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Which Canadian city was sacked by Americans? and other questions about Canada

Canadian Snowbirds fly over top of the Peace Tower during Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa on July 1, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

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Canadian Snowbirds fly over top of the Peace Tower during Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa on July 1, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Some questions about Canada, which marks its 147th birthday July 1. The answers to all the questions, which were compiled by Historica Canada, immediately follow after the last question.

1. What famous DC Comics superhero was co-created by Canadian Joe Shuster?

a) Superman

b) Batman

c) Green Lantern

d) All of the above

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2. Daylight Saving Time was introduced in Canada by the federal government as a measure for increasing what type of production?

a) War

b) Trade

c) Labour

d) Agriculture

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3. The town of York, which was sacked by Americans in 1813, is now known as:

a) Kingston

b) Hamilton

c) Montr�al

d) Toronto

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4. What great hotel, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, was constructed largely to attract international visitors?

a) The Royal York

b) The Banff Springs

c) The Four Seasons

d) The Ritz Carlton

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5. Canada has the world's longest coastline. How many kilometres long is it?

a) 132,432

b) 243,792

c) 90,576

d) 452,123

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6. Why was November 11 chosen as Remembrance Day?

a) Armistice Day of the First World War

b) Armistice Day of the Second World War

c) Armistice Day of the Korean War

d) None of the above

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7. Which of the following peacekeeping missions were Canadian troops involved in?

a) Congo - 1960 to 1964

b) Cyprus -1964 to 1993

c) Cambodia - 1992 to 1993

d) All of the above

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8. The Hudson's Bay Company is the world's oldest chartered trading company. What product gave this company its start?

a) Fur

b) Silk

c) Tea

d) Coffee

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9. What is the name of the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards?

a) Harpers

b) Junos

c) Geminis

d) Pearsons

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10. Who is Canada's head of state?

a) Prime Minister Stephen Harper

b) Gov.-Gen. David Johnston

c) British Prime Minister David Cameron

d) Queen Elizabeth II

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11. Canada added provinces over time. In 1949, Newfoundland and Labrador became the....

a) 9th

b) 10th

c) 5th

d) or 8th ...

... province to join Confederation?

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12. Canada is a big country. How does it rank in the world in terms of size?

a) 3rd largest

b) 2nd largest

c) Largest

d) None of the above

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13. What are the opening lyrics to the Canadian national anthem?

a) O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

b) O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command.

c) O Canada! Our home and proud land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

d) O Canada! Our home and maple dam! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

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14. How many national parks are there in Canada?

a) 25

b) 84

c) 35

d) 40+

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15. Which of the following are among Canada's official national symbols?

a) Maple Tree and Beaver

b) Maple Leaf and Potato

c) Deer and Mountains

d) All of the above

ANSWERS

1. Superman; 2. War; 3. Toronto; 4. The Banff Springs; 5. 243,792; 6. Armistice Day of the First World War; 7. All of the above; 8. Fur; 9. Junos; 10. Queen Elizabeth ll; 11. 10th; 12. 2nd; 13.O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command; 14. 40+; 15. Maple Tree and Beaver.

NOTE: The above quiz was created by Historica Canada, an organization that says it is dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. www.HistoricaCanada.ca

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