A History of the Canadian Peoples, Fourth Edition : Chapter 8

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Question 1:


a) a disorder of the human nervous system called ‘shell shock’
b) caused due to living in wet, below-ground trenches, called ‘war foot’
c) as a result of improper sleeping habits, referred to as ‘trench spine.’
d) All of the above.

Question 2:


a) were integrated into British units
b) were French-Canadian
c) died on the battlefield or remained on the lines until the war’s end
d) served at the front as part of the Medical Corps

Question 3:


a) the large number of deaths during the Spanish flu pandemic
b) the violent end to the Winnipeg General Strike
c) instant deportation of immigrant radicals on strike
d) hysterical paranoia over the ‘Red Scare’ and fear of revolution

Question 4:


a) allowing working women to vote
b) withdrawing from Confederation and joining the British colony of Newfoundland
c) joining Western Canadian farmers in a trade agreement with the United States
d) increased protectionism and lower railway freight rates

Question 5:


a) Farmers, fishermen, and women were not counted.
b) French-Canadians were not counted.
c) Data collectors lacked sufficient training.
d) Statistics were not gathered on an annual basis.

Question 6:


a) a slate of political reform adopted by the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)
b) a plan of action for the On-to-Ottawa trekkers
c) a declaration of revolt by Saskatchewan relief camps
d) a political project supported by the Social Credit Party

Question 7:


a) Ku Klux Klan, anti-black, and anti-Catholic activities
b) forbidding traditional First Nations rituals
c) anti-Oriental activities in British Columbia
d) All of the above.

Question 8:


a) a silent movie starring Canadian-born actress Mary Pickford
b) Hockey Night in Canada on CBC radio
c) a public showing of the art of Emily Carr
d) a play performed by the renowned touring group, Workers’ Theatre

Question 9:


a) Helmets and life vests for air servicemen.
b) automated conscription call-up service
c) a system to track military dissenters who refused to serve
d) the active military service of women

Question 10:


a) the Single Parents Act, which recognized the need to provide social security to children who lost a parent because of war
b) the Abandoned and Widowed Spouses Act, Canada’s first recognition of marital social issues stemming from war
c) the Family Allowances Act, Canada’s first social insurance program with universal coverage
d) the Unemployed Soldiers Act, which provided aid to the families of returning soldiers