Provinces of Canada

Provinces of Canada

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1.

The name Ontario comes from "Kanadario" which is Iroquois for:

sparkling water
many lakes
rolling hills
sulfur spring
I don't know
2.

Quebec is derived from an Algonquin word for:

river opening
narrow passage
wild place
cold winds
I don't know
3.

The British gave the name Quebec to the former French colonies in what year?

1689
1763
1795
1821
I don't know
4.

Nova Scotia is named after which country?

Ireland
Scotland
Sweden
Wales
I don't know
5.

Manitoba comes from "Manitou bou," which means "narrows of the Great Spirit" -- the name for where Lake Manitoba narrows at its center. What is the group of Native Americans that coined the term?

Algonquin
Micmac
Sioux
Cree
I don't know
6.

Which of the following provinces were NOT named after a royal figure?

Prince Edward Island
Alberta
New Brunswick
British Columbia
I don't know
7.

Which of the following cities is found in the province named for its river, the Ksiskatchewanisipi?

Winnipeg
Regina
Toronto
St. John's
I don't know
8.

In what year did John Cabot arrive at what King Henry VII referred to as the "New Found Launde" and is now known as Newfoundland?

1497
1589
1643
1734
I don't know
9.

Which of the following is NOT a territory of Canada?

Yukon
Northwest Territories
Akulivik
Nunavut
I don't know
10.

The word Canada comes from "Kanata," which is an Indian word for

palace
settlement
space
land
I don't know
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