The smallest and poorest of Canada’s regions comprises a. the Atlantic provinces. b. the northern territories. c. the Prairie provinces. a. the Atlantic provinces.
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The smallest and poorest of Canada’s regions comprisesa. the Atlantic provinces. b. the northern territories. c. the Prairie provinces.
a. the Atlantic provinces.
The provinces of Quebec and Ontario contain parts of all of the following except thea. Canadian Shield. b. Hudson Bay Lowlands. c. Rocky Mountains. d. St. Lawrence Lowlands.
c. Rocky Mountains.
The economic development of Ontario and Quebec was greatly influenced by their locationa. bordering the United States. b. bordering the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. c. along the Grand Banks. d. in the Canadian Shield.
b. bordering the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.
Many of the mineral deposits and oil reserves in the Yukon and Northwest Territories have not been developed becausea. environmental laws prohibit the mining of land in these territories. b. native Inuit refuse to give up their lands. c. the area is sparsely settled. d. harsh climate and rugged terrain make mining difficult.
d. harsh climate and rugged terrain make mining difficult.
Two important economic activities in the Prairie provinces area. forestry and fishing. b. petroleum processing and farming. c. manufacturing and trade. d. transportation and banking.
b. petroleum processing and farming.
Warfare between British and French colonists in North America between 1689 and 1763 ended witha. the British defeat in the Battle of Quebec. b. France surrendering most of its lands to Britain. c. independence for Canada. d. France gaining control of Canada.
b. France surrendering most of its lands to Britain.
Many French Canadians feel that they are victims of discrimination becausea. English is the official language in Canada. b. the majority of French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec. c. they cannot get jobs in government or industry due to their French ancestry. d. Quebec has seceded from Canada.
c. they cannot get jobs in government or industry due to their French ancestry.
In an effort to preserve cultural diversity, the Canadian national government has adopted a policy ofa. separatism. b. multiculturalism. c. ethnic unity. d. nationalism.
Building a pipeline above ground to transport Canada’s oil and mineral resourcesa. creates barriers to the migration of Arctic animals. b. causes acid rain. c. disrupts the permafrost of the fragile environment. d. permanently damages the natural vegetation.
a. creates barriers to the migration of Arctic animals.
Links with developing countries as well as the European Community are provided by Canada’s membership ina. the British Empire. b. the North American Free Trade Agreement. c. the Commonwealth of Nations. d. the Highland Games.
c. the Commonwealth of Nations.
c. the sea.
Quebec and Ontario developed as Canada’s economic heart because of the provinces’ locationa. on the major waterway linking the Canadian interior and the Atlantic Ocean. b. along Canada’s major railroad lines. c. bordering the Hudson Bay. d. in the southeastern corner of Canada near the United States.
a. on the major waterway linking the Canadian interior and the Atlantic Ocean.
The large cities of the Prairie provinces developed in the late 1800sa. along the newly built railroads. b. along major waterways. c. around mining centers. d. around oil fields.
a. along the newly built railroads.
The rich mineral deposits and large reserves of petroleum in the northern territories area. being exploited at the expense of the environment. b. causing a population boom in the region. c. largely undeveloped because of the harsh climate and terrain. d. forcing the native Inuit to radically alter their lifestyle.
c. largely undeveloped because of the harsh climate and terrain.
All of the following factors have contributed to making national unity difficult to achieve excepta. many Canadians’ strong ties to regional and ethnic groups. b. rivalry between Canadians of English and French heritage. c. great differences among the provinces and territories. d. immigration of central and eastern Europeans to Canada.
d. immigration of central and eastern Europeans to Canada.
The province of Quebec has its strongest ties to the customs and culture ofa. Britain. b. the United States. c. France. d. Native Americans.
When Canada became an independent nation in 1931, the governmenta. continued to protect the rights of French-speaking citizens. b. made English the official language of Canada. c. passed laws to end the influence of French culture. d. established Quebec as a distinct society within the nation.
a. continued to protect the rights of French-speaking citizens.
Today Canada must balance the opportunities of developing its northern resources with the challenge ofa. competing for markets with the United States. b. protecting the fragile environment of the tundra. c. building transportation and communication facilities in the region. d. supplying a labor force large enough to mine the area.
b. protecting the fragile environment of the tundra.
In the very important economic link between the United States and Canada, the United States buysa. almost 75 percent of all Canadian exports. b. almost 25 percent of all Canadian exports. c. all of Canada’s petroleum and natural gas. d. manufactured goods only.
a. almost 75 percent of all Canadian exports.
Which of the following statements about Canada is false? States and Canada, the United States buysa. It has a stable government. b. It has attracted millions of immigrants in recent decades. c. It has few economic links with the United States. d. It has links with members of the European Community.
c. It has few economic links with the United States.
In 1995, a referendum held to decide whether the residents of Quebec should ____, or withdraw, from the rest of Canada failed by a narrow margin.
Isolated because of the Rocky and Pacific Mountains
Saskatchewan and Alberta
Prince Edwards Island