Canadian Historical Fiction MCQs with Answer

Which Canadian historical fiction novel is set during the Klondike Gold Rush and follows the journey of a sled dog?
a) “The Birth House” by Ami McKay
b) “The Orenda” by Joseph Boyden
c) “White Fang” by Jack London
d) “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
Answer: d) “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London

In the novel “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood, the main character Grace Marks is convicted of what crime?
a) Murder
b) Theft
c) Treason
d) Fraud
Answer: a) Murder

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams” by Wayne Johnston is a fictionalized account of the life of which historical figure?
a) Louis Riel
b) Lester B. Pearson
c) Joey Smallwood
d) Alexander Graham Bell
Answer: c) Joey Smallwood

Which Canadian historical fiction novel explores the experiences of Chinese immigrants building the Canadian Pacific Railway?
a) “The Golden Spruce” by John Vaillant
b) “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy
c) “The In-Between World of Vikram Lall” by M.G. Vassanji
d) “Obasan” by Joy Kogawa
Answer: b) “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy

The novel “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill follows the life of Aminata Diallo, who is enslaved and later becomes involved in what movement?
a) Women’s suffrage
b) Civil rights
c) Indigenous rights
d) Abolitionism
Answer: d) Abolitionism

“Three-Day Road” by Joseph Boyden is centered around the experiences of two Indigenous soldiers from which war?
a) World War I
b) World War II
c) Korean War
d) Vietnam War
Answer: a) World War I

The novel “The Bone Cage” by Angie Abdou explores the lives of athletes preparing for which global event?
a) Olympics
b) World Cup
c) Commonwealth Games
d) Super Bowl
Answer: a) Olympics

Which Canadian historical fiction novel tells the story of a young girl growing up during the Great Depression in Saskatchewan?
a) “Obasan” by Joy Kogawa
b) “A Complicated Kindness” by Miriam Toews
c) “The Outlander” by Gil Adamson
d) “Fifteen Dogs” by André Alexis
Answer: b) “A Complicated Kindness” by Miriam Toews

“The Outlander” by Gil Adamson follows a woman’s journey through the wilderness of which Canadian province?
a) British Columbia
b) Alberta
c) Ontario
d) Newfoundland and Labrador
Answer: a) British Columbia

The novel “The Birth House” by Ami McKay is set in which Canadian province and revolves around midwifery?
a) Nova Scotia
b) Ontario
c) Quebec
d) Manitoba
Answer: a) Nova Scotia

“The In-Between World of Vikram Lall” by M.G. Vassanji explores the history of which country?
a) India
b) Canada
c) Kenya
d) Pakistan
Answer: c) Kenya

The novel “The Golden Spruce” by John Vaillant tells the story of an environmental act of protest in which Canadian province?
a) British Columbia
b) Alberta
c) Ontario
d) Manitoba
Answer: a) British Columbia

“The Outlander” by Gil Adamson follows a woman’s journey through the wilderness of which Canadian province?
a) British Columbia
b) Alberta
c) Ontario
d) Newfoundland and Labrador
Answer: a) British Columbia

The novel “The Birth House” by Ami McKay is set in which Canadian province and revolves around midwifery?
a) Nova Scotia
b) Ontario
c) Quebec
d) Manitoba
Answer: a) Nova Scotia

“The In-Between World of Vikram Lall” by M.G. Vassanji explores the history of which country?
a) India
b) Canada
c) Kenya
d) Pakistan
Answer: c) Kenya

The novel “The Golden Spruce” by John Vaillant tells the story of an environmental act of protest in which Canadian province?
a) British Columbia
b) Alberta
c) Ontario
d) Manitoba
Answer: a) British Columbia

Which Canadian historical fiction novel is based on the life of Louis Riel, a Métis leader and founder of Manitoba?
a) “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill
b) “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
c) “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich
d) “Louis Riel” by Chester Brown
Answer: d) “Louis Riel” by Chester Brown

