Socials 10 Quest: Red River, Manitoba, Metis, And British Columbia

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Welcome to the Socials Studies 10 quiz focusing on materials around the Red River Colony of Canada, The Metis, the creation of Manitoba, and the Confederation of British Columbia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In what current province was the Red River Colony located?

    • A.

      Ontario

    • B.

      Manitoba

    • C.

      Saskatchewan

    • D.

      Alberta

    • E.

      British Columbia

    Correct Answer
    B. Manitoba
    Explanation
    The Red River Colony was located in Manitoba. The colony was established in 1812 by the Hudson's Bay Company and was primarily inhabited by Métis people, who were descendants of French and Indigenous peoples. The colony played a significant role in the history of Canada, particularly during the Red River Resistance led by Louis Riel in the late 1860s. Manitoba became a province in 1870, with the Red River Colony forming its foundation.

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  • 2. 

    Rupert's Land was smaller than Manitoba

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Rupert's Land was not smaller than Manitoba. Rupert's Land was a vast territory in Canada that covered a significant portion of present-day Canada, including Manitoba. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 3. 

    In 1670, this King granted the HBC land in Canada for trading.

    • A.

      King Charles II

    • B.

      King George

    • C.

      King Henry

    • D.

      King Kevin

    Correct Answer
    A. King Charles II
    Explanation
    King Charles II is the correct answer because in 1670, he granted the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) land in Canada for trading. This decision allowed the HBC to establish fur trading posts and eventually led to the colonization and development of the Hudson Bay region in Canada. King George, King Henry, and King Kevin are incorrect options as there is no historical evidence or record of them granting land to the HBC in Canada during that time period.

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  • 4. 

    In the 1800's in Scotland, why were many farmers being forced off their land?

    • A.

      Because the King wanted more taxes

    • B.

      Because landowners wanted to join smaller farms together to make bigger ones

    • C.

      Because of disease

    • D.

      Because of a famine

    Correct Answer
    B. Because landowners wanted to join smaller farms together to make bigger ones
    Explanation
    In the 1800s in Scotland, many farmers were being forced off their land because landowners wanted to join smaller farms together to make bigger ones. This practice, known as enclosure, was a way for landowners to increase their profits by consolidating land and increasing agricultural efficiency. By forcing smaller farmers off their land, landowners could create larger, more productive farms. This led to the displacement of many farmers and the concentration of land ownership in the hands of a few wealthy individuals.

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  • 5. 

    The Earl of Selkirk was also known as....

    • A.

      Louis Riel

    • B.

      Thomas Douglas

    • C.

      Lord Durham

    • D.

      King Charles

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas Douglas
    Explanation
    The Earl of Selkirk was also known as Thomas Douglas.

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  • 6. 

    Lord Selkirk invited these Scottish farmers to come live in his land, he called it ....

    • A.

      Rupert's Land

    • B.

      Manitoba

    • C.

      Assiniboia

    • D.

      Northwest Territories

    Correct Answer
    C. Assiniboia
    Explanation
    Lord Selkirk invited Scottish farmers to come live in his land, which he called Assiniboia. Assiniboia was a region in present-day Manitoba, Canada. Lord Selkirk wanted to establish a settlement in this area and bring Scottish settlers to help develop and cultivate the land. This invitation was part of Lord Selkirk's efforts to promote agriculture and settlement in the region, and the Scottish farmers played a significant role in the early development of Assiniboia.

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  • 7. 

    The new Scottish settlers in Assiniboia ran into trouble with whom?

    • A.

      Other settlers

    • B.

      Americans

    • C.

      Native Peoples

    • D.

      French

    Correct Answer
    C. Native Peoples
    Explanation
    The new Scottish settlers in Assiniboia ran into trouble with the Native Peoples. This suggests that there were conflicts or difficulties between the Scottish settlers and the indigenous population of the region. It is possible that there were misunderstandings, clashes over land or resources, or cultural differences that led to these troubles.

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  • 8. 

    The largest group of people living in the Red River Colony were known as ...

    • A.

      The MicMac

    • B.

      The French

    • C.

      The Metis

    • D.

      The Natives

    Correct Answer
    C. The Metis
    Explanation
    The largest group of people living in the Red River Colony were known as the Metis. The Metis were a distinct cultural group that emerged from the intermarriage between Indigenous peoples and European settlers, primarily French and Scottish fur traders. They developed their own unique language (Michif), traditions, and way of life. The Metis played a significant role in the fur trade and were instrumental in shaping the history and culture of Western Canada.

