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A History of the Canadian Peoples, Fourth Edition : Chapter 6

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Question 1:


a) He was excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
b) Riel and his family lost all claim to land in the Red River Settlement.
c) He was charged with murder and went on trial in a Toronto courtroom
d) Riel was forced into long-term exile instead of becoming premier of the province he had created.

Question 2:


a) British Columbia feared the Russians would look to their colony for new lands.
b) The American press was demanding that the United States annex British Columbia.
c) British Columbia could not afford to build a railway to Alaska without federal assistance.
d) Americans were using Alaska to access British Columbia’s natural resources.

Question 3:


a) Instead of a cross-Canada railway built by one private developer, the nation would immediately fund the building of a transcontinental wagon road and the railway would have to wait.
b) Instead of a cross-Canada railway built by one private developer, small sections of the railway would be open to different contractors according to lowest bid.
c) Instead of a cross-Canada railway built by one private developer, the railway would gradually combine existing lines with smaller publically funded sections.
d) Instead of a cross-Canada railway built by one private developer, the Canadian government would build spur lines to connect to the American transcontinental railway south of the border.

Question 4:


a) A $50 head tax on each Chinese immigrant.
b) A $100 property tax for all Chinese businesses.
c) Allowing only Christian Chinese to enter Canada.
d) Allowing only Chinese fishermen to enter Canada after paying a $50 entry tax.

Question 5:


a) Ontario
b) British Columbia
c) Quebec
d) Manitoba

Question 6:


a) the creation of Protestant private schools
b) an increase in taxes for those of the Catholic faith
c) an emphasis on the relationship between social stability and Protestant morality
d) the organization of overseas missionaries

Question 7:


a) The CPR provided financing to art schools
b) Artists were hired to work on the railway and paint workplace scenes
c) The CPR sponsored painters to travel west and paint the Rockies
d) Artists were paid to include trains in their landscapes

Question 8:


a) Inter-provincial competition and cash prizes
b) Sports scholarships and university games
c) Sports prizes and newspaper publicity
d) Participation and spectacle

Question 9:


a) They told him of the grievances burdening their people
b) They told him about plans to agitate the Canadian government
c) They asked him to return to Canada as their leader
d) All of the above.

Question 10:


a) Métis in Quebec were reluctant to voice their opinions
b) It strengthened French-Canadian nationalism and turned voters away from the Conservative party
c) French-Canadians refused to migrate to western Canada
d) French-Canadians welcomed western Métis to homestead in Quebec