The novel “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich is set in which Canadian territory known for its Indigenous population?
a) Yukon
b) Northwest Territories
c) Nunavut
d) Prince Edward Island
Answer: b) Northwest Territories

Which Canadian historical fiction novel tells the story of a Métis woman who becomes a fur trader and businesswoman?
a) “The Birth House” by Ami McKay
b) “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
c) “The Orenda” by Joseph Boyden
d) “The Outlander” by Gil Adamson
Answer: d) “The Outlander” by Gil Adamson

In the novel “The Wars” by Timothy Findley, the protagonist’s experiences are primarily set during which war?
a) World War I
b) World War II
c) Korean War
d) Vietnam War
Answer: a) World War I

“The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway is inspired by real events during the siege of Sarajevo in which conflict?
a) Bosnian War
b) Cold War
c) Gulf War
d) Yugoslav Wars
Answer: a) Bosnian War

The novel “The Blue Castle” by L.M. Montgomery is set in which Canadian province?
a) Ontario
b) Nova Scotia
c) Prince Edward Island
d) British Columbia
Answer: d) British Columbia

Which Canadian historical fiction novel explores the life of the explorer Samuel de Champlain and his interactions with Indigenous peoples?
a) “Champlain’s Dream” by David Hackett Fischer
b) “Obasan” by Joy Kogawa
c) “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje
d) “The Bone Cage” by Angie Abdou
Answer: a) “Champlain’s Dream” by David Hackett Fischer

The novel “Annabel” by Kathleen Winter explores the life of a child born with which unique characteristic?
a) Albinism
b) Six fingers on each hand
c) Webbed feet
d) Intersex traits
Answer: d) Intersex traits

Which Canadian historical fiction novel delves into the experiences of Japanese-Canadian internment during World War II?
a) “Obasan” by Joy Kogawa
b) “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje
c) “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood
d) “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
Answer: a) “Obasan” by Joy Kogawa

The novel “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje follows the journey of a young boy aboard a ship traveling from Sri Lanka to which city?
a) London
b) Toronto
c) New York
d) Vancouver
Answer: a) London

“The Last Crossing” by Guy Vanderhaeghe is set during which historical period in North America?
a) Fur trade era
b) Gold Rush
c) Revolutionary War
d) Prohibition era
Answer: a) Fur trade era

The novel “Midnight at the Dragon Cafe” by Judy Fong Bates explores the lives of Chinese immigrants in which Canadian province?
a) British Columbia
b) Ontario
c) Alberta
d) Quebec
Answer: b) Ontario

Which Canadian historical fiction novel tells the story of a Métis woman’s experiences during the Red River Resistance?
a) “The Orenda” by Joseph Boyden
b) “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood
c) “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich
d) “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
Answer: c) “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich

In the novel “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” by Mordecai Richler, the main character is determined to acquire what piece of land?
a) A farm
b) A mountain
c) A lake
d) A skyscraper
Answer: b) A mountain

The novel “The Sea Captain’s Wife” by Beth Powning is set in the coastal region of which Canadian province?
a) Nova Scotia
b) British Columbia
c) Newfoundland and Labrador
d) Prince Edward Island
Answer: a) Nova Scotia

Which Canadian historical fiction novel explores the experiences of Ukrainian immigrants in the early 20th century on the Canadian prairies?
a) “The Bone Cage” by Angie Abdou
b) “The Outlander” by Gil Adamson
c) “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich
d) “Fall on Your Knees” by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Answer: d) “Fall on Your Knees” by Ann-Marie MacDonald

“The Wars” by Timothy Findley is known for its portrayal of animals, particularly a horse named:
a) Shadow
b) Thunder
c) Bucephalus
d) Joan of Arc
Answer: a) Shadow

Which Canadian historical fiction novel tells the story of a young girl’s experiences during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic?
a) “The Blue Castle” by L.M. Montgomery
b) “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway
c) “The Bone Cage” by Angie Abdou
d) “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez
Answer: c) “The Bone Cage” by Angie Abdou

