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A History of the Canadian Peoples, Fourth Edition : Chapter 4

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Question 1:


a) slave labour
b) English-speaking merchants
c) international trade
d) new technologies

Question 2:


a) whale bone and whale oil
b) timber and ore
c) grain and coal
d) timber and grain

Question 3:


a) resided in rural areas far from any urban centre
b) were suspicious of institutions that could seemingly manufacture money
c) were afraid the banks were susceptible to robbery
d) were engaged in a bartering economy

Question 4:


a) obtain access to land
b) for new economic opportunities
c) to escape religious persecution
d) to experience living a rustic, pioneer life style

Question 5:


a) the ability to purchase farm equipment
b) support of the Church
c) good health and help from family
d) the ability to build a log house

Question 6:


a) they were educated and could keep accounts
b) it allowed the family to save money that would otherwise have been spent on hired help
c) this was the traditional woman’s role and was accepted by British American society
d) men were often away from home for long periods earning money to support the family

Question 7:


a) they believed education involved moral and technical knowledge
b) they needed the revenue from student tuitions
c) they wanted to ensure a gender-based education continued
d) they wanted to ensure that Catholic students were not admitted

Question 8:


a) there were few publishing companies in British America
b) they were composed as personal correspondence or records and not meant for a wider audience
c) the public was more interested in reading fictionalized serials
d) merchants were not interested in selling books

Question 9:


a) ‘The League’ in New Brunswick and ‘The Organization’ in Nova Scotia
b) ‘The Cabal’ in Prince Edward Island and ‘The System’ in Nova Scotia
c) ‘United Merchants’ in New Brunswick and the ‘Loyal Elite’ in Nova Scotia
d) ‘The Landlords’ in Prince Edward Island and the ‘Lumber Barons’ in New Brunswick

Question 10:


a) the realization that the colonies needed an urban police force
b) the opportunity for Great Britain to focus on the need for change in the American colonies
c) the chance to change electoral boundaries
d) a change in the laws regarding riot and rebellion