The Northwest To 1870

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A quiz of the Northwest to 1870


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  • 1. 
    How much did Canada pay HBC to buy Ruperts land?
    • A. 

      $800,000

    • B. 

      1.5 million

    • C. 

      2.3 million

  • 2. 
    What government Act angered the Metis to start the Red River Rebellion?
    • A. 

      Quebec Act

    • B. 

      Indian Act

    • C. 

      Pemmican Act

  • 3. 
    What was Louis Riel's role in the Red River Rebellion?
    • A. 

      He lead the Metis rebellion

    • B. 

      He was a mighty buffalo hunter and husband

    • C. 

      He lead William McDougal's men into war

  • 4. 
    Why was Manitoba created?
    • A. 

      To give the Metis their own land to live on and govern by themselves

    • B. 

      To give to the Cree so that they have their own land to hunt on

    • C. 

      To conserve the natural buffalo resources of the praries

  • 5. 
    Why did Canada buy Ruperts Land from HBC?
    • A. 

      To fill in the giant land gap

    • B. 

      To help settle the west

    • C. 

      To give the natives some rightful ownership of land

  • 6. 
    Pick the answer that wasn't on the Metis list of Rights
    • A. 

      That the people have the right to elect their own legislature

    • B. 

      The judges speak french and english

    • C. 

      That all sheriffs, magistrates, constables, school comisioners, and so on be appointed by the governer

  • 7. 
    Who set up the Metis provisional government?
    • A. 

      William Mcdougal

    • B. 

      Louis Riel

    • C. 

      John Scott

  • 8. 
    Why was Thomas Scott important?
    • A. 

      He was the most belligerent member of the Canadian party

    • B. 

      He killed 20 Metis in a skirmish near the village of Blyth

    • C. 

      He was Riel's first assistant

  • 9. 
    What happened to Thomas Scott?
    • A. 

      He was elected to parliment in Ottawa

    • B. 

      He was executed by the Metis

    • C. 

      He was exiled to the US for treason

  • 10. 
    Why did the Metis make the list of rights?
    • A. 

      Because they had nothing better to do

    • B. 

      To preserve Europeans way of life in a Canada that was very different than Europe

    • C. 

      To preserve the Metis traditions and rights while the region was taken over by Canada

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