History of Canada Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Canada?
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Who was the first ever European to set foot on Canada?
Leif Erikson
What was the colony the above established around the year 1000 in Newfoundland?
Vinland
Which Breton explorer was the first European to travel inland in North America and claimed
what is now Canada for France?
Jacques Cartier
What private company once owned 1/3rd of Canada's land?
Hudson's Bay
What was the main trading good of the above during the colonial times?
Fur
During which war did the American troops invade Lower and Upper provinces of Canada?
War of 1812
What Class I railway was incorporated in 1881 - connecting east Canada to west Canada?
Canadian
Pacific Railway
What is the name of the oldest national park of Canada, established in 1885?
Banff
In what city did the 1917 maritime disaster occur - largest man-made explosion at the time?
Halifax
After what war did the French cede most of its territories in Canada to the United Kingdom?
Seven Years' War
The citizens of which former French colony were relocated to Louisiana in 1750s?
Acadia
What was the capital of Canada before Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the
permanent capital of the Province of Canada in 1857?
Quebec City
Who served as its first prime minister from 1867-1891 with little break in between?
John A. Macdonald
Which Yukon region near the Alaskan border was site of the 1890s gold rush?
Klondike
What was the first incorporated city in Canada?
Saint John
In 1949, which British dominion joined Canada?
Newfoundland
What name is given to the period when Quebec underwent intense socio-political and
socio-cultural changes in the 1960s?
Quiet Revolution
What territory became the newest of Canada in 1999?
Nunavut
What event did Calgary in 1988 and Vancouver in 2010 host?
Winter Olympics
What country kicked out the ambassador of Canada after the Canadian government
called for the release of two dissidents in 2018?
Saudi Arabia
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