Quiz: Do you know about Turtle Island?

Difficult quiz asking the taker if they know the history, peoples and countries of Turtle Island–the continent often called North America.

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What is the proper name of the Comanchería?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Newe Segobia

Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ

Nɨwɨ Tepia

Tüpippüh

Paiyuditiipɨ

Nümü Dɨviya

Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱

As in "Indian Band" or "Aboriginal Band," what does "band" means?

[2 correct answer(s)]

Clan of people related via the matriline (mother's line)

Small family-oriented group

Nation of a people connected via culture+language

Large many-family groups

The Californian Coachella Valley is which country's lands?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Tongávar (Tongva Country)

Wazhazhe Maⁿzhaⁿ (Osage Country)

Tüpippüh (Timbisha Shoshone Country)

Ɂívil̃uwenetem Meytémak (Cahuilla Country)

Are the sign languages of Turtle Island related to the oral languages?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Yes, ASL is an analogue of English; LSQ of French; Blackfeet Sign Language for Siksikà; etc.

No, no sign languages of Turtle Island are related to oral languages

Yes, all sign languages are daughter languages of oral languages

Generally no. ASL and LSQ are Francosign languages with grammars closer to Japanese; Hand Talk exists alongside hundreds of oral languages but is unrelated to them; Signed English and français signé *are* related

Tamaiya, P'osuwaege Owingeh, Tó Hájiiloh and ȉałopháymųp’ȍhə́othə̀olbo are all the names of what kind of Turtle Island countries?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Prairie countries

Great Lake countries

Pueblo countries

Desert countries

What are the Indigenous countries found in Alberta?

[5 correct answer(s)]

Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis (Kootenay Country)

Apsáalooke Issawua (Crow Country)

Niitsitpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfeet Country)

Syilx Tmixʷ (Okanagan Country)

Anishinaabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ (Ojibwe Country)

Nionwentsïo (Huron-Wendat Country)

Denendeh ᑌᓀᐣᑌᐧ (Dené Country)

Tsilhqot'in Nen (Chilcotin Country)

Nēhiyaw-Askiy ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ ᐊᐢᑭᕀ (Cree Country)

Niy'yaw Askiy ᓂᐩᔭᐤ ᐊᐢᑭᐩ (Cree Country)

Secwepemcúl̓ecw (Shuswap Country)

Hiráaca idaʔawádi (Hidatsa Country)

Ĩyãħé Nakón mąkóce (Stoney Nakoda Country)

The State of Iowa's name and location come from which Turtle Island country?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Waazija

Báxoje Máyaⁿ

Paariru

Očhethi Šakówiŋ

oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki

Wazhazhe Maⁿzhaⁿ

What is the northernmost people and country, living in the Arctic?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Iñupiaq Nunauruat

Nunavimmiut Nunavik ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᒃ

Kallaalit Nunaat

Inuit Nunangat ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᑦ

What does "fire" mean in a Turtle Island context?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Capital

Camp

House, domicile

Nation

How many Clan Mothers slash Chiefs are a part of Haudenosaunee's government?

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[1 correct answer(s)]

50

49

72

22

21

5

From which country did Anishinaabek originate?

[2 correct answer(s)]

Denendeh (Dené Country)

Niitsitpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfeet Country)

Wabanaki (Dawnland)

ᎠᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ (Cherokee Country)

Mi'kma'ki (Mi'kmaq Country)

Haudenosaunee (Longhouse Country)

Were Turtle Islanders literate?

[2 correct answer(s)]

Yes, but only after colonisation with syllabics (ᐯᓱᑲ) and other forms of writing (ᏣᎳᎩ, SENĆOȾEN, etc.)

Yes, some folks like ᏍᏏᏉᏯ Sequoyah created scripts

Yes, pictographs and petroglyphs are sign language scripts (aka writing systems)

No, they only spoke orally and manually

Yes, with Hand Talk's pictography and post-contact writing systems

No, Indigenous folks never read and wrote

How many districts are there within Mi'kmaq's country, Mi'kma'ki?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Five

Seven

Twelve

Fifty

Québec is home to which Countries and Indigenous Nations?

[19 correct answer(s)]

Omàmiwininiwak

Kanien'kehaka

ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ Anishinaabewaki

ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥᐅᑦ Nunavimmiut

ᐃᔨᔫ Eeyou

ᓄᓇᕕᒃ Nunavik

Onʌyote'a•ka

ᐃᓂᓂ Inini

Kanien'ke

ᐃᓐᓄ ᐊᔅᓯ Innu Assi (aka ᓂᑕᔅᓯᓇᓐ Nitassinan)

ᓇᔅᑲᐱ ᐊᔅᒌᔾ Naskapi Aschiy

ᐃᓅ ᐊᔅᒌ Eenou Istchee

Nehirowisi

Mi'kma'ki

ᐃᓐᓄ Innu

Nehirowisi Aski (aka Nitaskinan (our 'excl.' land); Kitaskinan (our 'incl.' land))

Wôbanaki

ᐃᓂᓂᐎᐊᔅᑭᔾ Ininiwaskiy

ᐃᔨᔫ ᐊᔅᒌ Eeyou Istchee

Omàmiwinini

ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ Anishinaabek

ᐃᓅ Eenou

ᓂᐦᐃᖬᐘᐢᑭᐩ Nîhithawaskiy

Odǫhwęja:deˀ

Wolastokuk

Haudenosauneega

ᓇᔅᑲᐱ Naskapi

What and whose country does Los Angeles exist within?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Newe Segobia, Shoshone

Míwûk Wa‧liɁ, Miwok

Tongávar, Tongva

Ɂívil̃uwenetem Meytémak, Ɂívil̃uqalet (Cahuilla)

What are the sign languages spoken in Canada today?

