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Strictly Canadian: Confederation
"The majority of the information for this Canadian confederation quiz comes from W.G. Hardy's book "From Sea Unto Sea The Road to Nationhood.""
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The Canadian motto is "A Mari usque ad Mare" which means from sea to sea. Before British Columbia joined Canada the motto was not strictly accurate. When did British Columbia join Canada, thus extending Canada from sea to sea?
Newfoundland was the last province to join Canada in 1949. What year did province's name officially change to include Labrador?
Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories, but initially at confederation there were only four provinces. Ontario and Quebec were two of these provinces. Which were the other two?
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
Nova Scotia and British Columbia
Newfoundland and Alberta
Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island
Canada has three territories. Before the creation of Nunavut the Northwest Territories was the largest territory, and Nunavut is the newest territory. In what year did the Yukon Territory join Canada?
One contributing factor that helped encouraged this province to join Canada was that each person (resident) would receive $50. Which province was the recipient of this unique confederation gift or bribe?
Prince Edward Island
This area was considered to be too large to be one province, so two provinces were created. Which two provinces joined Canada in 1905?
British Columbia and Alberta
Quebec and Ontario
Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Saskatchewan and Alberta
In just over 130 years Canada expanded from 4 provinces, to 10 provinces and 3 territories. Over 60% (8 provinces and or territories) joined in the same month. Which month was the most popular month for joining Canada?
With the BNA Act Canada came into existence. Canadian confederation is based on what date?
July 1, 1867
July 1, 1868
July 1, 1866
July 1, 1865
When this province joined Canada in 1870 it was 1/18th the size of its modern day size. Which province because of its size at joining was called the "postage stamp province"?
Originally the national holiday that celebrated Canadian confederation was called Dominion Day. Canadians now celebrate Canada Day, in what year did celebrating Dominion Day end and Canada Day begin?
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