CHC2D Grade 10 History WWI and 1920s Practice Questions

Grade 10 academic history WWI  1920s practice questions/answers relating to general terms.  CHC2D1 CHC2D1 CHC2D1 CHC2D1

Generic questions; do not reflect what’s on the test.  CHC2D1 CHC2D1

When did WWI begin and when did it end?

  • Began on July 18th, 1914
  • Ended November 11th, 1918 (Armistice Treaty)

Who was the Prime Minister of Canada during WWI?

  • Robert Borden was the prime minister of Canada

What was the Conscription Crisis?

  • After battle of sommes Canada needed soldiers and had to rely on its last effort conscription
  • The problem half the country wanted conscription and half of them did not. Borden didn’t want to lose the election so he introduced to acts:
  1. War- Times Elections Act- Gave women related to soldiers/nurses right to note and took away votes from enemy aliens ( Germans)
  2. Military Voters Act- gave soldiers right to vote in any riding and their riding could be added to any riding to help Borden’s votes. Took the right to vote from conscientious objectors
  • Borden creates the Military Service Act- States conscription would come into effect after next federal election.

What were the terms of the Treaty of Versailles?

Major Terms are:

  1. War Guilt Cause: Germany must take full responsibility for causing WWI
  2. Reparations: Germany had to pay for all war damages and loses totalling 30 billion
  3. Military Restrictions: Germany was not allowed to have an army more than 100 000 men, no air force or submarines/navy
  4. Territory Restrictions: the map of Europe was redrawn and Germany lost all territories gained and overseas colonies; Germany split into two by the polish corridor

What are some of the inventions of the 1920’s? How did they change the lives of Canadians?

-Radio (brought Canadians closer)-CFRB-Canada’s First Roger’s Batteryless                   -Car (created new jobs, tourism)

What were the fads of the 1920‘s?

-Charleston Dance, Mah-Jongg, Contests, Crossword books, Stunt pilots

Who was the Prime Minister during the 1920’s?

-Arthur Meighen and William MAckenzie King

How were Aboriginals treated in the 1920’s?

-Residential Schools

-Not able to vote unless give up status

What was the Winnipeg General Stirke?

  • -Was a strike where workers protested and stopped the railways, postal service, police force and
  • fire bridage? Because of unemployment, high costs of living, inadequate wages, profiteering,
  • long hours and undesirable working conditions
  • Why did women’s groups support Prohibition?
  • -because grains used in producing the beer and liquor could be put to better use in providing
  • food for the soldiers in Europe

What was life like for returning veterans?

-Hard to settle back

-Lots of people looking for jobs

-Lost his pride

-Not everyone can farm so he can’t make income farming

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