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

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

This is a Trivia Facts and Questions Quiz On "the Northwest To 1870". Knowing your history is quite important and, in this quiz,you will get to test out what you know about the events of the year 1970 and the division of lands after America got independence. Do give it a shot and see if you can remember the people behind these events.


Questions and Answers
  • 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