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Canada is one of the biggest countries on Earth. How much do you know about the provinces of this sprawling North American entity?

How many provinces are there in Canada?

  • 15
  • 10
  • eight

What is the most populous province?

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec

Which province has the fewest residents?

  • Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia

Regina is the capital of which province?

  • Nova Scotia
  • British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan

In 1867, the Province of Canada was divided into which two modern provinces?

  • Alberta and British Columbia
  • Ontario and Quebec
  • Alberta and Saskatchewan

How many provinces did Canada have in 1866?

  • six
  • five
  • four

Which province was the first to legalize same-sex marriage?

  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • British Columbia

Which province features Lake Winnipeg?

  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan

"Splendour without Diminishment" is the motto of which province?

  • Quebec
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta

Combined into total area (including both land and water), where does Canada rank in terms of size, worldwide?

  • first
  • second
  • third

The lodgepole pine is the official tree of which province?

  • Alberta
  • Ontario
  • Quebec

Which province is the only one officially considered bilingual?

  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick

In which province does about 20% of the population have Scottish ethnic origin?

  • British Columbia
  • Nova Scotia
  • Manitoba

How many of Canada's provinces are considered prairie provinces?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

Which province's flag features a lion over a ship on a yellow background?

  • New Brunswick
  • British Columbia
  • Nova Scotia

In Ontario, most residents claim to be which religion?

  • Lutheran
  • Protestant
  • Catholic

What is the largest city in Manitoba?

  • Montreal
  • Winnipeg
  • Saskatoon

Which province entered the Canadian confederation in 1949?

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick

What does the word Saskatchewan mean in Cree?

  • Light of the gods
  • Swift-flowing river
  • Big rocky plateau

The Great Gray Owl is the official bird of which province?

  • Alberta
  • Quebec
  • Manitoba

What percentage of people in Nova Scotia primarily speak French?

  • 30 percent
  • 3 percent
  • 1 percent

In which province is French the primary language?

  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick
  • British Columbia

Among Canadian provinces, where does Alberta rank in terms of population?

  • first
  • third
  • fourth

Glacier National Park extends into which province?

  • Manitoba
  • British Columbia
  • Quebec

In 2011, what was Saskatchewan's approximate gross domestic product?

  • $7 billion
  • $75 billion
  • $119 billion

Which province averages the greatest number of tornadoes per year?

  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba

Which province is home to about 40% of all Canadians?

  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • British Columbia

In which province does the so-called "spirit bear" live?

  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia

What is Alberta's No. 1 industry?

  • Agriculture
  • Oil and natural gas
  • Mining

In the 90s, the decline of which industry led to a population collapse in Newfoundland and Labrador?

  • fishing
  • mining
  • agriculture