CANADIAN SYMBOLS

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