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Question 1: O'Donoghue, and John J Donnelly had hopes of meeting up with ________'s French-Indian Métis.
Louis RielNorth-West RebellionRed River RebellionFirst Nations

Question 2: The ________ was then instructed to seize Fenian weapons and ammunition, and to prevent more border crossings.
United States ArmyUnited States armed forcesUnited States Marine CorpsUnited States Army Africa

Question 3: Key to the plan was a diversionary attack at Fort Erie from ________, meant to draw troops away from Toronto in a feigned strike at the nearby Welland Canal system.
Erie County, New YorkBuffalo, New YorkRochester, New YorkNew York City

Question 4: Both US General ________ and U.S.
Theodore RooseveltUlysses S. GrantDwight D. EisenhowerAbraham Lincoln

Question 5: Although no raids were ever launched, tensions were sufficient that the British posted a number of large warships to the new railhead at Vancouver, British Columbia for the celebrations opening the ________ in 1886.
Canadian National RailwayCanadian Pacific RailwayVia RailUnion Pacific Railroad

Question 6: A single company of the Queen's Own Rifles had been armed the day before on their ferry crossing from Toronto with ________, and had never been given the opportunity to practice with them.
Spencer repeating rifleGeorge Armstrong CusterHenry rifleAmerican Civil War

Question 7: After the first clash, the Canadians retreated to Port Colborne at the ________ end of the Welland Canal, while the Fenians rested at Ridgeway briefly before themselves returning to Fort Erie.
Lake OntarioLake SuperiorGreat LakesLake Erie

Question 8: General ________ went to Buffalo, New York to assess the situation.
James LongstreetGeorge MeadeWinfield Scott HancockJohn F. Reynolds

Question 9: Alexander Muir, a Scottish immigrant, author of the former Canadian anthem "________" and member of the Orange Order, fought at Ridgeway with the Queen's Own Rifles.
The Maple Leaf ForeverCanadian classical musicCanadian music genresCanadian blues

Question 10: O'Neill resigned from the Fenians in order to lead the invasion, which was planned in ________ to invade Manitoba near Winnipeg, Canada.
Saint Paul, MinnesotaBloomington, MinnesotaMinneapolisMinneapolis – Saint Paul


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