Guiding Lights Quiz

Can you answer these ten questions about Canada’s lighthouses?

Written by Canada’s History Society 

Posted March 29, 2017

Read the Fiction Feature “Guiding Lights” on pages 21-23 in the April 2017 Happy Birthday Canada issue of Kayak: Canadas History Magazine for Kids to answer the following questions. You can download a print friendly version of this quiz and the answer key!

  1. What is the purpose of a lighthouse?
    1. Provide a place for hikers to sleep at night
    2. Protect ships from storms and rocks
    3. Provide an elevated lookout point for tourists
    4. Protect ships from sharks in nearby waters
  2. Near what city is the most easterly point in North America located?
    1. Toronto, Ontario
    2. Moncton, New Brunswick
    3. Halifax, Nova Scotia
    4. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  3. Where is Pointe-au-Père located?
    1. Windsor, Ontario
    2. Victoria, British Columbia
    3. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
    4. Rimouski, Quebec
  4. What year was the lighthouse at Cape Spear built?
    1. 1999
    2. 2005
    3. 1789
    4. 1836
  5. Which river is the lighthouse at Pointe-au-Père near?
    1. Assiniboine River
    2. St. Lawrence River
    3. Yukon River
    4. Churchill River
  6. In which British Columbia harbour is the Fisgard Lighthouse located?
    1. Ahousaht Harbour
    2. Esquimalt Harbour
    3. Bella Coola Harbour
    4. Squamish Harbour
  7. Which National Historic Site is the Fisgard Lighthouse a part of?
    1. Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    2. Batoche National Historic Site
    3. Fortress of Louisburg National Historic Site
    4. Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site
  8. What kind of rock is the Bois Blanc lighthouse made of?
    1. Shale
    2. Sandstone
    3. Limestone
    4. Tyndall stone
  9. What is the name of the river that Bois Blanc Island is in?
    1. Red River
    2. Detroit River
    3. Bow River
    4. Slave River
  10. What prominent landmark is at the most easterly point in North America?
    1. A lighthouse
    2. A windmill
    3. A moose statue
    4. A whale statue
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