BORDER BA­SICS

Canadian Geographic - - ULTIMATE QUIZ -

1

Three sec­tions of this large Cana­dian park border the 49th par­al­lel. a) E.C. Man­ning Pro­vin­cial Park, B.C. b) Water­ton Lakes Na­tional Park, Alta. c) Cy­press Hills In­ter­provin­cial Park, Sask.-alta. d) Grass­lands Na­tional Park, Sask.

2

How long is the sec­tion of the Canada-u.s. border that fol­lows the 49th par­al­lel to­day? a) 1,050 kilo­me­tres b) 2,050 kilo­me­tres c) 3,050 kilo­me­tres d) 5,050 kilo­me­tres

3

Which prov­ince shares a longer stretch of the 49th par­al­lel with the United States? It’s close! a) British Columbia b) Saskatchewan

4

Point Roberts, Wash., is sep­a­rated from the main­land United States by the 49th par­al­lel, the south­ern tip of a penin­sula just south of Tsawwassen, B.C. What is the ge­o­graph­i­cal term for this kind of un­at­tached land mass? a) En­clave b) Nodal re­gion c) Ex­clave d) Salient

5

TRUE OR FALSE From the Strait of Ge­or­gia, B.C., to Lake of the Woods, Man., the Canada-u.s. border lies ex­actly along the 49th par­al­lel.

6

The In­ter­na­tional Bound­ary Com­mis­sion main­tains more than 8,000 mon­u­ments along the en­tire Canada-u.s. border. How many of these ap­pear on the 49th par­al­lel? a) 212 c) 2,112 b) 912 d) 4,012

7

This small piece of Min­nesota (the re­sult of a car­to­graphic er­ror) is the only piece of the lower 48 states that lies north of the 49th par­al­lel. What is its name? a) The North­west An­gle b) The Min­nesota Wedge c) The Kenora Cor­ner d) The North­ern Slice

8

TRUE OR FALSE The Canada-u.s. stretch of the 49th par­al­lel is the world’s long­est “straight” in­ter­na­tional border.

9

How many prov­inces lie en­tirely south of the 49th par­al­lel?

10

This is the width of the “border vista,” the clearcut strip of land kept free of trees and brush along the en­tire in­ter­na­tional bound­ary. a) 2 me­tres c) 60 me­tres b) 6 me­tres d) 200 me­tres

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