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Canada's involvement in World War I and the effects it had on our country.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name the 4 countries that made up the Axis.

    • A.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany, Italy, Russia

    • B.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany, Brazil, Ottoman Empire

    • C.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany. Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria

    • D.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany, Italy, South Africa

    Correct Answer
    C. Austria-Hungary, Germany. Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria
    Explanation
    During World War I, the Axis powers were composed of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. These countries formed an alliance to counter the Allies, which consisted of other nations during the war.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the battlefield that 733 Newfoundlanders lost their lives out of 801 in less than half an hour?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Beaumont Labrador

    • C.

      Courcelette

    • D.

      Beaumont Hamel

    Correct Answer
    D. Beaumont Hamel
    Explanation
    Beaumont Hamel was the name of the battlefield where a significant number of Newfoundlanders lost their lives in a short span of time. Out of 801 soldiers, 733 lost their lives within less than half an hour.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the man that got assassinated from Austria-Hungary?

    • A.

      Archduke Nicholas Czar

    • B.

      Archduke Wilfred Laurier

    • C.

      Archduke Francis Ferdinand

    • D.

      Archduke Sam Hughes

    Correct Answer
    C. Archduke Francis Ferdinand
    Explanation
    Archduke Francis Ferdinand was the man who was assassinated from Austria-Hungary. He was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne and his assassination in 1914 was one of the key events that triggered World War I. His assassination in Sarajevo, Bosnia by a Serbian nationalist led to a series of diplomatic tensions and ultimately resulted in the outbreak of the war.

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  • 4. 

    U.S.A. joined the war in 1917 because a German U-boat sank a passenger liner named...

    • A.

      Louisiana

    • B.

      Lusitania

    • C.

      Gallipoli

    • D.

      Loositania

    Correct Answer
    B. Lusitania
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lusitania. The sinking of the Lusitania was a significant event that influenced the United States' decision to enter World War I. The Lusitania was a British passenger liner that was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1915, resulting in the deaths of over 1,100 people, including 128 Americans. This incident created outrage in the United States and contributed to the growing sentiment that the U.S. should join the war against Germany.

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  • 5. 

    World War 1 involved how many countries?

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      33

    • C.

      34

    • D.

      35

    Correct Answer
    A. 32
    Explanation
    World War 1 involved 32 countries. This means that 32 nations were directly or indirectly involved in the conflict, which was a significant global event. The war was fought between two major alliances, the Allies and the Central Powers, and it spread across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The involvement of 32 countries highlights the scale and impact of World War 1 on a global level.

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  • 6. 

    Canadians attacked near a village called Courcelette. Their final objective was the ditch of....

    • A.

      Das Butpad

    • B.

      Villainy memory

    • C.

      Evil memory

    • D.

      East Croydon

    Correct Answer
    C. Evil memory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Evil memory." This is because the question mentions that Canadians were attacked near a village called Courcelette, and their final objective was the ditch of "Evil memory." Therefore, "Evil memory" is the correct answer as it aligns with the information provided in the question.

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  • 7. 

    The "Big Three" after the war signed the Treaty of .....

    • A.

      Versauchy

    • B.

      Versalem

    • C.

      Versailly

    • D.

      Versailles

    Correct Answer
    D. Versailles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Versailles. The "Big Three" refers to the leaders of the three major Allied powers (United States, United Kingdom, and France) after World War I. They signed the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which officially ended the war and imposed harsh terms on Germany. The treaty laid the blame for the war on Germany and Austria-Hungary, and it included provisions for territorial changes, disarmament, and reparations. The signing of the Treaty of Versailles had significant political, economic, and social consequences, and it is considered a key event in shaping the 20th century.

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  • 8. 

    Some of the military restrictions on Germany after the war were....

    • A.

      Not allowed any planes, tanks or U-boats

    • B.

      Could not manufacture, import or export weapons

    • C.

      Only allowed a small navy fleet of 6 battleships and 6 cruisers

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    After World War II, Germany faced several military restrictions as part of the peace agreements. These restrictions included not being allowed to possess any planes, tanks, or U-boats. Additionally, Germany was prohibited from manufacturing, importing, or exporting weapons. Furthermore, Germany was only permitted to have a small navy fleet consisting of 6 battleships and 6 cruisers. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as it encompasses all the mentioned military restrictions imposed on Germany after the war.

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  • 9. 

    Women were finally given the right to vote during the war. Who were the first and last Provinces to allow this?

    • A.

      Manitoba and Quebec

    • B.

      Saskatchewan and Quebec

    • C.

      Alberta and Quebec

    • D.

      Ontario and Quebec

    Correct Answer
    A. Manitoba and Quebec
    Explanation
    During the war, Manitoba and Quebec were the first and last provinces to grant women the right to vote. This means that these two provinces were the earliest to recognize women's suffrage and the last to implement it. The other provinces mentioned in the options did not necessarily have the same timeline or order in granting women the right to vote.

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  • 10. 

    Leader of Alberta's women's relief was...

    • A.

      Nelly McClung

    • B.

      Joyce Bennett

    • C.

      Wilma Frose

    • D.

