'20s And '30s Canadian History Quiz!

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This is a Grade 10 Canadian History quiz from the 1920s and 1930s.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following was NOT a direct cause of The Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Canada’s dependence on only a few primary products

    • B. 

      High tariffs choked off international trade

    • C. 

      1929 Stock Market Crash

    • D. 

      Too much buying on credit

  • 2. 
    Why were veterans resentful after WWI ended?
    • A. 

      Women gave up jobs

    • B. 

      Decrease in cost of living

    • C. 

      Factory owners prospered

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 3. 
    Who is credited with the discovery of insulin?
    • A. 

      Sir Frederick Banting

    • B. 

      Percy Williams

    • C. 

      Foster Hewitt

    • D. 

      Armand Bombardier

  • 4. 
    What was the Person’s Case?
    • A. 

      Fight for women to be appointed to be judge

    • B. 

      To allow women to work in profession for doctor and lawyer

    • C. 

      Fight for women to be viewed as “persons” under the law and to be appointed to the Senate

    • D. 

      To allow all citizens over 18 to be viewed as “persons” under the law

  • 5. 
    A Bennett Buggy was (what?).
    • A. 

      Shacks where unemployed people lived during the 1920s and 1930s

    • B. 

      Car Prime Minister Bennett drove the 1920s

    • C. 

      Car with no engine, pulled by a horse [or farm animal] during the 1930s Great Depression

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 6. 
    The increase of production in factories leading to the stockpiling of products was a cause of the Great Depression called?
    • A. 

      Dependence on the United States

    • B. 

      Over-production and over-expansion

    • C. 

      High tariffs (taxes)

    • D. 

      Buying on margin

  • 7. 
    How did Canada’s dependence on a few primary products become a cause of the Great Depression?
    • A. 

      Demand for staples or essential products decreased

    • B. 

      Surplus of essential products on the world market

    • C. 

      Trade with foreign countries decreased because of protective tariffs

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 8. 
    What was the Charleston?
    • A. 

      Popular game show in the 1920s

    • B. 

      Code name for secret clubs that sold alcohol during prohibition

    • C. 

      Famous painting by the Group of Seven

    • D. 

      Popular dance of the 1920s and 1930s

  • 9. 
    What was government relief?
    • A. 

      Emergency financial assistance in the form of vouchers

    • B. 

      Social credit given by government during the Great Depression

    • C. 

      Social insurance and a set minimum wage

    • D. 

      Allowed unions to collectively bargain with its employees

  • 10. 
    Who was the well-known radio announcer for Hockey Night in Canada during the 1920s and 1930s?
    • A. 

      Frederick Banting

    • B. 

      Ted Rogers

    • C. 

      Foster Hewitt

    • D. 

      Armand Bombardier

  • 11. 
    Who did the Famous Five appeal to in the Person’s Case? (The final time.)
    • A. 

      Prime Minister Mackenzie King

    • B. 

      Supreme Court of Canada

    • C. 

      Canadian Senate

    • D. 

      Privy Council of Britain

  • 12. 
    Term used to describe buying stocks with only a 10% down payment?
    • A. 

      Credit

    • B. 

      Stupidity

    • C. 

      Buying on margin

    • D. 

      None of the answers

  • 13. 
    Slang term for being on government relief?
    • A. 

      Riding the rods

    • B. 

      Going from boom to bust

    • C. 

      On the dole

    • D. 

      Bootlegging

  • 14. 
    What do you call the share of the company’s profits paid to shareholders annually?
    • A. 

      Capital gains

    • B. 

      Dividends

    • C. 

      Stocks

    • D. 

      Bonds

  • 15. 
    Who was the Group of Seven?
    • A. 

      Group of female suffragists campaigning for the Person’s Case

    • B. 

      Group of athletes who dominated the 1920s in various sports

    • C. 

      Group of artists who focused on impressionism, specifically Canadian landscapes

    • D. 

      Groups of artists who brought the jazz age to Canada during the 1920s

  • 16. 
    What was the date of Black Tuesday?
    • A. 

      October 9, 1930

    • B. 

      October 29, 1929

    • C. 

      September 1, 1931

    • D. 

      June 27, 1929

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was NOT an invention of the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Radio

    • B. 

      Model T

    • C. 

      Television

    • D. 

      Talkies (talking movies at the movie theatre)

  • 18. 
    What was nickname of the Ford Model T car?
    • A. 

      Big Cheese

    • B. 

      Turkey Trot

    • C. 

      Black Stallion

    • D. 

      Tin Lizzie

  • 19. 
    What was the popular fashion of women during the 1920s?
    • A. 

      Fox Trot

    • B. 

      Flapper

    • C. 

      Knickers

    • D. 

      Top hats

  • 20. 
    What is prohibition?
    • A. 

      Ban of demonstrations, parades or rioting

    • B. 

      Ban of sale, distribution, and consumption of alcohol

    • C. 

      Fight for women to gain the right to vote in Canada

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 21. 
    A positive effect of prohibition?
    • A. 

      Crime rate decreased

    • B. 

      Hard to enforce

    • C. 

      Unpopular

    • D. 

      Government losing money in taxes

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Isolation – the feeling of being a forgotten person

    • B. 

      “… work 8 hours a day and 4 hours on Saturdays. And we get paid 20¢ a day for that!!”

    • C. 

      “I don’t think we should be denied the right to vote!”

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 23. 
    Which was NOT a cause of the Stock Market Crash of 1929? (Think about this one!)
    • A. 

      Canada’s dependence on trade with the United States

    • B. 

      Over priced stocks

    • C. 

      [panic] selling of stocks, which caused prices of shares to drop

    • D. 

      Stocks for sale outnumbered the demand for new stocks

  • 24. 
    Why were the 1930s the worst years?
    • A. 

      One-third of population was unemployed

    • B. 

      Mass starvation and malnutrition

    • C. 

      Drought, dust storms, and grasshopper plague

    • D. 

      All of the answers

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the Social Safety Net?
    • A. 

      Employment insurance

    • B. 

      Minimum wage

    • C. 

      Old Age Security (pension)

    • D. 

      Capital Gains tax