Reconciliation And Residential Schools Fact Quiz

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  • 1. 
    List 5 films about the residential school experience.
  • 2. 
    List 5 books (novels, plays, poetry collections, autobiographies or anthologies) about the residential school experience.
  • 3. 
  • 4. 
    Name 6 books by aboriginal authors (plays, fiction, non-fiction, poetry etc.) that deal with the residential school experience.
  • 5. 
    Name 5 films (of any genre) that deal with the residential school experience.
  • 6. 
    • A. 

      To allow all Canadians to better understand aboriginal culture.

    • B. 

      To assimilate the children of aboriginal peoples into Canadian society.

    • C. 

      To assimilate the aboriginal children into the cultural mosaic of Canadian society.

    • D. 

      To assimilate aboriginal children into Canadian society, to educate them as Christians, to "kill the Indian in the child."

    • E. 

      To provide employment for civil servants and a role for churches.

  • 7. 
    When did the last Residential School close down?
    • A. 

      1970

    • B. 

      1988

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      2000

    • E. 

      1969

  • 8. 
    When was the Truth and Reconciliation Commission established?
    • A. 

      2001

    • B. 

      1990

    • C. 

      2008

    • D. 

      2009

  • 9. 
    What year did the Canadian government apologize for their role in the Residential Schools?
    • A. 

      1998

    • B. 

      2001

    • C. 

      2010

    • D. 

      2008

  • 10. 
    Why are residential schools referred to as part  of the genocide of aboriginal people?
    • A. 

      High mortality rate in residential schools

    • B. 

      Conform to the UN definition of genocide

    • C. 

      Discovery of mass graves of aboriginal children

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Were all aboriginal children put into residential schools during the period they existed?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    There were 139 federally-, provincially-, and church-administered residential schools.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The number of children who attended residential schools is approximately
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      150,000

    • D. 

      200,000

  • 14. 
    Which of the following did poet and Superintendent of Indian Affairs Duncan Campbell Scott NOT write or do?
    • A. 

      "Our objective is to continue until there is not a single Indian in Canada that has not been absorbed into the body politic."

    • B. 

      Suppress a medical inspector's report entitled "A National Crime" detailing the health conditions in residential schools.

    • C. 

      Outlaw the Potlatch.

    • D. 

      "It is readily acknowledged that Indian children lose their natural resistance to illness by habituating so closely in the residential schools, and that they die at a much higher rate than in their villages. But this alone does not justify a change in the policy of this Department, which is geared towards a final solution of our Indian Problem."

    • E. 

      "Indian children can learn and absorb nothing from their ignorant parents but barbarism."

    • F. 

      None of the above.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following national churches offered formal apologies to residential school survivors?
    • A. 

      United Church

    • B. 

      Presbyterian Church

    • C. 

      Roman Catholic Church

    • D. 

      Anglican Chrch

    • E. 

      Lutheran Church

  • 16. 
    What are the five main components of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement?
    • A. 

      Healing

    • B. 

      Commemoration

    • C. 

      Truth and Reconciliation

    • D. 

      Independent Assessment Process

    • E. 

      Common Experience Payment

    • F. 

      Legal aid

    • G. 

      Aboriginal Healing Foundation

    • H. 

      Truth and Reconciliation Commission

  • 17. 
    Who are the commissioners of the TRC?
    • A. 

      Justice Murray Sinclair

    • B. 

      Chief Shawn Atleo

    • C. 

      Dr. Marie Wilson

    • D. 

      Chief Wilton Littlechild

    • E. 

      Chief Theresa Spence