MALVERN COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
EXAM REVIEW PACKAGE
Canadian History Academic: CHC2D1
Mr. Izzo June 2011
Ms. Bugelli 1 1/2 Hour total
Unit One: World War One 1914-1918
Unit Two: Prosperity and Depression 1919-1939
Unit Three: World War Two 1939-1946
Unit Four: Optimism and Uncertainty 1946- onwards
Review all notes, handouts, tests & homework assignments- Be sure to reread sections of your
textbook for areas you feel you need more information. You are not expected to answer
every single question in this booklet on paper. To make it easier, I broke the questions
down into each separate unit. Think of these questions as a checklist. If you can answer one,
then go on to the next.
EXAMINATION DATE: Thursday, June 16th, 2011 9am
** You will need pencils, erasers and pens- no other materials are
allowed in the classroom on exam day> Textbook must be submitted in order to write exam
or a cheque for $65 made payable to Malvern Collegiate Institute**
Section One: Multiple Choice /10 marks- pick 20 of 40
Section Two: Chronological Order /12 marks- 24 questions
Section Three: Matching /7 marks- 14 questions
Section Four: Thematic Links /15 marks- 3 questions
Section Five: Map Analysis /6 marks- 12 questions
Section Six: Primary Source Analysis /9 marks- 3 questions
Section Seven: Essay /16 marks- 1 question
PLEASE ASK FOR HELP IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING!
WORLD WAR ONE
1. What were the long-term causes of WWI (Hint: there were 4 of them)
2. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand has been called the “Spark for War”. Explain.
What group is responsible for his death?
3. Who were the members of the Triple Alliance?
4. Who were the members of the Triple Entente?
5. What is the Schlieffen Plan? What went wrong and what were the consequences?
6. Describe the purpose of trench warfare and the living conditions for the soldiers
7. Describe and state the significance of the battle of Ypres/ The Somme.
8. Describe the battle at Vimy Ridge. Why was this considered such a significant battle for
Canada as a nation?
9. What kind of technological advancements occurred during World War One? (ie) tanks,
airplanes, weapons, chemical warfare
10. How did World War One come to an end? (hint: One Hundred Days)
11. Define Conscription.
12. Describe the conscription crisis of 1917 and its outcome. What groups opposed
13. What are Victory Bonds? How did they help the government?
14. What role did women play in the war effort?
15. Why did Prime Minister Borden feel Canada should have its own seat at the Paris Peace
16. What was the Halifax Explosion? What year did it occur?
17. What is an Armistice? What date did this occur in World War One?
18. What was the Treaty of Versailles? What were some of its terms?
19. How did Canada gain more independence through World War One?
20. Why do so many people feel this treaty set the stage for the next war?
1. Who was Nellie McClung?
2. What are residential schools? Were they a good or bad thing?
3. Who were the Famous Five? What was the “Person’s Case”?
4. Describe Flappers? In what way were flappers non-conformist? Why do you think they
behaved as they did?
5. Why did temperance groups want the governments to bring in prohibition? What was
6. The 1920s were a time of discoveries, new inventions, machines and improvements in
technology. Discuss 3 of these new discoveries?
7. What are the long-term causes of the Great Depression?
8. Explain the differences between the following types of economic activity: prosperity,
recession, and depression.
9. What is a Tariff? How does it protect or destroy the economy?
10. What was Black Tuesday? What is its significance?
11. How did Prime Minister King propose to end the Depression? How did Conservative
leader, Richard B. Bennett promise to end the Depression? Who won the election of
12. What year did the Riot at Christie Pitts take place?
13. What were “Bennett buggies” and why were they given this name?
14. What was the overall purpose of the On-to-Ottawa trek? Was it a success? Explain.
WORLD WAR TWO: BEGINNINGS
1. What was the purpose of the League of Nations?
2. What did the L of N do to stop aggressor countries?
3. Why did the L of N fail to help China in 1931? What was the result?
4. Why did Canada refuse to take action against Mussolini in 1935? What was the result?
5. What methods did Fascists use to increase their power?
6. What was the Munich Agreement? Who was it between? Was it effective?
7. Explain the Policy of Appeasement. Why did it not work?
8. At what point did people realize that Hitler was not to be trusted?
9. Define “Blitzkrieg”. How was it different from the type of warfare in WWI? What made
the Blitzkrieg possible?
10. Why was Canada not automatically at war when Britain declared war on Germany?
11. What was the Battle of Britain? Why did Britain win? What was the Canadian
12. What roles did women carry out in WWII?
13. Why is it important for world leaders to be students of history?
14. Why did the Dieppe raid take place? Why did it fail? What did the Allies learn from
the raid? What controversy surrounds the Dieppe raid?
