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(Knowledge Hunt PDF without answers:PDF document)

A "Knowledge Hunt" is a short quiz that includes 10 knowledge-based questions. These activities are meant to assist students in exploring and quickly becoming familiar with one of the theme areas. They may be used as a short, five-minute introduction to the content and navigation of the site or even as an online, small-group scavenger hunt. The Knowledge Hunts are available for teachers with or without answers. The version without answers is also contained within Student Resources or it may be printed off for student use.

As an introductory activity to the Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta web site, students may take five to ten minutes to become familiar with the site and answer the specific questions they have been provided.

  1. Why did the Canadian government create the NWMP in 1873?
    A. To establish Canadian sovereignty over the vast new territories of the North-West and to end the whisky trade
  2. Name three forts that the NWMP established in Western Canada.
    A. Fort Macleod, Fort Calgary, and Fort Walsh
  3. In what year did the NWMP begin to deal with problems due to the gold rush?
    A. 1896
  4. Why did King Edward add the prefix "Royal" to the RNWMP?
    A. In recognition of their services in South Africa during the Boer War
  5. What name was Jerry Potts known as among Native people?
    A. Ky-yo-kosi or Bear Child
  6. What was Jerry Potts job during the historic signing of Treaty No. 7 at Blackfoot Crossing?
    A. Interpreter
  7. On what date were James MacLeod and Mary Drever finally married?
    A. July 28, 1876
  8. What member of the monarchy did James and Mary MacLeod meet in 1882?
    A. The Marquis of Lorne and his wife Princess Louise Caroline Alberta
  9. How old was Fred Bagley when he joined the NWMP?
    A. 15 years old
  10. What rank was Fred Bagley when he retired from the NWMP in 1898?
    A. Sergeant-major


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