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OUTAOUAIS QUIZ #1: PLACE NAMES & GEOGRAPHY

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1.Which of the following is not a community in the Outaouais?
a) Fort-Coulonge
b) Portage-du-Fort
c) Fort Calumet
d) Fort William

2. In the 1840s, confusion arose due to the existence of two Aylmers – one in Quebec and one in Ontario. One proposal (which was not adopted) was to change the name of Aylmer, Quebec. The proposed new name was…
a) Hull West
b) Vanier
c) Ottawa
d) Toronto

3. Which of the following MRCs make up the Outaouais region?
a) Les-Collines-de-l’Outaouais; La-Vallée-de-la-Gatineau; Pontiac; and Papineau
b) City of Gatineau; La-Vallée-de-la-Gatineau; Pontiac; and Petite-Nation
c) La-Vallée-de-l’Outaouais; Les-Collines-de-la-Gatineau; and Pontiac
d) Les-Collines-de-l’Outaouais; Pontiac; and City of Gatineau

4. How did Low Township get its name?
a) It was named after George Augustus Low, a landowner with extensive mining rights in the area.
b) It was named after Charles Adamson Low, a nineteenth century timber merchant.
c) It refers to the fact that the area occupies a “low” marshland within the Gatineau Valley.
d) None of the above.

5. The municipality of Kazabazua (“Kaz” to the locals) signifies what?
a) It was named after Juanita de Kazabazua, a Spanish heiress who once had a summer home in the area.
b) It was the name of a Polish railway engineer who settled there.
c) It is an Algonquin word meaning “underground river.”
d) None of the above.

6. Which of the following villages in not situated on the Gatineau River?
a) Farm Point
b) Alcove
c) Aylwin
d) Blue Sea

7) Which of the following villages is located outside the Outaouais region?
a) Kiamika
b) Duhamel
c) Poltimore
d) Vinton

8) Which of the following administrative regions borders the Outaouais?
a) Abitibi-Témiscamingue
b) Mauricie
c) Laurentides
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

9) How did Ladysmith get its name?
a) It was named after a town in South Africa.
b) It was named after the wife of a British officer named Harry Smith – hence “Lady Smith.”
c) The name refers to a species of wildflower, “the ladysmith,” common in the vicinity.
d) None of the above.

10) Bouchette Township was named in whose honour?
a) Georges de Lavérendrye de Bouchette, a French explorer.
b) Joseph Bouchette, the surveyor-general of Lower Canada.
c) Antoine Bouchette, intendant of New France.
d) Jules Bouchette, a governor of the Northwest Company.

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