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Canada has a fascinating history, intertwining native, English, French, and American stories together. Explore the past here and test your knowledge of Canadian history.
76 Canadian History quizzes and 1,064 Canadian History trivia questions.
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The Story of Canada
  The Story of Canada   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are some snapshots of Canada's history. We celebrate 150 years as a nation in 2017, but the story begins much earlier ...
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, May 31 20
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May 31 20
2036 plays
  Canada in World War II   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While First World War is generally regarded as a defining period of Canada's nationhood, the Second World War was nontheless a major event in Canadian history. Canada proved many times over its important contributions to the Allied war effort.
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Apr 25 19
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Apr 25 19
3226 plays
  Canada in the Interwar Period   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at people and events in Canadian history between the two World Wars. The Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties in Canada were similar to the same era in the US, but there were many uniquely Canadian experiences, too.
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Jul 10 16
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1837 plays
  Timeline of Canadian Confederation   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
I've listed Canada's provinces and territories alphabetically, along with two other significant events of Confederation. Can you match the year that each province/territory joined, plus the two events?
Easier, 15 Qns, reedy, May 21 16
reedy gold member
660 plays
  Nineteenth Century Canada   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although the Confederation of Canada didn't come into existence until 1867, this quiz covers the whole of the nineteenth century in the area, with one question per decade. What happened in nineteenth century Canada apart from independence?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 19 20
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Dec 19 20
755 plays
  Canadian History Sampler   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the snippets of Canadian history to the modern-day province in which each occurred. Territories have not been included.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Sep 10 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
spanishliz editor
Sep 10 20
540 plays
  Canada, My Home and Native Land [1]   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm going to give you some interesting tidbits and biographical data about an individual or individuals, that have played an important part in the discovery and exploration of Canada. If you feel there are any discrepancies, please contact me.
Average, 10 Qns, kaldav, Mar 14 15
4201 plays
  Tales of Gold 1   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From 1896-99 approximately 100,000 people left for northwestern Canada to find their fortune in the gold rush, although it is estimated that only 30,000-40,000 actually made it to the gold fields! Did people find wealth? Or ruin?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 29 17
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Aug 29 17
472 plays
  Names of the Provinces and Territories of Canada   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Ever wonder how the Provinces and Territories of Canada got their names? Wonder no more!
Average, 15 Qns, Hermit007, Mar 06 10
2781 plays
  Disasters in Canada   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on various kinds of disasters that have occurred in Canadian history. See how much you know, good luck, and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, AnneBonney, Jul 01 23
Jul 01 23
2505 plays
trivia question Quick Question
The name Yukon originally didn't apply to the whole territory but to what?

From Quiz "Names of the Provinces and Territories of Canada"

