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Question 1: Previously, westbound traffic originating in southern Ontario took a circuitous route through ________.
BrockvilleKingston, OntarioEastern OntarioOttawa

Question 2: In 1929, the CPR received its first ________ Selkirk locomotives, the largest steam locomotives to run in Canada and the British Empire.

Question 3: A more lasting consequence of the choice of route was that, unlike the one proposed by Fleming, the land surrounding the railway often proved too arid for successful ________.
AgricultureOrganic farmingSustainable agricultureIntensive farming

Question 4:
What locale is Canadian Pacific Railway in?
Longueuil, Quebec and Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Canada with branches to U.S. cities Chicago, Minneapolis and New York City
eastern Quebec, Canada

Question 5: Calgary, ________ - 168-acre (0.68 km2) Alyth Yard; handles 2200 cars daily
CanadaBritish ColumbiaAlbertaQuebec

Question 6: In 1952, the CPR became the first North American railway to introduce intermodal or "piggyback" ________ service, where truck trailers are carried on flat cars.
CargoIntermodal containerContainerizationShip

Question 7: The train consisted of five heavily draped passenger cars and was pulled by ________ No.

Question 8: On February 15, 1881, legislation confirming the contract received ________, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company was formally incorporated the next day.
Royal AssentUnited KingdomReserve powerSpain

Question 9: In 1888, a branch line was opened between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie where the CPR connected with the American railway system and its own ________.
Mississippi RiverSteamboatNew EnglandPaddle steamer

Question 10: During the 1980s, the ________, in which CP Rail still owned a controlling interest, underwent several changes.
Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern RailwayMinneapolis and St. Louis RailwayMinneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie RailroadSoo Line Railroad

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