Socials 11 Provincial Review

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Social Science Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz ONLY covers the history aspect of Socials 11. There are government and geography aspects in the exam not covered by this quiz.


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  • 1. 
    NAFTA made it possible for..?
    • A. 

      No tariffs on trade between the US, Canada, and Mexico

    • B. 

      Less tariffs on trade between the US, Canada, and Mexico

    • C. 

      No tariffs on trade between the US, Canada, and China

    • D. 

      No tariffs on trade between the US, Canada, and Japan

  • 2. 
    The UN is an organization that...
    • A. 

      Promotes peace and international development

    • B. 

      Theoretically has collective security amongst its members

    • C. 

      Promotes democracy

    • D. 

      Tries to give more of a voice to less powerful countries

  • 3. 
    The Kitchen Compromise was a decision made about the ...
    • A. 

      Trade tariffs between provinces

    • B. 

      Status of Aboriginals in the nation

    • C. 

      Amending formula for the Constitution

    • D. 

      Independence of Québec from Canada

  • 4. 
    The Kitchen Compromise was a decision agreed by the premiers of all provinces.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The notwithstanding clause allows provinces to "opt out" of points on the Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    During the Vietnam War, Canada..
    • A. 

      Sent peacekeeping troops

    • B. 

      Supplied armaments to the United States

    • C. 

      Had American draft dodgers come to Canada

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The right of Aboriginals to the resources and land of Canada, regardless of government-claimed jurisdiction

    • B. 

      The right of Aboriginals to land occupied continuously since the times before the government claimed jurisdiction

    • C. 

      The right of Aboriginals to tax-exempt status and other direct financial benefits from the government

    • D. 

      The right of Aboriginals to be able to change their name

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      No treaty has been signed

    • B. 

      A treaty has been signed, but it has not been kept

    • C. 

      A treaty had been signed, but the Aboriginal group making the claim now disagrees with the terms laid out in it

    • D. 

      A land claim that specifically defines the latitude and longitude coordinates of the claimed land

  • 9. 
    During the Miracle of Dunkirk, _______ evacuated British and French troops trapped on the beaches of Normandy by advancing German troops.
    • A. 

      The merchant marine

    • B. 

      The Royal Canadian Navy

    • C. 

      The U.S. Navy

    • D. 

      The French Navy

  • 10. 
    During the Suez Canal crisis, Canadian PM Lester B. Pearson won a Nobel Prize for suggesting...
    • A. 

      Britain negotiate with Egypt

    • B. 

      The Canal be partly owned by all conflicting parties

    • C. 

      UN peacekeepers be sent to the scene

    • D. 

      The Canal be closed until tensions subsided

  • 11. 
    The Warsaw Pact created a collective security organization of __________ in response to the creation of __________. 
    • A. 

      Communist countries, NATO

    • B. 

      Marxist-Leninist countries, NORAD

    • C. 

      Capitalist countries, Berlin Wall

    • D. 

      Left-of-centre countries, USSR

  • 12. 
    A main cause of the Winnipeg General Strike was
    • A. 

      High unemployment

    • B. 

      The start of the Depression

    • C. 

      Low prices of goods

    • D. 

      Many layoffs

  • 13. 
    The Bloc Québécois is ______ on the Canadian political spectrum.
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Centre

    • C. 

      Right

  • 14. 
    During the 1995 Québec referendum on sovereignty (should Quebec be an independent country), the vote was split
    • A. 

      49.4% yes, 50.6% no

    • B. 

      49.0% yes, 51.0% no

    • C. 

      40.4 yes, 59.6% no

    • D. 

      40.0% yes, 60.0% no

  • 15. 
    Which of these organizations protects Canadian industry from being swallowed up/beaten out by foreign competition?
    • A. 

      FIFA

    • B. 

      FIRA

    • C. 

      CIDA

    • D. 

      CIRA

  • 16. 
    Which of the following provinces legalized women's suffrage first?
    • A. 

      Manitoba

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      Nova Scotia

    • D. 

      British Columbia

  • 17. 
    An armistice is..
    • A. 

      An agreement as to who wins a war

    • B. 

      The dropping of weapons

    • C. 

      A day to remember the war dead

    • D. 

      Also the name of a bird symbolizing peace and unity

  • 18. 
    During the King-Byng crisis, King won the election because he.. (all of these events happened, but what is the reason for the above?)
    • A. 

      Had been about to get a motion of censure

    • B. 

      He resigned after Byng refused to call an election

    • C. 

      Byng had to call an election after refusing to call an election

    • D. 

      King said that no GG should go against the wishes of the elected PM

  • 19. 
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed on...
    • A. 

      January 1, 1923

    • B. 

      Chinese New Year, 1923

    • C. 

      July 1, 1923

    • D. 

      December 25, 1923

  • 20. 
    The Nisga'a Land Claim in 1912 was based on which law?
    • A. 

      The Royal Proclamation of 1763

    • B. 

      The Indian Act of 1885

    • C. 

