Answers to question 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Incorrect. Just a little more than that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. Refer to the second paragraph of the essay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Correct. 12,000 Hamiltonian workers were on Strike during 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Incorrect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 2

 

 

 

A) Incorrect. Mel Lastman is the newly elected mayor of Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. He is Hamilton's mayor right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Correct. Sam Lawrence was the mayor of Hamilton in 1946 and was a firm supporter of labour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers. 3

 

 

 

 

A) Incorrect. Although this was an issue, there is a more correct answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. This was a very important issue, but there is a more important one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. They were not complaining about the work being hard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Correct. One worker was quoted in the essay as saying "the biggest grievance in the platemill was money. We wanted more money."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Incorrect. Firestone was only one of the major companies on strike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. They were not on strike in 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. Westinghouse is only one of the companies on strike in 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Correct. Both companies were on strike in 1946 and were doing so for many of the same reasons that Stelco was on strike for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Correct. Without their support the strike of 1946 would likely have failed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. Refer to paragraph two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. The union received no support from the federal or provincial governments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Incorrect. Actually they proved that they were just as good as men. The newfound confidence in the abilities of women workers who had replaced enlisted men in factories was the biggest story on the homefront.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Correct. Actually they proved that they were just as good as men. The newfound confidence in the abilities of women workers who had replaced enlisted men in factories was the biggest story on the homefront.