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The Active Reader, 2e: Defining Canadians: Identity and Citizenship

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.



“Which ‘Native’ History? By Whom? For Whom?” by Jim Miller

Question 1:


a) It chronicles the history of marriage between Natives and Europeans.
b) It ocuses on the evolving relationship between Natives and immigrants.
c) It refers to history re-written from a Native perspective.
d) It refers to history written from a European perspective.

Question 2:


a) It is vague.
b) It is used to cover several distinct categories of history.
c) It was not created by Natives.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 3:


a) It showed collaboration between two Native scholars.
b) It led to a new understanding of the forces involved in the Rebellion.
c) It suggested that the Rebellion never took place.
d) answers A and C

Question 4:


a) Native researchers
b) researchers with an interdisciplinary background
c) European researchers
d) none of the above

Question 5:


a) literature and race relations
b) history and philosophy
c) anthropology and literature
d) none of the above

Question 6:


a) They approached history from a bicultural perspective.
b) They had little education.
c) They were both Aboriginal.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 7:


a) inclusiveness
b) comprehensiveness
c) affordability
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 8:


a) True
b) False

Question 9:


a) True
b) False



“Response to Canada’s Apology to Residential School Survivors” by Beverley Jacobs

Question 10:


a) The government announced funding for Native programs.
b) The government announced the opening of a Native cultural centre.
c) The government apologized to former students of residential schools.
d) none of the above

Question 11:


a) an Opposition leader
b) the President of the Native Revival Movement
c) Mohawk
d) answers B and C

Question 12:


a) She thanks the government for their apology.
b) She thanks the government for ending colonization.
c) She discusses the difference between words and actions.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 13:


a) the House of Commons
b) a school
c) the author's former place of residence
d) none of the above

Question 14:


a) the government is disorganized
b) Natives have a strong connection to their values, beliefs, and language
c) non-natives do not go to reservations often enough
d) all of the above

Question 15:


a) The Conservatives did not invite Aboriginal leaders to the Statement of Apology.
b) The Conservatives mispronounced several Aboriginal words.
c) The Conservatives eliminated native language revitalization programs.
d) answers B and C

Question 16:


a) alcohol abuse
b) poverty
c) violence
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False



“The Senate and the Fight Against the 1885 Chinese Immigration Act” by Christopher G. Anderson

Question 19:


a) They opened restaurants.
b) They worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
c) They opened convenience stores.
d) They steered ships.

Question 20:


a) Quebec
b) Alberta
c) Ontario
d) none of the above

Question 21:


a) they did not share common interests with the British
b) they would elect Chinese MPs
c) they would try to change Canadians ways and values
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 22:


a) the introduction of a “Head Tax”
b) the limitation of the number of Chinese passengers on arriving vessels
c) the advertisement of Canada as a place with cold, harsh conditions
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 23:


a) It would negatively impact Canada’s reputation.
b) It would be hypocritical of Canadians to be exclusive.
c) It was not Christian.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 24:


a) Canada's principles of equality never existed
b) Chinese immigrants were fed up with the treatment they received
c) in early Canada equality as a principle was understood, despite racism
d) an apology about the head tax would be forthcoming in the future

Question 25:


a) True
b) False

Question 26:


a) True
b) False

Question 27:


a) True
b) False

Question 28:


a) True
b) False



“Enhancing Democratic Citizenship” by Elizabeth Gidengil et al.

Question 29:


a) They are less likely to be contacted by a political candidate.
b) They are less likely to be on the permanent voters list.
c) They are too busy with school and work.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 30:


a) pet owners
b) individuals who have been helped by others in the past
c) college graduates
d) high-income careers

Question 31:


a) It suggests service work be incorporated into the high school curriculum.
b) It links school to the real world.
c) It suggests students be paid for learning.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 32:


a) The content must reflect legitimate differences in point of view.
b) The classroom environment needs to be democratic to align itself with the political process.
c) Such courses should be introduced in elementary school.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 33:


a) It suggests that political knowledge remains stable amongst those who are informed.
b) It suggests that the least informed individuals learn the most from political campaigns.
c) It suggests that the least informed individuals learn the least from political campaigns.
d) none of the above

Question 34:


a) a mock petition designed to illustrate that petition signatures are easy to elicit
b) a petition used to emphasize the media’s role in election coverage
c) a petition calling for celebrities to run for office
d) none of the above

Question 35:


a) certain intellectual skills are required to make good political decisions
b) educated people are more interested in politics
c) educated people are more likely to vote
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 36:


a) True
b) False

Question 37:


a) True
b) False

Question 38:


a) True
b) False



“Imagining a Canadian Identity through Sport: A Historical Interpretation of Lacrosse and Hockey” by Michael A. Robidoux

Question 39:


a) is not organized
b) is self-governed
c) is classically referred to as traditional
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 40:


a) is random
b) is not organized
c) is standardized
d) has a large audience

Question 41:


a) It was intended to further impose a British Victorian sensibility.
b) It was a non-threatening activity for the working class.
c) It was a way to encourage gentlemanly behaviour.
d) all of the above

Question 42:


a) He was the first great Canadian hockey player.
b) He advocated that cricket be Canada’s national sport.
c) He was against British nationalism.
d) none of the above

Question 43:


a) French sport
b) Native sport
c) British sport
d) German sport

Question 44:


a) it demonstrated a non-European model of masculinity
b) it reminded them of their homelands
c) they were interested in Native culture
d) none of the above

Question 45:


a) someone under the age of 12
b) someone who did not pursue a livelihood based on sport
c) a non-European
d) none of the above

Question 46:


a) Lacrosse became too exclusive.
b) It portrayed a desirable masculinity.
c) Baseball was already taken by the Americans.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 47:


a) It presented a battle between differing political ideologies.
b) It revealed Canadian hockey players to be good sports.
c) It was the first time that Canada lost.
d) none of the above

Question 48:


a) True
b) False

Question 49:


a) True
b) False