HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CITY? Trivia answers

 

VANCOUVER TRIVIA QUESTIONS HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CITY?

1. How did the Vancouver police acquire its first police car?  (B)

 

a) Queen Victoria gave it to the city as a gift

 

b) it was a confiscated stolen car from California

 

c) it was donated by the Roger's family

 

2. What was the name of the only Vancouver hockey team to win the Stanley Cup?  (C)

 

a) the Cannucks

 

b) the Swaggers

 

c) the Millionaires

 

3. What was the largest indoor ice ring in the world in 1911?  (A)

 

a) Denman Arena, Vancouver

 

b) Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

 

c) Madison Square Gardens, NY

 

4. How did the West End get its name?  (C)

 

a) it was the western most populated area of Canada, West End

 

b) West End as opposed to East End, today's Yaletown

 

c) after the local school, West End School

 

5. The original name for English Bay beach was the Indian word 'Ayyulshun' which meant   (B)

 

a) spirit of the rain man

 

b) soft under feet

 

c) site of the giant clams

 

6. The famous Roger's Mansion 'Gabriola' was named  (B)

 

a) after the 'sugar kings' deceased daughter, Garbiola

 

b) after the stone from Gabriola Island that the mansion was built with

 

c) after the constellation Gabriola, Benjamin T Roger was fascinated with astrology

 

7. 'Gassy Jack' Deighton built the first bar in Vancouver, the Globe Saloon, in 24 hours by  (A)

 

a) offering workers all the whiskey they could drink in exchange for free labour

 

b) hiring all the CPR workers on strike

 

c) offering the workers free one year membership to his brothel

 

8. Joe Fortes was   (C)

 

a) first owner of Joe Fortes restaurant Joseph A Fortes

b) the Vancouver mayor who was responsible for ending prohibition

c) Barbado's man who was Vancouver's first official lifeguard and swimming instructor.

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