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July 1st - The Canada Day celebrations occur all across the nation.What day is Canada day celebrated on?

       a. July 14
       b. July 4th
       c. July 1st
       d. July 23


Windsor - The fireworks are a joint effort with Detroit. They are fired over the Detroit River, which separates the two nations. There were close to a million spectators in 2011. Fireworks are a large part of the Canada celebrations. Where is the largest fireworks display in Canada normally held?

       a. Ottawa
       b. Windsor
       c. Toronto
       d. Vancouver


1867 - The British North American Act is often referred to as the BNA. This act sets the general guidelines for the Canadian Government.When was the British North American Act passed?

       a. 1867
       b. 1667
       c. 1776
       d. 1846


Manitoba - The territory of Manitoba was under British rule. It was part of the land acquired in 1763.Which of these was not a province at the time when the British North American Act was passed?

       a. Manitoba
       b. Nova Scotia
       c. Ontario
       d. New Brunswick


Sir John A. MacDonald - Sir John A. MacDonald was prime Minister for nineteen years. These years were not consecutive.Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?

       a. Sir John A. MacDonald
       b. William Lyon Mackenzie King
       c. Sir John Abbott
       d. Sir Mackenzie Bowell


Trafalgar Square - These events include various performances and street hockey.Canada Day is celebrated in other nations. Since 2006, there have been celebrations in London. Where do these events take place?

       a. Buckingham Palace
       b. Trafalgar Square
       c. Hyde Park
       d. Wimbledon Common


The Snow Birds - This elite team is officially known as the Royal Canadian Air Force's 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. The squadron received their colors on October 16th, 1999.Canada Day is often marked by the traditional fly-by. What is the name of the group, which performs these aerial stunts every year?

       a. The Canadian Geese
       b. The Snow Birds
       c. Golden Falcons
       d. Golden Devils


1982 - The change was officially made on the 27th of October, 1982.Canada Day was not the original name of this holiday. When was the name changed to Canada Day?

       a. 1982
       b. 1967
       c. 1911
       d. 1937


Dominion Day - In Ottawa, celebrations are held on Parliament Hill.What was the original name of Canada Day?

       a. Independence Day
       b. Dominion Day
       c. Freedom Day
       d. Sovereignty Day


Queen Victoria - Queen Victora signed the BNA. This proclamation set many of the guidelines for Canada's government. The British North American Act was passed in 1867. Who was the Queen at this time?

       a. Henry the Eighth
       b. Edward the Second
       c. Queen Victoria
       d. Queen Elizabeth the First


4 - They were Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec.With the signing of the British North American Act, Canada became a separate county. How many provinces were there at this time?

       a. 7
       b. 6
       c. 4
       d. 12


The Viscount Monck - This actually makes him the first Governor General of Canada. Before the signing of the BNA, this position was called Governors General of the Province of Canada. Who was the Governor General when the British North American Act was signed?

       a. The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine
       b. The Viscount Monck
       c. The Earl of Dufferin
       d. The Marquees of Lansdowne


Hong Kong - This event was called Canada D'eh and was celebrated on June 30. In 2008, twelve thousand people attended the Canada celebrations in which city/state?

       a. Hong Kong
       b. Sydney
       c. New Delhi
       d. Tokyo


Windsor - This event is a combined effort between Windsor and its American neighbour Detroit.In which Canadian city would you celebrate the International Freedom Festival?

       a. Montreal
       b. Winnipeg
       c. Windsor
       d. Quebec City


Queen Elizabeth II - The Queen has celebrated Canada Day in Canada on five different occasions including the 100th birthday party.Which royal attended Canada's 100th birthday?

       a. Queen Elizabeth II
       b. Queen Victoria
       c. King George II
       d. King Edward IV



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