The twelve questions that comprise this assignment are based on the chapter on Robert Borden in J.L. Granatstein and Norman Hillmer's Prime Ministers: Ranking Canada's Leaders (1999). Students should benefit from this biographical sketch that offers many insights into Borden's numerous political manoeuvres during the First World War and handling of the conscription crisis. Borden's attempt to reposition Canada's place in the British Empire and reshape the country's sense of identity are also addressed here. The assignment concludes with several follow-up questions, which should serve to heighten debate during classroom discussions.