Nova Scotia Quiz: How Much You Know?

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  • 1. 
    What is known as "The Devil's Staircase?"
    • A. 

      The Stairway at the oldest Nova Scotia Lighthouse.

    • B. 

      A unique geological formation at the Sambro Lighthouse.

    • C. 

      The three mile Fish Ladder on the Musquodoboit River.

    • D. 

      Jacobs Ladder at Truro's Victoria Park.

  • 2. 
    Where was the First European Settlement established?
    • A. 

      Port Royal.

    • B. 

      Annapolis Royal

    • C. 

      Louisburg

    • D. 

      Halifax

  • 3. 
    What famous person obtained his degree in freemasonry near Yarmouth in 1772?
    • A. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

    • B. 

      General Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Paul Revere

    • D. 

      Mi'kmaq Chief Membertou

  • 4. 
    What event occurred at New Minas Nova Scotia on October 12, 1786?
    • A. 

      The Chair Factory Fire with the loss of twelve lives.

    • B. 

      First documented North American UFO sighting.

    • C. 

      Canada's only gun fight ending in both men's death.

    • D. 

      The Mikmaq rescued a slave being taken back to the USA.

  • 5. 
    What was Rose Fortune's claim to fame?
    • A. 

      First female Governor General of Nova Scotia.

    • B. 

      The only Canadian Survivor of the Titanic

    • C. 

      She started the "Fortune 500" Companies.

    • D. 

      Nova Scotia's First Police woman in Annapolis Royal.

  • 6. 
    What is the City of Halifax's Motto?
    • A. 

      Riches from the Sea.

    • B. 

      The Atlantic Gateway.

    • C. 

      From History to The Future.

    • D. 

      The City of Spirits.

  • 7. 
    What did the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designate as a Heritage Site in 1995?
    • A. 

      Old Town Lunenburg.

    • B. 

      The Citidal in Halifax.

    • C. 

      PIER 21

    • D. 

      Fort Louisburg.

  • 8. 
    What did Oscar Wilde declare as his only item of value when he went through customs at Halifax in 1882?
    • A. 

      His Mother-in-law.

    • B. 

      His ticket to the Americas.

    • C. 

      His imagination.

    • D. 

      His genius.

  • 9. 
    What game was played in Newport Nova Scotia ending in a 120 to 102 score?
    • A. 

      A hockey game.

    • B. 

      The first basketball game in Canada.

    • C. 

      A lacrosse game.

    • D. 

      A Masters Dart Tournament.

  • 10. 
    What location has "A Progressive Community" as its motto?
    • A. 

      Dartmouth

    • B. 

      Town of Canso

    • C. 

      Sydney

    • D. 

      Bible Hill

  • 11. 
    What is known as "The Graveyard of the Atlantic?"
    • A. 

      Sable Island.

    • B. 

      The Grand Banks.

    • C. 

      The Shoal Rocks of Gunner Harbour.

    • D. 

      The Fundy Tidal Area.

  • 12. 
    What town in Nova Scotia became known as Canada's "Biggest" Town by population in the 1940s?
    • A. 

      North Sydney.

    • B. 

      Glace Bay.

    • C. 

      Springhill.

    • D. 

      Halifax.

  • 13. 
    What community is also known as "City of Lakes?"
    • A. 

      Sydney.

    • B. 

      Yarmouth.

    • C. 

      Halifax.

    • D. 

      Dartmouth.

  • 14. 
    What is known as the "New England Planters?"
    • A. 

      An Elizabethan term for colonists.

    • B. 

      Mennonite farmers from New England.

    • C. 

      Peanut farmers from New England.

    • D. 

      Loyalists repatraiting to Canada after the Acadian Expolsion.

  • 15. 
    What town is also known as "The Little Switzerland of Nova Scotia?"
    • A. 

      Bear River.

    • B. 

      Port Hawkesbury.

    • C. 

      Sheet Harbour.

    • D. 

      Baddeck.

  • 16. 
    What eventually happened to the first "Bluenose?"
    • A. 

      Sank on the Grand Banks in 1948

    • B. 

      Sold to a Rum-runner in New England in 1954.

    • C. 

      Perished on a reef off Haiti in 1946.

    • D. 

      The schooner was scrapped and the hull used on Bluenose II in 1968.

  • 17. 
    What is the relationship between the Norwegian Sealing Ship "The Samson" and the "Titanic?"
    • A. 

      The Samson relayed the distress call to Signal Hill in Newfoundland.

    • B. 

      The Samson was the second ship after the Carpatia to respond and collect the deceased.

    • C. 

      The Samson was a sister ship of the Titanic.

    • D. 

      The Samson was close to the Titanic but steamed off because it was poaching seals.

  • 18. 
    Thomas Wilby and Jack Haney left Truro Nova Scotia on August 29, 1912, at 7:45 AM to do what?
    • A. 

      The first Train on the new Cape Breton Railroad.

    • B. 

      First Transcanada Automobile Trip.

    • C. 

      The youngest boys to successfully join the army in World War I.

    • D. 

      To join Scott Fitzgerald in his successful attempt to reach the North Pole.

  • 19. 
    What did Champlain in 1604 refer to as "The Sea Wolves?"
    • A. 

      Unpredictable Grand Bank Storms.

    • B. 

      Killer whales.

    • C. 

      Caribbean Pirates.

    • D. 

      Seal Island and the rocks around it.

  • 20. 
    What motto is on the New Glasgow Flag?
    • A. 

      "Let New Glasgow Flourish."

    • B. 

      "Through Diversity, Onward to the Stars"

    • C. 

      "Hard Work & Dedication equals Success"

    • D. 

      "Sinn Fein" "We Ourselves"

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