      Kelly Mackala

    Correct Answer
    A. Nelly McClung
    Explanation
    Nelly McClung was the leader of Alberta's women's relief. She was a prominent Canadian suffragette, social reformer, and politician. McClung played a significant role in the women's suffrage movement in Canada and was instrumental in the achievement of women's right to vote in Alberta in 1916. She was known for her powerful speeches and advocacy for women's rights, including the right to hold public office. McClung's leadership and dedication to women's causes made her a respected figure in Alberta's women's relief movement.

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  • 11. 

    Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

    • A.

      Sam Hughes

    • B.

      Robert Borden

    • C.

      Arthur Currie

    • D.

      Danial Craig

    Correct Answer
    C. Arthur Currie
    Explanation
    Arthur Currie is the correct answer because he was indeed the commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. He played a significant role in the successful Canadian operations, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Currie's leadership and tactical skills were highly regarded, and he was the first Canadian to attain the rank of full general. His contributions to the war effort and his effective command make him the correct choice for the commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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  • 12. 

    Name the 4 countries that made up the Axis.

    • A.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany, Italy, Russia

    • B.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany, Brazil, Ottoman Empire

    • C.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany, Spain, South Africa

    • D.

      Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire

    Correct Answer
    D. Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire
    Explanation
    During World War I, the Axis powers consisted of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire. These countries formed an alliance to counter the Allies, which included countries such as Russia. This alliance aimed to protect their mutual interests and expand their territories. Germany and Austria-Hungary were central powers, while Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire joined later in the war. Together, these four countries fought against the Allied powers in various military campaigns during World War I.

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  • 13. 

    After The Great War, what new countries were created?

    • A.

      Poland, Hungary, Korea

    • B.

      Elrose, Estonia, East Prussia,

    • C.

      Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia
    Explanation
    After The Great War, several new countries were created as a result of the dissolution of empires and the redrawing of borders. Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia were among these new countries. Austria emerged as a separate nation after the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed, while Czechoslovakia was formed by the union of the Czech and Slovak territories. Yugoslavia, on the other hand, was created as a federation of several South Slavic regions. Therefore, the correct answer is "Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia."

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  • 14. 

    29 countries were on the allied side and four countries were on the central powers or axis side?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    28 countries were on the allied side and four on the axis.

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  • 15. 

    The Red Baron was shot down by a Canadian pilot named "Wop" May.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Red Baron was shot by a bunch of Aussies on the ground.

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  • 16. 

    The armistice was signed on November 11. 1917.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The armistice was indeed signed on November 11, 1917. This date marks the end of hostilities on the Western Front during World War I. The armistice agreement was signed between the Allies and Germany, effectively bringing an end to the fighting. November 11, 1918, is also significant as it is the date when the Armistice of Compiègne was signed, officially ending the war. However, in this case, the question specifically mentions 1917, so the correct answer is true.

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  • 17. 

    Quebec bridge disaster was an act of Sabotage from the Germans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was from faulty construction.

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  • 18. 

    Income Tax was never suppose to be a temporary wartime measure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was suppose to be a temporary measure to help fund the war.

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  • 19. 

    Japan joined the war in 1914 so they could take over German colonies in the Atlantic

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    PACIFIC not the Atlantic.

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  • 20. 

    The Spanish Influenza Epidemic claimed more lives than the battlefield of Europe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the Spanish Influenza Epidemic, which occurred between 1918 and 1919, it is estimated that around 50 million people died worldwide. This number is higher than the total number of military casualties during World War I. The influenza virus spread rapidly and affected people of all ages, including healthy adults, which made it particularly deadly. The high death toll caused by the epidemic supports the statement that the Spanish Influenza claimed more lives than the battlefield of Europe.

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  • 21. 

    It was at the Somme that Canadians gained the reputation as "Shock Troopers".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During World War I, the Battle of the Somme was a significant engagement for the Canadian Corps. The Canadians were tasked with capturing key objectives and faced intense enemy resistance. Despite heavy casualties, the Canadian Corps showed exceptional bravery, determination, and effectiveness in their attacks. Their successful assaults and ability to overcome difficult conditions earned them the reputation as "Shock Troopers" - a term used to describe troops who were highly skilled and fearless in offensive operations. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 22. 

    At Vimy Ridge, Canadians were coined the phrase as "Storm Troopers" because of their tactics.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Germans were the only ones who were later referred to as Storm Troopers after the Canadians tactics at Vimy. (Storm Trooper Tactics)

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  • 23. 

    Germany referred to the Somme as Das Blutbad.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Germany referred to the Somme as Das Blutbad. This statement is true. During World War I, the Battle of the Somme took place between British and French forces against German forces. The battle resulted in heavy casualties on both sides, with over one million soldiers killed or wounded. The Germans, in their propaganda, referred to the battle as "Das Blutbad," which translates to "The Bloodbath." This term was used to highlight the immense loss of life and the brutality of the battle.

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  • 24. 

    In 1914 and 1915, the Ottoman Empire and Romania joined the central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was Bulgaria, not Romania that joined the Central Powers.

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