History Of The 20th Century MCQ Test

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History Of The 20th Century MCQ Test

The path of 20th-century history is an interesting one. Some of the key events were World War I and II, the Vietnam war, the great depression, nationalism, space exploration, and technological advances. With this quiz, you should know what side Canada fought in World War I, what was “no man’s land,” what war the Germans started to use chemical warfare, and what assassination kicked off World War I. This comprehensive quiz will give you more insight into the history of the 20th century.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What side did Canada fight on in World War I?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Bulgaria

  • 2. 
    How long did World War I last?
    • A. 

      1914 to 1920

    • B. 

      1915 to 1919

    • C. 

      1914 to 1919

  • 3. 
    What was "no man's land"?
    • A. 

      The land between France and Germany.

    • B. 

      The land between military divisions.

    • C. 

      The land between trenches.

  • 4. 
    Where did the Canadians fight in World War I? (Select all correct answers)
    • A. 

      Passchendaele

    • B. 

      The Somme

    • C. 

      Dieppe

    • D. 

      Vimy Ridge

  • 5. 
    How many Canadians lost their lives fighting in World War I?
    • A. 

      Over 100,000.

    • B. 

      Over 80,000.

    • C. 

      Over 60,000.

    • D. 

      Less than 50,000

  • 6. 
    The Germans started used chemical warfare during which war?
    • A. 

      World War I.

    • B. 

      World War II.

    • C. 

      Cold War.

    • D. 

      Korean War.

  • 7. 
    It's estimated that BLANK Aboriginal soldiers served in the first World War.
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      1500

    • C. 

      2500

    • D. 

      3500

  • 8. 
    In western Canada, treaties signed in the 1870s ultimately affected the lifestyle and warrior ethic of the Indians in two ways. (Select the two correct answers)
    • A. 

      Development of a strong tie with the Queen of England.

    • B. 

      The old nomadic ways, including the warrior ethic, were now suppressed.

    • C. 

      The Indians had a greater appreciation for the Government of Canada.

  • 9. 
    In the 1870s, Indian Nations saw the treaties as pacts with the Crown rather than with the...
    • A. 

      Provincial Governments.

    • B. 

      Canadian Federal Government.

    • C. 

      British Government.

  • 10. 
    In 1914, to young Indian men, the achievement of military distinction was a traditional ideal. Though diminished in intensity, this ideal still lived within certain Indian cultures. The Blackfoot Nation, for example, believed the age-old saying:
    • A. 

      "It is better for a man to be loved in life than to die of old age or heartache."

    • B. 

      "It is better for a man to be killed in battle than to die of old age or sickness."

    • C. 

      "It is better for a man to be killed in battle than to live old or die young."

  • 11. 
    World War I started in the summer of 1914 with the assassination of...
    • A. 

      Archduke Franz Bernardine.

    • B. 

      Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

    • C. 

      King of Austro-Hungary.

  • 12. 
    Gavrilo Princip made history by...
    • A. 

      Stopping someone.

    • B. 

      Killing someone.

    • C. 

      Helping someone.

  • 13. 
    In 1914, Canada entered the first World War after which country declare war?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Britain

  • 14. 
    Before the start of the first World War, Canada had over 30,000 soldiers or military men.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Ypres is a very old town in Belgium where Canadians fought.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What type of gas did the Germans used against the Canadians during World War I?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Carbon

    • C. 

      Chlorine

  • 17. 
    How did Canada help its soldiers fighting overseas during World War I? (Select all correct answers)
    • A. 

      Farmers helped by turning larger crops of wheat.

    • B. 

      Canadians tried to cut down their diets.

    • C. 

      Canadian steel companies made ammunition shells.

    • D. 

      Canada built new factories to help the army.

    • E. 

      Canadians started lending money to the Government (Victory Bonds).

    • F. 

      Canadians did nothing in the first World War, we were simply too poor.

  • 18. 
    In 1917, Canadian Income Tax was introduced to help the war efforts. It was supposed to be a temporary measure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Canadian women eventually got the right to vote because of World War II.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    By the end of World War I, more than 30,000 women were working in munitions factories.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The world's first radio station (1919) was Canadian?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    World War I (fighting) ended on November 11, 1919, at 11:00am. Britain and its allies had won.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Canada had the BLANK of the world after World War I because of the sacrifices we had made.
  • 24. 
    The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike happened because of:
    • A. 

      High costs.

    • B. 

      Low wages.

    • C. 

      None of the above.

  • 25. 
    What answer doesn't compute with the concept of the "Roaring Twenties"?
    • A. 

      Good Investments.

    • B. 

      Stock Markets.

    • C. 

      Investors.

    • D. 

      Unemployment.

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