How Well Do You Know Halifax?

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How Well Do You Know Halifax?

Test your knowledge about Canada's best city on the East coast, Halifax!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hint: they are a set of treaties. Please select your answer by clicking "next."
  • 2. 
    In what year was Halifax founded?
    • A. 

      1718

    • B. 

      1829

    • C. 

      1749

    • D. 

      1901

  • 3. 
    Who was Edward Cornwallis in relation to Halifax?
    • A. 

      Politician

    • B. 

      Mayor

    • C. 

      Duke

    • D. 

      Governor

  • 4. 
    Halifax was previously known as We'kwaltijk.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The first inhabitants of Halifax were:
    • A. 

      The Beothuk

    • B. 

      The Maliseet

    • C. 

      The Mi'kmaq

    • D. 

      The Innu

  • 6. 
    The fort built in Halifax in 1749, as a strategic plan of defence in response to the French "Louisbourg" on Cape Breton Island, is called
  • 7. 
    What historical figure stands outside of the Halifax Public Library on Spring Garden Rd.?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Winston Churchill

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Napoleon

  • 8. 
    In what public park located in Halifax, once named "We'kwaltijk," holds a Mi'kmaq cultural site?
    • A. 

      Mary Clayton Memorial Park

    • B. 

      Victoria Park

    • C. 

      Africville Park

    • D. 

      Point Pleasant Park

  • 9. 
    The Halifax Ale House located on Brunswick street was once the home to what important organization in the late 19th century??
    • A. 

      The Halifax Poor Asylum

    • B. 

      Inglis School

    • C. 

      The Salvation Army

    • D. 

      Rock Head Prison

  • 10. 
    Where the MacKay Bridge now stands was the home to many black loyalists and refugees of the War of 1812. This place was called
  • 11. 
    What were these documents called?
    • A. 

      Peace and Land Treaties

    • B. 

      Peace and Friendship Treaties

    • C. 

      First Nations Treaties

    • D. 

      Douglas Treaties

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