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Quiz about Place The Canadian Landmark
Quiz about Place The Canadian Landmark

Place The Canadian Landmark Trivia Quiz


A fairly easy-going quiz, where I give you the landmark for a Canadian city and four possible locations, you name the city and I give you some interesting information on the city itself.

A multiple-choice quiz by TemplarLLM. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
TemplarLLM
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
32,194
Updated
Jun 11 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
8048
Awards
Editor's Choice
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Question 1 of 10
1. A question about one of Canada's most famous landmarks, but with a United States of America answer. The city of Niagara Falls has grown alongside the Niagara Falls themselves on the Canadian side of the border, but what U.S. city surrounds the Falls on the American side of the border? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What city in western Canada, once home to the Winter Olympics, is home to one of North America's most famous Rodeos? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This city is located a bit in the wild and doesn't offer as many exciting attractions as some of the more southerly Canadian Cities, but it does have some of the most stunning vistas and a 'Fishway', where one can view fish as they swim by in the famous river that flows through the city. What city is it? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Okay, not a city, but a province question just to shake things up a little. This province boasts the world's longest spanning bridge over ice-covered waters, the meeting place of the Fathers of Confederation, it is the most densely populated province in all of Canada and it is the home of one of Canada's most well-known authors. Which province is it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This city is the oldest fortified city in North America and has one of the most famous hotels in the world as its unique landmark. Name the city? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This city is known as the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'. What is its name? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Where is the home of the CN Tower and Casa Loma? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What city is known as 'The Gateway to Western Canada'? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This city was once known as Frobisher Bay and is now the capital of one of Canada's territories. It was the home of an architectural gem called St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral, which was destroyed by fire in 2005. What is its name? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Name the city on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A question about one of Canada's most famous landmarks, but with a United States of America answer. The city of Niagara Falls has grown alongside the Niagara Falls themselves on the Canadian side of the border, but what U.S. city surrounds the Falls on the American side of the border?

Answer: Niagara Falls

One of the world's most famous waterfalls, the falls themselves are actually in two principal parts, separated by Goat Island. The larger division, adjoining the Canadian bank, is Horseshoe Falls. The height is 185 feet (56 m), and the length of its curving crest line is about 2,200 feet (670 m).

The American Falls, adjoining the right bank, are taller, at 190 feet (58 m) high, but only 1,060 feet (320 m) across. These spectacular falls are part of the border formed between Canada and the United States. Almost 600,000 litres of water pour over the Falls every second, quite cleverly taken advantage of by power companies on both sides of the border, who supply electricity to large parts of Ontario and New York State by diverting water above the Falls into massive pipes that shoot the water at an increased velocity into hydro-electric plants.

The Falls receives 20 million visitors annually. More camera film is sold there than anywhere else in the world.
2. What city in western Canada, once home to the Winter Olympics, is home to one of North America's most famous Rodeos?

Answer: Calgary

3. This city is located a bit in the wild and doesn't offer as many exciting attractions as some of the more southerly Canadian Cities, but it does have some of the most stunning vistas and a 'Fishway', where one can view fish as they swim by in the famous river that flows through the city. What city is it?

Answer: Whitehorse

Whitehorse is the capital city of the Yukon Territory in the North-Western corner of Canada. The City was founded in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1898 as a stop-over for the 30,000 or so prospectors who wound their way down the Klondike River on their way to Dawson City.

It is named after the foaming rapids that used to be present in that area, but which are now submerged beneath Schwatka Lake, which was formed when a hydropower dam was built in 1958. Despite being the capital city (and communication and transportation hub) of Yukon, it is fairly small, particularly with the decline of the local mining industry in the 1980's, with a population of approximately 20,000 people. One of its attractions (other than spectacular wildlife and scenic vistas) is the 'Whitehorse Fishway', where people can watch the fish swim by on the Yukon River in a fish ladder, designed to help salmon and other fish traverse the river.
4. Okay, not a city, but a province question just to shake things up a little. This province boasts the world's longest spanning bridge over ice-covered waters, the meeting place of the Fathers of Confederation, it is the most densely populated province in all of Canada and it is the home of one of Canada's most well-known authors. Which province is it?

Answer: Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada and because of this is also the most densely populated province in Canada. P.E.I. was originally called Abegweit by the Micmac Indians (which translates roughly as 'Cradled on the Waves'), was then renamed Ile Saint-Jean by the French, then St. John's Island by the English, then New Ireland until finally it was named after the Duke of Kent, who was the commander of the British Forces in North America.

It was the birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote 'Anne of Green Gables'.

The Island is now accessible by the 12.9km long Confederation Bridge, which was opened in 1997 and spans the Northumberland Strait between P.E.I. and New Brunswick. During the winter the bridge also gains the honour of being the longest bridge to span ice covered waters in the world (it was also the first bridge to be made possible through the Global Positioning System (GPS)).

The capital of P.E.I., Charlottetown is also famous for being known as the location of the meeting of the Fathers of Confederation, who created the concept of Canada.

These 'Fathers' were actually representatives of the Maritime Provinces and met to form a Union in 1864. The meeting paved the way for the Confederation of Canada a few years later following the Quebec Conference of 1867. Prince Edward Island did not actually join the Dominion of Canada until 1873 due to severe financial problems, but it is still referred to as the 'Cradle of Confederation'.
5. This city is the oldest fortified city in North America and has one of the most famous hotels in the world as its unique landmark. Name the city?

