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Louis St. Laurent: Quiz

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  • when a teenager tore up a photograph of Canadian Prime Minister St. Laurent as the PM spoke, the ensuing fracas was seen as a turning point in the 1957 Canadian election?

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Question 1: St-Laurent was the first Prime Minister to live in the present official residence of the ________: 24 Sussex Drive, from 1951 to the end of his term in office.
Prime Minister of CanadaParliament of CanadaGovernor General of CanadaMonarchy of Canada

Question 2: He became one of Quebec's leading lawyers and was so highly regarded that he was offered a position in the Cabinet of the Conservative Prime Minister ________ in 1926 and was offered a seat as a justice in the Supreme Court of Canada.
R. B. BennettArthur MeighenCharles TupperMackenzie Bowell

Question 3: These actions were recognized when Pearson won the 1957 ________.
Nelson MandelaNobel Peace PrizeUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesNobel Prize

Question 4: St-Laurent was succeeded as Liberal Party leader by his former Secretary of State for External Affairs and representative at the United Nations, ________, at the party's leadership convention in 1958.
Lester B. PearsonJean ChrétienLouis St. LaurentWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King

Question 5: St-Laurent won, and was sworn in as ________ on November 15.
Monarchy of CanadaPrime Minister of CanadaGovernor General of CanadaParliament of Canada

Question 6: St-Laurent was an early supporter of British Prime Minister Clement Attlee's proposal to transform the British Commonwealth from a club of white ________ into a multi-racial partnership.
Saint HelenaDominionTurks and Caicos IslandsBritish Empire

Question 7: He lost several seats, but still dominated the ________.
Parliament of CanadaHouse of Commons of CanadaSenate of CanadaPolitics of Canada

Question 8: King had been in his political infancy when he witnessed the effect that conscription had on the nation during ________.
Western Front (World War I)Armenian GenocideCaucasus CampaignWorld War I

Question 9: It was not until he was nearly 60 that St-Laurent finally agreed to enter politics when Liberal Prime Minister ________ appealed to his sense of duty in late 1941.
Pierre TrudeauWilliam Lyon Mackenzie KingLester B. PearsonLouis St. Laurent

Question 10: King felt safe in making this appointment because St-Laurent was slated to run in Lapointe's old riding, ________, in a February 1942 by-election.
Canadian federal election, 1979Canadian federal election, 2000Quebec EastCanadian federal election, 1993







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