How well do you really know the National Flag of Canada?

Let’s test your knowledge and find out!

This quiz does not require you to submit your answers. The correct answer will be provided as you answer each question.

1. What type of maple leaf is in the centre of the Canadian flag?

  • A) A mountain maple leaf
  • B) A silver maple leaf
  • C) A sugar maple leaf
  • D) A stylized maple leaf

2. Which of the following symbols was the first to emerge as an emblem of Canada?

  • A) The beaver
  • B) The maple leaf
  • C) Hockey
  • D) The canoe

3. True or False: The number of points on the maple leaf depicted on the Canadian Flag represents the number of provinces and territories in Canada.

  • True
  • False

4. In 1921, which colours were proclaimed by King George V as the official colours of Canada?

  • A) Red, white and blue
  • B) Red and white
  • C) Green and yellow
  • D) Gold and blue

5. In what year was the current Canadian flag officially adopted?

  • A) 1921
  • B) 1942
  • C) 1965
  • D) 1979

6. When is National Flag of Canada Day celebrated each year?

  • A) July 1
  • B) February 15
  • C) September 10
  • D) December 8

7. The Canadian Red Ensign was used as an official flag prior to 1965. Which of these elements will you find on that flag?

  • A) British Red Ensign
  • B) The Royal Union Flag in the canton
  • C) Shield of the Coat of Arms of Canada
  • D) All these answers

8. True or False: When the National Flag of Canada is displayed with the flags of the 10 provinces and 3 territories, the flags of the provinces and territories follow in alphabetical order.

  • True
  • False

9. When should a flag be replaced?

  • A) At the end of the year
  • B) On February 15
  • C) When it is damaged

10. True or False: There are strict laws governing the use of the National Flag of Canada.

  • True
  • False

11. Bonus question – True or False: The study of flags is known as "vexillology".

  • True
  • False

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