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10 questions to test your geography knowledge

The Canadian Geographic Challenge is turning 20! To celebrate we've compiled a list of our favourite past quiz questions. Can you answer them correctly?
  • Feb 09, 2015
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The Canadian Geographic Challenge is turning 20 years old! It’s Can Geo Education’s oldest program, so to celebrate we’ve combed through past quiz questions and compiled some of our favourites. For the next three weeks, until registration closes on March 1, we’re encouraging all Canadians to use these questions to test their own high school geography knowledge. And while you’re at it, tell the teachers in your life to register for what proves to be our most exciting Challenge yet!

(Answers at bottom of page)

  1. How many Canadian provinces do not have marine coastlines?
    a) 1
    b) 2
    c) 3
    d) 4
  2. The glacial feature in northwestern Manitoba is a:
    a) Esker
    b) Drumlin
    c) End moraine
    d) cirque
  3. Île René-Levasseur, a Québec island which can be seen from space, is located in:
    a) St. Lawrence Seaway
    b) Manicouagan Reservoir
    c) Ungava Bay
    d) James Bay
  4. Skunks are not native to any part of:
    a) Newfoundland and Labrador
    b) British Columbia
    c) Northwest Territories
    d) Saskatchewan
  5. Which Canadian province does not adopt Daylight Saving Time?
    a) Newfoundland and Labrador
    b) New Brunswick
    c) Manitoba
    d) Saskatchewan
  6. The geological age of the dinosaur fossils found in Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Drumheller, Alberta, is:
    a) Precambrian
    b) Cretaceous
    c) Devonian
    d) Neogene
  7. Approximately 475,000 colonies of these animals lived in the Canadian Prairie Provinces in 2011
    a) Prairie dogs
    b) Monarch butterflies
    c) Honey bees
    d) Garter snakes
  8. Which of the following elements is not mined in Canada
    a) Aluminum
    b) Copper
    c) Molybdenum
    d) zinc
  9. Environment Canada requires a blizzard to have sustained wind speeds of at least:
    a) 100 km/hr
    b) 75 km/hr
    c) 40 km/hr
    d) 20km/hr
  10. The border between Alberta and Saskatchewan follows which line of longitude?
    a) 49W
    b) 60W
    c) 230W
    d) 110W

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