  Canada In the 1960s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Canada celebrated its centennial anniversary during the 1960s. Many changes took place during this decade in Canadian history. How well do you know Canada?
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Feb 27 17
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1651 plays
  Dear Canada   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this Sprint III quiz, key moments in historical events that defined Canada are depicted in a series of purely hypothetical letters to the protagonists. So pick up a whale's tail and a double-double and settle in eh!
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jul 18 20
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Jul 18 20
396 plays
  Canada, My Home and Native Land [2]   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Canada is usually perceived as a peaceful country, but that hasn't always been the case. Let's see how much you know about its less than peaceful past. The following descriptions are extremely brief synopses.
Average, 10 Qns, kaldav, Jul 19 15
3678 plays
  First Nations in Canada Before Contact   popular trivia quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
For this quiz, you will have to identify the First Nation, Indigenous, or Aboriginal people that occupied certain areas of Canada before Europeans first made contact with them.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Feb 20 22
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Feb 20 22
169 plays
  10 Questions: Canadian History Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is an easy quiz on Canada! Americans Welcome!
Average, 10 Qns, krysrom, Jun 17 23
Jun 17 23
9798 plays
  History of St. John's, Newfoundland   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
St. John's is one of the oldest cities in North America. How much do you know about Newfoundland and Labrador's capital and largest city?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 03 20
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Feb 03 20
231 plays
  Royals in Canada   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Royals have been coming and going in Canada for over 200 years. How much do you know about their comings, their goings, and what was going on at the time?
Average, 15 Qns, annaheldfan, Jan 21 20
Jan 21 20
493 plays
  Going On A Date With A Canadian Historian   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Canada has a rich and fascinating history dating back to prehistorical times. This quiz outlines some of the important dates up until the year 1900 in Canadian history. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Jul 11 19
apathy100 gold member
Jul 11 19
233 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Find out how much you know about the forming of Canada.
Average, 10 Qns, chonkbobwhoa, Mar 13 13
2564 plays
  New France - The Early Years    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Although there are a few questions about the early English exploration, this quiz deals with New France up to about 1700. I owe a debt of gratitude to Thomas B Costain's "The White and the Gold".
Difficult, 25 Qns, tripeuro, Jun 22 12
1957 plays
  Canadian History - When Did It Happen?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten notable events in Canadian history. Your goal is simply to put them in order. Match the events on the left to the proper number in sequence. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 25 17
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
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1135 plays
  Canadian History Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try my Canadian History quiz and you will feel like you went from an ocean to the other!
Average, 10 Qns, MissingNo, Sep 30 11
3006 plays
  There's Gold Up North, eh?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will excavate some of the history of the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon, Canada. It has been written by the gold crew members of Phoenix Rising as part of our World Tour 2022. Hopefully you will gain some insight into how difficult life was...
Average, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Apr 16 22
MikeMaster99 gold member
Apr 16 22
176 plays
  Canadian History Quiz for Experts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is for all of the proud Canadians who want to know more about their country. Whether you are a citizen or not, this is bound to educate in some way. How well do you know your Canadian history?
Tough, 10 Qns, scottycan, Oct 09 11
4441 plays
  Nice and Simple Canadian History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not a hard quiz by any means, if you know your Canadian history.
Average, 10 Qns, jnoel12, Mar 19 13
3924 plays
  Take It From Me    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I am grateful to have lived in seven (and still counting) decades. These ten questions relate to both pure trivia and significant events from 1949 to 2005. Gentlemen, start your pacemakers.
Average, 10 Qns, yowzayowza, Apr 14 13
2578 plays
  From Canada's Past    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Just how well do you know your Canadian history? Here's a little quiz to help you brush up on it! Good luck! Bonne chance!
Average, 15 Qns, dancing_sun_star, Mar 09 23
Mar 09 23
4985 plays
  1867 and All That    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is a quiz about the history of Canada from 1867 to 2000.
Average, 20 Qns, catchick10, Sep 13 12
656 plays
  Strictly Canadian: Confederation   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The majority of the information for this Canadian confederation quiz comes from W.G. Hardy's book "From Sea Unto Sea The Road to Nationhood."
Average, 10 Qns, jojanne1974, May 18 18
May 18 18
1077 plays
  Canada in 1979    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
As 1979 was my year of birth, I wanted to research Canadian events that year. Match the event with the province it occurred in 1979.
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Aug 27 17
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Aug 27 17
284 plays
  Fur Trade Words and Phrases   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The fur traders were the first Europeans on the Western Canadian Prairies, and they had a language all their own. This quiz is about words and phrases that were in common use among fur traders.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Dec 27 05
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1188 plays
  Heroes of New France   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The French colony of New France existed for only a little longer than a hundred and fifty years. In that time the French were instrumental in opening up the North American continent.
Tough, 10 Qns, dobrov, Oct 22 14
2577 plays
  PEI History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of the history of Canada's smallest province. See how much you know about the Island of Anne of Green Gables fame (I promise there will be no Anne questions in this quiz). Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Jul 06 18
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Jul 06 18
188 plays
  Complete Canadian History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about Canada and major events in its history.
Tough, 10 Qns, hobo4life, Mar 30 12
3820 plays
  Canadian History : 1970 to 2000    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few questions about Canada's recent history. Let's begin with the last 30 years. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Mr.Gazoo, Sep 24 12
4601 plays
  Canada, 1952 to 1958    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The quiz about events that affected Canada from 1952 to 1958.
Average, 10 Qns, stephedm, Jan 22 12
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2495 plays
  New France    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are some basic questions about the things in New France and the history of New France.
Average, 10 Qns, challenger105, Apr 12 17
1904 plays
  The Ultimate Canadian History Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A general Canadian quiz. It is probably easy to medium difficulty.
Average, 10 Qns, earth460, Jul 22 11
5588 plays
  The On-To-Ottawa Trek   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
2005 marks the 70th anniversary of this trek of unemployed people during the Great Depression. In 2006, the last leader of the trek, Robert "Doc" Savage, has passed away. See how much you know about this important historical event.
Tough, 10 Qns, Catamount, Apr 24 06
895 plays
  Newfoundland to British Columbia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Canadian history is as varied as the people of this large country. Have fun as you travel the land I love.
Average, 10 Qns, zaphae, May 25 18
May 25 18
2437 plays
  The Yukon Gold Rush    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After the California Gold Rush, the precious metal was found in the Yukon Territory in Canada. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of this fascinating period in the far north.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Feb 22 18
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Feb 22 18
266 plays
  Canadian Aboriginal War Veterans    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is dedicated to the Aboriginal war heroes of Canada.
Tough, 10 Qns, apathy100, Apr 23 10
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637 plays
  Fortress Canada    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many of Canada's towns and cities started out as forts. I'll give you some names and history and you will try to identify the town or associated fort.
Average, 10 Qns, MargW, Aug 26 10
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646 plays
  The Northwest Rebellion of 1885    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Northwest Rebellion was the battle for recognition by the Métis people in Canada. It was a pivotal event in the development of Western Canada.
Difficult, 10 Qns, reedy, Jun 19 04
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1480 plays
  Korea and Beyond, Canada at War    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowladge at Canada's involvment in the Korean War and beyond.
Tough, 10 Qns, Keegan39, Mar 10 10
331 plays
  Canada's History - Lesser Known Dates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some lesser-known facts from Canada's history.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ssabreman, Sep 13 18
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Sep 13 18
833 plays
  Canadian Exploration    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of Canadian exploration all the way from the Vikings to the settlement of New France. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, fraggle., Aug 16 16
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Canadian History Trivia Questions

