Canada In The First World War: Quiz! MCQ

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  • 1. 

    What was Canada's response to WWI?

    • A.

      They felt independent and refused to fight.

    • B.

      Canada was in debt, so they didn't have any money to fight.

    • C.

      Fought in war, because they felt linked to Britain.

    • D.

      Quebec wanted to go fight by themselves.

    Correct Answer
    C. Fought in war, because they felt linked to Britain.
    Explanation
    During World War I, Canada fought in the war because they felt linked to Britain. As a member of the British Empire, Canada had strong ties to Britain and felt a sense of loyalty towards them. Additionally, Canada recognized the importance of defending democratic values and maintaining international peace. Therefore, they actively participated in the war effort, sending troops to fight alongside the British forces. This decision was driven by a combination of political, cultural, and historical factors that shaped Canada's response to the war.

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  • 2. 

    Which countries were part of the Triple Entente?

    • A.

      Germany, Italy and Britain.

    • B.

      Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.

    • C.

      Russia, Austria-Hungary and France.

    • D.

      France, Russia and Britain

    Correct Answer
    D. France, Russia and Britain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is France, Russia, and Britain. The Triple Entente was a military alliance formed in 1907 between these three countries. It was created as a counterbalance to the Triple Alliance, which consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The purpose of the Triple Entente was to provide mutual support and defense against any potential aggression from the Triple Alliance. This alliance played a significant role in the geopolitical landscape leading up to World War I.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following, was not a new invention during WWI.

    • A.

      Torpedos

    • B.

      Submarines

    • C.

      Tanks

    • D.

      Fighter Planes

    • E.

      Atomic Bomb

    Correct Answer
    E. Atomic Bomb
    Explanation
    The atomic bomb was not a new invention during WWI. The atomic bomb was first developed and used during World War II, specifically in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Therefore, it was not a new invention during WWI.

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  • 4. 

    In which battle was Canada responsible for winning? (Hint: It was led by General Julian Byng.)

    • A.

      Battle of Somme

    • B.

      Battle of Vimy Ridge

    • C.

      Battle of Ypres

    • D.

      Passchendaele

    Correct Answer
    B. Battle of Vimy Ridge
    Explanation
    The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a significant battle during World War I where Canada played a crucial role in securing victory. Led by General Julian Byng, the Canadian Corps successfully captured Vimy Ridge from the German forces in April 1917. This battle was notable for its meticulous planning, effective use of artillery, and innovative tactics such as the extensive use of underground tunnels. The victory at Vimy Ridge is considered a defining moment in Canadian history, symbolizing Canada's emergence as a strong and independent nation on the world stage.

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  • 5. 

    What technology gave the Germans an advantage during the war at sea?

    • A.

      Lusitania

    • B.

      Hiroshima Bomb

    • C.

      Red Baron

    • D.

      U-Boats

    Correct Answer
    D. U-Boats
    Explanation
    During World War I, U-Boats, which were German submarines, gave the Germans a significant advantage at sea. These submarines were highly effective in attacking enemy ships, as they could operate underwater and launch surprise attacks. U-Boats played a crucial role in disrupting supply lines and sinking enemy vessels, causing significant damage to the Allied forces. Their ability to strike without warning and their advanced technology made them a formidable weapon for the Germans during the war at sea.

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  • 6. 

    What was wrong with conscription?

    • A.

      It forced people to buy Victory Bonds.

    • B.

      It forced men to go to war.

    • C.

      It forced women to stay at home.

    • D.

      It forced Canadians to be pulled from the war.

    Correct Answer
    B. It forced men to go to war.
    Explanation
    Conscription refers to the compulsory enlistment of people into military service. The given answer is correct because conscription did force men to go to war. It required men of a certain age to serve in the armed forces, even if they did not want to or were not fit for combat. This policy was often met with resistance and controversy, as it infringed upon individual freedoms and caused many young men to be sent into dangerous and potentially deadly situations against their will.

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  • 7. 

    How did Canada gain independence after WWI?

    • A.

      Canada refused to attend the Paris Peace Conference, other countries got offended, so Canada had to pay a fine.

    • B.

      Borden fought hard for Canada's own seat that the Paris Peace Conference and signed for Canada on the Treaty of Versailles.

    • C.

      Canada had the most successful offense during the "Hundred Days" period.

    • D.

      Canada came up with the idea of a league of nations, with collective security.

    • E.

      An armistice was signed for Canada on November 11, 1918.

    Correct Answer
    B. Borden fought hard for Canada's own seat that the Paris Peace Conference and signed for Canada on the Treaty of Versailles.
    Explanation
    After World War I, Canada gained independence through the efforts of Borden, who fought for Canada to have its own seat at the Paris Peace Conference. Borden signed the Treaty of Versailles on behalf of Canada, solidifying its status as an independent nation. This action demonstrated Canada's desire for self-determination and its recognition as a sovereign state on the international stage.

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  • 8. 

    Here's a list of things the Canadian Government implemented to help pay for the war. Which of the following was not one of those?

    • A.

      Bonds

    • B.

      Taxes

    • C.

      Loans

    • D.

      High Tariffs

    • E.

      Income Tax

    Correct Answer
    D. High Tariffs
    Explanation
    The Canadian Government implemented several measures to help pay for the war, including bonds, taxes, loans, and income tax. However, high tariffs were not one of those measures. High tariffs refer to taxes imposed on imported goods, which are not directly related to financing the war effort. Therefore, high tariffs were not implemented by the Canadian Government to help pay for the war.

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  • 9. 

    What was the original purpose of planes for WWI?

    • A.

      Transport and Export goods.

    • B.

      Used for transportation.

    • C.

      To shoot down enemy planes.

    • D.

      To photograph and report on the activity of enemy troops.

    • E.

      A method of attaining the Victoria Cross.

    Correct Answer
    D. To photograph and report on the activity of enemy troops.
    Explanation
    During World War I, planes were primarily used for reconnaissance purposes, specifically to photograph and report on the activity of enemy troops. This allowed commanders to gather crucial intelligence about enemy positions, movements, and strategies. While planes were also used for transportation and to shoot down enemy planes, their original purpose in WWI was to provide valuable information to military leaders, aiding in decision-making and planning.

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  • 10. 

    Which country had betrayed their allies in WWI?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Britain/Canada

    • E.

      Austria-Hungary

    Correct Answer
    A. Italy
    Explanation
    During World War I, Italy initially joined the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary. However, Italy later betrayed its allies and switched sides to join the Triple Entente (Allied Powers), which included France, Russia, and Britain. Italy's decision to switch sides was primarily driven by territorial and economic interests. They believed that by joining the Allies, they would gain more territory and resources after the war. This betrayal of their former allies led to strained relations and distrust among the countries involved.

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