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30 Cards in this Set

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How many provinces and territories are there in Canada?
10 provinces, 3 territories (68%)
Name the Canadian territory that was created on April 1, 1999.
Nunavut (13%)
Name the five Great Lakes.
Erie, Huron, Ontario, Superior, Michigan (61%)
Name the largest of the five Great Lakes.
What three oceans border Canada?
Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic (65%)
Which river is Canada's longest?
a) The Mackenzie
b) The St. Lawrence
c) The Red
d) The Fraser
a) The Mackenzie (32%)
Which province in Canada is the smalllest land size?
Prince Edward Island (74%)
Which province has the largest land size?
Quebec, Nunavut is the largest territory.
In which province can you find a Provincial Park famous for its deposits of dinosaur bones?
Alberta (60%)
In 1864, colonial representatives first met in P.E.I. to discuss the idea of a federal union of all the British North American provinces. What is the name of this meeting?
The Charlottetown Conference (12%)
Name the original provinces that joined together in Confederation.
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario (22%)
Name the Scottish immigrant, skilled lawyer and Father of Confederation who became Canada's first prime minister.
John A. MacDonald (51%)
Which Canadian prime minister sought the advice of his dead mother and dog?
Mackenzie King (30%)
What was the name that the prime minister (who sought the advice of his dead mother and dog)gave to all of his dogs?
Which of the following provincdial politicians could be called "the last father of Confederation?"
a) Lucien Bouchard
b) Mike Harris
c) Joey Smallwood
d) Tommy Douglas
c) Joey Smallwood (35%)
When did the "Quiet Revolution" occur in Quebec?
a) 1920s
b) 1960s
c) 1830s
d) 1759
b) 1960s (10%)
Who was the conservative Quebec premier whose hard-line government was a major cause of the "The Quiet Revolution?"
Maurice Duplessis
Who is Canada's Head of State?
Queen Elizabeth II (8%)
The government of Canada is best described as:
a) A representative republic
b) A co-operative association
c) Constitutional Monarchy
d) People's Democracy
c) Constitutional Monarchy (56%)
In which year was the Canadian Constitution patriated?
1982 (15%)
What part of the Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians?
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (32%)
Name the constitutional clause that allows the federal or provincial governments to override certain parts of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
The Notwithstanding Clause
Which of gthe following slogans is best associated with Canada's Constitution?
a) Liberty, equality, fraternity
b) Peace, order and good government
c) Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
b) Peace, order and good government (44%)
Name three requirements that a person must meet in order to vote in a federal election.
Citizenship, 18 years of age & registered to vote/enumerated (9%)
Which of the following is associated with the first permanent European settlement in what became Canada?
a) Henry Hudson
b) Jacques Cartier
c) Samuel de Champlain
d) Christopher Columbus
c) Samuel de Champlain (40%)
Name the city that sprung from this first settlement that will be celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2008?
Quebec City
What agricultural community, founded by the Earl of Selkirk in 1812, became the first permanent European colony in the Canadaian West?
The Red River Settlement (9%)
The Canadian North was transformed in the late 1890s when some 100 000 prospectors poured into the Yukon hoping to "strike it rich." What name was given to this colourful period in Canadian history?
Gold Rush (72%)
What famous schooner, commemorated on the 10 cent coin, was built in Nova Scotia in 1921?
Bluenose (85%)
Due to a shortage of coins in New France in the 17th century, settlers used which non-traditional form of currency?
a) Birch Bark
b) Playing Cards
c) Croissants
d) Muskets
b) Playing Cards (23%)