Canadian Symbols

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Question 1
Canadian Labour Day is on the first Monday of which month?
A
January
B
August
C
October
D
September
Question 2
The highest award for bravery available to Canadian service people is…?
A
The Victoria Cross
B
The Charles Cross
C
The George Cross
D
The Edward Cross
Question 3
In 1967 Canada began its own honours system with what?
A
The Cross of Canada
B
The Canadian Medal
C
The Canadian Knighthood
D
The Order of Canada
Question 4
The red-white-red pattern of the Canadian flag comes from the flag of where?
A
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
B
The Royal Military College, Kingston
C
England
D
The British Royal Navy
Question 5
What is the official summer sport of Canada?
A
Swimming
B
Cricket
C
Lacrosse
D
Tennis
Question 6
How long has the crown been a symbol of state in Canada?
A
300 years
B
200 years
C
400 years
D
500 years
Question 7
The last Canadian, up to the present day, to the awarded the Victoria Cross was in which year?
A
1945
B
1902
C
1918
D
1953
Question 8
Who was the first constitutional monarch of Canada?
A
Queen Victoria
B
King George III
C
Queen Elizabeth II
D
King Edward VII
Question 9
In what century did French Canadians adapt maple leaves as their symbol?
A
1500s
B
1900s
C
1800s
D
1700s
Question 10
Red and white have been the national colours of Canada since…?
A
1911
B
1931
C
1921
D
1901
Question 11
The Canadian national motto, A mari usque ad mare, means what?
A
Mary protects us
B
The Maple Leaf forever
C
Always on horseback
D
From sea to sea
Question 12
Canada has been a constitutional monarchy in its own right since when?
A
1701
B
1918
C
1815
D
1867
Question 13
Canadian Thanksgiving Day is on the second Monday of which month?
A
April
B
September
C
October
D
July
Question 14
The current Canadian flag has been in use since when?
A
1945
B
1965
C
1955
D
1975
Question 15
What is the most popular spectator sport in Canada?
A
Hockey
B
Canadian football
C
Soccer
D
Curling
Question 16
Before the current Canadian flag, what was used for around a century before?
A
The Union Jack
B
A plain red banner
C
The Canadian Red Ensign
D
A modified Stars & Stripes
Question 17
Curling was introduced into Canada by immigrants from what country?
A
Iceland
B
Sweden
C
Norway
D
Scotland
Question 18
On what day of the year do Canadians celebrate Sir John A. McDonald Day?
A
January 1
B
July 1
C
January 11
D
November 11
Question 19
What’s Canada’s second most popular sport?
A
Curling
B
Skiing
C
Hockey
D
Canadian football
Question 20
Which Canadian symbol can be found on the five cent coin?
A
The grizzly bear
B
The beaver
C
The moose
D
The snow goose
Question 21
The Books of Remembrance in the Peace Tower hold the names of…?
A
All of these
B
All soldiers who have died on service
C
All airmen who have died on service
D
All sailors who have died on service
Question 22
The Canadian coat of arms does not contain a symbol from which country?
A
Wales
B
Scotland
C
France
D
Ireland
Question 23
The Maple Leaf has appeared on Canadian military uniforms since when?
A
The 1920s
B
The 1880s
C
The 1820s
D
The 1850s
Question 24
The Canadian national anthem is called what?
A
God Bless Canada
B
O Canada
C
God Save the Queen
D
Canada Fair
Question 25
Which sport has more registered players in Canada than any other?
A
Athletics
B
Hockey
C
Soccer
D
Tennis
Question 26
The highest prize in women’s hockey in Canada is what?
A
The May Cup
B
The Hammond Cup
C
The Ottawa Cup
D
The Clarkson Cup
Question 27
The National Hockey League championship is played for what?
A
The Laurel Cup
B
The Frederick Cup
C
The Stanley Cup
D
The Albert Cup
Question 28
The Peace Tower in the Parliament Buildings was built to commemorate…?
A
World War I
B
The Korean War
C
World War II
D
The Boer War
Question 29
The beaver was first used as a symbol in Canada by…?
A
The St.Jean Baptiste Society
B
The province of Saskatchewan
C
The Hudson’s Bay Company
D
The city of Montréal
Question 30
Which of these French symbols was adopted into Québec’s own flag in 1940?
A
A lion
B
Fleur-de-lys
C
The cross of Lorraine
D
French crown
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