The Prairies (1870-1896) Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What were the causes of the westward migration of the Metis?
    • A. 

      The black plague returned and the Aboriginals thought they could run from it

    • B. 

      The Aboriginals wanted to travel

    • C. 

      The Metis were abused, land was difficult to acquire, their culture was fading.

  • 2. 
    Explain the Pacific Scandal. Who was involved?
    • A. 

      MacDonald bribed the electors with money. MacDonald, Electors, Alexander Mackenzie

    • B. 

      Alexander Mackenzie

    • C. 

      William Van Horne

  • 3. 
    Who was William Van Horne? What did he do?
    • A. 

      He was a fashion designer; he invented the T-shirt

    • B. 

      He was the CPR manager and sped up the construction of the CPR

    • C. 

      He was John A.MacDonald's best friend

  • 4. 
    Why were the native treaties established?
    • A. 

      Stop Aboriginal liquor consumption

    • B. 

      Make peace with the Aboriginals

    • C. 

      To acknowledge control of the land

    • D. 

      Assimilate the Aboriginals

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    When did British Columbia enter Confederation?
    • A. 

      1907

    • B. 

      1867

    • C. 

      1871

  • 6. 
    Who led the Liberals in 1873?
    • A. 

      MacDonald

    • B. 

      Alexander Mackenzie

    • C. 

      "Gassy" Jack Deighton

  • 7. 
    How many hectares of land would you recieve for a dollar per acre?
    • A. 

      .405 hectares

    • B. 

      6 hectares

    • C. 

      1.47 hectares

  • 8. 
    What is the value of the Scrip?
    • A. 

      $90

    • B. 

      $208

    • C. 

      $160

  • 9. 
    Why was the Bison population declining?
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Because of the settlement in the U.S.A and the Canadian Northwest

    • C. 

      The aboriginals went insane and killed them all...

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