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  • 9. 

    What important food did the Metis women make?

    • A.

      Bison Jerky

    • B.

      Salmon

    • C.

      Pemmican

    • D.

      Corn Bread

    Correct Answer
    C. Pemmican
    Explanation
    Pemmican is the correct answer because it was an important food made by Metis women. Pemmican is a traditional food made from dried meat, usually bison or other game, mixed with melted fat and sometimes berries. It was a staple food for the Metis people, providing them with a high-energy and nutrient-dense source of sustenance. Pemmican was portable and could be stored for long periods, making it ideal for traveling and surviving in harsh environments.

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  • 10. 

    This event was the most important for the Metis

    • A.

      Salmon Run

    • B.

      Duck Hunting

    • C.

      Th Buffalo Hunt

    • D.

      Trapping

    Correct Answer
    C. Th Buffalo Hunt
    Explanation
    The buffalo hunt was the most important event for the Metis because it provided them with a crucial source of food, clothing, and other resources. The Metis relied heavily on the buffalo for their survival, as they used every part of the animal for various purposes. The hunt also served as a significant cultural and social event, bringing the community together and reinforcing their identity as skilled hunters and providers. The buffalo hunt was a central aspect of Metis life and played a vital role in their sustenance and cultural practices.

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  • 11. 

    The Metis farming style looked like..

    • A.

      Big square plots

    • B.

      Round fields

    • C.

      Long thin strips of land

    • D.

      Block method

    Correct Answer
    C. Long thin strips of land
    Explanation
    The Metis farming style involved cultivating their land in long thin strips. This method allowed for efficient irrigation and ensured that each farmer had access to water. It also promoted cooperation and sharing of resources among the community. The long thin strips of land allowed for easy access to the river or water source, while maximizing the use of available space. This farming style was well-suited for the agricultural needs and environmental conditions of the Metis people.

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  • 12. 

    The Scottish people preferred this style of farming

    • A.

      Long thin strips

    • B.

      Block method

    • C.

      Rolling fields

    • D.

      Round pastures

    Correct Answer
    B. Block method
    Explanation
    The Scottish people preferred the block method of farming. This method involves dividing the land into square or rectangular plots, which are easier to manage and maintain. It allows for efficient use of resources and machinery, as well as better organization of crops and livestock. The block method also provides better access to irrigation and drainage systems. Overall, this style of farming was favored by the Scottish people for its practicality and effectiveness in maximizing productivity.

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  • 13. 

    What substance caused much destruction in Metis communities?

    • A.

      Poison

    • B.

      Pollution

    • C.

      Alcohol

    • D.

      Drugs

    Correct Answer
    C. Alcohol
    Explanation
    Alcohol caused much destruction in Metis communities. It led to various social and health issues, including addiction, violence, broken families, and poverty. The excessive consumption of alcohol had a detrimental impact on the overall well-being and stability of the communities, causing significant destruction and hindering their progress.

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  • 14. 

    The HBC was very unhappy about having to sell Rupert's Land

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the HBC was unhappy about selling Rupert's Land, but the correct answer is False. This means that the HBC was not unhappy about selling Rupert's Land.

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  • 15. 

    The Canadians felt worried and pressure to expand after the USA bought Alaska from...

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      Norway

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Greenland

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
    Explanation
    The Canadians felt worried and pressured to expand after the USA bought Alaska from Russia. This is because the acquisition of Alaska by the USA increased American territorial presence in North America, posing a potential threat to Canadian interests and security. The Canadians may have felt the need to expand their own territories as a defensive measure to protect their borders and maintain their influence in the region.

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  • 16. 

    The USA's belief that they had a god given right to take over British North America was known as 

    • A.

      Destined Manifest

    • B.

      Destination Manifestation

    • C.

      Manifest Destiny

    • D.

      Manual Destiny

    Correct Answer
    C. Manifest Destiny
    Explanation
    Manifest Destiny refers to the belief held by many Americans in the 19th century that it was their divine mission or destiny to expand and possess the entire continent of North America. This belief was fueled by a combination of religious, economic, and political factors, as well as a sense of cultural superiority. It justified the westward expansion of the United States and led to the annexation of territories such as Texas, Oregon, and California. The concept of Manifest Destiny played a significant role in shaping American expansionism and the country's territorial growth during this period.

