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Canada 3d QuizHow Canadian are you? 
Take the Canada quiz and find out if you are smarter than a 5th grader…

1. What is Canada’s motto?
A – Mari Usque Ad Mare/From sea to sea
B – Fortis et Liber/Strong and free
C – Splendor Sine Occasu/Splendour without diminishment
D – Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei/Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

2. The birth of the Dominion of Canada, also known as “Confederation,” occurred on which historic date?
A – July 1, 1817
B – January 1, 1867
C – July 1, 1867
D – January 1, 1868

3. “O Canada” was sung for over a century before becoming Canada’s national anthem. In which year was the song officially designated by Parliament as our national anthem?
A – 1980
B – 1958
C – 1920
D – Never declared our official anthem

4. When did the name Canada begin first appearing on maps?
A – 1860s
B – 1900s
C – 1760s
D – 1550s

5. What provinces were the first to join the Dominion?
A – Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia
B – Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Manitoba
C – Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
D – Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

6. Who/how did Canada get its name?
A – Jacques Cartier
B – Samuel de Champlain
C – A Norse word meaning “place to fish”
D – Just made up

7. Which “Father of Confederation” was a key supporter of culture as heritage and the development of distinctly Canadian literature. He was assassinated in a supposed Irish nationalist plot.
A – Thomas D’Arcy McGee
B – Wilfrid Laurier
C – John A. McDonald
D – George Brown

8. What is Canada’s official animal?
A – Polar Bear
B – Beaver
C – Reindeer
D – Black squirrel

9. What was the name of Canada’s flag before the Maple Leaf? ( see page 9)
A – The Red Ensign
B – The Fleur-de-lis
C – The Blue Ensign
D -  Union Jack

10. Which of the following statements is most often associated with Canada’s Constitution?
A – Peace, order and good government
B – Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
C – Liberty, equality, fraternity
D – A mare usque ad mari (from sea to sea)

1. A    2. C    3. A    4. D    5. C    6. A    7. D    8. B    9. A    10. A