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A History of the Canadian Peoples, Fourth Edition : Chapter 1

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Question 1:


a) Neanderthal families
b) Homo sapiens
c) Stone Age people
d) Cro-Magnon man

Question 2:


a) food supply
b) spiritual events
c) cultivation of food
d) artisan crafting

Question 3:


a) Norse colonizers
b) Portuguese fishermen
c) English cod-fishers
d) All of the above

Question 4:


a) technological advances in ship design and navigational instruments
b) the need for new agricultural pastures
c) the support of the Catholic Church
d) friendly Aboriginal welcome

Question 5:


a) the need to spread Christianity to First Nations
b) available land for homesteading
c) easy and rapid exploitation of New World resources
d) the opportunity to test the ocean-worthiness of new ship technologies

Question 6:


a) coal deposits
b) whales for whale-oil production
c) the Northwest Passage
d) new fur-trade resources

Question 7:


a) alternate uses of fish
b) disease
c) new clothing styles
d) alternate transportation methods

Question 8:


a) they did not have a system of monetary exchange
b) many Aboriginal communities had a matriarchal power structure
c) it was against the spiritual belief of many First Nations
d) as a semi-sedentary people, there was no need for political organization beyond the band level

Question 9:


a) there was a lack of religious institutions
b) local agriculture was difficult and settlers were not interested in labouring for someone else
c) the cod market was in Europe, therefore Newfoundland held no interest
d) the harsh Atlantic storms made transportation between England and Newfoundland difficult for most of the year

Question 10:


a) French settlements were in the interior on the St. Lawrence River with access to the major river systems of North America
b) the Dutch and the Swedes did not have a good relationship with the First Nations in the northern interior
c) the English were only interested in the Newfoundland cod-fishery
d) the Spanish were not interested in the fur trade