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The Birth of Canada

1) Who was born on September 6, 1814, in Saint-Ambroise-sur-Richelieu?

a) Sir Hector-Louis Langevin
b) Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt
c) Sir George-Étienne Cartier
d) Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott

2) He was made Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) on May 24, 1879.

a) Joseph Howe
b) Sir John Alexander Macdonald
c) Luther Hamilton Holton
d) Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley

3) Who was the leader of the Liberal Party, called the "red party", on the eve of Confederation?

a) Sir Antoine-Aimé Dorion
b) Sir John Alexander Macdonald
c) Sir Charles Saunders
d) Sir Charles Tupper

4) Which one of the following promoters of Confederation was assassinated on April 7, 1868, in Ottawa?

a) William McDougall
b) Thomas d'Arcy McGee
c) John Sandfield Macdonald
d) Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

5) Who was premier of Nova Scotia at the time of the Charlottetown Conference in September 1864?

a) Sir Charles Tupper
b) Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley
c) Thomas Storrow Brown
d) John Hamilton Gray

6) He married his cousin on July 22, 1844.

a) Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché
b) George Brown
c) Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck
d) Sir Charles Tupper

7) What was Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, premier of New Brunswick, by profession?

a) surgeon
b) banker
c) journalist
d) pharmacist

8) Who joined Sir George-Étienne Cartier in the leadership of the government and the Conservative Party before Confederation?

a) Sir John Alexander Macdonald
b) Sir Antoine-Aimé Dorion
c) Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt
d) John Sandfield Macdonald

9) Of what origin was Thomas D'Arcy McGee?

a) scottish
b) british
c) irish
d) american

10) He was governor of the united Province of Canada on the eve of Confederation.

a) Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck
b) Sir Charles Saunders
c) Luther Hamilton Holton
d) John Hamilton Gray

Challenge questions

1) When did the royal proclamation enshrining the Dominion of Canada come into force?

a) July 1, 1866
b) July 1, 1867
c) July 1, 1869
d) July 1, 1877

2) Which geographical and political entities united in 1867 to create the Dominion of Canada?

a) the united Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
b) the united Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
c) the united Province of Canada, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland
d) the united Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

3) What name was given to the Constitution of Canada in early 20th century?

a) British North America Act
b) Constitution of Canada
c) Union Act
d) Canada Act

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