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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. What luxury items did the Csavossy brothers bring with them to Canada?
    A. They brought train cars full of property, including 250 pounds of family silver, their art collection, and their library.
  2. Josef Csavossy called himself Alberta's first "flying farmer." What did he buy in 1928 to gain this nickname?
    A. A Tiger Moth airplane
  3. What type of art form were Thomas and Lena Gushul known for?
    A. Photography
  4. Why was Samuel Livingston trying to get to Fort Edmonton in 1864 or 1865?
    A. He heard there was a gold strike
  5. Sam Livingston occupied and cultivated his land but did not hold the legal title for it. What is a person called who did this?
    A. A "squatter"
  6. In 1912, how much did James Mah Poy have to pay as a "head tax" to bring his wife to Canada?
    A. $500.00
  7. What is Florence Losandro famous for?
    A. She was the only woman ever hanged in Alberta, and the last woman executed in Canada.
  8. Emilio Picariello was known as a "bootlegger." What does this mean?
    A. He transported and sold illegal liquor.
  9. What was Morris Schumiatcher known for making?
    A. Cowboy hats
  10. What book did Mary T.S. Schäffer Warren have published in 1911?
    A. Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies


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