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Rock Solid
  Rock Solid   great trivia quiz  
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Known colloquially as 'The Rock', the island of Newfoundland is Canada's easternmost province (along with Labrador). Everyone knows that Newfoundlanders are solid people, even with their propensity for naming things a little oddly.
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Dec 17 23
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Dec 17 23
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Cross Canada Trip the First Leg
  Cross Canada Trip, the First Leg   popular trivia quiz  
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Thus begins our epic journey, starting from the easternmost point of North America. The first leg of our journey starts with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador! Buckle up, 'cause we are hitting the road!
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jun 11 21
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Jun 11 21
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East Coast Tour Part II
  East Coast Tour: Part II   popular trivia quiz  
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In the summer of 2011, a friend and I went on a twenty-one day road trip to the East Coast of Canada. Here is the second leg of our trip. I hope you enjoy the tour!
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Jan 13 19
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Jan 13 19
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  A Little Bit of Newfoundland and Labrador   popular trivia quiz  
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Since 2001, the Province has been known as Newfoundland and Labrador. Discover something about Canada's youngest Province with the oldest and the most arduous history in Canada. For the sake of brevity, at times I'll refer to it as Newfoundland.
Average, 10 Qns, JaneofGaunt, Sep 18 07
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  Newfoundland Geography   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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A quiz on Newfoundland geography.
Average, 10 Qns, kyle2121, Jun 15 22
Jun 15 22
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Newfoundland Trivia Questions

1. The first time I came to Newfoundland, I participated in a local tradition where I had to "kiss a codfish" and drink really strong rum. What did I do?

From Quiz
Newfoundland Geography

Answer: I got screeched in.

Being "screeched in" means you become an Honourary Newfoundlander. Screech is a type of Jamaican rum which is 40% alcohol. A screech-in ceremony is when non-Newfoundlanders are inducted into Newfoundland culture by drinking a shot of screech, repeating some phrases in a Newfie dialect, and kissing a cod. At the end of the screech in, participants get a certificate that names them as honourary Newfoundlanders.

2. In 2008, which heavenly Newfoundland town had the title of "fastest growing community in Atlantic Canada"?

From Quiz Newfoundland Geography

Answer: Paradise

Paradise is located ten minutes outside of St. John's. Between 2004-2009, Paradise grew from an approximate population of 1,500 to an astonishing 11,000! (Source: Statistics Canada)

3. In September, 1993, prospectors looking for diamonds in northern Labrador didn't find any. What did they find instead?

From Quiz A Little Bit of Newfoundland and Labrador

Answer: nickel, copper and cobalt

Extensive deposits of nickel, copper and cobalt were discovered near Voisey's Bay in Northern Labrador. The Voisey's Bay Nickel Company is actively developing the site, with surface and underground extraction and an on-site concentrator.

4. Giovanni Caboto was one of the first European explorers to land in Newfoundland. Who do we know him as?

From Quiz Newfoundland Geography

Answer: John Cabot

John Cabot was an Italian explorer who was originally trying to discover Iceland. Instead, he found Newfoundland.

5. In the era of 1940-1973, the main feature of what town was a U.S. naval base? (Hint: This town later became home to a popular ferry route to Nova Scotia).

From Quiz Newfoundland Geography

Answer: Argentia

Argentia is about 100km west of St. John's. It is the only place in Canada where there was once a U.S. Naval base.

6. If Newfoundland and Labrador was one of the states of the U.S.A., where would it rank in terms of size?

From Quiz A Little Bit of Newfoundland and Labrador

Answer: 4th

The province would rank fourth behind Alaska, Texas and California. Island area is 111,390 sq. km; Labrador area is 293,330 sq. km. for a total land area of 405,720, with a total coastline of 17,542 km and a population of just over 500,000. There are lots of wide open spaces!

7. What community is on the Burin Peninsula and is known as the "Soccer Capital of Canada"? Its local soccer team is known as the Laurentians.

From Quiz Newfoundland Geography

Answer: St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence Laurentians have been one of the best soccer teams in Canada for several years. The team has won many championships and tournaments.

8. The Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) made landfall at which part of the New Founde Land in 1497?

From Quiz A Little Bit of Newfoundland and Labrador

Answer: Bonavista

The name Bonavista is said to derive from Cabot's cry of "O Buena Vista" ["O Happy Sight"] when sighting shore, and the town is generally credited with being the official landfall of Cabot. St. John's is the capital of the province. Keels is a community not far from Bonavista, said to have derived its name from boats being hauled up from the water for either repair/maintenance or winter storage. Terra Nova Point may exist somewhere other than my imagination!

9. Friends invite you to join them on a visit to their parents' house for a weekend, but when you hear the name of their community, you wonder if your friends are pulling your leg. Where do your friends come from?

From Quiz A Little Bit of Newfoundland and Labrador

Answer: Dildo

Dildo and South Dildo are situated on the South Eastern Arm of Trinity Bay. Signs on the Trans Canada Highway have often made people do a double take. Dildos have traditionally been the name of the two round pegs on a dory (small rowboat) which keep the oars in place. The other names are again from my fertile imagination!

10. What place was the first to get the Titanic's distress signals?

From Quiz Newfoundland Geography

Answer: Cape Race

Cape Race is a point of land located at the southeastern tip of the island of Newfoundland. This historic lighthouse has remained in use for decades. Cape Race received the distress signal first because it was the nearest location from the Titanic.

11. While staying in Dildo, your friend's mother wonders if you'd like a Jigg's Dinner for the main meal next day. You ask her "What's in it?" What does she tell you?

From Quiz A Little Bit of Newfoundland and Labrador

Answer: Salt beef, vegetables and pease pudding

Probably Newfoundland's most traditional meal and cooked on a regular basis. Figgy Duff is a raisin pudding; soused herring is, well, soused herring, and capelin are small silvery fish which come ashore to spawn, and are used as a food and a fertilizer for potato gardens - they are very good smoked and tossed on the barbecue for a few minutes - but that's just my opinion.

12. Name the place that The Mayflower allegedly stopped at to stock up on supplies, before continuing on to Plymouth Rock in 1620.

From Quiz Newfoundland Geography

Answer: Renews

Local tradition tells that the Mayflower stopped in Renews in 1620. Renews was a really busy trading post in the 17th-19th century. Fisherman of the area helped the Mayflower voyagers with food and water. (Newfoundland & Labrador Wildland Tours Website, 2009)

13. Which Newfoundland city has the same latitude as Paris or Vancouver?

From Quiz Newfoundland Geography

Answer: Cornerbrook

Corner Brook is located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. The latitude is 48'57'9 degrees N. (Source: Wikipedia)

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