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Canada, My Home and Native Land 
"I'm going to give you some interesting tidbits and biographical data about an individual or individuals, that have played an important part in the discovery and exploration of Canada. If you feel there are any discrepancies, please contact me."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who were the first Europeans that left indisputable proof that they actually landed on the shores of Canada by building settlements?
This gentleman sailed from England in 1496 but failed in his initial attempt to find the new land. Finally, in 1497 he was the first modern explorer recorded to have landed on Canadian soil. Who was he?
This individual, born in Brittany in 1491, was responsible for the name Canada. Who was he?
Jean Claude Killy
Samuel de Champlain
This individual, born in France in the late 1560's is responsible for building a fort and settlement on the shores of the St Lawrence, around 1608, in the location that later became Quebec City. Who was he?
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
Louis de Buade de Frontenac
Samuel de Champlain
Another gentleman, born around 1570, also set sail from England three times looking for the fabled Northwest Passage. His third attempt ended in mutiny. Who was he?
Born in England in 1537, this gentleman was the first to claim land and establish a permanent settlement on Canadian soil in the name of England. Who was he?
Sir Ralph Richardson
Sir Randolph Scott
Sir Humphrey Gilbert
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Let's move ahead a few years to the 19th century. This gentleman was born in England in 1786 and proved that there was a Northwest passage through the Arctic. However, due to the hardships on his last ill-fated expedition, his crew reportedly resorted to cannibalism. Who was he?
Sir Benjamin Franklin
Sir Walter Scott
Sir John Franklin
Sir Winston Churchill
There are two gentlemen with the same name that played a significant role in Canadian history, however, the one I'm looking for was born in Scotland in 1764. His claim to fame was being the first European to cross North America by land. Who was he?
This gentleman was famous for his explorations of the Pacific Ocean, however, he also made a significant contribution to the history of eastern Canada. Born in Yorkshire in 1728, he was killed on one of his expeditions to the Pacific. Who was he?
My last explorer of the west coast has both a city and an island named after him. He was born in England in 1757 and actually sailed under the command of James Cook, during Cook's Pacific expeditions, before assuming his own command. Who was he?
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