Only a True Canadian Can Ace This History Quiz


By: Annette

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The true north strong and free has quite a rich history!

Canada's history started even before it became a country. Since then, the country has become a major influence on the world regarding making history with progressive and forward laws and policies. Not to mention the Canadians who have made history. What is the first thing that comes to mind for you when you think of Canada's past?

Do you know the official languages and when they were adopted? What about how the country got its name? Maybe, you can name the country's monarch? These may be easy questions for you, but this quiz will test more of your in-depth knowledge of the country's history as well!

Can you name any Canadian inventions? Do you know which city is known as the "City of Saints?" How about Newfoundland's status before joining Canada as a province? Canada has had its share of ups and downs throughout history, but the country always works to be better.

This country has more than just Canada Day to celebrate since it has come so far in a short time. Canadian history experts, its time to test your knowledge. If you think you know the country's biggest moments, take the quiz to see your score!

Before adopting the maple leaf flag, a _____ maritime flag was in use.

Before adopting the maple leaf flag, a British maritime flag was in use. Nova Scotia was granted the British Empire's first flag by Charles I in 1625.


Canada is home of the first indoor _____ game.

Canada was home to the first indoor hockey game in 1875. The game took place in Montreal.


Montreal was founded by whom?

In 1642, a group of religious mystics from France built a missionary city in the Canadian wilderness. This would become Montreal, Canada.


What was the first part of Canada to be explored by Europeans?

Newfoundland, now known as Newfoundland and Labrador, was the first part of Canada to be explored by Europeans. But it was the last area to become a province!


In what year did Canada become a country?

Canada became a country on July 1, 1867. This was after the British North America Act was passed by British Parliament.


Before joining Canada, Newfoundland was ______.

Before joining Canada, Newfoundland was its own country. It joined Canada in 1949.


What was the original name of Ottawa?

The original name of Canada's capital was Bytown. It was named after Colonel John By, who built the Rideau Canal.


Which of these is a Canadian invention or discovery?

Canada has some pretty remarkable inventions and discoveries in their history. The list also includes the snowmobile, IMAX films, and the electric cooking range.


Who was the first explorer to reach Canada?

John Cabot was the first explorer to reach Canada. This took place in 1497.


In what year did Henry Hudson sail through the Hudson Strait?

In 1610, Henry Hudson sailed through the Hudson Strait. This finally brought him into Hudson Bay.


In what year did Canada gain legislative independence?

Canada gained legislative independence in 1931. This was when the parliament of the U.K. passed the Statute of Westminster.


What is Canada's official language?

Canada has two official languages. This is due to its history as both a British and French colony.


Who is the current monarch of Canada?

Even though Canada has full sovereignty, Elizabeth II is still the monarch. Canada received full sovereignty with the 1982 Canada Act.


Most of the monarch's duties are performed by the _____ of Canada.

Most of Elizabeth II's duties in Canada are performed by the Governor General of Canada, as her representative. The current Governor General is Julie Payette.


The original inhabitants of Canada were ______.

The original inhabitants of Canada were not Canadians. They were Inuit, Métis, and those who belonged to the First Nations.


How many original provinces were there in Canada?

There were four original provinces in Canada. These were Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.


True or False: Canada has a president.

It's false that Canada has a president. Canada is a monarchy and a parliamentary democracy.


The maple leaf has been a symbol of Canada since when?

The maple leaf has been the symbol of Canada since the 1700s. It has since been a traditional element in various historical coats of arms, coins, and anthems.


In what year was the first invasion of Canada?

1775 was the year of the first invasion of Canada. It was the first major military action of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War.


True or False: The US Army invaded Canada during the war of 1812.

It's true that the US invaded Canada during the War of 1812. As was the case with the first American invasion, the second one was a failure.


The first people to inhabit Canada came on ______.

The first people to come to Canada walked across a land bridge from Asia. This was between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago.


What war led to British domination of Canada?

It was after the French and Indian War that British gained control of Canada. Even after that, French influence in Canada remained strong.


What is Canada's biggest bay?

Canada's biggest bay is the Hudson Bay. It was discovered in 1610.


During WWII, Canadians joined the _____ powers.

During WWII, Canadians joined the Allied powers. More than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders joined the fight.


The Canadian border with the U.S. is the ______ in the world.

The border between the U.S. and Canada is the longest international border in the world. It's approximately 5,525 miles long.


Canada is the _____ largest country in the world.

Canada is actually the second largest country in the world. The largest country in the world is Russia.


How many provinces are in Canada today?

Today, there are ten provinces and three territories in Canada. These are Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.


How many time zones are in Canada?

Canada is so massive that it has six time zones. Canada also has the world's longest coastline.


What famous children's story was created in Canada?

Winnie-the-Pooh has Canadian roots. The story was inspired by a bear cub named Winnipeg that came from the London Zoo in 1915.


In what year did the Mounted Police form in Canada?

The Mounted Police were formed in Canada in 1873. When it began, there were 275 officers and men.


What is the City of Saints?

Montreal is often called the City of Saints or the City of a Hundred Bell Towers. This is because there are many beautiful churches there.


The word for Canada comes from ______.

Canada's name comes from "kanata." This is a St. Lawrence-Iroquoian word for "village."


The Hotel de Glace in Quebec is made out of what?

The famous Hotel de Place in Quebec is made of ice. It's rebuilt each year, then melts away during the summer.


In approximately what year was the east coast of Canada settled by Vikings?

The east coast of Canada was settled by Vikings in approximately 1000 AD. Archeological evidence of this can be found in L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.


In what year was "O Canada" adopted as the official anthem of Canada?

"O Canada" was adopted as the official anthem of Canada in1980. It was approved by the Parliament of Canada in 1967.


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