Canadian Sports History Quiz

Can you answer these twelve questions about Canada’s sports history?

Created by Canada’s History Society 

January 10, 2018

Read the article “Yay Team!” on pages 8-9 in the Sports Stories issue of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids to answer the following questions. You can download a print friendly version of this quiz and the answer key!

  1. In 1759, what did Scottish soldiers melt to make curling “stones”?
    1. Gold bars
    2. Cannonballs
    3. Lead bullets 
    4. Tyndall stone 
  2. What was Canada’s first national sport?
    1. Soccer
    2. Hockey
    3. Lacrosse
    4. Cricket
  3. What is Canada’s official summer sport?
    1. Curling 
    2. Hockey 
    3. Basketball
    4. Lacrosse
  4. What is the sport known as bagaa’atowe and tewaarathon in First Nations languages called in English?
    1. Hockey
    2. Soccer
    3. Lacrosse 
    4. Baseball
  5. In what year did the Canadian men’s soccer team win gold in its first-ever Olympics?
    1. a. 1904
    2. b. 1880
    3. c. 1995
    4. d. 1909
  6. What English game did baseball grow out of?
    1. a. Polo
    2. b. Cricket
    3. c. Rounders 
    4. d. Tennis
  7. Who donated the biggest prize in Canadian football in 1909?
    1. Lord Stanley
    2. Earl Grey
    3. Captain Canuck
    4. Arthur Currie
  8. On what date was the NHL founded?
    1. November 22, 1917
    2. November 26, 1917
    3. November 26, 1875
    4. December 19, 1917
  9. What is Maurice Richard’s nickname?
    1. The Cannon
    2. The Machine
    3. The Tank
    4. The Rocket
  10. Where did the first 18-hole golf course appear in Canada?
    1. Montreal, Quebec
    2. Niagara Falls, Ontario
    3. Victoria, British Columbia
    4. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  11. Where did the Canadian Lawn Tennis Association hold the first national championships?
    1. Lethbridge, Alberta
    2. Regina, Saskatchewan
    3. Fredericton, New Brunswick
    4. Toronto, Ontario
  12. Who played in the first organized rugby game in Canada in 1865?
    1. Canada vs the U.S.
    2. British military men vs McGill University students
    3. French military men vs Concordia University students
    4. Montreal vs Toronto
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