Quiz: Are You A Canadian History Expert?
Are You A Canadian History Expert?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Are you a history buff? Does Canadian history, specifically, light your fire? If so, we've got a quiz for you. We've compiled a list of 35 questions about Canadian history. Do you think you're smart enough to get them all right? Let's find out.

So, have you watched the Facebook video about the Canadian that is trying to get a bear to leave his yard? The Canadian politely asks the bear to vacate the premises. Now, if that isn't Canadian, we don't know what is. And, if you haven't seen the video, look it up. You won't be sorry.

So, assuming that good old Christopher Columbus first landed in the United States, we can assume that the US was settled long before Canada, right? Well, that's not entirely true. Even before the first European settlers came ashore in the United States, native peoples populated Canada via a land mass that spanned the Bering Strait as long as 40,000 years ago, making the country to our north older (and some might say, wiser) than we are.

But, how much do you actually know about our neighbors to the north other than the stereotype of extreme politeness? Take this quiz to find out.

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Who were the first people to live in the area considered to be Canada today?
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What was the area colonized by the French called while under French control?
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What trade flourished in New France?
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Did the U.S. ever try to invade Canada?
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Which Europeans were the first to land in Canada?
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Did Canada fight in Word War II?
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Which country set up colonies in Canada, but abandoned them?
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Which Canadian city was one of the earliest permanent settlements?
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What is the official language of Canada?
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Even though the English claimed Canada, which country was the first to set up permanent colonies there?
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Why did New France come to an end?
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Which of these American states initially belonged to France?
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What were the remaining portions of New France called under British rule?
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How many provinces does Canada have?
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Which English monarch did John Cabot claim parts of Canada for?
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What is Canada's government considered?
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Who was the first prime minister of Canada?
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Has Canada ever had a female prime minister?
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Which is the only country on Earth larger than Canada?
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When did Canada become an independent country?
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Why did Canada get involved in World War I?
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How many Canadians died in World War I?
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What language does Canada's name come from?
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Which Canadian province has discussed becoming independent of Canada?
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Canada has North America's oldest:
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How many territories does Canada have?
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How many federal politicians have been assassinated in Canada?
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Which sport has its roots in Canada?
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Which explorer claimed the land that would become Canada for France?
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Who was the first European to land in Canada after the Vikings?
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The religion of Quebec was:
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Who fled to Canada during the American Revolution?
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When was slavery abolished in Canada?
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For centuries Canada's economy was based on:
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