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What's Your Canadian History IQ?
by Bambi Turner
History Class

Do you know when Toronto, Ottawa and Canada's other great cities were established, or what the original names were for these population centers? Know how the country fared in WWI or WWII, or what major event occurred in Canada on July 20, 2005? If you think you know everything about the history of this nation, prove it with this Canadian history quiz!

The world's second largest country has so much more to offer than maple leaves, poutine and top-notch hockey players. The nation also has a rich and storied history that dates back well over 10,000 years, when the earliest people migrated from Alaska and the Yukon into what is now known as Canada.

Like its southern neighbor, the United States, Canada's story begins with a rich native culture which pre-dated European colonization by centuries. Since the first European settlements were established in Canada around the 16th century, the First Nations people have faced many of the same struggles seen by Native Americans further south.

Over time, people flocked to cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, which became global centers of finance, food, fashion and culture. The country gained its independence from Great Britain and became a world power in its own right.

Do you know the events that shaped Canada into the country it is today? Take our quiz to find out!

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