The novel “The Chrysalids” by John Wyndham is set in a post-apocalyptic world and explores themes of:
a) Climate change
b) Genetic mutation
c) Political intrigue
d) Space travel
Answer: b) Genetic mutation

“In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez is based on the true story of the Mirabal sisters, who were involved in resistance against which dictator?
a) Fidel Castro
b) Augusto Pinochet
c) Rafael Trujillo
d) Fulgencio Batista
Answer: c) Rafael Trujillo

Which Canadian historical fiction novel explores the life of a Chinese woman who arrives in Canada as a young bride during the early 20th century?
a) “The Orenda” by Joseph Boyden
b) “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy
c) “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway
d) “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood
Answer: b) “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy

The novel “Fall on Your Knees” by Ann-Marie MacDonald spans multiple generations and is set in which Canadian province?
a) Nova Scotia
b) Ontario
c) Quebec
d) Newfoundland and Labrador
Answer: a) Nova Scotia

Which Canadian historical fiction novel explores the lives of characters from different cultural backgrounds living in Toronto during the 1950s?
a) “The In-Between World of Vikram Lall” by M.G. Vassanji
b) “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill
c) “Half-Blood Blues” by Esi Edugyan
d) “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy
Answer: d) “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy

The novel “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway is inspired by real events during the siege of Sarajevo in which conflict?
a) Bosnian War
b) Cold War
c) Gulf War
d) Yugoslav Wars
Answer: a) Bosnian War

“Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood is based on the true story of Grace Marks, who was convicted of what crime in the 19th century?
a) Murder
b) Theft
c) Treason
d) Fraud
Answer: a) Murder

Which Canadian historical fiction novel is set in a remote village in Newfoundland and explores the impact of a tragic event?
a) “The Chrysalids” by John Wyndham
b) “The Birth House” by Ami McKay
c) “The Bone Cage” by Angie Abdou
d) “Fall on Your Knees” by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Answer: b) “The Birth House” by Ami McKay

The novel “Half-Blood Blues” by Esi Edugyan is set against the backdrop of which historical period?
a) World War I
b) Great Depression
c) World War II
d) Cold War
Answer: c) World War II

Which Canadian historical fiction novel explores the life of the artist Emily Carr and her interactions with Indigenous communities?
a) “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
b) “The Forest Lover” by Susan Vreeland
c) “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich
d) “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood
Answer: b) “The Forest Lover” by Susan Vreeland

The novel “Annabel” by Kathleen Winter explores the life of a child born with which unique characteristic?
a) Albinism
b) Six fingers on each hand
c) Webbed feet
d) Intersex traits
Answer: d) Intersex traits

Which Canadian historical fiction novel tells the story of a Métis woman who becomes a fur trader and businesswoman?
a) “The Birth House” by Ami McKay
b) “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
c) “The Orenda” by Joseph Boyden
d) “The Outlander” by Gil Adamson
Answer: d) “The Outlander” by Gil Adamson

In the novel “The Wars” by Timothy Findley, the protagonist’s experiences are primarily set during which war?
a) World War I
b) World War II
c) Korean War
d) Vietnam War
Answer: a) World War I

“The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway is inspired by real events during the siege of Sarajevo in which conflict?
a) Bosnian War
b) Cold War
c) Gulf War
d) Yugoslav Wars
Answer: a) Bosnian War

Which Canadian historical fiction novel tells the story of a Métis woman’s experiences during the Red River Resistance?
a) “The Orenda” by Joseph Boyden
b) “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood
c) “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich
d) “The Break” by Katherena Vermette
Answer: c) “The Plague of Doves” by Louise Erdrich

The novel “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” by Mordecai Richler is known for its exploration of themes related to:
a) Indigenous rights
b) Immigrant experiences
c) Revolutionary movements
d) Space exploration
Answer: b) Immigrant experiences

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