Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The History Of Canada Day?
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How Much Do You Know About The History Of Canada Day?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

A lot of countries around the world have special days when they celebrate nationhood. In Canada, they celebrate...Canada Day! How much do you know about Canada Day's history?

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Canada Day is a relatively new name for this holiday. What was it originally called?
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What was the Constitution Act of 1867 originally called?
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The Constitution Act established a dominion. But what was that dominion called?
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With the passing of the Constitution Act of 1867, Canada became ______.
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On Canada Day, the country's national anthem is played over and over agan. What's the name of Canada's anthem?
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Dominion Day was established in 1879 to celebrate the new dominion, but few Canadians celebrated the day, Why?
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It wasn't until 1958 that the federal government officially organized celebrations. They were designed for what purpose?
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The Constitution Act established what sort of governmental entity?
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The year 1967 was the 100th anniversary of Canada Day. How did Britain respond?
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What day of the year is Canada Day?
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When did Canadians finally start celebrating Dominion Day?
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Which city is considered the best place to celebrate Canada Day?
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In 1982, the name of Dominion Day was finally changed to Canada Day. Why were some people up in arms about the change?
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Canadians often celebrate Canada Day by _____.
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There was political resistance to changing the name of Dominion Day to Canada Day. How did legislators manage to pass the bill?
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True or false: Canada Day a holiday for federal employees.
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On July 1, 1867, Canadian politicians signed which famous act?
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On Canada Day, the country did gain more independence from Britain. But it didn't become totally independent until which year?
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Upon uniting the three provinces, the province of Canada was promptly split into two new provinces. What was NOT one of provinces created from the split of Canada?
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What was NOT one of the reasons that gave rise to the Constitution Act?
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True or false: Canada didn't even exist as a country before 1867.
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How many provinces did the Constitution Act unite?
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True or false: There are VERY standard ways to celebrate Canada Day throughout the country.
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In Quebec, Canada Day is traditionally a big day for _____.
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True or false: Canada Day celebrates Canada's birthday.
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