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  • 17. 

    One major reason Canada was interested in buying Rupert's Land was to gain more

    • A.

      Rivers

    • B.

      Good farmland

    • C.

      Forests

    • D.

      Fur trading posts

    Correct Answer
    B. Good farmland
    Explanation
    Canada was interested in buying Rupert's Land because it offered good farmland. This would have been beneficial for Canada as it would have allowed for increased agricultural production and the potential for economic growth. Good farmland would have provided Canada with the opportunity to expand its agricultural industry and increase food production, which would have been important for sustaining its growing population and developing a self-sufficient economy.

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  • 18. 

    The new name for Rupert's Land became...

    • A.

      The Yukon

    • B.

      Manitoba

    • C.

      Red River Colony

    • D.

      Northwest Territories

    Correct Answer
    D. Northwest Territories
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Northwest Territories because Rupert's Land was a vast territory in Canada that was owned by the Hudson's Bay Company. After the company sold the land to the Canadian government, it was divided into several provinces and territories. The Northwest Territories was one of these territories and it encompassed a large portion of what is now northern Canada. Therefore, it became the new name for Rupert's Land.

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  • 19. 

    The Metis were happy with the sale of Rupert's Land

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the Metis were happy with the sale of Rupert's Land, but the correct answer is False. This means that the Metis were not happy with the sale. The explanation for this could be that the sale of Rupert's Land resulted in the loss of their traditional lands and resources, which had a significant impact on their way of life and cultural identity. This could have led to discontentment and unhappiness among the Metis people.

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  • 20. 

    Why were the Metis unhappy with the sale of Rupert's Land?

    • A.

      Because they lost money

    • B.

      They were forced to move

    • C.

      The were not consulted

    • D.

      They wanted it to be sold for more money

    Correct Answer
    C. The were not consulted
    Explanation
    The Metis were unhappy with the sale of Rupert's Land because they were not consulted. This implies that the decision to sell the land was made without their input or consideration of their interests. This lack of consultation likely made the Metis feel marginalized and disregarded, leading to their dissatisfaction with the sale.

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  • 21. 

    The Metis decided to hire a lawyer to represent themselves, he was known as...

    • A.

      Marcus Metis

    • B.

      Louis Riel

    • C.

      Chief Pontiac

    • D.

      Louis Joseph Papineau

    Correct Answer
    B. Louis Riel
    Explanation
    Louis Riel is the correct answer because he was a prominent Métis leader and political figure in Canada. He played a crucial role in the Red River Rebellion and the Northwest Resistance, fighting for the rights and protection of Métis people. Riel's leadership and advocacy for Métis rights made him a well-known and respected figure among the Métis community. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the lawyer hired by the Métis would be Louis Riel.

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  • 22. 

    The American settlers caused problems in Rupert's Land because...

    • A.

      They still had hatred towards the British

    • B.

      The did not respect the Native People

    • C.

      They believed in Manifest Destiny

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The American settlers caused problems in Rupert's Land because they still had hatred towards the British, did not respect the Native People, and believed in Manifest Destiny. These factors combined contributed to their actions and behavior towards the British and Native People, leading to conflicts and difficulties in Rupert's Land.

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  • 23. 

    Many non-Metis people to settle in the Red River Colony came from Ontario and were members of this political party

    • A.

      Tories

    • B.

      Canada Party

    • C.

      Grits

    • D.

      Liberal Party

    Correct Answer
    B. Canada Party
    Explanation
    The Canada Party is the correct answer because many non-Metis people who settled in the Red River Colony came from Ontario, and the Canada Party was a political party that had strong support in Ontario during that time. The Canada Party, also known as the Clear Grits, was a reformist political party in Canada that advocated for democratic and progressive ideals. Its members believed in the expansion of democracy, the abolition of privileged elites, and the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for all citizens.

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  • 24. 

    The Canada Party was led by this man...

    • A.

      Dr. Seuss

    • B.

      Dr. Phil

    • C.

      Dr. John Christian Schultz

    • D.

      Dr. Hamlin

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr. John Christian Schultz
    Explanation
    Dr. John Christian Schultz was the leader of The Canada Party.

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  • 25. 

