KnowBC Quiz

Test yourself on your knowledge of BC people, places and things—and learn a fascinating fact or two! All the answers are taken from articles in the Encyclopedia of British Columbia.

1. What animal, found in BC, is the only North American amphibian to occur north of the Arctic Circle?
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2. In what BC place did the band 54•40 get its start?
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3. What is BC's longest fjord?
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4. For what work did Emily Carr win a Governor General's Award?
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5. What word, meaning "mother of the wind," is the name of a First Nation, a city, a river and a winter wind in BC?
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6. What was the first steam vessel on the BC coast?
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7. In what community did BC's first export sawmill begin operations?
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8. What historic sporting event took place in Equimalt in 1876, between the Royal Navy and a group of Victoria businessmen?
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9. What is the only species of oak native to BC?
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10. In what area of the province is it legal to collect jade for personal use without a miner's certificate?
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11. In terms of revenue, what were the five top BC Crown corporations in 2009?
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12. What well-known BC mountain is known by local First Nations as "Mountain of the Spiral Road"?
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13. What BC place is known as the longest town in the Cariboo?
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14. What two women's advocacy groups were established more than 50 years ago as homemaking organizations?
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15. What city has the largest Fijian population in the world outside Fiji?
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16. How many shark attacks have been recorded in BC?
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17. Who was the only BC premier to be knighted?
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18. What was BC's largest forest fire?
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19. What BC legal action resulted in a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that oral history should be accepted in court?
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20. Which of the following are BC place names: Horsefly, Beaver, Phoenix, Otter, Woodpecker?
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