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(Knowledge Hunt PDF without answers:)
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.
- 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
- Name three forts that the NWMP established in Western Canada.
A. Fort Macleod, Fort Calgary, and Fort Walsh
- In what year did the NWMP begin to deal with problems due to
the gold rush?
- Why did King Edward add the prefix "Royal" to the
A. In recognition of their services in South Africa during
the Boer War
- What name was Jerry Potts known as among Native people?
A. Ky-yo-kosi or Bear Child
- What was Jerry Potts job during the historic signing of Treaty
No. 7 at Blackfoot Crossing?
- On what date were James MacLeod and Mary Drever finally married?
A. July 28, 1876
- What member of the monarchy did James and Mary MacLeod meet
A. The Marquis of Lorne and his wife Princess Louise Caroline
- How old was Fred Bagley when he joined the NWMP?
A. 15 years old
- What rank was Fred Bagley when he retired from the NWMP in 1898?