Social Studies 11 Counterpoints Chapter1 Test

Social Studies 11
A Different Canada
Chapter 1 Take Home Test
Choose the best answer from those provided. Please use the bubble sheet provided.
Which period of time has come to be known as the “Victorian Era?”
a. 1850 to 1870
b. 1900 to 1910
c. 1840 to 1900
d. 1867 to 1896
How would aVictorian expected the crime of murder to have been dealt with?
a. rehabilitation
b. life imprisonment
c. beheading
d. hanging
The ‘suffragists” believed that:
a. the work week should be reduced to 40 hours
b. women should have the right to vote
c. that the production and sale of alcohol should be prohibited
d. that child labour should be outlawed
Even though Canada was an “autonomous Dominion’ within the British Empire over which of
the following did the government of Canada have any control?
a. shipping
b. taxation
c. currency
d. foreign affairs
Who was likely to be most supportive of the British Empire and imperialism?
a. a French Canadian habitant
b. a recent immigrant from the Ukraine
c. an English born factory worker in Toronto
d. a native, working the gold fields of the Yukon
What advertising slogan was used to promote immigration to the Canadian west?
a. “The Best Place on Earth”
b. “The Last Best West”
c. “Big Sky Country”
d. “There’s No Life Like It”
What enticement was not offered to potential immigrants to Canada?
a. an excellent medicare system
b. 60ha of land for $10
c. Free rail transportation to the Canadian Prairies
d. Cheap fares for ocean voyages
From which region was immigration not encouraged?
a. Eastern Europe
b. South Asia
c. Great Britain
d. United States
In which year was the Chinese Exclusion Act made into law?
a. 1881
b. 1896
c. 1911
d. 1923
Opposition to immigration from India was best exemplified by:
a. the “St. Louis Incident”
b. the “Empress of India Incident”
c. the “Komagata Maru Incident”
d. the “S.S. Beaver Incident”
Which of the following was not designed to destroy “aboriginal culture?”
a. the sale of alcohol
b. the reservation system
c. residential schools
d. the outlawing of traditional native ceremonies
In what year did anti-Asiatic riots break out in Vancouver?
a. 1896
b. 1900
c. 1907
d. 1914
Which was not common in “working class” areas of Canadian cities?
a. adequate sanitation
b. overcrowding
c. tuberculosis
d. short life expectancy
Prior to 1900, most Canadians lived:
a. in cities
b. in small towns
c. on farms
d. in tribal groups
Which process encouraged the movement of most Canadians to the cities?
a. electrification
b. modernization
c. transmogrification
d. industrialization
Which of the following major companies did not develop in Canada at the “turn of the
a. Imperial Oil
b. CanWest Global
c. Dominion Steel
d. Massey-Harris
In response to the growing economic power of huge companies what organizations did
working class people begin to form?
a. fraternal orders
b. Masonic Lodges
c. Benevolent associations
d. Trade unions
Which of the following did not assist in helping to increase productivity in the fishing
a. gasoline engines
b. refrigerated railcars
c. the “Iron Chink”
d. sonar
Which environmental disaster seriously depleted the fish stocks on the West Coast?
a. El Nino
b. The Prince George chlorine spill
c. The “Hell’s Gate” rock slide
d. The “Exxon Valdez”
_________________________ was the first man to transmit radio signals over long distances.
a. Sam McLaughlin
b. Reginald Fessenden
c. George Herman Ruth
d. Guglielmo Marconi
___________________ products such as Canada Dry, Shredded Wheat, Palmolive soap and
Heinz ketchup became common place on the shelves of Canadian grocery stores.
a. consumer
b. producer
c. pasteurized
d. freeze-dried
The largest colonial empire in the world was run by __________________ in 1910
a. the Spanish
b. the Americans
c. the Germans
d. the British
Which term is used to describe citizens of French-Canadian heritage?
a. Canadians
b. Canadiens
c. Bois Brule
d. Metis
The Alaska Boundary Dispute was settled in favour of _________________________ .
a. the Spanish
b. the Americans
c. the Russians
d. the British
The name given to supporters of the British Empire was ____________________ .
a. nationalists
b. democrats
c. imperialists
d. communists
______________________ became the first French-Canadian Prime Minister of Canada in
a. Louis St. Laurent
b. Jean Chretien
c. Sir Marcel Dionne
d. Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Which of the following was the author of Anne of Green Gables?
a. W.P. Kinsella
b. Margaret Atwood
c. Lucy Maud Montgomery
d. Judy Rebick
In 1905, what is now the province of Quebec was made up of Quebec and the:
a. District of Mackenzie
b. District of Keewatin
c. District of Assiniboia
d. District of Ungava
The RMS Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland in:
a. 1910
b. 1911
c. 1912
d. 1913
Which Canadian provinces did not exist in 1903?
1. British Columbia 2. Alberta
3. Saskatchewan 4. Newfoundland
a. 1
b. 1 and 2
c. 2 and 3
d 2, 3 and 4