SS10 – Chpt. 4 Unit Test Part I – Multiple Choice



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SS10 – Chpt. 4Unit Test



SS10 – Chpt. 4 Unit Test




Part I – Multiple Choice




Directions: On the scan card provided, choose the BEST response.


  1. The HBC was given trading rights to “all lands that drained into the Hudson’s Bay” this area became known as;




  1. HBC lands

  2. NWC lands

  3. Hudson’s Lands

  4. Rupert’s Land




  1. The HBC directors ran the business from;




  1. Montreal

  2. Ottawa

  3. London

  4. Paris

  5. None of the above




  1. The NWC was the HBC’s rival, which was run out of;




  1. Montreal

  2. Ottawa

  3. London

  4. Paris

  5. None of the above




  1. The NWC was started by _____________ and ____________ fur traders.




  1. Scottish / French

  2. Scottish / American

  3. American / British

  4. British / French




  1. The majority of the “grunt” workers of the NWC were called;




  1. beavers

  2. factors

  3. voyageurs

  4. hivernaunts




  1. The Metis were ½ ________ and ½ _________ .




  1. British / Aboriginal

  2. Scottish / Aboriginal

  3. Aboriginal / American

  4. Aboriginal / French

  5. None of the above




  1. The Red River Colony was originally purchased by;




  1. Thomas Douglas, the Earl of Selkirk

  2. Lord Durham

  3. John A. MacDonald

  4. George Simpson




  1. The Red River Colony was located in;




  1. Northern Alberta

  2. Western Saskatchewan

  3. Southern Manitoba

  4. Eastern Ontario




  1. The Red River Colony was founded __________ the consent of the Metis who were already in the region.




  1. with

  2. without




  1. The HBC and the NWC eventually merged to form one big trading company called;




  1. The Hudson’s Bay Company

  2. The Northwest Trading Company

  3. Eaton’s Trading Company

  4. Simpson Sears Trading Company




  1. The new head of this company was;




  1. John A. Macdonald

  2. Robert Semple

  3. Thomas Douglas

  4. George Simpson




  1. This new head of the new trading company was a very _________ boss or someone who acted as if he had absolute control and power.




  1. autocratic

  2. barometric

  3. catatonic

  4. democratic

  5. none of the above




  1. The Metis eventually came to terms with the settles of the Red River and joined its economy by supplying __________, which was dried buffalo meat.




  1. bannock

  2. pemmican

  3. potatoes

  4. ojibwa




  1. Some of the settlers tended to see themselves as superior to the Metis because they held ________ jobs as clerks, teachers, magistrates and store owners.




  1. blue collar

  2. black collar

  3. white collar

  4. red collar




  1. Most of the ever increasing Canadaian settlers to the Red River wre Protestant and members of the _________ , a violently anti-French and anti-Catholic movement.




  1. metis

  2. HBC

  3. Orange Order

  4. Yellow Order




  1. The government of Canada eventually ____________ Rupert’s land which included the Red River.




  1. purchased

  2. sold

  3. overtook

  4. “blew up”




  1. Lousi Reil was a ;




  1. French leader

  2. Metis leader

  3. Protestant leader

  4. British leader




  1. The people who came into the Red River, bought land cheap and then sold it for much more than what they orginally purchased it for are called;




  1. Profiteers

  2. Land Speculators

  3. Smart

  4. Scammers




  1. During the Red River Rebellion , Louis Reil formed a Metis temporary government or ___________ government.




  1. dominion

  2. munition

  3. acadian

  4. provisional




  1. The belligerent, anti- Metis setter who was 1st arrested and then executed by his Metis captors because he couldn’t stop “beakin’” was;




  1. John A. MacDonald

  2. Thomas Scott

  3. Thomas Douglas

  4. Louis Reil

  5. Gabriel Dumont



Part II – Short Answers



Directions. On a separate piece of paper, answer the following questions, using COMPLETE SENTENCES.
You will receive 3 marks each for quality of response and inclusion of details,

for a total of 9 marks.


  1. How did the NWC differ from the HBC before they merged?




  1. Describe the Metis and their way of life




  1. Describe why the new Canadian government want to buy Rupert’s Land form the HBC and why do you think this would upset the Metis?


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