mcch8 - Chapter Eight: Education 1. At the beginning of the...

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Chapter Eight: Education 1. At the beginning of the 20th century, only _____________ students enrolled in public school attended on a regular basis: a. one out of five b. two out of five c. *three out of five d. three out of four 2. At the beginning of the 20th century, children often did not begin their schooling until they were: a. five or six years old b. *seven or eight years old c. nine or ten years old d. in their early teens 3. In the early 1950s, just over half of all Canadians aged 15 and over had less than: a. grade five education b. grade seven education c. *grade nine education d. none of the above 4. In the early 1950s, what proportion of Canadians aged 15 and over had a university degree? a. *just under 2 per cent b. about 10 per cent c. just over 20 per cent d. over 25 per cent 5. What proportion of Canadians aged 15 and over has a university degree today? a. about 5 per cent b. *about 15 per cent c. about 25 per cent d. over 35 per cent 6. Growing emphasis on the importance of formal education is associated with: a. the expansion of educational opportunities and requirements b. increasing levels of educational attainment among those born in Canada c. official emphasis on the selection of immigrants who are already highly educated d. *all of the above 7. In many parts of Canada the operation of schools remained highly uncertain or irregular until well into the 20th century because of: a. *the inability to attract and retain teachers b. government hostility to education c. the plentiful supply of well-paid jobs for those without education d. none of the above 8. Between the mid 1940s and the late 1960s: a. a single teacher typically provided the schooling for all grades that were offered b. *amalgamation into larger schools and school districts took hold c. the number of students enrolled in community colleges reached its peak d. none of the above 9. By the early 1970s how many public school were there in Canada? a. just under 7000
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b. about 10,000 c. *just over 16,000 d. about 20,000 e. more than 25,000 10. In Canada the biggest increase in the number of students enrolled in elementary and secondary school occurred: a. between 1940 and 1950 b. *between 1955 and 1965 c. between 1970 and 1980 d. since 1980 11. The principal reason why enrolment in elementary and secondary school increased rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s is: a. *the baby boom generation entered the school system b. more and more immigrants were settling in Canada c. more and more people were living in urban rather than rural areas d. none of the above 12. Which of the following is untrue? a. in the early 1960s the average number of students per school was about 350 b. in the early 1970s the average number of students per school was about 700 c. the average number of students per school more than doubled between the early 1970s and today d. *all of the above 13. In Canada, university enrolment: a. has levelled off since 1970 b. has grown by about 50 per cent since 1970
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