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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Canada Quiz

Post #2 — Country Quizzes Week

During the week of Monday, February 27th to Sunday, March 5th, GeoFact of the Day is hosting a Country Quiz Week. Every day or every other day, there will be a new quiz on a particular country around the world. Want to see a post about a favorite country? Feel free to share your suggestion by posting a comment! See if you can answer these questions pertaining to CANADA without the help of literary resources and the Internet. Answers are provided at the end — Good Luck!

1)      Two of the following are officially known as provinces in Canada. Which one is not a Canadian province?
A — Miquelon
B — Prince Edward Island
C — New Brunswick
D — Saskatchewan

2)      Which of the following lakes in Qu├ębec formed when water filled a ring-like meteor impact crater? (A GeoFact of the Day post from last year was written about this lake.)
A — Mistassini
B — Caniapiscau
C — Manicouagan

3)      Which European country is closer to Canada's easternmost point than Vancouver?

4)      The following mountain boasts the world's lengthiest vertical drop on a land feature. Daring rock climbers ascend its 1,675-meter surface from time to time.
A — Mount Odin
B — Mount Thor
C — Qiajivik Mountain

5)      Listed below are cities in Saskatchewan, followed by their nicknames and mottoes. One of the nicknames is not correct. Choose the letter corresponding with the wrong nickname.
A — Regina — "The Queen City"
B — Kelvington — "Canada's Hockey Factory"
C — Weyburn — "The Opportunity City"
D — Saskatoon — "Chicago of the Prairies"

Question 1:
A . . . . . Miquelon

Question 2:
C . . . . . Manicouagan

Question 3:
C . . . . . Slovenia

Question 4:
B . . . . . Mt. Thor

Question 5:
D . . . . . Saskatoon — "Chicago of the Prairies" (should be "Paris of the Prairies")

So, how did you do? Thanks for taking this quiz!

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