Canadian Symbols

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