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Sir John A. Macdonald - Sir John A. Macdonald served as Prime Minister for nineteen years.Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?

a. Sir John Abbott
b. Sir Mackenzie Bowell
c. Sir John A. Macdonald
d. Sir Charles Tupper

1755 - This expulsion resulted in 12, 000 Acadians being moved.When did Canada order the expulsion of Acadians?

a. 1827
b. 1903
c. 1755
d. 1868

1867 - The Dominion of Canada was formed in 1867. This came about after the London Conference of 1866.When did Canada become a self governing colony?

a. 1792
b. 1867
c. 1756
d. 1902

Newfoundland - Newfoundland and Labrador joined Canada in 1949.Which was the last Province to join Canada?

a. British Columbia
b. Prince Edward Island
c. Saskatchewan
d. Newfoundland

Manitoba - Manitoba officially joined in 1870.After Confederation which was the first province to join Canada?

a. Alberta
b. Manitoba
c. Quebec
d. The Northwest Territories

Louis Riel - Louis David Riel was a politician and spiritual leader in Manitoba.Which one of these people was a major part of the Red River Rebellion?

a. John Molson
b. Louis Riel
c. William Lyon Mackenzie King
d. Arthur Meighen

1885 - This Rebellion is also referred to as The Second Riel Rebellion.When was the North-West Rebellion?

a. 1833
b. 1857
c. 1885
d. 1796

1873 - This police force was started in 1873. Its name was changed to the Royal Northwest Mounted Police in 1904.When were the North West Mounted Police founded?

a. 1936
b. 1873
c. 1846
d. 1904

September 10th 1939 - Canada declared war a week after Great Britain, in an effort to establish itself as an independent nation.When did Canada declare war on Germany?

a. December 4th 1939
b. June 5th 1940
c. September 10th 1939
d. February 26th 1940

William Lyon Mackenzie King - William Lyon Mackenzie King was the longest serving Canadian Prime Minister.Who was the Prime Minister of Canada during WWII?

a. Arthur Meighen
b. John Diefenbaker
c. Sir Robert Borden
d. William Lyon Mackenzie King

Jean Sauve - Sauve was the 23rd Governor of Canada.Who was the first female Governor General of Canada?

a. Kim Campbell
b. Adrianne Clarkson
c. Michelle Jean
d. Jean Sauve

David Lloyd Johnson - David Johnson was appointed to this position on the 1st of October, 2010.Who is the current Governor General of Canada (2013)?

a. Ray Hnatyshyn
b. Michelle Jean
c. David Lloyd Johnson
d. Romeo LeBlanc

Hudson's Bay Company - The Hudson's Bay Company has been in business for over 340 years.What is the oldest company in Canada?

a. Hudson's Bay Company
b. Sears
c. Labatt
d. Molson Brewery

Swift flowing river - The province of Saskatchewan was named after the Saskatchewan River.What does the word Saskatchewan mean?

a. Swift flowing river
b. Fertile ground
c. Flat land
d. Home of the buffalo

James Wolfe - James Wolfe was shot three times during the battle.Who was the commander of the British troops on the Plains of Abraham?

a. James Wolfe
b. Francis Parkman
c. William Pitt
d. Guy Carleton

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