Indigenous Canada Coursera Quiz Answers – Networking Funda

Indigenous Canada Week 01 Quiz Answers

Q1. The main characteristic of Creation or teaching stories (compared to personal stories) is:

  • Creation stories are everyday lived experiences of people
  • Creation stories are observations and accounts of places
  • Creation stories are spiritual in nature
  • Creation stories evolve over time

Q2. Indigenous knowledge can be characterized as follows:

  • A study on the past
  • Ongoing process of knowing and learning
  • A codification of Indigenous knowledge
  • Focused on generating new knowledge

Q3.A worldview develops as:

  • an imposition from those in power over time in the same geographical area.
  • religious and cultural leaders changing the attitudes of everyday people.
  • governments impose legislation about how society should function.
  • part of a collective experience emerges from a multitude of individual experiences.

Q4. A fundamental difference between Indigenous and Western worldviews is the assumption of:

  • whether or not there is an afterlife.
  • proper gender roles in the community.
  • hierarchy versus interdependence in the natural world.
  • humans’ natural intelligence.

Q5. Which Indigenous worldview is embodied by the phrase, “all my relations”?

  • Nehiyawak
  • Kanien:keha’ka
  • Inuit
  • Tlingit

Indigenous Canada Week 02 Quiz Answers

Q1.This nation had some of the highest population densities in Canada, with estimates ranging from 20,000 to 33,000 inhabitants:

  • Beothuk
  • Wyandot (Huron)
  • Mi’kmaq
  • Innu

Q2.Pre-contact trade was largely for:

  • basic necessities
  • luxury items
  • foreign goods
  • metal and metal products

Q3.The Fur Trade has been interpreted by scholars of Indigenous history as:

  • Organized slave labour for the benefit of transnational corporations
  • A simple system of trading networks
  • An ineffective system to collect raw materials
  • A partnership between European and Indigenous groups

Q4.What did the Norse explorers call the Indigenous people they encountered?

  • Skraelings
  • Skrillex
  • Montagnais
  • Innu

Q5.Which European explorer claimed the land of Newfoundland or Labrador:

  • Columbus
  • Frobisher
  • Caboto
  • Eric the Red

Q6.Indigenous peoples would primarily trade furs for:

  • textiles (e.g., coats, blankets, socks)
  • agriculture supplies (e.g., seeds, machinery)
  • metal goods (e.g., needles, cookware, knives)
  • wood products (e.g., furniture, carts)

Q7.Which Indigenous nation acted as the most prominent middleman during the early fur trade?

  • Inuit
  • Wyandot (Huron)
  • Anishinaabe
  • Nehiyawak

Q8.The NWC’s success was not attributed to:

  • Invention of the York boat
  • Participation of the Nor’Westers
  • Merging with smaller rivals
  • Alliance and friendship with Indigenous nations

Q9.The NWC began as:

  • An informal group of traders
  • Disgruntled employees of the HBC
  • The Nehiyawak living along the Hudson Bay looking for trading opportunities
  • Métis men seeking to crack open the monopoly of the HBC

Q10.Offspring between French men and Indigenous women in the fur trade were known as:

  • Freemen
  • Hohe Nakota
  • Nor’westers
  • Métis

Q11.How did the merger of the HBC and NWC affect First Nations and Métis peoples?

  • Without the fierce competition, trading practices become much more elaborate
  • The HBC were able to enforce stricter rules and regulations on hunting and trapping
  • Allowed Indigenous trappers and hunters to make their own hours
  • Transport systems become unwieldy and hard to organize

Q12.The production of pemmican became vital for traders because of its:

  • high caloric value
  • ease to make
  • appealing taste
  • low cost

Q13.The people who broke away from the consigns of HBC and NWC were called:

  • Rebels
  • Freemen or Otipemisiwak
  • Turncoats
  • Métis

Q14.What kind of economy replaced the fur trade after its demise?