    The Canada Party was anti-catholic and anti-french

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Canada Party being anti-Catholic and anti-French means that they held negative views towards the Catholic religion and the French language and culture. This suggests that the party may have discriminated against Catholics and French-speaking individuals, possibly advocating for policies that marginalized or excluded them.

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  • 26. 

    When Louis Riel and the Metis decided to rebel, the first place they captured was...

    • A.

      Fort Ontario

    • B.

      Fort Michigan

    • C.

      Fort Winnipeg

    • D.

      Fort Garry

    Correct Answer
    D. Fort Garry
    Explanation
    When Louis Riel and the Metis decided to rebel, the first place they captured was Fort Garry. This fort, located in present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba, was a key strategic location during the Red River Rebellion in 1869-1870. By capturing Fort Garry, Riel and the Metis were able to assert their control over the region and negotiate their demands with the Canadian government. This event marked a significant moment in Canadian history and the ongoing struggle for Metis rights and recognition.

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  • 27. 

    At Fort Garry, Louis Riel and his Metis setup this type of government

    • A.

      Democratic

    • B.

      Provisional

    • C.

      Elected

    • D.

      Republican

    Correct Answer
    B. Provisional
    Explanation
    Louis Riel and his Metis set up a provisional government at Fort Garry. A provisional government is a temporary government that is established in a time of transition or uncertainty. In this case, Riel and the Metis established the provisional government to assert their authority and protect their rights during the Red River Rebellion in the late 1860s. The provisional government was not intended to be a permanent solution, but rather a temporary measure until a more permanent arrangement could be made with the Canadian government.

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  • 28. 

    Louis Riel and the Metis wrote up this document to outline what they wanted...

    • A.

      Bill of Rights

    • B.

      List of Rights

    • C.

      List of Beliefs

    • D.

      10 Commandments

    Correct Answer
    B. List of Rights
    Explanation
    Louis Riel and the Metis wrote up the document to outline their desired rights. This suggests that they wanted to clearly state and define the specific rights they believed they were entitled to. The document likely aimed to protect their interests, assert their autonomy, and ensure their rights were recognized and respected. It would have served as a formal declaration of their demands and aspirations, potentially serving as a basis for negotiation and advocacy.

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  • 29. 

    The Metis wanted their rights protected just people in Quebec had achieved with this act

    • A.

      The Canada Act

    • B.

      The Quebec Act

    • C.

      The provincial act

    • D.

      The French Act

    Correct Answer
    B. The Quebec Act
    Explanation
    The Metis wanted their rights protected, similar to the rights that people in Quebec had obtained through the Quebec Act. The Quebec Act was an important legislation passed by the British Parliament in 1774, which granted religious and political freedoms to the French-speaking population of Quebec. The Metis, who were of mixed Indigenous and European heritage, sought similar protections for their rights and culture. Therefore, the Quebec Act aligns with the aspirations and goals of the Metis community.

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  • 30. 

    The people in Quebec believed that the Metis' rights should be protected

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the people in Quebec believed in protecting the rights of the Metis. This implies that there was a recognition and support for the rights and interests of the Metis community in Quebec. The belief in protecting their rights signifies a commitment to equality and fairness, indicating a positive stance towards the Metis population in Quebec.

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  • 31. 

    The people in Ontario believed that the Metis' rights should be protected

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "The people in Ontario believed that the Metis' rights should be protected." The correct answer is False. This means that the people in Ontario did not believe that the Metis' rights should be protected.

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  • 32. 

    Some militant protestants that were especially against the establishment of Catholic schools in Manitoba were known as...

    • A.

      The Orange Order

    • B.

      The Order of the Stone

    • C.

      The Blue Order

    • D.

      The Order of Camalot

    Correct Answer
    A. The Orange Order
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Orange Order. The Orange Order was a militant Protestant organization that strongly opposed the establishment of Catholic schools in Manitoba. They were known for their anti-Catholic beliefs and their efforts to maintain Protestant dominance in the province. The Orange Order played a significant role in the Manitoba Schools Question, a political and religious conflict in the late 19th century over the funding and control of schools in the province.

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  • 33. 

    The Manitoba Act created the province of Manitoba in what year?

    • A.

      1850

    • B.

      1870

    • C.

      1880

    • D.

      1890

    Correct Answer
    B. 1870
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1870. The Manitoba Act was passed in 1870, which created the province of Manitoba in Canada. This act was a result of negotiations between the Canadian government and the Red River Métis, who were seeking recognition and protection of their rights and land claims. The act established Manitoba as a province with its own government and provided certain guarantees to the Métis population.

