreal

    • C. 

      Hamilton

    • D. 

      Ottawa

    • E. 

      Vancouver

  • 17. 
    Which woman is considered our most famous 'suffragette', leading the fight to get women the vote in Canada (last name only)?
  • 18. 
    Which of the following were the Toronto researchers who discovered insulin in 1922?  Check as many as apply.
    • A. 

      Frederick Banting

    • B. 

      Alexander Bell

    • C. 

      Charles Best

    • D. 

      Stephen Leacock

    • E. 

      Jonas Salk

  • 19. 
    What event is considered to mark the start of the Great Depression?
  • 20. 
    Who led Nazi Germany during World War II (last name only)?
  • 21. 
    What French city was raided by Canadian troops in 1942, and is considered to be our greatest military disaster?
  • 22. 
    What was Canada's great fighter jet, scrapped in the 1950s because of its expense?
  • 23. 
    What new symbol of Canada was unveiled in 1965?
  • 24. 
    During the 1960s, the FLQ was a terrorist organization that operated in Canada.  They wanted the independence of what?
  • 25. 
    What does UN stand for?
  • 26. 
    What does NATO stand for?