      The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    • D. 

      The Charlottetown Accord

  • 21. 
    Which of these regions suffered from regional disparity during the 1970's?
    • A. 

      The Maritimes

    • B. 

      The West

    • C. 

      Ontario

    • D. 

      Quebec

    • E. 

      The Prairies

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Payments made directly from richer provinces to poorer provinces

    • B. 

      Tax returns to the general public

    • C. 

      Funds taken from royal coffers to redistribute to provinces

    • D. 

      The redistribution of wealth to poorer provinces through taxes

  • 23. 
    The first foreign treaty signed by Canada independently of Britain was..
    • A. 

      The Forest Products Treaty of 1921

    • B. 

      The Halibut Treaty of 1923

    • C. 

      The treaty regarding the Alaska border dispute

    • D. 

      The treaty regarding the maritime boundary between Canada and Greenland

  • 24. 
    The highest price the Chinese head tax went to was $...
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      500

    • D. 

      1000

  • 25. 
    To restrict Japanese immigration before WWI, there was a(n) _______.
    • A. 

      Quota for Japanese immigrants

    • B. 

      Continuous passage law for Japanese immigrants

    • C. 

      Head tax on Japanese immigrants

    • D. 

      "Exclusion Act" on Japanese immigrants

  • 26. 
    The Nisga'a land claim was settled nearly ___ years after the claim was filed.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      100

  • 27. 
    The Massey Commission was created to
    • A. 

      Give payments to agents of Canadian culture

    • B. 

      Advertise Canadian culture

    • C. 

      Consider the strength of Canadian culture

    • D. 

      Ensure the promotion of French in Canadian culture

  • 28. 
    The Oka confrontation was caused by the town of Oka wanting to expand a golf course onto Mohawk sacred land. It was resolved when..
    • A. 

      The town of Oka went back on their their decision

    • B. 

      The Quebec government forbade Oka from expanding the golf course

    • C. 

      The federal government bought the Mohawk land and returned it to the Mohawks

    • D. 

      The golf course was expanded in another direction

  • 29. 
    The failure of the Meech Lake Accord saw a spike in the ...
    • A. 

      Number of protests from Aboriginals

    • B. 

      Statements of strong condemnation from the premiers of Western provinces

    • C. 

      A spike in separatism in Quebec, and the creation of the Bloc Québécois

    • D. 

      Level of CO2 released into the atmosphere

  • 30. 
    The War Measures Act allowed the government during WWI to..
    • A. 

      Intern German, Austrian, and Hungarian-Canadians in camps if they did not swear allegiance to the Crown

    • B. 

      Control prices

    • C. 

      Allow conscription

    • D. 

      Do anything for the "peace, security, order & welfare" of Canada

  • 31. 
    The Military Service Act of 1917 exempted which of the following groups from conscription? i) French-Canadians ii) conscientious objectors iii) farmers iv) the sick and injured v) new immigrants
    • A. 

      I, ii, iv

    • B. 

      I, ii, iii, iv

    • C. 

      Ii, iii, iv

    • D. 

      I, iv, v

  • 32. 
    The scrapping of the development of the Avro Arrow by the Royal Canadian Air Force resulted in..
    • A. 

      The introduction of NORAD

    • B. 

      The introduction of DEW

    • C. 

      Reliance on American missiles for defence

    • D. 

      Reliance on cheaper fighter jet models for defence

  • 33. 
    The Battle of Dieppe, while a victory for the Allies, resulted in many Canadian casualties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    During the Korean War (1950's), Canadians were serving under the banner of _______ to push back North Korean invaders from South Korea.
    • A. 

      UN forces

    • B. 

      American forces

    • C. 

      British forces

    • D. 

      South Korean forces

  • 35. 
    The Charlottetown Accord of 1992, another failed attempt to address the issue of Québec sovereignty, failed because it:
    • A. 

      Did not appease Quebec

    • B. 

      Did not appease the West

    • C. 

      Did not appease the Aboriginals

    • D. 

      Tried to appease too many groups at once

  • 36. 
    The On-to-Ottawa Trek of unemployed men from Vancouver to Ottawa during the Great Depression was stopped at which city?
    • A. 

      Calgary

    • B. 

      Regina

    • C. 

      Winnipeg

    • D. 

      Toronto

  • 37. 
    The Battle of Hong Kong, on Dec. 25, 1941 (WWII) resulted in ...
    • A. 

      The Japanese being taken prisoner by the Canadians

    • B. 

      The Japanese being taken prisoner by the Americans

    • C. 

      The Canadians being taken prisoner by the Japanese

    • D. 

      The Americans being taken prisoner by the Japanese

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    PM King, during WWII, put conscription on a national plebiscite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
  • 41. 
    Which prime minister brought the Canadian constitution from British jurisdiction to Canadian jurisdiction?
    • A. 

      Mulroney

    • B. 

      Mackenzie King

    • C. 

      Pearson

    • D. 

      Trudeau