A History of the Canadian Peoples, Fourth Edition : Chapter 5

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Question 1:


a) they were mostly employed as farmers
b) many could speak French and settled in Quebec
c) many of the immigrants were families with a large number of children
d) the two world wars of the twentieth century led many Canadians to suppress their German ethnic background

Question 2:


a) The British government decided to toughen its North American fishery policy
b) Forest fires in Maine decimated American timber reserves
c) New coal deposits were discovered in Nova Scotia
d) New England textile factories had a surplus of manufactured goods

Question 3:


a) there was an insufficient labour supply
b) rolling stock had to be imported from the United States
c) trains could not operate during the harsh Canadian winters.
d) too much construction occurred before population was sufficient to sustain a profitable level of traffic

Question 4:


a) the discovery of dinosaur bones near present-day Drumheller, Alberta
b) an end to public perception that this region was unfit for human habitation
c) the creation of the North West Mounted Police
d) the need to search for, and subsequently rescue, the stranded explorers in the Rocky Mountains

Question 5:


a) the Act of Union, 1840
b) a French-Canadian growing sense of nationality
c) the beginning of responsible government in the Province
d) disagreements with the Catholic Church

Question 6:


a) it improved their relationship with the United States
b) it gave them access to timber and mining resources
c) it would give the Church of England more power in the colonies
d) they were unwilling to devote money to colonial administration

Question 7:


a) most people were farmers
b) cities were small in size, and residents shared a common ethnic connection to the British Empire
c) there was a large distance between cities
d) families were large and lived in the same neighbourhood

Question 8:


a) Mennonites and other religious minorities
b) Chinese labourers
c) children and the disabled
d) women, Aboriginal people, people from Asia, and Blacks

Question 9:


a) a union between Great Britain and Canada to support the Confederates in the American Civil War
b) a union of the Catholic and Protestant churches in Quebec to fight for Francophone sovereignty
c) a union of Canadian political parties to break a political deadlock and begin the process of Confederation
d) an agreement between Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island as the first step in a Maritime Union

Question 10:


a) more money for the Maritimes and the building of the Intercolonial Railway
b) purchase Rupert’s Land from the Hudson’s Bay Company
c) the creation of a Canadian military force to defend the new nation against the United States desire to annex the West
d) provide wheat and timber to Great Britain as part of a free trade agreement