15. Define anti-Semitism.
16. How were the Jews used as scapegoats by the Nazis? Why was hatred of others an
important Nazi belief?
17. What was Kristallnacht or Night of Broken Glass?
18. Describe the experience of the passengers on the “St. Louis”. What year did it happen?
19. Why was 1942 such a bad year for the Allies?
20. Why was the Battle of Stalingrad so important? What mistake did Hitler make?
21. Why was D-day or Operation Overlord an important event?
22. What is meant by “unconditional surrender”? Why do you think there were not peace
terms offered to the defeated countries?
23. What were the final events leading to the end of WWII?
24. What were some specific technologies developed during WWII? What was their effect
on the war ie. Radar, sonar, depth charges
25. Why was the atomic bomb dropped on Japan? Which cities were bombed? Who
dropped it? Do you think it was appropriate?
26. What was the pro-Nazi club that existed in the Beaches during WWII called? What was
the Riot at Christie Pitts?
27. Conscription: What did Prime Minister King promise at the beginning of WWII? How
did he handle the conscription crisis in 1944?
28. What were Victory Bonds? What was their purpose?
29. In what ways did women’s roles change during WWII?
30. What was Japanese Internment? How does this affect Canadians and their history?
UNIT FOUR- 1946 ONWARDS
1. What organization replaced the League of Nations? What was its purpose?
2. What year did Newfoundland join Confederation?
3. What was the Cold War? How did the Cold War come to an end?
4. What was the Iron Curtain?
5. What does NATO stand for? What is the purpose of NATO?
6. What does NORAD stand for? How did this contribute to the defense of Canada?
7. What was the Baby Boom? How did that generation impact Canadian society?
8. What are suburbs? How did they change the organization of Canada?
9. What does FLQ stand for? Explain the goal of the FLQ and describe the means chosen
to achieve their goal. What year did the October Crisis occur? What was it?
10. What did Trudeau mean by “just society”?
11. What made Trudeau so attractive to young Canadians and reform-minded Canadians?
12. Define “Trudeaumania”.
13. What was the main purpose of the Official Languages Act? What changes had to take
place after it was passed in 1969?
14. What was the Summit Series? Why is it important to Canada?
15. When did Canada get its new Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Who
was Prime Minister at the time?
The PARAGRAPH RESPONSES will be based on general themes from the course. Some
themes to consider are:
Canada’s diversity: ie. French/ English relations OR treatment of minorities through the
Canada’s move towards becoming an independent nation during the 20th century
Great Canadian leaders of the 20th century
Women’s movement towards equality throughout the 20th century
The treatment of different people during wartime ie. Anti-Semitism in Canada and the
Social history or how average people affect our past.
BE VERY SPECIFIC WHEN MAKING STUDY NOTES, THE MORE
INFORMATION YOU HAVE, THE MORE YOU WILL RECALL DURING
EXAMINATION TIME. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR STUDYING
TIPS FOR WRITING EACH SECTION OF THE EXAM:
• make sure you complete 20 and 20 only. We mark from first to last so if there are any
extras, they don’t get marked.
• make sure you pick the 20 you are MOST sure of. If you only know 17, make sure you try at
least 3 more. You have a one in four chance.
• use process of elimination. Earliest and latest are usually the easiest and then really try to
relate two in the middle to other areas of the course. For example, Diefenbaker wrote the
bomb shelter guide so he would probably be in the 1950s or 1960s.
• again, give every one a number so that you at least have a chance.
• there are extra terms so do the answers you know first and then look at what is left. Look
for clues such as years and people.
• this section is set up similar to the Images Module. You need to examine all terms/ phrases/
places/ things that you have to choose from and then try to establish pairs. You will need to:
a. Define each term
b. come up with TWO reasons why you chose to put these things together
c. what ERA (means which unit or decade) does the pair relate to
For example, if I gave you Kristallnacht (night of broken glass), St. Louis Incident, and Tariffs.
Which two would you group together? What do these two things mean? What era or time
period are they from?
• You will need to know the map of Europe in World War One.
• You must also be able to explain some ways that the map of Europe changed after WWI.
For example, the creation of Czechoslovakia.
PRIMARY SOURCE APPLICATION/ ANALYSIS:
• You will have to read or look at a primary source (photo; speech; lyrics; quotes; political
cartoon) and answer questions on them.
• Try to look for clues in the material in terms of what the time period could be, what unit or
issue does it relate to, what is the theme- ie) development of Canadian identity, suburbs etc
• these are big ideas of the course- there in no real way to study for an essay question but
you can try to decide what are some BIG themes throughout Canadian history and prepare
three arguments that you could use based on these themes. Ie. English/ French relations