The Battle of Beaumont Hamel Quiz

Can you answer these twelve questions about the Battle of Beaumont Hamel?

Written by Canada’s History Society 

October 20, 2016

Read the article “Dark Day in Newfoundland” on pages 14–19 in the 2016 Remembrance Day digital 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. On what day did the battle of Beaumont Hamel take place?

a. April 17, 1915
b. July 1, 1917
c. July 1, 1916
d. May 12, 1916

2. What is the symbol of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment?

a. Deer
b. Beaver
c. Cat
d. Caribou

3. In what year did Newfoundland and Labrador become a province of Canada?

a. 1916
b. 1949
c. 2001
d. 1996

4. What is the Newfoundland Regiment’s first group of soldiers known as?

a. First Five Hundred
b. Five Hundred Men
c. First Five Hundred Forty-Six
d. The men of Newfoundland

5. At what time did the Newfoundlanders climb out of the trenches during the Battle of the Somme?

a. 10:00 a.m.
b. 9:15 p.m.
c. 9:15 a.m.
d. 8:15 a.m.

6. The few Newfoundlanders who made it past no man’s land faced what obstacle next?

a. Mud
b. Rats
c. Trench Foot
d. Barbed Wire

7. How many soldiers from the Newfoundland Regiment reported for duty on July 2, 1916?

a. 500
b. 48
c. 801
d. 68

8. What type of tree was the danger tree?

a. Pine tree
b. Birch tree
c. Apple tree
d. Peach tree

9. What was the name of the Newfoundland Regiment’s mascot?

a. Chief
b. Fraser
c. D-O-G
d. Sable Chief

10. What word did King George V add to the regiment’s name to honour the bravery shown in the First World War?

a. Chief
b. Royal
c. King
d. Canadian

11. Besides Canada’s birthday, what is marked on July 1 in Newfoundland and Labrador?

a. Memorial Day
b. Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday
c. Justin Trudeau’s birthday
d. Sir John A. MacDonald’s birthday

12. In which countries can you find the six statues of caribou that honour the bravery and loss of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment?

a. France, USA, Germany
b. Canada, Belgium, France
c. Canada, England, Russia
d. Italy, Australia, France

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