Practice Unit 1 Test

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This is a practice test for students taking grade 10 Canadian history (CHC 2DR). This covers the time frame 1896-1914.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the Minister of the Interior who was responsible for developing Canada's immigration policy under Sir Wilfrid Laurier?
    • A. 

      Sir Charles Tupper

    • B. 

      Sir Brian Mulroney

    • C. 

      Sir Frank Oliver

    • D. 

      Sir Cilfford Sifton

    • E. 

      Sir Louis Riel

  • 2. 
    How did the Laurier government respond to the Boer War in an effort to avoid a crisis in English-French relations?
    • A. 

      No troops were allowed to go to South Africa.

    • B. 

      They enacted conscription in order to provide the troops requested by Britain.

    • C. 

      They equipped and transported a volunteer force, which then became Britain's responsibility.

    • D. 

      They sent large sums of money to Great Britain, but no troops.

    • E. 

      They provided a small navy to help support the British fleet

  • 3. 
    Ontario's Regulation 17 stirred up problems between English and French-speaking Ontarians by:
    • A. 

      Prohibiting French Catholics to settle in Northern Ontario.

    • B. 

      Making French instruction mandatory for all Ontario school children.

    • C. 

      Making English the only official language in Ontario schools

    • D. 

      Allowing French language instruction only if 10 or more students were French

    • E. 

      Ensuring French Canadians could not hold high government positions

  • 4. 
    In 1900, the first transatlantic wireless message was sent between Ireland and Newfoundland.  The man responsible for this technological innovation was:
    • A. 

      Clifford Sifton

    • B. 

      Sam McLaughlin

    • C. 

      Sam Hughes

    • D. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • E. 

      Gugliemo Marconi

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not true about Canadian relations with the United States?
    • A. 

      The United States was willing to negotiate reciprocity with Canada.

    • B. 

      The Alaska boundary dispute showed we could not always trust Great Britain to act in our best interest.

    • C. 

      Canadians distrusted Americans and American motives through Laurier's term.

    • D. 

      The successful negotiation of reciprocity opened trade doors between the United States and Canada that are still strong today.

    • E. 

      Relations with the United States were slowly getting better during the first part of the century.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following were reasons for Canada's economy being in poor shape in 1894?  Check as many as apply.
    • A. 

      The world was in a depression and there was no demand for Canadian goods.

    • B. 

      Canada was spending too much money bailing out bankrupt railway schemes.

    • C. 

      Immigration to Canada had stalled, keeping the Prairies from growing.

    • D. 

      Canada's population was too small for industry to grow.

    • E. 

      Canada was still too dependant upon Britain as a trading partner.

  • 7. 
    What was the name of the first plane to fly in Canada?
  • 8. 
    This plane made its first flight in the town of _________________, NS.
  • 9. 
    What was the main pull factor for immigrants to Canada from 1896-1914?
  • 10. 
    Which of the following was not a technological innovation associated with the time frame 1896-1914?
    • A. 

      The airplane

    • B. 

      Motion pictures

    • C. 

      The bicycle

    • D. 

      Wireless radio

    • E. 

      The automobile

  • 11. 
    Who was Canada's first French Canadian Prime Minister? (last name only)
  • 12. 
    Which catalogue allowed Canadians, no matter where they lived, to order virtually anything available at the local stores?
  • 13. 
    Which of the following provinces were created as a direct result of increased immigration from 1896-1914? Check as many as apply.
    • A. 

      British Columbia

    • B. 

      Alberta

    • C. 

      Saskatchewan

    • D. 

      Manitoba

    • E. 

      Newfoundland

  • 14. 
    Which group of immigrants was largely prevented from entering Canada by a $500 head tax placed upon them?
  • 15. 
    What importance did the bicycle have for Canadians at the turn of the century? (In a real test this would have a 5 mark value)
  • 16. 
    Who replaced Laurier as Prime Minister in 1911? (last name only)
  • 17. 
    What event occurred at Signal Hill, Newfoundland in 1901?
    • A. 

      Tommy Burns wins heavyweight championship of the world.

    • B. 

      Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone

    • C. 

      Gugliemo Marconi makes the first transatlantic wireless transmission.

    • D. 

      Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first airplane flight in history.

    • E. 

      The Silver Dart makes the first powered flight in Canada.

  • 18. 
    The Canadian immigration policy of bringing in immigrants who would be easily assimilated into English Canadian society was known as what?
  • 19. 
    What qualities made Eastern European immigrants attractive as settlers in the Canadian West? Check as many as apply.
    • A. 

      They could learn English easily.

    • B. 

      They were used to severe winters.

    • C. 

      They were landless, so were easily attracted by promises of free land.

    • D. 

      They would easily swear oaths of allegiance to Canada.

    • E. 

      They were used to farming land similar to that of the Canadian Prairies

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are reasons why Laurier lost the 1911 election? Check as many as apply.
    • A. 

      He angered Canadians by refusing to participate in the Boer War.

    • B. 

      His policy on reciprocity was not as popular as he thought.

    • C. 

      French Canada was upset over the creation of the Canadian navy.

    • D. 

      English Canada was upset over the creation of the Canadian navy.

    • E. 

      Laurier insisted on supporting bankrupt railway companies.

  • 21. 
    What term is being defined here:"the study of human development patterns over time"
  • 22. 
    What term is being defined here:"a piece of information which we have available to us that tells us something about the past"
  • 23. 
    What term is being defined here:"all of the information which we have available to us about the past"
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