1. In which decade did the Klondike Gold Rush happen?

From Quiz
There's Gold Up North, eh?

Answer: 1890s

The Klondike Gold Rush began on 16 August 1896, when a group of local prospectors discovered gold on Rabbit Creek, one of the tributaries of the Klondike River. After that became known as Bonanza Creek. News of the discovery, however, did not spread out of the region until June of the following year, leading to a veritable stampede in which over 100,000 people tried to reach Klondike - only less than half of them succeeding. The Klondike Gold Rush reached its zenith between the summer of 1897 and the summer of 1898, then gradually petered out - effectively ending in the winter of 1898-1899, when large amounts of gold were found at Nome, Alaska. Gold rushes occurred in all the decades listed as wrong answers, both in North America and in other parts of the world, such as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This valuable question was dug out of the ground by LadyNym.

2. Which Italian explorer is believed to have given the city of St. John's its name in 1497?

From Quiz History of St. John's, Newfoundland

Answer: John Cabot

According to tradition, John Cabot named the area where he landed in Newfoundland St. John's because he arrived on the feast day of St. John the Baptist. However, this claim is disputed by both the Portuguese and the Spanish who claim that Basque fisherman named the area St. John's on their annual voyage to the area for fish. Moreover, it is not entirely certain Cabot even landed in what is now St. John's despite his claim to do so. It is also debated whether or not St. John's should count because it did not become a permanent settlement for decades after it was founded.

