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OUTAOUAIS QUIZ #3: UPPER GATINEAU VALLEY TRIVIA

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1) What does the statue in the Parc du Draveur in Maniwaki depict?
a) A larger-than-life pickerel.
b) A man in a birch bark canoe.
c) A log driver.
d) A giant mosquito.

2) To what does “Pythonga” refer?
a) A legendary snake said to inhabit the northern reaches of the Gatineau River.
b) The name of a tugboat that once towed logs on the Desert River.
c) A type of spruce tree.
d) None of the above

3) Kitigan Zibi refers to what?
a) A native community near Maniwaki.
b) A local rock band.
c) The name of the mayor of Kazabazua.
d) None of the above.

4) What does ZEC (as in ZEC Pontiac) stand for?
a) Zone d’extraction limitée.
b) Zone d'exploitation controlée.
c) Zone d’extraction commerciale.
d) None of the above.

5) The most famous landmark in Grand-Remous is:
a) a four-metre artificial beaver.
b) a covered bridge.
c) a fire tower overlooking the village.
d) All of the above.

6) The construction of the Mercier Dam in 1926-1927 resulted in the creation of what body of water?
a) Baskatong Reservoir.
b) Blue Sea Lake.
c) Lac des Trente-et-un-milles.
d) Cabonga Reservoir.

7) True or false: “Mulligan Ferry” is the name of a hamlet on the Gatineau River?
a) True
b) False

8) What is the main theme at the Château Logue Interpretation Centre in Maniwaki?
a) The logging heritage of the Gatineau River.
b) Forest fire fighting.
c) The sport fishing industry.
d) All of the above.

9) What organization established a base at Point Comfort in the nineteenth century?
a) The Canadian Army.
b) The United States Army.
c) The Gatineau Fishing and Game Club.
d) The Gatineau Valley Nudists’ Association.

10) Réserve faunique La Vérendrye is named after whom?
a) Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye, an explorer of New France.
b) Charles-Émile de La Vérendrye, a fur trader of New France.
c) Georges de La Vérendrye, an early premier of Quebec.
d) None of the above.

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