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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 Fort did D.W. Davis help establish?
    A. Fort Calgary
  2. What was the name of the wife of D.W. Davis?
    A. Natoyist-siksina, or Revenge Walker
  3. In 1888, what newspaper did D.W. Davis and a group of partners buy?
    A. Calgary Herald
  4. How old was Mother Mary Greene when she came to Western Canada?
    A. 40 years old
  5. Who promised to protect Mother Mary Greene during the North-West Rebellion in March of 1885?
    A. Louis Riel
  6. What was the name of the book Captain John Palliser published in 1853?
    A. Solitary Rambles and Adventures of a Hunter in the Prairies
  7. Where is the region known as Palliser's Triangle?
    A. Southern Alberta (south of Red Deer) and into southwestern Saskatchewan
  8. From what organization did Captain John Palliser win a gold medal in 1859?
    A. Royal Geographical Society
  9. What nickname did David Thompson earn due to his daily astronomical observations?
    A. Koo Koo Sint or "Star Gazer"
  10. How old was David Thompson when he left Britain for Canada?
    A. 13 years old


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