Canadian Geographic - - ULTIMATE QUIZ -


What is­sue most re­cently stirred up the cen­turies-old Canada-u.s. dis­pute over tiny Machias Seal Is­land, in the Gulf of Maine? a) Il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion b) The is­land’s strate­gic po­si­tion c) Seabird pro­tec­tion d) Lob­ster fish­ing


This is the line of lat­i­tude that marks the border be­tween south­ern Que­bec and New York and Ver­mont. a) 48th par­al­lel c) 40th par­al­lel b) 45th par­al­lel d) 32nd par­al­lel


What per cent of Cana­di­ans live within 160 kilo­me­tres (100 miles) of the U.S. border? a) 50 b) 60 c) 75 d) 90


Canada has a to­tal of 119 border cross­ings with the U.S. Which prov­ince has the most? a) Que­bec c) Man­i­toba b) On­tario d) British Columbia


How did Canada end up own­ing all of Van­cou­ver Is­land, about 7,500 square kilo­me­tres of which lies south of the 49th par­al­lel? a) Fort Vic­to­ria (now the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal) was es­tab­lished be­fore the 49th par­al­lel was stretched to the Pa­cific b) Is­lands are tra­di­tion­ally not cut in two when de­ter­min­ing in­ter­na­tional bound­aries c) In­ac­cu­rate maps of the day showed all of Van­cou­ver Is­land ly­ing north of 49 d) a and b


Crews clear the south­ern “border vista” of trees and brush ev­ery five or six years, while Canada’s north­ern border with Alaska is cleared ev­ery 15 years. Why? a) The North is con­sid­ered less of a li­a­bil­ity to na­tional se­cu­rity b) Its re­mote­ness makes it much more dif­fi­cult to ac­cess c) Shorter grow­ing sea­son d) a and b


This part of the Canada-u.s. border was set­tled in 1903 af­ter a rush of devel­op­ment in the re­gion a few years be­fore. a) The Yukon-alaska border b) The Alaska Pan­han­dle c) South­ern Van­cou­ver Is­land and the San Juan Is­lands d) The New Brunswick-main border, in­clud­ing Grand Manan Is­land


TRUE OR FALSE Many of Canada’s in­ter­provin­cial/ter­ri­to­rial bor­ders are drawn along ma­jor lines of lat­i­tude and lon­gi­tude.


How many U.S. states does Canada border by land and wa­ter? a) 8 b) 10 c) 13 d) 16

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