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  • 34. 

    The Manitoba Act protected Metis land

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Manitoba Act was passed in 1870 and it indeed protected Metis land. This act was significant in recognizing the rights and land claims of the Metis people in Manitoba. It provided them with legal protection for their land and ensured that they would not be dispossessed of their property. The act also established the province of Manitoba and granted self-government to its residents. Overall, the Manitoba Act played a crucial role in safeguarding Metis land and rights.

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  • 35. 

    The Manitoba Act protected Metis language

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Manitoba Act did not specifically protect the Metis language. The Act, which was passed in 1870, did not mention any specific provisions regarding language protection for the Metis people. Instead, it focused on establishing the province of Manitoba and addressing issues related to land ownership and governance. Therefore, the statement that the Manitoba Act protected Metis language is false.

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  • 36. 

    One of the main British surveyors hired to divide the Metis land and drive them away was

    • A.

      Lord Selkirk

    • B.

      Thomas Scott

    • C.

      Randolph Goodrich

    • D.

      John A. McDonald

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas Scott
    Explanation
    Thomas Scott was not a British surveyor hired to divide Metis land and drive them away. Lord Selkirk, on the other hand, was a British entrepreneur who established a colony in present-day Manitoba and clashed with the Metis people. Randolph Goodrich and John A. McDonald were not directly involved in the surveying or displacement of the Metis. Therefore, the correct answer is Thomas Scott.

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  • 37. 

    Thomas Scott was eventually arrested and charged with..

    • A.

      Murder

    • B.

      Treason

    • C.

      Insubordination

    • D.

      Fraud

    Correct Answer
    C. Insubordination
    Explanation
    Insubordination refers to the act of willfully disobeying or refusing to follow the orders or authority of a superior. In the given context, Thomas Scott was arrested and charged with insubordination, indicating that he had displayed defiance or refusal to comply with commands or instructions. This could have been in relation to his actions or behavior that went against the established rules or authority figures.

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  • 38. 

    Thomas Scott was executed by hanging

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Thomas Scott was executed by hanging, but the correct answer is false. Without further context, it is not possible to determine the exact method of execution for Thomas Scott.

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  • 39. 

    British Columbia's former name before becoming a crown colony was...

    • A.

      New England

    • B.

      New Caledonia

    • C.

      New Columbia

    • D.

      British North Columbia

    Correct Answer
    B. New Caledonia
    Explanation
    British Columbia's former name before becoming a crown colony was New Caledonia. This name change occurred in 1858 when the region was established as a crown colony by the British government. The name New Caledonia was chosen to honor the Scottish fur trader Alexander Mackenzie, who had explored the area in the late 18th century and named it after the Latin name for Scotland, Caledonia. The name New Caledonia remained in use until 1866 when it was officially changed to British Columbia.

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  • 40. 

    The father of confederation in British Columbia was..

    • A.

      Dr. Helmcken

    • B.

      Walter Jones

    • C.

      Thomas Scott

    • D.

      James Douglas

    Correct Answer
    D. James Douglas
    Explanation
    James Douglas is considered the father of confederation in British Columbia because he played a crucial role in the formation and development of the province. As the first governor of the Colony of British Columbia, Douglas negotiated the terms of confederation with Canada in 1871, leading to British Columbia becoming a province. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Cariboo Road and the development of the gold mining industry, which played a significant role in the growth of the region. Overall, Douglas's contributions and leadership were pivotal in the early history of British Columbia.

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  • 41. 

    The first settlement on Vancouver island was known as..

    • A.

      Fort Victoria

    • B.

      Fort Nanaimo

    • C.

      Powell River

    • D.

      Fort Esquimalt

    Correct Answer
    A. Fort Victoria
    Explanation
    Fort Victoria was the first settlement on Vancouver Island. It was established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843 as a trading post and was named after Queen Victoria. The fort played a crucial role in the development of Vancouver Island, serving as a hub for fur trading and later becoming the capital of the colony of Vancouver Island. Today, Fort Victoria is known as Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada.

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  • 42. 

    What important mineral was found when Vancouver Island was first discovered...

    • A.

      Diamonds

    • B.

      Coal

    • C.

      Silver

    • D.

