Canadian Northern Traditions MCQs with Answer

Which Indigenous group is known for their intricate beadwork and caribou-skin clothing in the Canadian North?
a) Haida
b) Inuit
c) Cree
d) Mi’kmaq
Answer: b) Inuit

What is a “kuspuk,” a traditional garment commonly worn in the Canadian North?
a) Fur hat
b) Parka
c) Snowshoe
d) Tunic-like dress
Answer: d) Tunic-like dress

In Inuit culture, what is a “qajaq” commonly known as?
a) Spear
b) Drum
c) Snow goggles
d) Kayak
Answer: d) Kayak

What artistic practice involves etching designs onto caribou antler, bone, or ivory?
a) Quilting
b) Sculpting
c) Beadwork
d) Carving
Answer: d) Carving

The “Great Northern Diver” mask is a creation from which Indigenous group’s artistic tradition?
a) Haida
b) Inuit
c) Coast Salish
d) Cree
Answer: b) Inuit

In Inuit art, what is “ivory” commonly used for?
a) Basket weaving
b) Beadwork
c) Sculpting
d) Pottery
Answer: c) Sculpting

What art form is characterized by its depiction of animals and figures in a stylized, minimalist manner in the North?
a) Abstract expressionism
b) Cubism
c) Inuit graphic art
d) Surrealism
Answer: c) Inuit graphic art

Which animal is a central figure in Inuit mythology and often depicted in their art?
a) Bear
b) Eagle
c) Salmon
d) Horse
Answer: a) Bear

The “Polar Bear” is a significant symbol in the art of which Indigenous group?
a) Haida
b) Coast Salish
c) Cree
d) Inuit
Answer: d) Inuit

What is a “kudlik” in Inuit culture?
a) A traditional dance
b) A type of drum
c) An oil lamp
d) A ceremonial mask
Answer: c) An oil lamp

In Inuit storytelling, what are “uaajeerneq”?
a) Songs
b) Sculptures
c) Masks
d) Dance performances
Answer: d) Dance performances

Which Indigenous group is known for their “chilkat” weaving technique, using mountain goat wool?
a) Haida
b) Coast Salish
c) Nuu-chah-nulth
d) Inuit
Answer: a) Haida

The “Messenger Feast” is a cultural event celebrated by which Indigenous group in the Canadian North?
a) Haida
b) Inuit
c) Cree
d) Coast Salish
Answer: b) Inuit

What is “angakkuq” in Inuit culture?
a) A type of drum
b) A shaman
c) A traditional dance
d) A carved mask
Answer: b) A shaman

The “Walrus Tusk Ivory” is often used for intricate carving in the art of which Indigenous group?
a) Cree
b) Haida
c) Coast Salish
d) Inuit
Answer: d) Inuit

In Inuit culture, what is a “ulu”?
a) A type of dance
b) A ceremonial mask
c) A traditional drum
d) A curved knife
Answer: d) A curved knife

What artistic technique involves creating patterns by sewing or stitching beads onto fabric or leather?
a) Carving
b) Sculpting
c) Beadwork
d) Painting
Answer: c) Beadwork

In Inuit art, what is a “sila”?
a) A type of dance
b) A hunting tool
c) A ceremonial drum
d) The spirit that resides in all things
Answer: d) The spirit that resides in all things

What is a “kamik” in Inuit culture?
a) A type of drum
b) A traditional dance
c) A beaded necklace
d) A sealskin boot
Answer: d) A sealskin boot

In Inuit graphic art, what do “raven” and “crow” symbols often represent?
a) Death
b) Wisdom
c) Harvest
d) Fertility
Answer: b) Wisdom

The “Pudlo Pudlat” is a renowned artist from which Indigenous group?
a) Haida
b) Coast Salish
c) Cree
d) Inuit
Answer: d) Inuit

What traditional material is used to make “tuilli,” a type of Inuit clothing?
a) Seal fur
b) Bear hide
c) Caribou antler
d) Eagle feathers
Answer: a) Seal fur

What is a “tupiq” in Inuit culture?
a) A type of mask
b) A ceremonial drum
c) A tent
d) A traditional dance
Answer: c) A tent

In Inuit art, what do “raven” and “crow” symbols often represent?
a) Death
b) Wisdom
c) Harvest
d) Fertility
Answer: b) Wisdom

