and the Fur Trade Quiz/Activity
An online version
of the multiple-choice portion of this quiz can be found at Discovery.com:
Part 1: Multiple Choice
the best answer.
1. The Aboriginal
people arrived in North America by
a) travelling from South America.
b) taking a plane from Asia 500 000 years ago.
c) crossing a land bridge between Asia and Alaska in the last ice
explorers arriving at North America in the 1500s hoped to find a
short route to
Cartier sailed to North America hoping to find
a) gold and diamonds.
b) the North West Passage.
c) more supplies of fur.
4. The first
European settlers in North America could not have survived without
the help of Aboriginal peoples.
5. The first
settlers in North America got this disease from not eating enough
fruits and vegetables in winter:
c) the flu.
diseases like smallpox had no effect on the Aboriginal Peoples who
7. The coureurs
de bois learned how to live in the woods
a) from the Aboriginal people.
b) from the settlers in Quebec.
c) by going to Scout camp.
8. The Iroquois
were the enemy of
a) the British.
b) the Dutch.
c) the French.
9. The "Filles
du roi" traveled to Quebec from France to
a) work in the colony.
b) have a honeymoon.
c) become the settlers' wives.
10. The two
explorers most responsible for the start of Hudson's Bay Company
a) Champlain and Cartier.
b) Mills and Boon.
c) Radisson and Groseilliers.
Bay Company received a royal charter from
a) King Charles II.
b) Prince Rupert.
c) the prime minister of Canada.
was fur was very popular because it was used to make
b) beaver tails.
c) point blankets.
the war between France and England, raiding parties with soldiers
and warships were sent out in North America to
a) find new sources of fur.
b) capture the other country's trading posts.
c) discover the enemy's hiding places.
14. The wars
between England and France
a) was good for the fur trade business.
b) caused Hudson's Bay Company to lose money.
c) increased profit for Hudson's Bay Company.
the fur trade goods were paid for using
a) loonies and twonies.
b) gold and silver.
c) beaver pelts.
16. Fur traders
traveled long distances using
a) horse and buggy.
b) canoe and toboggan.
c) train and motorcycle.
17. On long
journeys, Aboriginal peoples acted as
a) guides and translators.
b) hunters and traders.
c) all of the above.
18. The fur
trade did not change the old ways of life of the Aboriginal peoples.
people knew that there was no short route to China through North
America, they kept exploring inland to
a) find more sources of fur.
b) try to find and easy route to the Pacific Ocean.
c) both of the above.
20. In the
late 1700's, the main competition of Hudson's Bay Company was
b) the Dutch East India Company.
c) The North West Company.
21. The Red
River Settlement was the result of Lord Selkirk's plan to
a) help farmers from Scotland.
b) take control of Hudson's Bay Company.
c) kick the Nor'westers off his land.
22. The massacre
at Seven Oaks was caused by
a) anger over the fact that the oak trees were being cut down.
b) anger because settlers were not given a say in electing the government.
c) anger that settlers would disrupt the fur trade.
23. The Métis
people are descendants of
a) English and French settlers in Manitoba.
b) Cree and Inuit peoples.
c) French fur traders and Aboriginal peoples.
Canada became a country Hudson's Bay Company
a) shut down its business.
b) moved to the United States.
c) expanded into other areas of business.
Hudson's Bay Company
a) still has fur trading as its main line of business.
b) still has its headquarters in London, England.
c) is best known as a chain store called "The Bay," and
continues to change.
Part 2: Short Answer
Answer the questions below.
26. How did
the fur trade change the lives of Aboriginal peoples? Use examples.
27. How did
Aboriginal peoples help early settlers and fur traders in Canada?
two reasons why Europeans wanted to explore North America.