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Amherst, Nova Scotia: Quiz

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Question 1: The town's location on Highway 104 (part of the ________) has transformed South Albion street and Robert Angus Drive into a highway service centre.
Trans-Canada HighwayYellowhead HighwayConfederation BridgeBritish Columbia Highway 1

Question 2: The ________ who settled here as early as 1672 called the village Les Planches.
AcadiansCajunFrench CanadianFrench diaspora

Question 3: Amherst experienced unprecedented industrialization in the late 1870s after the ________ constructed its mainline from Halifax to Quebec through the town in 1872.
Grand Trunk RailwayIntercolonial RailwayMaritimesEuropean and North American Railway

Question 4: ________, professional wrestler, WWE Hall of Fame inductee, father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Jimmy ValiantGreg ValentineRocky JohnsonRoddy Piper

Question 5: The town was first settled in 1764 by immigrants from Yorkshire following the expulsion of the Acadians, with the original settlement being located three kilometres southwest of the present town on the shore of the ________.
Bay of FundyMediterranean SeaAtlantic OceanArctic Ocean

Question 6: The town is served by ________'s Halifax-to-Montreal train Ocean and intercity buses of Acadian Lines.
Canadian Pacific RailwayVia RailCanadian National RailwayAmtrak

Question 7: An indication of the town's importance in Canadian history is seen with its four Fathers of Confederation: Edward B. Chandler, Robert B. Dickey, Jonathan McCully, and ________.
Arthur MeighenCharles TupperMackenzie BowellJohn A. Macdonald

Question 8: Hennessey, "The ________ name was Nemcheboogwek meaning "going up rising ground", in reference to the higher land to the east of the Tantramar Marshes.
Mi'kmaqNew BrunswickNova ScotiaAbenaki

Question 9: Amherst is the ________ and largest population centre in Cumberland County.
County seatMississippiArkansasNew York

Question 10: Notice the emphasis on sandstone and brick, both locally produced and delightful detail which reflects the skilled craftsmanship prevalent in the ________.
19th centuryEugène Delacroix18th centuryRomanticism







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