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QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

Take this Multiple Choice Quiz to find out just how much of a smarty pants you really are. You might learn something in the process.

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  1. This provincial flag was enacted by the Flag Act on May 21, 1965, the Canadian Red Ensign having served as the national flag of Canada prior to 1965.
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    This provincial flag was enacted by the Flag Act on May 21, 1965, the Canadian Red Ensign having served as the national flag of Canada prior to 1965.

    Ontario
    Alberta
    Saskatchewan
    Northwest Territories
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ontario

    In 1965, then Premier John Robarts proposed that Ontario would have its own flag and that it would be a Red Ensign like the previous Canadian flag. He felt the Ensign was an important symbol that reflected Ontario's British heritage and the sacrifices made by Canadian troops under the Red Ensign.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. It was the first provincial flag officially adopted in Canada, first shown on January 21, 1948.
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    It was the first provincial flag officially adopted in Canada, first shown on January 21, 1948.

    Ontario
    Quebec
    British Columbia
    Nova Scotia
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    Wrong!

    Quebec

    Also called the Fleurdelisé, the flag of Quebec was adopted for the province by the government of Quebec, during the administration of Maurice Duplessis. It was the first provincial flag officially adopted in Canada, first shown on January 21, 1948

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. The flag was only recognized as the official provincial flag in May 2013, through the Provincial Flag Act (Bill 82), after an eleven-year-old girl researching a project realized that no one had recognized the flag officially in 155 years of usage.
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    The flag was only recognized as the official provincial flag in May 2013, through the Provincial Flag Act (Bill 82), after an eleven-year-old girl researching a project realized that no one had recognized the flag officially in 155 years of usage.

    Newfoundland
    Prince Edward Island
    Nova Scotia
    Quebec
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    Wrong!

    Nova Scotia

    Created in 1858 and dating back before Confederation, the Flag of Nova Scotia is a banner of the coat of arms of Nova Scotia, which were granted to the Scottish colony by Charles I, in 1625.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. The flag depiction a Scottish Lymphad, represents shipbuilding, one of the province's main industries at the time the coat of arms was adopted and throughout much of the province's history.
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    The flag depiction a Scottish Lymphad, represents shipbuilding, one of the province's main industries at the time the coat of arms was adopted and throughout much of the province's history.

    Nova Scotia
    New Brunswick
    Newfoundland
    British Columbia
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    Wrong!

    British Columbia

    Modelled after New Brunswick's coat of arms, a gold lion on the red field across the top one-third of the flag represents New Brunswick's ties to both the Brunswick region in Germany and (the arms of) the Monarch of Canada.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. The first official flag was chosen by a special committee of the Legislative Assembly in 1969 from a Canada wide contest.
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    The first official flag was chosen by a special committee of the Legislative Assembly in 1969 from a Canada wide contest.

    Nanuvut
    Northwest Territories
    Yukon
    Quebec
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    Wrong!

    Northwest Territories

    The winner of the contest was Robert Bessant from Margaret, Manitoba.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. Not to be confused with another flag also depicting red field with the Royal Union Flag in the canton, this flag has its own provincial coat of arms.

    Not to be confused with another flag also depicting red field with the Royal Union Flag in the canton, this flag has its own provincial coat of arms.

    Manitoba
    Ontario
    Alberta
    Saskatchewan
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    Wrong!

    Manitoba

    Similar to Ontario, the Provincial Flag of Manitoba has its shield of the coat of arms of Manitoba charged in the fly.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. This current flag was based upon the 1906 arms of the province, designed by Anglican priest Canon Arthur John Beanlands, reflecting the expression "The sun never sets on the British Empire.
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    This current flag was based upon the 1906 arms of the province, designed by Anglican priest Canon Arthur John Beanlands, reflecting the expression "The sun never sets on the British Empire.

    Yukon
    Saskatchewan
    British Columbia
    Northwest Territories
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    British Columbia

    The flag of British Columbia is based upon the shield of the provincial arms of British Columbia and with a setting sun below, representing the province's location at the western end of Canada.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. The upper third of the flag features the English heraldic lion which appeared both on the coat of arms of this British royal, for whom the province is named, and this king.
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    The upper third of the flag features the English heraldic lion which appeared both on the coat of arms of this British royal, for whom the province is named, and this king.

    Alberta
    Prince Edward Island
    New Brunswick
    British Columbia
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Prince Edward Island

    The flag of Prince Edward Island contains a gold Heraldic Lion which also appeared on the Coat of Arms for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (for whom the Province was named) and on that of King Edward VII, who granted the Bearings.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. Easily one of Canada's prettiest flags, the current flag was adopted on September 22, 1969, the result of a province-wide competition that drew over four thousand entries.
    Via en.wikipedia.org

    Easily one of Canada's prettiest flags, the current flag was adopted on September 22, 1969, the result of a province-wide competition that drew over four thousand entries.

    Alberta
    Saskatchewan
    Manitoba
    Ontario
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Saskatchewan

    The upper green half of the flag represents the northern Saskatchewan forest lands, while the gold lower half symbolizes the southern, prairie wheat-fields, the winning entry was designed by Anthony Drake of Hodgeville, Saskatchewan.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. In this simple design, this flag uses its provincial colours blue and gold (deep yellow), both adopted in 1984.
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    In this simple design, this flag uses its provincial colours blue and gold (deep yellow), both adopted in 1984.

    British Columbia
    Alberta
    Saskatchewan
    Newfoundland and Labrador
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    Wrong!

    Alberta

    The flag of Alberta features a shield of arms in the centre of a royal ultramarine blue background, also referred to as "Alberta blue".

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. Introduced in 1980, the blue triangles are meant as a tribute to the Union Jack and stand for the British heritage of this province while the red triangles and the gold arrow form a trident, symbolizing the province's dependence on its fisheries and the resources of the sea.
    Via en.wikipedia.org

    Introduced in 1980, the blue triangles are meant as a tribute to the Union Jack and stand for the British heritage of this province while the red triangles and the gold arrow form a trident, symbolizing the province's dependence on its fisheries and the resources of the sea.

    British Columbia
    Nova Scotia
    Newfounland and Labrador
    New Brunswick
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Newfoundland

    The flag of Newfoundland and Labrador was designed by Newfoundland artist Christopher Pratt and flown for the first time on Discovery Day; June 24, 1980.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. Featuring a wreath of its flower, the fireweed, this flag of was officially selected from a territory-wide design competition in 1967, as part of Canada's Centennial celebrations.
    Via en.wikipedia.org

    Featuring a wreath of its flower, the fireweed, this flag of was officially selected from a territory-wide design competition in 1967, as part of Canada's Centennial celebrations.

    Yukon
    Northwest Territories
    Nunavut
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yukon

    With a competition sponsored by the Whitehorse branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, there were a total of 137 submissions with the winning design coming from Yukon College graduate Lynn Lambert. The the winning design adopted on March 1, 1968.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

  1. This flag was adopted following a process where input was sought from local communities and submissions were solicited from the Canadian public.
    Via en.wikipedia.org

    This flag was adopted following a process where input was sought from local communities and submissions were solicited from the Canadian public.

    Northwest Territories
    British Columbia
    Yukon
    Nunavut
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nanavut

    The flag of Nunavut was proclaimed on 1 April 1999, along with the territory of Nunavut in Canada. It features a red inuksuk—an Inuit land marker—and a blue star, which represents the Niqirtsuituq, the North Star.

QUIZ: Hey Canada! How Well Do You Know Your Provincial And Territory Flags?

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