3. It has been estimated that some time prior to 14000 BCE, Indigenous peoples (Paleo-Indian) traveled across what land bridge from Eastern Siberia to arrive in North America?

From Quiz Going On A Date With A Canadian Historian

Answer: Beringia

Beringia was a giant land mass that spanned from modern day Lena River, Russia to the Mackenzie River, Canada. At one point, there was a land bridge that crossed over what is now known as the Pacific Ocean. It is believed that roughly 20,000 years ago, Paleo-Indians migrated across this land bridge both to and from Russia and North America. In 2007, an analysis of mtDNA also suggests that humans had lived both on the land bridge as well as in isolated regions of Beringia for a period of approximately 5,000 years. Groups that are believed to have delineated from this period include the Inuit, Dene and Alaskan Indigenous peoples.

4. Which First Nation people were the first to inhabit what is now known as Prince Edward Island?

From Quiz PEI History

Answer: Mi'kmaq

The Mi'kmaq people lived in various areas in Eastern Canada for thousands of years before Europeans arrived, including the island that is nestled in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the Maritimes that would eventually become Prince Edward Island. The Mi'kmaq name for the island was "Epekwitk", which means "cradle on the waves" due to its crescent, or cradle shape.

5. What city grew up to support the miners who arrived for their fortunes?

From Quiz The Yukon Gold Rush

Answer: Dawson City

Dawson City was a thriving place during the gold rush. At its height, over 40,000 people lived there.

6. In existence primarily from 1806 until 1810, what was 'Le Canadien'?

From Quiz Nineteenth Century Canada

Answer: Newspaper

Founded, as you might well have guessed, in Quebec, then in Lower Canada, the newspaper's principles and motto was 'Nos institutions, notre langue et nos droits'. Translated, this means 'our institutions, our language and our rights', and the paper supported the Parti Canadien who opposed English rule. The newspaper's offices were raided in 1810 and the founders arrested on suspicion of plotting against the authorities.

7. In 1960, what group of Canadians that had been suppressed through years of residential schools and cultural loss, were finally given the right to vote for the first time?

From Quiz Canada In the 1960s

Answer: Status Indians

Now collectively known as First Nations, Inuit, and Metis (FNMI), status Indians were given the right to vote in Canada for the first time on July 1, 1960. From Canada's independence in 1867 until 1960, they had always been denied the right to vote. They would no longer have to give up their status or treaty rights in order to vote. Up to this point, the Aboriginal peoples of Canada had suffered through years of cultural loss in a network of boarding schools set up across Canada. This system forced thousands of Aboriginal children from their families, communities, and homes and educated them in various school systems set up across Canada, mainly by religious groups. The intent was to assimilate them into the mainstream Canadian culture resulting in a loss of traditional values and language. Many children were subject to sexual and physical abuse as a result of entering into the system. Sadly, it wasn't until 1996 that the final residential school in Canada had been shut down.

8. On what day was Confederation or, in other words, when did Canada become a country?

From Quiz 1867 and All That

Answer: July 1, 1867

Canada officially became a country on this day. Not all the current provinces joined at first.

9. One of the oldest forts in Canada is located on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. Built by the French, it was overrun twice by the British and American colonial troops. What is this magnificent fort?

From Quiz Fortress Canada

Answer: Fortress Louisbourg

Fortress Louisbourg is the largest 18th century fortified town in North America. Restored by the Canadian government in the 1960s and 70s, it is a wonderful place to visit to take a trip back through time.

10. Immediately following the First World War, many Canadians began to express their displeasure about unemployment, working conditions and inflation. In which Canadian city did a large-scale strike take place during the spring of 1919?

