This BC history quiz is for your
enjoyment only. No marks or grades will be offered. The
questions will change periodically as I find the time to do so.
Click on answers to find the answers to the questions.
1. Who was this lawyer who played a
significant part in the judicial history of British Columbia?
a. Peter O'Reilly
b. Mathew Begbie
c. G.H. Carey
d. J.D. Pemberton
e Joseph Trutch
2. Deadman Island was so named because
of a mispronunciation of John Dodman, who settled there in 1882;
of an unidentified body of a drowned man was found there;
it was a former Indian grave yard;
of a quarrel over a campsite led to a shooting in which one man died.
3. Maquinna was a great leader of which
Nuu cha nulth (Nootka)
Who was Brother XII?
the youngest member of a 1940s family singing group called the Baker's
a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled the gold mines to serve the Chinese
miners during the gold rush;
a cult leader who claimed super-natural powers and established a
community on Vancouver Island in the 1920s;
a spiritual confidant of former Premier Vander Zalm.
5. Who was Chee Duck Tong?
a major retailer in Victoria in the 1880s and 1890s;
a Chinese miner known for his courage both in the mines
and on the river;
a Chinese outlaw who was hanged for murder in 1888;
a clan association of Chinese families formed in 1920.