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Townships Trivia: Place Names

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1. Which town in the Eastern Townships takes its name from a Roman Catholic pope?
a) Bishopton
b) Piopolis
c) Saint-Romain

2. The name "Nigger Rock," derogatory in nature, but very old, refers to what?
a) A point on Lake Champlain said to have been a landing site for runaway slaves from the American South.
b) The auction block in Sherbrooke where slaves were sold before the abolition of slavery in the British colonies in 1831.
c) An old slave burial ground near Saint-Armand.

3. "Slab City" is now known by what name?
a) Thetford Mines
b) Philipsburg
c) Frelighsburg

4. Mount Elephantis is so named because it resembles an elephant. Which lake does Elephantis overlook?
a) Lake Massawippi
b) Lake Megantic
c) Lake Memphremagog

5. Which of the following is NOT a township in the Eastern Townships?
a) Chester
b) Chatham
c) Chesham

6. Which of the following is the only township in the Eastern Townships named after a country?
a) Ireland
b) Scotland
c) Wales

7. Which pass cuts through the Sutton Mountains, southeast of Knowlton?
a) The Bolton Pass
b) The Orford Pass
c) Sutton Glen

8. The village and river of Tomifobia take their name from what?
a) An Abenaki word of obscure origin.
b) Nothing. The word is complete gibberish.
c) In the 1880s, the village was plagued by a severe overpopulation of tomcats. It was from this (and the resulting fear of these animals) that the village took its name.

9. Which of the following Eastern Townships villages takes its name from a British Prime Minister?
a) Churchill Falls
b) Disraeli.
c) Gladstone.

10. Which of the following is not a village in the Eastern Townships?
a) Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Wolfestown
b) Saint-Pierre-de Véronne-à-Pike-River
c) Sainte-Cacophonie-de-Frontenac

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