From Quiz Canada in the Interwar Period

Answer: Winnipeg

The unrest throughout Canada was caused by the economic downfall right after the end of the war. During the war, all industries had been mobilised for the war effort, but afterwards production was not needed on such a large scale, and unemployment rates rose. Among those who were especially affected were soldiers returning from Europe to find no job opportunities for them in Canada. In May 1919, negotiations between labour unions and managers in the building and metal trades fell apart, and by 15 May nearly all trade unions (grouped together in One Big Union) were on strike. They were hoping to gain better wages and working conditions. Because of fear of Bolshevism, the federal government intervened and arrested strike leaders and propagandists. On 21 June, 29 people were injured (and one killed) when RCMP forces tried to control a crowd of strikers. After the events of that day (dubbed "Bloody Saturday"), the strike lost momentum and the workers were back on the job on 25 June.

11. Following the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, France and Great Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939. When did Canada go to war against Germany?

From Quiz Canada in World War II

Answer: 10 September 1939

From the time of Confederation (1867) Canada had control over her own domestic politics and policies, but not over foreign affairs. This changed with the Statute of Westminster in 1931, and Canada became fully independent. Thus, in the fall of 1939 Canada was not automatically at war because Britain had declared war (unlike when war broke out in 1914). There was, however, very little doubt that Canada would follow. Waiting a week was merely symbolic of Canada's new power to declare war for herself.

12. Who was the prairie province of Alberta named after?

From Quiz Names of the Provinces and Territories of Canada

Answer: Princess Louise Caroline Alberta

The province of Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, who was Queen Victoria's fourth daughter. The Princess's husband the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878-1883 'suggested' they should name it after her.

13. When was the last Canadian $1 bill printed?

From Quiz Canada's History - Lesser Known Dates

Answer: 1989

It was last printed in Ottawa, in April 1989. The $1 coin, known as the 'loonie', had already been in circulation for two years, starting in 1987. The $2 bill was last printed in 1996, the same year that the $2 coin, the 'toonie', was introduced.

14. In September 1759, the most famous battle in Canadian history, fought on Canadian soil, brought the French domination of Canada to an end. What battle am I referring to?

From Quiz Canada, My Home and Native Land [2]

Answer: Battle of the Plains of Abraham

In 1759 a British force commanded by General James Wolfe defeated a French force commanded by Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham just outside the walls of Quebec City. Both Wolfe and Montcalm were mortally wounded in the battle. Wolfe died on the battlefield and Montcalm died the next day.

15. Who were the first Europeans that left indisputable proof that they actually landed on the shores of Canada by building settlements?

From Quiz Canada, My Home and Native Land [1]

Answer: The Vikings

Around AD 1000 a group of Vikings, supposedly led by the indomitable explorer Leif Ericsson, landed on the shores of Newfoundland and set up housekeeping. Remnants of a Viking settlement where discovered at L'Anse aux Meadows in the 1960's. There is speculation this is the legendary Vinland of Viking folklore, so named due to the proliferation of wild grapes.

16. The forces on North Korea crossed the 38th Parallel into South Korea, marking the start of hostilites that would span the length of three years. Which day was it?

From Quiz Korea and Beyond, Canada at War

Answer: June 25, 1950

On 25 June a North Korean army crossed into the southern zone and advanced towards the capital, Seoul. The city fell in less than a week.

17. In what year did confederation occur?

From Quiz Confederation

Answer: 1867

Confederation took place on July 1st, 1867. July 1st has now become Canada Day.

18. Which Canadian province was the LAST to give women the vote and the right to run in provincial elections?

From Quiz Newfoundland to British Columbia

Answer: Quebec

Women in Quebec were not able to vote or run for provincial office until April 25, 1940.

19. It is estimated that approximately how many Aboriginal soldiers served in the Canadian military during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War?

From Quiz Canadian Aboriginal War Veterans

Answer: 12,000

In these three wars, over 500 Aboriginal soldiers were killed in the line of duty.

20. Every fur-trader knew what a tranche was. What was it?

From Quiz Fur Trade Words and Phrases

Answer: An ice chisel

Every well-equipped fur trader carried a tranche in his kit. A tranche came in handy when they had to chip the ice off the canoe or the paddles during spring thaw or early winter freeze-up. Life wasn't easy for these folks!

