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Quiz for Canada 150

On July 1, 2017 Canada will celebrate an important birthday. The country will be 150 years old. See if you can answer these questions about the history of Canada.

  • Question of

    Canada is celebrating 150 years as a sovereign nation. What is the name for that anniversary?

    • Semicentennial
    • Demisemiseptcentennial
    • Sestercentennial
    • Sesquicentennial
  • Question of

    How many provinces does Canada have in 2017?

    • 13
    • 12
    • 10
    • 50
  • Question of

    How many provinces did Canada have at the time of Confederation in 1867?

    • 6
    • 4
    • 10
    • 2
  • Question of

    What led to the declaration of Canada as a sovereign nation?

    • A violent uprising against the British
    • A series of political conferences
    • Defeat of the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
    • Fear that Indigenous peoples would rise up and take back their lands
  • Question of

    What was one of the key commitments the provinces wanted if they were to unite as one nation?

    • Abolition of slavery
    • Assurance that Canada would be a bilingual nation
    • A railroad across all of Canada
    • Each province would have access to one of the three oceans surrounding the country
  • Question of

    Which ocean does NOT border on Canada?

    • Pacific Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Atlantic Ocean
    • Southern Ocean
  • Question of

    Which was the last Canadian province to join Confederation?

    • Upper Canada
    • British Columbia
    • Newfoundland
    • Manitoba
  • Question of

    Charlottetown, PEI is considered the birthplace of Canadian Confederation. Was Prince Edward Island one of the first provinces to join the country?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    In 2017, Canada represents what kind of government?

    • Federation
    • Confederation
    • Republic
    • Dominion
  • Question of

    Which of the following colonies did NOT make up part of what would later become Canada?

    • Louisiana
    • Acadia
    • Rupert’s Land
    • Three Saints Bay

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