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Canada has a fascinating history, intertwining native, English, French, and American stories together. Explore the past here and test your knowledge of Canadian history.   

There are 54 quizzes and 590 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Canada in World War II

While First World War is generally regarded as a defining period of Canada's nationhood, the Second World War was nontheless a major event in Canadian history. Canada proved many times over its important contributions to the Allied war effort.
Average (10 qns)
guitargoddess
Apr 03 09
2151 plays
2
Canada in the Interwar Period

This quiz looks at people and events in Canadian history between the two World Wars. The Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties in Canada were similar to the same era in the US, but there were many uniquely Canadian experiences, too.
Average (10 qns)
guitargoddess
Apr 09 09
1398 plays
3
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!
Average (10 qns)
AnneBonney
Jan 04 09
2094 plays
4
Halifax Explosion

The Halifax Explosion in Halifax Harbor was the biggest man-made explosion before the invention of the atomic bomb. This quiz is based on that horrific event which has never been forgotten throughout the years.
Tough (10 qns)
funnytrivianna
Aug 14 07
1965 plays
5
Timeline of Canadian Confederation

I've listed Canada's provinces and territories alphabetically, along with two other significant events of Confederation. Can you match the year that each province/territory joined, plus the two events?
Average (15 qns)
reedy
May 21 16
174 plays
6
Nova Scotia

I hope you enjoy this quiz about Nova Scotia, the province of my birth.
Average (10 qns)
zaphae
Apr 09 07
1761 plays
7
Canada, My Home and Native Land [1]

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.
Average (10 qns)
kaldav
Nov 09 07
3648 plays
8
Canada, My Home and Native Land [2]

Canada is usually perceived as a peaceful country, but that hasn't always been the case. Let's see how much you know about its less than peaceful past. The following descriptions are extremely brief synopses.
Average (10 qns)
kaldav
Feb 09 08
3333 plays
9
History of Quebec: II

The first quiz of this series concentrated on the cradle of Canada - Québec City. This quiz will not be very different - we've got to start from the beginning, haven't we?
Tough (10 qns)
cdauphinais
Nov 10 06
1776 plays
10
Names of the Provinces and Territories of Canada

Ever wonder how the Provinces and Territories of Canada got their names? Wonder no more!
Average (15 qns)
Hermit007
Mar 20 09
2427 plays
11
Alberta History

This quiz is about the history of our great province, Alberta! See how much you know.
Tough (15 qns)
Trufflesss
Mar 09 11
456 plays
12
Royals in Canada

Royals have been coming and going in Canada for over 200 years. How much do you know about their comings, their goings, and what was going on at the time?
Average (15 qns)
annaheldfan
Jul 13 12
375 plays
13
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."
Tough (10 qns)
jojanne1974
Aug 07 08
993 plays
14
Newfoundland to British Columbia

Canadian history is as varied as the people of this large country. Have fun as you travel the land I love.
Average (10 qns)
zaphae
Apr 06 07
2103 plays
15
Fur Trade Words and Phrases

The fur traders were the first Europeans on the Western Canadian Prairies, and they had a language all their own. This quiz is about words and phrases that were in common use among fur traders.
Difficult (10 qns)
Cymruambyth
Dec 27 05
1080 plays
16
The Halifax Explosion

This was probably one of the most infamous explosions in Canadian history in the 20th century. Take a journey into the fascinating details of this unique explosion. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
apathy100
Jul 15 05
954 plays
17
Heroes of New France

The French colony of New France existed for only a little longer than a hundred and fifty years. In that time the French were instrumental in opening up the North American continent.
Tough (10 qns)
dobrov
Nov 19 01
2466 plays
18
The On-To-Ottawa Trek

2005 marks the 70th anniversary of this trek of unemployed people during the Great Depression. In 2006, the last leader of the trek, Robert "Doc" Savage, has passed away. See how much you know about this important historical event.
Tough (10 qns)
Catamount
May 09 05
831 plays
19
A History of Manitoba (1870-1900)

Manitoba was the 5th province to join Confederation, and the first from Western Canada. Join me in looking at the first 30 years of Manitoba as a part of Canada.
Difficult (10 qns)
reedy
Feb 19 03
675 plays
20
Take It From Me

I am grateful to have lived in seven (and still counting) decades. These ten questions relate to both pure trivia and significant events from 1949 to 2005. Gentlemen, start your pacemakers.
Average (10 qns)
yowzayowza
Dec 13 05
2211 plays
21
History of Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, formerly known as Gastown, is Canada's most populous western city. It is also fairly younger than most other cities in Canada and in North America in terms of formally settlement by Europeans. What do you know about its history?
Average (10 qns)
Joepetz
Feb 06 16
180 plays
22
Nova Scotia

How much do you know about Nova Scotia?
Average (10 qns)
alicia_88
Apr 28 07
1419 plays
23
A History of Manitoba (1900-1925)

It was a time of incredible growth for Manitoba, both in population and industry. Come see how Manitoba entered the 20th century.
Tough (10 qns)
reedy
Feb 23 03
747 plays
24
Canada, 1952 to 1958

The quiz about events that affected Canada from 1952 to 1958.
Average (10 qns)
stephedm
May 12 05
2253 plays
25
New France - The Early Years

Although there are a few questions about the early English exploration, this quiz deals with New France up to about 1700. I owe a debt of gratitude to Thomas B Costain's "The White and the Gold".
Difficult (25 qns)
tripeuro
Aug 04 04
1830 plays
26
Confederation

Find out how much you know about the forming of Canada.
Average (10 qns)
chonkbobwhoa
Apr 24 07
1896 plays
27
History of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia is one Canada's chief ports and has a history stretching back for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. This quiz deals with Halifax's history from its early days to World War II.
Average (10 qns)
Joepetz
May 14 15
168 plays
28
A History of Manitoba (1950-1975)

I imagine that a lot of people who lived through the sixties won't remember much from this quarter-century, but give the quiz a shot anyway.
Tough (10 qns)
reedy
Mar 06 03
819 plays
29
History of Montreal, Quebec

This quiz deals with the history of Montreal, Quebec, an island city and the second most populous in Canada, from its founding to its modern history.
Tough (10 qns)
Joepetz
Aug 04 15
141 plays
30
Canadian History

This is an easy quiz on Canada! Americans Welcome!
Average (10 qns)
krysrom
Aug 29 00
9339 plays
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