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Friday, May 29, 2015

Pop Quiz: Ontario History [Photoblog]

Photoblog  - Multiple Choice


Aerial imagery gives us technology to look at history from a new perspective.  Test your knowledge of local history sites below.




Question 1.

 What's this site in Toronto known for?

2014
a) Silver Mining
b) Medical Research
c) The War of 1812
d) Manufacturing


Question 2.

How was this giant concentric circle pattern in Southwold created?

2010
a) Ancient Native Palisade
b) Glaciers
c) Crop Irrigation
d) Meteor Impact


Question 3.

Why did 34 people die at this site?

2014
a) Rooming House Fire
b) Cholera Outbreak
c) A Wall Collapsed
d) They Were Hanged


Question 4.

Why was the "Boy Hero" who built this Regency style villa in Hamilton knighted by Queen Victoria?

2012
a) His role in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837
b) His role in developing Canada's rail system
c) His role in arctic exploration
d) His role in establishing Ontario's health care system


Question 5.

What was this site in Kingston built to protect?

2011
a) Cultural treasures
b) The entrance to the Rideau Canal
c) Foreign dignitaries
d) Imported luxury goods from England


Check Your Responses Below:



Question 1.

c) The War of 1812

2014
Fort York. Founded in 1793, Fort York was heavily damaged in the war of 1812 and rebuilt soon after.  Today, the grounds are a national historic site.


Question 2.

a) Ancient Native Palisade

2010
The Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site, south of London, Ontario, one of Canada’s first sites considered to be of national importance back in 1923. The remains of palisade walls from an early Attiwandaronk settlement form clear concentric circles when seen from above.


Question 3.

d) They Were Hanged


The Old Don Jail, now the Bridgepoint Health Foundation served as a prison for 113 years before the abolition of capital punishment in Canada.


Question 4.

a) His role in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837


2012
Dundurn Castle was the home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers.


Question 5.

b) The entrance to the Rideau Canal


2011
Fort Henry and the naval dockyards are important sites because of their strategically placed location. The Rideau Canal and associated waterways were a major transportation route between Lower Canada (Quebec), Ottawa, and the rapidly opening western provinces.
 
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