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

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

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

  • 2. 
    Rupert's Land was smaller than Manitoba
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5. 
    The Earl of Selkirk was also known as....
    • A. 

      Louis Riel

    • B. 

      Thomas Douglas

    • C. 

      Lord Durham

    • D. 

      King Charles

  • 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

  • 7. 
    The new Scottish settlers in Assiniboia ran into trouble with whom?
    • A. 

      Other settlers

    • B. 

      Americans

    • C. 

      Native Peoples

    • D. 

      French

  • 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

  • 9. 
    What important food did the Metis women make?
    • A. 

      Bison Jerky

    • B. 

      Salmon

    • C. 

      Pemmican

    • D. 

      Corn Bread

  • 10. 
    This event was the most important for the Metis
    • A. 

      Salmon Run

    • B. 

      Duck Hunting

    • C. 

      Th Buffalo Hunt

    • D. 

      Trapping

  • 11. 
    The Metis farming style looked like..
    • A. 

      Big square plots

    • B. 

      Round fields

    • C. 

      Long thin strips of land

    • D. 

      Block method

  • 12. 
    The Scottish people preferred this style of farming
    • A. 

      Long thin strips

    • B. 

      Block method

    • C. 

      Rolling fields

    • D. 

      Round pastures

  • 13. 
    What substance caused much destruction in Metis communities?
    • A. 

      Poison

    • B. 

      Pollution

    • C. 

      Alcohol

    • D. 

      Drugs

  • 14. 
    The HBC was very unhappy about having to sell Rupert's Land
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Canadians felt worried and pressure to expand after the USA bought Alaska from...
    • A. 

      Sweden

    • B. 

      Norway

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Greenland

  • 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

  • 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

  • 18. 
    The new name for Rupert's Land became...
    • A. 

      The Yukon

    • B. 

      Manitoba

    • C. 

      Red River Colony

    • D. 

      Northwest Territories

  • 19. 
    The Metis were happy with the sale of Rupert's Land
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 24. 
    The Canada Party was led by this man...
    • A. 

      Dr. Seuss

    • B. 

      Dr. Phil

    • C. 

      Dr. John Christian Schultz

    • D. 

      Dr. Hamlin

  • 25. 
    The Canada Party was anti-catholic and anti-french
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 27. 
    At Fort Garry, Louis Riel and his Metis setup this type of government
    • A. 

      Democratic

    • B. 

      Provisional

    • C. 

      Elected

    • D. 

      Republican

  • 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

  • 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

  • 30. 
    The people in Quebec believed that the Metis' rights should be protected
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The people in Ontario believed that the Metis' rights should be protected
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 33. 
    The Manitoba Act created the province of Manitoba in what year?
    • A. 

      1850

    • B. 

      1870

    • C. 

      1880

    • D. 

      1890

  • 34. 
    The Manitoba Act protected Metis land
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    The Manitoba Act protected Metis language
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 37. 
    Thomas Scott was eventually arrested and charged with..
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Treason

    • C. 

      Insubordination

    • D. 

      Fraud

  • 38. 
    Thomas Scott was executed by hanging
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 40. 
    The father of confederation in British Columbia was..
    • A. 

      Dr. Helmcken

    • B. 

      Walter Jones

    • C. 

      Thomas Scott

    • D. 

      James Douglas

  • 41. 
    The first settlement on Vancouver island was known as..
    • A. 

      Fort Victoria

    • B. 

      Fort Nanaimo

    • C. 

      Powell River

    • D. 

      Fort Esquimalt

  • 42. 
    What important mineral was found when Vancouver Island was first discovered...
    • A. 

      Diamonds

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Silver

    • D. 

      Quartz

  • 43. 
    What state did the USA annex in 1848 to expand further west?
    • A. 

      Oregon

    • B. 

      Washington

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      New Mexico

  • 44. 
    California was where the _____________ began
    • A. 

      Fishing

    • B. 

      Coal Mining

    • C. 

      Gold Rush

    • D. 

      Fur Trade

  • 45. 
    This river was where gold was first found in British Columbia
    • A. 

      Fraser

    • B. 

      Columbia

    • C. 

      Thompson

    • D. 

      Pitt

  • 46. 
    The first capital city of the new British Columbia colony was...
    • A. 

      Fort Langley

    • B. 

      Victoria

    • C. 

      New Westminster

    • D. 

      Vancouver

  • 47. 
    The first judge of the new British Columbia colony was
    • A. 

      Dr. Helmcken

    • B. 

      James Douglas

    • C. 

      Mathew Begbie

    • D. 

      James Irving

  • 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

  • 49. 
    Richard Moody's first big road building success was...
    • A. 

      The Oregon Trail

    • B. 

      Cariboo Wagon Road

    • C. 

      North Road

    • D. 

      Lougheed Highway

  • 50. 
    William Alexander Smith would later be known as...
    • A. 

      James Douglas

    • B. 

      Lord Selkirk

    • C. 

      Amor De Cosmos

    • D. 

      Richard Perrywinkle

  • 51. 
    Amor De Cosmos had tremendous influence because he
    • A. 

      Owned a newspaper

    • B. 

      Had a big mouth

    • C. 

      Was very persistent

    • D. 

      Had many friends

  • 52. 
    Why was British Columbia important to Britain?
    • A. 

      Gold Rush

    • B. 

      Fur Trade

    • C. 

      Wanted a Naval Base there

    • D. 

      Wanted more tax dollars

  • 53. 
    After the Gold Rush British Columbia was left with a lot of money
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Dr. Helmcken was against the idea of conderation because he felt
    • A. 

      BC was too far away

    • B. 

      He was anti-french

    • C. 

      Was against Britain

    • D. 

      Believed BC should be independent

  • 55. 
    At the time of confederation, the Governor of British Columbia was
    • A. 

      Governor Douglas

    • B. 

      Governor Seymour

    • C. 

      Governor Musgrave

    • D. 

      Governor Robson