Trivia Facts And Questions Quiz On "the Northwest To 1870"

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Trivia Facts And Questions Quiz On "the Northwest To 1870"

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  • 1. 
    Which one of these is NOT an influencing factor to why the HBC had decided to sell Ruperts land to the new Dominion of Canada? 
    • A. 

      Hudson Company believed it was vital for them to sell it to Canada, to avoid annexation by the Americans.

    • B. 

      The Fur trading business was going through an economic bust. Saw little success over the recent years.

    • C. 

      Britain and the new Dominion allowed for retain some of its most successful trading posts and one-twentieth of the farmland region.

  • 2. 
    What was one significant reason for Canada expanding west in Ruperts Land? 
    • A. 

      To avoid conflict with the Aboriginals, Metis, and the Americans

    • B. 

      Fertile soil and other resources such like gold in the Northwest

    • C. 

      America and Britain forced the HBC

  • 3. 
    How much did Canada end up paying for Rupert's Land?
    • A. 

      500000 pounds

    • B. 

      1000000 pounds

    • C. 

      300000 pounds

  • 4. 
    From who and why were the Metis angry at? What had they done?
    • A. 

      British land surveyors and speculators for dividing their farmland in the English Grid system

    • B. 

      From the Americans for their attempt to annex Manitoba

    • C. 

      John A.MacDonald and his disaproval to grant them their own colony

  • 5. 
    Who was the main leader of the Metis in the Red Rebellion and who/what did he used to assist him during the rebellion?
    • A. 

      Louis Riel and Crowfoot

    • B. 

      William McDougall and the Royal forces

    • C. 

      Louis Riel and the Provisional government

  • 6. 
    Who was killed by the provisional government, and was later treated as a martyrdom by the British Canadians and the government in Ottawa? 
    • A. 

      John Christian Schultz

    • B. 

      Thomas Scott

    • C. 

      Alexander Mackenzie

  • 7. 
    Before the provisional government was formed by louis Riel and the Meitis, what sort of organization was formed during the early stages of the Red River Rebellion?
    • A. 

      The Metis Resistance union

    • B. 

      The Metis National Assembly

    • C. 

      The Metis National Committee