History Of Canada Day! Trivia Facts Quiz

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History Of Canada Day! Trivia Facts Quiz

Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday, and the national day of Canada celebrated on July 1. This date was officially effective according to the Constitution Act, 1867, uniting the three colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick within the British Empire. Canada Day includes picnics, festivals, sporting events, and fireworks. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the history of Canada Day. Have a Happy Canada Day!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first parliament of the United Canadas was located in which city?
    • A. 

      Toronto

    • B. 

      Montreal

    • C. 

      Kingston

    • D. 

      Ottawa

  • 2. 
    Name the group of elite Tories who governed Upper Canada before Confederation?
    • A. 

      House of Lords

    • B. 

      Parliament

    • C. 

       Legislative Council

    • D. 

      Family Compact

  • 3. 
    Name Ottawa's original name? 
    • A. 

      Bytown

    • B. 

      York

    • C. 

      Selkirk

    • D. 

      London

  • 4. 
    Which Metis leader was hanged for his role in an 1885 rebellion? 
    • A. 

      George-Etienne Cartier

    • B. 

       Louis Riel

    • C. 

      William Lyon Mackenzie

    • D. 

      Darcy McGee

  • 5. 
    Which province has the highest number of bilingual Canadians?
    • A. 

      Quebec

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      Manitoba

    • D. 

      New Brunswick

  • 6. 
    What is the name given to the period of deep political change in 1960s Quebec?
    • A. 

      Rebellion of Lower Canada

    • B. 

      The Quiet Revolution

    • C. 

      The Troubles

    • D. 

      FLQ Crisis

  • 7. 
    Which American War sped the move toward Confederation?
    • A. 

      American Civil War

    • B. 

      Blackhawk War

    • C. 

      Spanish American War

    • D. 

       Mexican-American War

  • 8. 
     How many women did the Second World War bring into the Canadian workforce?
    • A. 

      250,000

    • B. 

       500,000

    • C. 

       1,000,000

    • D. 

      1,500,000

  • 9. 
    Whose 1868 murder marked the first assassination of a federal politician in Canada? 
    • A. 

       Louis Riel

    • B. 

      John A. MacDonald

    • C. 

      D'Arcy McGee

    • D. 

      Leonard Tilley

  • 10. 
    In what year did Confederation occur?
    • A. 

      1860

    • B. 

      1865

    • C. 

      1866

    • D. 

      1867