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Disasters in Canada
"This quiz is on various kinds of disasters that have occurred in Canadian history. See how much you know, good luck, and have fun!"
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In October 1825, "The Great Miramichi Fire", which was actually a string of forest fires, destroyed 260 buildings in less than three hours, 16,000 square kilometers of forest in eight hours and killed nearly 300 people. In which Canadian province did this disaster occur?
Frank Slide, the greatest landslide in North American history, occured on April 29, 1903. It happened along the Crowsnest Pass of the Canadian Rockies in Frank, Alberta. What is the name of the mountain that collapsed and buried 76 people alive?
The worst and deadliest tornado in Canadian history occurred on June 30, 1912. Which Canadian city was devastated by this tornado?
Vancouver, British Columbia
Charles Elick survived the Frank Slide disaster of 1903 by digging his way out of the Frank Mine, but on June 19, 1914, Charles was killed in another disaster not far from Frank Slide. What is this disaster known as?
The Springhill Mining Disaster
The Point Ellice Bridge Disaster
The Hillcrest Mine Disaster
The Halifax Explosion
On December 6, 1917, two ships accidentally collided in the Halifax Harbor, causing the world's largest accidental explosion. What were the names of the two ships?
The SS Mont Blanc and the Imo
The Exxon Valdez and the Endurance
The SS Andrea Doria and the Calypso
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald and the SS Minnow
This hurricane killed eighty-one people in Toronto, Ontario in 1954. What was the name of the hurricane?
Two hundred and eighty Canadian citizens were killed in a terrorist attack when a Boeing 747-237B was bombed over Irish air space in June of 1985. What was the name of the operator and the flight number?
British Airways Flight 9
Air Canada Flight 797
Air India Flight 182
Northwest Airlines Flight 422
On February 8, 1986 a VIA Rail passenger train collided with a Canadian National Railways (CNR) freight train, resulting in twenty-three deaths and many more injuries. Where did this crash happen?
Kelowna, British Columbia
What happened in 1998 in Eastern Canada and the U.S. that left over 4 million people without power and is blamed for thirty-five deaths?
In the year 2000, seven people died and over twenty-five hundred became ill due to the contamination of a town's water supply with E. coli bacteria. In what town did this tragedy occur?
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