1898 to 1899 Gelatin Silver Images of RMC & Victoria Edwards Trivia

Gelatin Silver Images of RMC – 1898 to 1899

 

The Toronto Public Library features a digital collection of Gelatin Silver images of

the Royal Military College of Canada c. 1898 and 1899.

 

Below are five of these gelatin silver images. To view more of these historical images, please visit

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?view=grid&Erp=20&N=38537&Ntt=military

 

Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards

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Trivia with E 3161 Victoria Edwards…

1. The Royal Military College of Canada has offered bilingual instruction since the:

a) 1940s b) 1950s c) 1960s d) 1970s e) 1980s

2. The college opened in Kingston, Ontario with 18 cadets on the 1st day of which month?

a) June b) July c) August d) September e) October

3. The college in Kingston was initially staffed by British military officers and how many Canadian civilian(s).

a) one b) five c) ten d) fifteen e) thirty

4. Who conferred the title ‘Royal’ on the college in Kingston?

a) George V b) Queen Victoria c) The Marquess of Lorne and his wife Princess Louise (the Queen’s daughter) d) King Edwards e) Queen Elizabeth

5.The first class of the college in Kingston graduated on the 2nd of which month?

a) June b) July c) August d) September e) October

6. Most ex-cadets took up civilian professions, especially engineering, and 4 graduates received commissions annually in the British army before:

a) Boer War b) Riel Rebellion c) WWI d) WWII e) Korean War

7. Royal Military College of Canada was staffed by Canadians after:

a) 1879 b) 1889 c) 1899 d) 1909 e) 1919

8. Graduates were required to serve in the active forces of the Crown or the Canadian Militia after:

a) 1879 b) 1889 c) 1899 d) 1909 e) 1919

9. The RMC engineering course was recognized as a qualification to practice the profession after:

a) 1879 b) 1889 c) 1899 d) 1909 e) 1919

10. Many former cadets held high military rank during:

a) Boer War b) Riel Rebellion c) WWI d) WWII, e) Korea

11. RMC, Kingston closed in ___but was reopened in 1948 as one of the tri-service Canadian Service Colleges (CSC).

a) 1940 b) 1941 c) 1942 d) 1943 e) 1944

12. The Regular Officers Training Plan (ROTP) required all CSC graduates to take a regular commission, from:

a) 1944 b) 1948 c) 1950 d) 1954 e) 1961

13. A small Reserve Entry was re-established in:

a) 1950 b) 1954 c) 1958 d) 1961 e) 1964

14. RMC granted degrees from:

a) 1949 b) 1954 c) 1959 d) 1961 e) 1964

15. RMC added graduate courses in:

a) 1964 b) 1968 c) 1972 d) 1976 e) 1980

16. Female cadets were first admitted in:

a) 1980 b) 1969 c) 1972 d) 1974 e) 1979

 

Answers:

1.d) 1970s;

2.a) June 1, 1876;

3.a) one;

4.b) Queen Victoria;

5.b) 2 July 1880;

6.c) WWI;

7.e) 1919;

8.e) 1919

9.e) 1919

10.d) WWII

11.c) 1942

12.d) 1954

13.d) 1961

14.c) 1959

15.a) 1964

16.d) 1979

Source: Richard A Preston ‘Royal Military College of Canada’ The Canadian Encyclopedia (McCLelland & Stewart)