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Canada in WW1
"The First World War was a pivotal era in Canadian history. This quiz will ask questions of Canada's involvement on the Western Front, as well as questions about domestic issues in the same era."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
When did the Canadian Prime Minister declare war on Germany and Austria-Hungary?
29 August 1914
6 August 1914
28 July 1914
Like many people in Europe, a lot of Canadians were originally excited about the idea of war. Canada had no conscript army in 1914, but thousands of young men volunteered before the end of August, confident, like their British counterparts, that they'd be 'home by Christmas'. Which of these groups were, on the whole, *not* enthusiastic about the war effort?
Members of Parliament
The small, pre-existing military
During which battle did Lt. John McCrae write his famous poem "In Flanders Field"?
First Battle of the Marne
Battle of Mons
Chemin des Dames
When a tragic accident happened on the home front, many people were quick to call it to German sabotage, saying "the Hun hath done this!" What happened on 3 February 1916?
an avalanche killed thousands in British Columbia
the Confederation bridge collapsed
the Parliament buildings caught fire
a group of army reserves were poisoned
To say that the Battle of the Somme, in the summer of 1916, did not go well for the Allies would be an understatement. Which of these divisions or regions of Canada still remembers July 1st as a dark and mournful day?
Native Canadian reservations
The Prairie provinces
Which of these distinctions can be attributed to Billy Bishop?
Wounded the most times without dying
Recipient of the most Victoria Crosses
Highest ranking Canadian in the British Expeditionary Force
Canada's top WWI flying ace
The Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917), a proud moment in the history of Canadian heritage, was part of which larger-scale Allied offensive?
Battle of Cambrai
Battle of Arras
With war-weariness increasing and the numbers of volunteers dropping in 1917, Canadian Prime Minister Robert Borden was struggling with the idea of introducing conscription for Canadian men. Several segments of the population were vehemently against the idea. How did Borden succeed in winning the federal election of December 1917, even though he had already introduced the Military Service Act and it had passed?
He allowed some women to vote
He said that the population of Quebec would be exempted
He promised he would resign as soon as the war was over
He declared a state of emergency and canceled the election, allowing himself to remain in power uncontested
Which of these Canadians was thought to be the person who shot down the Red Baron?
Was Canada represented at the Paris Peace Conference?
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Compiled Jun 28 12