Answer: Quebec City

The Chateau Frontenac is perhaps one of the most famous hotels in the world and sits atop the Cote de la Montagne ('Mountain Hill') overlooking Quebec City, a city that seems to be stuck sometime in the 17th and 18th century. The City has retained its narrow streets and cobbled roads, although most of its remaining historical buildings are religious in function, including the Church of Notre-Dame des Victoires (1688), the Ursuline monastery, the seminary, the Basilica and the first Anglican Cathedral in Canada. Standing at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saint-Charles rivers, 150 miles northeast of Montreal, the origins of the City itself were started in 1535, when Jacques Cartier, a famous French explorer discovered the site of a Huron Indian village called Stadacona.

The site was only made into a permanent French settlement though in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain who used it as a fur-trading base. The City stands over the Plains of Abraham, a battlefield site where the French forces were defeated by the British, which resulted in France losing Quebec.

The City itself has been attacked five times, three times by the British and twice by the Americans. It only fell twice, both times to the British, who finally gained possession in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris. At one time it was the provincial capital of Lower Canada and is currently the capital of the province of Quebec. Just outside of its walls also stands 'The Citadel', which is the oldest standing continuous fortification to be garrisoned by regular troops in North America.
6. This city is known as the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'. What is its name?

Answer: Churchill

Churchill, Canada's northernmost seaport, is located in the province of Manitoba and sits on the shores of the Hudson Bay, a bay which stretches across the edges of Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. It was named after John Churchill, the First Duke of Marlborough, who was the Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company (the oldest surviving North American company) between 1685 and 1691. Churchill can only be accessed by rail, air or sea as there are no roads connecting it to the rest of Canada.

It is an extremely small city with a population of only about 1000, but it regularly draws tens of thousands every year to see the polar bears that inhabit the surrounding area.

In addition, one can also see Beluga whales that dive in and around the mouth of the Churchill River where it feeds into the Hudson Bay.

Although not unique to Churchill, the Northern Lights are also very perceptible from this far north location. The city also has one of the largest collection of Inuit art housed in the Eskimo Museum.
7. Where is the home of the CN Tower and Casa Loma?

Answer: Toronto

Toronto is the largest city in Canada with a population of four and a half million in the city and its surrounding suburbs. It is also the country's financial and commercial centre (the political side being left to Ottawa as the Nation's Capital). Toronto sits on the northern shore of Lake Ontario in the province of Ontario.

The city has the CN Tower (the world's tallest free standing structure when it was built. It has a 1,815 feet high communications and observation spire), the Hockey Hall of Fame, Ontario Place and the Canadian National Exhibition Centre (two large entertainment developments on the lake shore), the Skydome (one of North America's largest sports arenas with a retractable roof) and Queens Park (the home of the Ontario Legislature).

The city is also home to the Toronto Blue Jays (baseball), the Toronto Raptors (basketball) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey) as well as many other National and North American competing professional teams. There are also a host of famous buildings, such as the New City Hall (1965), the Eaton Centre and Casa Loma (an eccentric millionaire's dream castle built overlooking the city).
8. What city is known as 'The Gateway to Western Canada'?

Answer: Winnipeg

Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba and lies almost exactly in the centre of Canada at a confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Archaeological evidence has indicated that a settlement has existed on the city's site for over 6,000 years, but the city as it now stands was started as Fort-Rouge in 1738 by a French voyageur called La Verendrye, but was later Fort Gibraltar and then Fort Garry.

The city merged with the Red River Settlement and renamed itself Winnipeg, after the nearby lake that derived its name from the Cree Indian words win and nipee, which translate as Muddy Water.

In the late 1880s the city became a commercial boomtown as a distributing point for grain and wheat coming in from the Prairie Provinces. It is now a busy transportation and communications hub. Winnipeg is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Canadian Mint, a symphony orchestra, the University of Manitoba and 'Golden Boy', a neo-classical bronze statue that stands astride the dome of the Manitoba Legislature.
9. This city was once known as Frobisher Bay and is now the capital of one of Canada's territories. It was the home of an architectural gem called St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral, which was destroyed by fire in 2005. What is its name?

Answer: Iqaluit

Iqaluit is the capital of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut and also the headquarters of Baffin region, lying on the head of Frobisher Bay on southeastern Baffin Island. It was only founded in 1914 as a trading post, although it quickly gained military significance, becoming an airbase in World War II and then part of the DEW (Distant Early Warning) System in the Cold War.

Its name means 'Place of Fish' in the local Inuktitut language. It is also home to St. Jude's Anglican Cathedral which is shaped like an igloo and decorated with local crafts.
10. Name the city on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia.

Answer: Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and overlooks the Juan de Fuca Strait. It is one of the province's oldest settlements, being founded in 1843 as a Hudson's Bay trading post called Fort Camosun by James Douglas, an adventurer, but later renamed Fort Victoria in honour of Queen Victoria.

The city has retained a decidedly English air, complete with double decker buses and the offer of afternoon tea in the many tea houses that are spread throughout the city. Victoria is connected to the mainland by air and ferry service.
Source: Author TemplarLLM

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