  • Lumber industry
  • Railway building
  • Agriculture
  • The collecting of buffalo bone

Indigenous Canada Week 03 Quiz Answers

Q1. The Haudenosaunee understanding of treaties as evidenced by Gusweñta is NOT:1 point

  • Peace with a respectful distance
  • Non interference
  • Adding to our relations
  • Travelling side-by-side as equals

Q2. Wampum belts’ primary purpose was to:

  • act as monetary currency
  • exchange for luxury items
  • display wealth
  • record important events

Q3. The Gusweñta agreement called for:

  • an extensive trade network between the Haudenosaunee and French.
  • the Haudenosaunee to cede a portion of their territory to the Dutch.
  • mutual respect between the Haudenosaunee and Dutch, as well as non-interference.
  • the Dutch to leave Haudenosaunee territory.

Q4. Which law is often used to describe legally binding agreements of treaties?

  • The Great Peace of Montreal
  • Pre-Colonial Indigenous laws
  • The Constitution
  • International law

Q5. Pre-colonial Indigenous laws can be characterized as:

  • homogenous, informed by commonly-held customs and practices among groups.
  • heterogeneous, informed by international customs and practices.
  • heterogeneous, informed by local customs and practices
  • homogenous, informed by local customs and practices.

Q6. The Great Peace of Montreal was between:

  • New France and Indigenous groups of western North America
  • the British Crown and Indigenous groups of central and eastern North America
  • the British Crown and Indigenous groups of central and western North America
  • New France and Indigenous groups of central and eastern North America

Q7. Which Indigenous nations signed the Peace and Friendship Treaties from 1725-1779?

  • New France, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy
  • Mi’kmaq, Malliseet, Passamaquoddy
  • East coast Indigenous Nations and New France
  • Cree, Blackfoot, Metis

Q8 The Robinson Treaties in 1850 introduced something new to Indigenous-settler agreements. What was it?

  • establishment of residential schools
  • provisions for creating reserves
  • reclamation of seized land
  • recognition for “half-breed” children

Q9. When the Hudson’s Bay Company first established a colony on Vancouver Island they:

  • Found little or no furs available
  • Worked to establish relationships with the Indigenous people
  • Gave little thought to the Indigenous population
  • Had a difficult time surviving on the land

Q10. The territories encompassing the numbered treaties includes:

  • All the rivers, lakes and lands draining into the Hudson’s Bay area
  • All of Canada with the exception of Nunavut and Vancouver Island
  • Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec
  • Between the lake of the Woods in the east, the Rocky Mountains in the West and the Beaufort Sea to the North

Q11. Modern Day Treaties are also known as:

  • Native Claims
  • Comprehensive Claims
  • Compensatory Agreements
  • Numbered Treaties

Q12. This was NOT one of the circumstances leading up to the Northwest Resistance:

  • Métis were refused their requested title to their river lots
  • Métis wanted similar agricultural assistance
  • Métis wanted a nation to nation partnership with the Canadian state
  • Métis attacked the transcontinental railway.

Q13. Confederation affected the treaty-making process because:

  • The Canadian government sought westward expansion
  • Indigenous groups felt entitled to more land.
  • The Canadian government felt its borders were secure
  • Indigenous groups were insecure about the future of the Fur Trade industry

Q14. When do Treaty Days take place annually:

  • Anniversary of signing of each treaties
  • Anniversary of signatory chiefs
  • Columbus Day
  • Canada Day

Q15. What was one of the Indigenous interpretations of Treaty 6:

  • Sharing land alongside Europeans
  • Legal ownership over all territories
  • Joining Treaty 7
  • Claiming lands for the sake of the tribe

Q16. What land base did Indian Commissioner Edgar Dewdney exclude from Treaty negotiations:

  • The Athabasca watershed
  • The Cypress Hills
  • The Badlands
  • Rupertsland

Q17. Indigenous leaders, such as Big Bear, likely felt they had to sign Treaty 6 because of fears of:

  • Forced migration
  • Starvation
  • Invasion
  • Assimilation

Q18. What was the Indigenous interpretation of the spirit of Treaty 6:

  • National recognition of ownership over land
  • Agreement between sovereign Nations
  • Material remuneration
  • Agreement to uphold cultural practices

Q19. What were “lands in severalty”:

  • Lands on reserve
  • 160 acres beyond the limits of the reserve
  • 160 acres per section
  • 160 acres beyond the limits of the township

Q20. The military commander of the Northwest Resistance was:

  • Big Bear
  • Louis Riel
  • Duncan Campbell Scott
  • Gabriel Dumont

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