canadian History Quiz: The North West Rebellion

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canadian History Quiz: The North West Rebellion - Quiz

What Do You Know About The North-West Rebellion? The rebellion resulted from rising fear and insecurity among the Métis, First Nations peoples, and the white settlers. Some battles saw outbreaks of violence in 1885. The quiz below is perfect for visiting what you know about the activities that took place. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When were the boundaries of Manitoba changed?

    • A.

      1956

    • B.

      1877

    • C.

      1864

    • D.

      2000 B.C.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1877
    Explanation
    In 1877, the boundaries of Manitoba were changed.

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  • 2. 

    What are the Indian treaties?

    • A.

      The agreement for no whiskey sold on reserves

    • B.

      The agreement for schools on reserves

    • C.

      The agreement between the british and aboriginals for land

    • D.

      The agreement for guns for the buffalo hunt

    Correct Answer
    C. The agreement between the british and aboriginals for land
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the agreement between the British and Aboriginals for land." This refers to the various treaties that were signed between the British colonial authorities and Indigenous peoples in India, which involved the transfer of land rights from Indigenous communities to the British government. These treaties played a significant role in shaping the relationship between the colonial powers and the Indigenous populations, often resulting in displacement and loss of traditional lands for the Indigenous peoples.

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  • 3. 

    Who was Big Bear?

    • A.

      He was the cheif of an indian tribe

    • B.

      He was a soldier for the british

    • C.

      He was a monk

    • D.

      He was a slave

    Correct Answer
    A. He was the cheif of an indian tribe
    Explanation
    Big Bear was the chief of an Indian tribe. This means that he held a position of leadership and authority within his tribe. As chief, he would have been responsible for making important decisions, maintaining order, and representing his tribe in various matters. Being a chief is a significant role in many indigenous cultures, as it involves guiding and protecting the community while preserving their traditions and values.

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  • 4. 

    Who was involved with the northwest rebellion?

    • A.

      John A MacDonald and the aboriginals

    • B.

      Douglas and wiliam van Horne

    • C.

      Cesar from Rome

    • D.

      Lois Reil and the Metis

    Correct Answer
    D. Lois Reil and the Metis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lois Riel and the Metis. The Northwest Rebellion, also known as the North-West Resistance, was a conflict that took place in 1885 in the region of Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. Louis Riel, a Métis leader, played a significant role in the rebellion, leading a group of Métis and Indigenous peoples against the Canadian government. The rebellion was a result of grievances related to land rights, cultural preservation, and political representation. Riel and the Métis sought to defend their rights and assert their autonomy in the face of encroachment by the Canadian government.

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  • 5. 

    When was the Red River Rebellion?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      1867

    • C.

      1885

    • D.

      1406

    Correct Answer
    B. 1867
    Explanation
    The Red River Rebellion occurred in 1867. This was a significant event in Canadian history that took place in the Red River Settlement, which is now known as Manitoba. The rebellion was led by Louis Riel, a Métis leader, who protested against the transfer of the territory from the Hudson's Bay Company to the Dominion of Canada. The rebellion resulted in negotiations between the Canadian government and the Métis people, leading to the creation of the province of Manitoba in 1870.

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  • 6. 

    Where was Rupert's Land?

    • A.

      New Brunswick

    • B.

      Near Hudson's Bay area

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      British Columbia

    Correct Answer
    B. Near Hudson's Bay area
    Explanation
    Rupert's Land was located near the Hudson's Bay area. This region was named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine, who was a cousin of King Charles II of England and the first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. Rupert's Land covered a vast territory in present-day Canada, including parts of Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories. It was a significant fur trading area and played a crucial role in the early colonization and development of Canada.

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  • 7. 

    What was the battle of Duck Lake?

    • A.

      Duck General fought against the British for land

    • B.

      Where John A. MacDonald had a battle with Louis Riel

    • C.

      Frederick Middleton led troops to defend the territory

    • D.

      Alexandre Mackenzie defeated John A. MacDonald

    Correct Answer
    C. Frederick Middleton led troops to defend the territory
    Explanation
    The battle of Duck Lake refers to a conflict where Frederick Middleton led troops in defense of a particular territory. This suggests that there was an attack or threat to the territory, and Middleton took charge of leading the troops to protect and defend it. The other options mentioned in the question, such as Duck General fighting against the British or John A. MacDonald battling Louis Riel, are not relevant to the battle of Duck Lake.

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  • 8. 

    When was the Northwest Rebellion?

    • A.

      1843

    • B.

      1806

    • C.

      1900

    • D.

      1885

    Correct Answer
    D. 1885
    Explanation
    The Northwest Rebellion occurred in 1885. This was a conflict in Canada between the government and the Métis and First Nations peoples of the Northwest Territories. The rebellion was led by Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont, who were fighting for their rights and land. The conflict ended with the defeat of the rebellion forces and the execution of Louis Riel.

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  • 9. 

    What is HBC?

    • A.

      Hair Bankers Company

    • B.

      Happy Birthday Company

    • C.

      Hudson Bay Company

    • D.

      Hippos Bounder Company

    Correct Answer
    C. Hudson Bay Company
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hudson Bay Company. The Hudson Bay Company, also known as HBC, is a Canadian retail business group. It is one of the oldest commercial corporations in North America and was a key player in the fur trade industry. The company was founded in 1670 and played a significant role in the exploration and development of Canada. Today, HBC operates department stores and other retail brands in Canada and the United States.

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