Grade 8 ESL Louis Riel's Rebellions Quiz

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To ensure understanding of Louis Riel's involvement with the Red River and Northwest Rebellions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Red River Settlement was located in what current Canadian province?

    • A.

      Ontario

    • B.

      Manitoba

    • C.

      Saskatchewan

    • D.

      Alberta

    Correct Answer
    B. Manitoba
    Explanation
    The Red River Settlement was located in Manitoba. This region was established in the early 19th century by the Hudson's Bay Company as a fur trading post. It became a significant settlement for Métis people, who were of mixed Indigenous and European descent. The Red River Settlement played a pivotal role in Canadian history, particularly during the Red River Resistance led by Louis Riel in the late 1860s. Today, Manitoba is one of the ten provinces of Canada and is located in the central part of the country.

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  • 2. 

    What was one cause of the Red River Rebellion?

    • A.

      There was a food shortage.

    • B.

      The Metis were afraid of losing their land to the English.

    • C.

      The Metis sold their land and wanted it back.

    • D.

      The Metis were mad because they had not been invited to the Charlottetown Conference.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Metis were afraid of losing their land to the English.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Metis were afraid of losing their land to the English. This refers to the Red River Rebellion, which took place in 1869-1870 in the Red River Settlement, located in present-day Manitoba, Canada. The rebellion was led by Louis Riel and the Metis people, who were concerned about the Canadian government's plan to transfer their land rights to English-speaking settlers. The Metis feared that they would lose their land and their way of life, leading to their resistance and the eventual establishment of Manitoba as a province with Metis rights protected.

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  • 3. 

    Riel became one of the leaders of the Northwest Rebellion, which occured  in what current Canadian province?

    • A.

      Ontario

    • B.

      Manitoba

    • C.

      Saskatchewan

    • D.

      Alberta

    Correct Answer
    C. Saskatchewan
    Explanation
    Riel became one of the leaders of the Northwest Rebellion, which occurred in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

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  • 4. 

    What was one reason for the Northwest Rebellion?

    • A.

      The water was running out.

    • B.

      There was not enough food for everyone.

    • C.

      The Canadian government was not giving the people the land that had been promised to them.

    • D.

      The railway was too noisy.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Canadian government was not giving the people the land that had been promised to them.
    Explanation
    During the Northwest Rebellion, one reason for the uprising was that the Canadian government failed to fulfill their promise of providing the people with the land they had been assured. This created discontent among the local population and led to a rebellion against the government.

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  • 5. 

    What is one reason why the relationship between the Metis and the Canadian government was not a friendly one?

    • A.

      The Metis tried to negotiate with the Canadian government, but the Government sent the army to take control.

    • B.

      They didn't speak the same language.

    • C.

      The government was giving the Metis things that they did not want.

    • D.

      The Metis wanted to move to Ottawa

    Correct Answer
    A. The Metis tried to negotiate with the Canadian government, but the Government sent the army to take control.
    Explanation
    The relationship between the Metis and the Canadian government was not friendly because the Metis attempted to negotiate with the government, but instead of engaging in dialogue, the government responded by sending the army to take control. This aggressive action by the government indicates a lack of willingness to address the concerns and demands of the Metis, leading to a strained and hostile relationship between the two parties.

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