Which artistic form often features circular designs with intricate geometric patterns in Northern Indigenous cultures?
a) Basket weaving
b) Sculpting
c) Beadwork
d) Embroidery
Answer: a) Basket weaving

The “Oomingmak” is a cooperative that produces handmade items from which material in the Canadian North?
a) Seal fur
b) Polar bear fur
c) Caribou antler
d) Whale bone
Answer: a) Seal fur

What is “uluksuk” in Inuit culture?
a) A traditional dance
b) A stone cairn
c) A type of mask
d) A ceremonial drum
Answer: b) A stone cairn

The “Inuksuk” is a stone landmark used by which Indigenous group for navigation and communication?
a) Haida
b) Coast Salish
c) Cree
d) Inuit
Answer: d) Inuit

What is the “Blanket Toss,” a traditional Inuit activity, often used for?
a) Fishing
b) Hunting seals
c) Navigation
d) Celebratory events
Answer: d) Celebratory events

In Inuit art, what does the “loons” symbol often represent?
a) Death
b) Wisdom
c) Love
d) Courage
Answer: b) Wisdom

What is a “Ulu Blade” used for in Inuit culture?
a) Fishing
b) Carving
c) Hunting
d) Food preparation
Answer: d) Food preparation

The “Nuliajuk” is a mythological figure in Inuit culture often associated with which animal?
a) Polar bear
b) Caribou
c) Seal
d) Walrus
Answer: c) Seal

In Inuit mythology, what is “Qalupalik”?
a) A type of dance
b) A ceremonial mask
c) A sea monster
d) A traditional drum
Answer: c) A sea monster

The “Nalukataq” is a traditional event celebrated by which Indigenous group in the Canadian North?
a) Haida
b) Inuit
c) Cree
d) Coast Salish
Answer: b) Inuit

What material is often used to create “maklak,” a traditional raincoat worn by Inuit women?
a) Fur
b) Leather
c) Seal intestine
d) Caribou antler
Answer: c) Seal intestine

In Inuit art, what do “whale” symbols often represent?
a) Death
b) Wisdom
c) Abundance
d) Fertility
Answer: c) Abundance

What is a “Tupilak” in Inuit culture?
a) A ceremonial mask
b) A type of dance
c) A protective amulet
d) A traditional drum
Answer: c) A protective amulet

The “Northern Lights” are often depicted in the art of which Indigenous group as a source of inspiration and symbolism?
a) Haida
b) Inuit
c) Coast Salish
d) Cree
Answer: b) Inuit

In Inuit storytelling, what is a “nanuq”?
a) A song
b) A ceremonial drum
c) A shaman
d) A polar bear
Answer: d) A polar bear

What is a “katsuk” in Inuit culture?
a) A type of drum
b) A mask
c) A traditional dance
d) A hood
Answer: d) A hood

In Inuit art, what do “whale” symbols often represent?
a) Death
b) Wisdom
c) Abundance
d) Fertility
Answer: c) Abundance

The “Northern Lights” are often depicted in the art of which Indigenous group as a source of inspiration and symbolism?
a) Haida
b) Inuit
c) Coast Salish
d) Cree
Answer: b) Inuit

In Inuit storytelling, what is a “nanuq”?
a) A song
b) A ceremonial drum
c) A shaman
d) A polar bear
Answer: d) A polar bear

What is a “katsuk” in Inuit culture?
a) A type of drum
b) A mask
c) A traditional dance
d) A hood
Answer: d) A hood

In Inuit mythology, what is “Amaguq”?
a) A type of dance
b) A ceremonial mask
c) A trickster figure
d) A sea creature
Answer: c) A trickster figure

The “Sisuitl” is a mythological figure in which Indigenous group’s culture?
a) Haida
b) Coast Salish
c) Cree
d) Inuit
Answer: a) Haida

In Inuit art, what do “narwhal” symbols often represent?
a) Death
b) Wisdom
c) Harmony
d) Fertility
Answer: b) Wisdom

What is a “pualuk” in Inuit culture?
a) A type of drum
b) A parka
c) A ceremonial mask
d) A traditional dance
Answer: b) A parka

In Inuit art, what does the “loon” symbol often represent?
a) Death
b) Wisdom
c) Love
d) Courage
Answer: b) Wisdom

The “Blubber Lamp” is a traditional Inuit item used for what purpose?
a) Carving
b) Cooking and heating
c) Hunting
d) Fishing
Answer: b) Cooking and heating

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