21. In 1949, whose face was on the coinage of Canada?

From Quiz Take It From Me

Answer: King George Vl

King George Vl, father of Queen Elizabeth ll, ascended the throne after the abdication of his brother, Edward Vlll. This mild mannered, and in many ways shy man, found his life abruptly altered. Despite his initial misgivings, he became an effective war-time King and his wife, the future Queen Mother, became the mother of a nation. George Vl ruled during the early years of the Empire's ultimate disbanding, beginning, after the war, with independence for India.

22. What were the farms in New France called?

From Quiz New France

Answer: seigneuries

Seigneurs ran the seigneuries. A roture was one of the many strips of land that made up a seigneury. Each roture was farmed by a different family.

23. Where did the On-To-Ottawa Trek originate?

From Quiz The On-To-Ottawa Trek

Answer: Vancouver, British Columbia

Young single men worked in B.C. work camps for 20 cents a day. Even in those days that wasn't much. In April of 1935 they went on strike, left the camps and went to Vancouver. On June 3rd, 1935, they left for Ottawa to take their case to parliament.

24. Who was the Prime Minister of Canada when construction began on the St Lawrence Seaway between Canada and the USA in 1954?

From Quiz Canada, 1952 to 1958

Answer: Louis St-Laurent

The Seaway was officially opened in 1959. During construction they had to move 192.5 million cubic meters of earth and also relocated 6,500 people who otherwise would have been flooded out!

25. Which European country was, from 1534 till about 1760, the main Canadian "mother country"?

From Quiz Canadian History

Answer: France

French rule started in 1534 when Jacques Cartier, an explorer who worked for the French King, François I. At the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763, Canada became an entirely British territory.

26. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?

From Quiz Nice and Simple Canadian History

Answer: John A. Macdonald

John Alexander Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Hugh Macdonald and Helen Shaw. When he was five years old, the family moved to Kingston, Upper Canada. At the age of 15, he began legal studies in Kingston, and by the age of 19 opened his own law office there. He became known as a quick-witted and ingenious trial lawyer. Later, he was named solicitor for both of Kingston's banks. He was married twice, to Isabella Clark on September 1, 1843 (d. 1857), and to Susan Agnes Bernard on February 16, 1867.

27. The first European explorer, after the Vikings, was John Cabot. He was sent by the king of England. Who was that king?

From Quiz New France - The Early Years

Answer: Henry VII

Henry VII was a thrifty king. Although he authorized the voyage, the cost was to be borne by Cabot. The king, however, was to receive 20% of any profits which may result from the voyage. Since Bristol was to be the only port of entry for trade, the financial responsibility devolved upon the merchants of that city. Although up to five ships were authorized, the merchants could only afford to send one ship, the Matthew. It would appeaer that all 19 of the sailors (Cabot had a crew of 18) returned to England safely. King Henry rewarded Cabot with a grant of 10 pounds which was later supplemented by an annual pension of 20 pounds.

28. Originally named Chebucto, this is the capital city of Nova Scotia.

From Quiz Canadian History

Answer: Halifax

Halifax was founded in 1749. It became Halifax after its founding, in part due to the Earl of Halifax who was the British Lord of Trade and Plantations.

29. Who was the Italian explorer, who sailed for King Henry VII of England, and was responsible for discovering present day Newfoundland?

From Quiz From Canada's Past

Answer: John Cabot

Known as John Cabot in England, Giovanni Caboto sailed for England in search of the Northwest passage, but ended up discovering fish in Newfoundland.

30. Samuel de Champlain founded the first colony at Quebec and was instrumental in its organization and growth. He also served in other outposts, and was responsible for building the harbour in what city?

From Quiz Heroes of New France

Answer: Havana

Probably one of the reasons Champlain spent so much time outside France was that he was a Huguenot.

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