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Review Questions

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1.(a) What is a stalemate? (b) Why would it cause a grievance?

2. Explain: (a) contrary to Durham's proposal; (b) entrenched in ancient days and olden ways; (c) inward and outward looking; (d) ethnic problem; (e) a hurtful phrase that gave offence; (f) the intensity of racial conflict; (g) ringing words; (h) the march of progress; (i) seigneural tenure of land; (j) enticements of the sun and the south; (k) the better sort of Canadians; (l) bring it down; (m) benign oligarchy.

3. (a) Define nationalism. (b) Define martyr. (c) Explain: Nationalism now had its martyr.

4. In Durham's estimation what problem plagued the province? Explain.

3. Why Durham think unification would solve the problem?

4. Do you think the French-speaking Quebecers were justified in being deeply hostile and personally wounded by the Report?

5. What was the impact of the report on French-speaking Canadians?

6 What does Edmund Burke's demand for an assembly in the new colony of Quebec tell you about him?

7. What was the 'entrenched political power' the Quebecers were fighting against?

8. Explain "Quebecois national spirit has waned and waxed when some new spark stirred the smouldering embers."

9. Why did equality destroy Durham's concept of a complete blending of the two peoples?

10. Why is it not surprising that French-speaking Canadians objected when English-speaking Canadians demanded the elimination of the equality provision in the Assembly?

11. When Carleton said that parliamentary government transplanted to Quebec would never produce "the same Fruits as at Home" what did he mean?

12 When Carleton argued that the governor should not share power with the people, what was he saying really did give the governor power over the people?

13. (a) What does it mean when it says Melbourne "seriously wondered at their worth." (b) What made him feel this way? (c) Why did he bother to respond at all to the rebellions?

14. Name and explain this figure of speech: "that the seeds then sown have flowered ever since like stubborn weeds."


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