Friday, March 13, 2009

Trav Can Continue To Be A Canadian

Just in case the questions were driving you crazy and you really wanted to know the answers here they are. Well done Trav! You passed the test and it was the hard version! Honorable mention goes to Mo. You answered like most true Canadians would.

Section One: Questions about Canada

1. Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada? The First Nations, the Inuit and the Metis

2. Who were the United European Loyalists? During and after the American Revolution, thousands of people left the United States and became known as United European Loyalists.

3. When did settlers from France first establish communities on the St. Lawrence River? 1600's

4..What did the government do to make immigration to western Canada much easier? Built a railway across the prairies to the west coast.

5. Which four provinces first formed Confederation? Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

6. When did the British North American Act come into effect? 1867

7. Why is the Constitution Act, 1982 important in Canadian history? Prior to this time any changes to the constitution had to be approved by the British Parliament. This act gave Canada the power to change our constitution ourselves.

8. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution? 1982

9. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights And Freedoms. Freedom of thought, the right to live and work anywhere in Canada, protection against discrimination,the right to a fair trial.

10. Where does the name "Canada" come from? Thanks to the CBC every Canadian with a television can answer this question. It is a Huron-Iroquois word that means village. In asking some Aboriginal people what the area was called he was told Kanata. In reality the two Aboriginal peoples were pointing out a village.


The Invisible Mo said...

Thanks for the honorable mention! I thought it was an easy test! haha

Eve said...

You have educated me today. I'm not really up on Canadian history other than as it coincides with US History.

Lucy said...

Thanks for the mini-lesson, as an American I tend to not know much about our friendly neighbor.

diana said...

well, now i know a bit of canadian history. thank you. and i truly mean that. i love history.