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You might know a good bit about Calgary, Edmonton and the other key areas and landmarks that the Canadian province of Alberta has to offer, but today we’ll be taking a step back from trivia like population and area and looking at some key facts about the region that you might not know! Think you can prove us wrong? Click through and take the quiz to prove it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What kind of festival is The Stampede, an annual event hosted in Calgary?

    • A.

      Dance

    • B.

      Rodeo

    • C.

      Film

    • D.

      Music

    Correct Answer
    B. Rodeo
    Explanation
    The Stampede, an annual event hosted in Calgary, is a rodeo festival. This can be inferred from the name itself, as "Stampede" is often associated with cowboys and rodeos. Additionally, Calgary is known for its strong cowboy culture and history, further supporting the idea that The Stampede is a rodeo festival.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the premier of Alberta?

    • A.

      Jason Kenney

    • B.

      John Horgan

    • C.

      Scott Moe

    • D.

      Doug Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Jason Kenney
    Explanation
    Jason Kenney is the premier of Alberta.

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  • 3. 

    What famed professional wrestling family is from Calgary?

    • A.

      Anoa'i

    • B.

      Hart

    • C.

      McMahon

    • D.

      Von Erich

    Correct Answer
    B. Hart
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hart. The Hart family is a renowned professional wrestling family from Calgary, Canada. They have produced several successful wrestlers who have achieved fame and recognition in the wrestling industry. Notable members of the Hart family include Stu Hart, Bret Hart, Owen Hart, and Jim Neidhart, among others. Their contributions to professional wrestling have made them one of the most well-known and respected families in the industry.

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  • 4. 

    What disaster in Alberta forced 80,000 people to evacuate their homes in 2016?

    • A.

      Viral Outbreak

    • B.

      Wildfire

    • C.

      Flooding

    • D.

      Earthquake

    Correct Answer
    B. Wildfire
    Explanation
    In 2016, a massive wildfire in Alberta, Canada, forced 80,000 people to evacuate their homes. This wildfire, known as the Fort McMurray wildfire, started on May 1 and quickly spread, engulfing vast areas of land and destroying numerous homes and buildings. The fire was fueled by dry conditions, strong winds, and a combination of dead and dry vegetation. It became one of the largest and costliest wildfires in Canadian history, causing widespread devastation and displacing thousands of residents.

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  • 5. 

    What sport are The Calgary Stampeders famous for playing?

    • A.

      Hockey

    • B.

      Basketball

    • C.

      Canadian Football

    • D.

      Rugby Union

    • E.

      Lacrosse

    Correct Answer
    C. Canadian Football
    Explanation
    The Calgary Stampeders are famous for playing Canadian Football. This is evident from their name, which includes the term "Stampeders" that is commonly associated with Canadian Football teams. Additionally, Calgary is a city in Canada where Canadian Football is a popular sport. Therefore, it can be concluded that the Calgary Stampeders are known for playing Canadian Football.

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  • 6. 

    The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is second to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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  • 7. 

    Which British monarch's daughter, married to Governor General John Campbell, was the namesake for Alberta?

    • A.

      King Henry VIII

    • B.

      Queen Victoria

    • C.

      King George III

    • D.

      Queen Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Queen Victoria
    Explanation
    Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise, was married to Governor General John Campbell. The province of Alberta in Canada was named after Princess Louise, who was the namesake for the province. Queen Victoria is the correct answer because she is the British monarch whose daughter's marriage led to the naming of Alberta.

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  • 8. 

    As of a 2006 census, which language was the second-most spoken mother tongue in Alberta, after English?

    • A.

      French

    • B.

      German

    • C.

      Chinese

    • D.

      Spanish

    • E.

      Japanese

    Correct Answer
    C. Chinese
    Explanation
    According to a 2006 census, Chinese was reported as the second-most spoken mother tongue in Alberta, after English.

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  • 9. 

    Why was the Royal Northwest Mounted Police disbanded?

    • A.

      They were all killed in a shoot-out

    • B.

      As a cost-cutting measure during the Great Depression

    • C.

      They were revealed to be corrupt

    • D.

      The Governor General of Canada had a disagreement with the head of the organisation

    Correct Answer
    B. As a cost-cutting measure during the Great Depression
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, governments around the world were looking for ways to reduce spending and cut costs. Disbanding the Royal Northwest Mounted Police would have been a cost-cutting measure to save money during this economic crisis.

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  • 10. 

    Alberta has a predominantly dry climate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Alberta has a predominantly humid continental climate

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  • 11. 

    What is the oldest and largest university in Alberta?

    • A.

      Mount Royal University

    • B.

      University of Alberta

    • C.

      University of Calgary

    • D.

      Athabasca University

    Correct Answer
    B. University of Alberta
    Explanation
    The University of Alberta is the oldest and largest university in Alberta. It was founded in 1908 and has since grown to become a prestigious institution with a wide range of academic programs and research opportunities. It has a large campus and a significant student population, making it the largest university in the province.

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