      Quartz

    Correct Answer
    B. Coal
    Explanation
    Coal is the correct answer because it was an important mineral found when Vancouver Island was first discovered. Coal mining played a significant role in the island's early economy and development. The presence of coal deposits on the island attracted settlers and led to the establishment of mining operations. Coal was used for heating, powering steam engines, and fueling industries, making it a valuable resource during that time.

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  • 43. 

    What state did the USA annex in 1848 to expand further west?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Washington

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      New Mexico

    Correct Answer
    C. California
    Explanation
    In 1848, the USA annexed California to expand further west. This annexation was a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War. The United States gained control over California as part of the treaty, along with other territories such as New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming. This acquisition of California played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States and had a profound impact on the country's history and development.

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  • 44. 

    California was where the _____________ began

    • A.

      Fishing

    • B.

      Coal Mining

    • C.

      Gold Rush

    • D.

      Fur Trade

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold Rush
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gold Rush. California became widely known for the Gold Rush in the mid-19th century, which attracted thousands of people from all over the world who were seeking to find gold and make their fortune. This event had a significant impact on the development and growth of California, leading to the establishment of numerous cities and the rapid expansion of the population. The Gold Rush marked a crucial moment in California's history and played a pivotal role in shaping its economy and society.

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  • 45. 

    This river was where gold was first found in British Columbia

    • A.

      Fraser

    • B.

      Columbia

    • C.

      Thompson

    • D.

      Pitt

    Correct Answer
    C. Thompson
    Explanation
    The Thompson River is the correct answer because it is historically known as the place where gold was first discovered in British Columbia. The river played a significant role in the Fraser River Gold Rush of the 1850s, attracting many prospectors in search of gold. The discovery of gold along the Thompson River led to the development of mining towns and the growth of British Columbia's economy.

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  • 46. 

    The first capital city of the new British Columbia colony was...

    • A.

      Fort Langley

    • B.

      Victoria

    • C.

      New Westminster

    • D.

      Vancouver

    Correct Answer
    A. Fort Langley
    Explanation
    Fort Langley is the correct answer because it was the first capital city of the new British Columbia colony. The colony was established in 1858, and Fort Langley was chosen as the capital due to its strategic location on the Fraser River. However, the capital was later moved to New Westminster in 1859, and then to Victoria in 1868. Nonetheless, Fort Langley holds historical significance as the initial capital of British Columbia.

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  • 47. 

    The first judge of the new British Columbia colony was

    • A.

      Dr. Helmcken

    • B.

      James Douglas

    • C.

      Mathew Begbie

    • D.

      James Irving

    Correct Answer
    C. Mathew Begbie
    Explanation
    Mathew Begbie is the correct answer because he was the first judge of the new British Columbia colony. He played a crucial role in establishing the legal system in the region and was known for his fairness and impartiality. Begbie was appointed as the first Chief Justice of the colony in 1858 and served in this position until his death in 1894. His contributions to the development of the legal system in British Columbia are widely recognized and he is considered a key figure in the province's history.

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  • 48. 

    This man was given the government job of building roads in the new British Columbia colony

    • A.

      Mathew Begbie

    • B.

      Richard Moody

    • C.

      Dr. Helmcken

    • D.

      James Douglas

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Moody
    Explanation
    Richard Moody is the correct answer because he was appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of British Columbia in 1858. As the leader of the colony, Moody was responsible for overseeing various infrastructure projects, including the construction of roads. This government job of building roads aligns with Moody's role and makes him the most suitable answer.

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  • 49. 

    Richard Moody's first big road building success was...

    • A.

      The Oregon Trail

    • B.

      Cariboo Wagon Road

    • C.

      North Road

    • D.

      Lougheed Highway

    Correct Answer
    B. Cariboo Wagon Road
    Explanation
    Richard Moody's first big road building success was the Cariboo Wagon Road. This road was a crucial transportation route during the Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia, Canada. The Cariboo Wagon Road connected the Fraser River to the goldfields in the Cariboo region, allowing miners and supplies to reach their destination more easily. This road was a significant achievement for Moody and played a vital role in the development of the region.

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  • 50. 

    William Alexander Smith would later be known as...

    • A.

      James Douglas

    • B.

      Lord Selkirk

    • C.

      Amor De Cosmos

    • D.

      Richard Perrywinkle

    Correct Answer
    C. Amor De Cosmos
    Explanation
    William Alexander Smith would later be known as Amor De Cosmos.

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