Socials 10 'the Prairies' Questions

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Multiple choice quiz to hopefully let us pass the finals and not fail. Made with Love, Anmari & Jina


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did the Métis settle westward?
    • A. 

      Land scrips & rights were being ignored, forced to turn over land to speculators

    • B. 

      Wanted to establish an independent country away from Canada

    • C. 

      They were following the masses of buffalo herds since they had low supply

  • 2. 
    Who was Big Bear?
    • A. 

      BIG BEAR WHO LIVED IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE ★

    • B. 

      Leader of the Cree tribe, who wanted peaceful outcomes for both sides in the NW rebellion

    • C. 

      Leader of the Blackfoot tribe, who wanted peaceful outcomes for both sides in the NW rebellion

  • 3. 
    Who was Poundmaker?
    • A. 

      The nickname of Sir John Grant who was one of the main Métis leaders of the NW Rebellion

    • B. 

      The name of the chieftain of the Blackfoot tribe, who led the Natives' side of the Rebellion but was peaceful

    • C. 

      A famous baker in white society, who held great roles in supporting the army with gifts of food

  • 4. 
    What are the three elements of the National Policy?
    • A. 

      Creation of CPR, lowering tariffs, settling the North

    • B. 

      Creation of CPR, lowering tariffs, settling the West

    • C. 

      Creation of CPR, raising tariffs, settling the West

    • D. 

      Creation of CPR, raising tariffs, settling the North

  • 5. 
    Why did the Natives agree to the treaties?
    • A. 

      The buffalo supply was declining, desperate for food and hoped Canada would resolve this

    • B. 

      Wanted protection from the annexation of America in fear of war starting

    • C. 

      Scared that Canada would start to attack them if they didn't agree to the treaties

  • 6. 
    Why did Canada create the treaties?
    • A. 

      To make sure that Natives would stand by their side should they break into war

    • B. 

      Preventing the annexation of America by putting First Nations people into reserves

    • C. 

      They wanted Natives to acknowledge their authority and trap them in the reserves, which gave them more land to spend

  • 7. 
    What is the Pacific Scandal?
    • A. 

      Macdonald was running low on government budget, gave Hugh Allan rights to the Prairies

    • B. 

      Macdonald has a side deal with Hugh Allan for campaign money in exchange of the charter to the CPR

    • C. 

      Macdonald wanted to start a war with America and needed funding, so he gave up the charter to the CPR to Hugh Allan in exchange for war budget

  • 8. 
    Why was the NWMP created?
    • A. 

      Needed to suppress First Nations & Métis peoples to create a 'White Society'

    • B. 

      Wanted to regulate the Whiskey Trade from America because they feared land loss

    • C. 

      They wanted to control the Native riots in reserves that were getting out of hand

  • 9. 
    When was the NWMP created?
    • A. 

      1871

    • B. 

      1872

    • C. 

      1873

  • 10. 
    Consequences of the Northwest Rebellion?
    • A. 

      Natives & Métis were deemed 'low-rank' and were quarantined from White Society

    • B. 

      Native & Métis leaders were killed to show an example of 'treason' and building the CPR was carried out

    • C. 

      Strong racist tension was created among the Caucasians and Natives, Métis

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