Pauls Canada Quiz 1

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1.  Which four provinces used to drive on the left hand side of the road ?

2. There are six rivers in Canada that exceed 1,000 miles. Name them. One point for each correct answer.

3. Which sport was played for the first time on Canadian soil in 1759, immediately after the siege of Quebec on the high ground by 'highland' officers in General Wolfe's army ?

4. What percentage of Canadians live within 200 miles of the US-Canada border ?   Plus or minus 5%

5. Name two of the three most spoken native Indian languages in Canada.

6. Name the three most successful Canadian bred race horses with a dance connection.

7. What are the four largest islands in Canada ?

8. Name the three 14th and 15th century English explorers who endeavored to find the North-West Passage and now have land or water named after them.

9. In 1867, how much did the first 200 acres of land cost a married man ?  Plus or minus 50 dollars

10. The warming tale of which man from Plumtree Tennessee makes "your blood run cold" ?

ANSWERS

1. British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

2. Six Answers:
    Mackenzie   
    Yukon    
    Nelson  
    Columbia
    Peace 
    Churchill   

3. Golf  and or cricket.  Its not quite clear.

4. 75-80%

5. Three Answers:
    Cree   
    Inuktitut 
    Ojibway.

6. Nijinsky , Northern Dancer and Dance Smartly.

7. Four Answers:
    Baffin, 
    Victoria, 
    Ellesmere and 
    Newfoundland.

8. Three Answers:
    Sir Martin Frobisher died 1594.(Frobisher Bay & Strait) 
    Henry Hudson  died 1611. (Hudson Bay)  
    William Baffin 1584-1622. (Baffin Island)                 John Cabot was not English.

9. The first 200 acres were free. (100 free acres for a single man. 1 dollar per acre after that)

10. Sam McGee . 'The Cremation of Sam McGee' from Robert Service.  There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.