[9 correct answer(s)]

Auslan

Henniker Sign Language

Québec Sign Language

Maritime Sign Language

Hand Talk

Libras

Black American Sign Language

ᐊᒼᖕᒨᕐᓂᖅ Atgangmuurniq

Sandy River Valley Sign Language

Wíyut'a

Hoailona ʻŌlelo

French Sign Language

Protactile

ʾa·qanⱡiⱡⱡitnam

Secwepemcékst

Maagiadawa

American Sign Language

Martha's Vineyard Sign Language

What are the language isolates on the Canadian side?

[3 correct answer(s)]

ᐊᒼᖕᒨᕐᓂᖅ Atgangmuurniq

ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ Inuktut

Ktunaxa

X̱aad kíl

Innu-aimun

ʾa·qanⱡiⱡⱡitnam

Siksikà ᓱᖽᐧᖿ

Secwepemcékst

Are "nation-state," "state," "nation," and "country" the same thing?

[2 correct answer(s)]

Not quite, each has a unique meaning with a lot of overlap

Yes, but "state" can also mean "a people"

Yes, they can mean all the same thing

No, a "nation-state" and "nation" are the same thing, and "country" and "state mean the same

Whose country is ᓂᑕᔅᓯᓇᓐ Nitassinan and what does it mean?

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[1 correct answer(s)]

ᐃᔨᔫ [Eeyou], The Beautiful Country

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ [Inuit], Our Lands and Waters

ᐃᓐᓄ [Innu], Our ('exclusive') Land

ᓇᔅᑲᐱ [Naskapi], Northern Country

These nations have unique languages/dialects to Canada

[4 correct answer(s)]

German

Philippino

Ukrainian

Russian

Pakistani

Punjabi

Danish

Gaelic

Arabic

Chinese

Does the US have American-specific French dialects?

[1 correct answer(s)]

No: Only Canada has unique French

Yes: Acadian, Bayou, Californian, New York

No: US French is identical to European French

No: American French dialects were completely suppressed and are no longer spoken

Yes: Louisiana, Floridian, Appalachian, Canadian and more

Yes: New England, Cajun, Mississippi, Métis and more

What contemporary jurisdictions cover former Haudenosaunee lands?

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[9 correct answer(s)]

West Virginia

Ontario

Ohio

Manitoba

New Hampshire

Indiana

New York

Québec

Connecticut

Pennsylvania

New Brunswick

Wisconsin

Michigan

Maryland

Nova Scotia

Vermont

What is the difference between Hikēke Icāk Ne and Hiyekiti Icāk Ne?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Those-who-dance-in-circles, Those-who-dance-upright

Coyote-people, Eagle-people

Blue-face, Red-face

Deer-eaters, Fish-eaters

Dusk-land, dawn-land

Tall trees, Short trees

New York State sits atop which countries?

[2 correct answer(s)]

Tsenacommacah

Nêhiyaw-askiy

Bodéwadmiakiwen

Anishinaabewaki

Tsalguwetiyi

Haudenosauneega

Wabanaki

Lənape Haki-nk

Diné Bikeyah means what?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Navajo Nation

Navajo Reservation

Navajo Country

Navajo State

What does "Alaska" mean?

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[1 correct answer(s)]

Seaside

Many mountains and trees

Big hills

Mainland

Which of these peoples traditionally speak sign languages?

[10 correct answer(s)]

ᓱᖽᐧᖿ (Blackfoot)

ᐃᓐᓄ (Innu)

Apsáalooke (Crow)

Denverites

Wazhazhe (Osage)

Acadians

Ɂívil̃uwenetem (Cahuilla)

Texans

Haida

Diné (Navajo)

Isswa (Catawba)

Seminoles

ʔaak’u̓u̓m̓e̓e̓ʈʂʰa (Acoma)

ᎠᎳᎫ (Cherokee)

Míwûk (Miwok)

Lənape (Delaware)

Bostonians

ᓇᔅᑲᐱ (Naskapi)

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish)

Martha's Vineyardians

Kanaka maoli (Hawaiians)

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ (Inuit)

ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ (Anishinaabek)

Sumains

Chahta Yakni (or Choctaw Country) is located in which State?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Mississippi

Alabama

Kentucky

Missouri

Washtáge Moⁿzháⁿ is the namesake country for which American state?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Washington

Kansas

Missouri

Arkansas

Michigan

Iowa

Of the 105 Lax̱wiiyip within Gitx̱san Lax̱yip, can you name a few?

[12 correct answer(s)]

Maxhla Didaat

Lax Didax

Minhl Anhl Gii

Naa Dax Deet

Miin Lax Minhl

Xsu Gwil Gwalgit

Madii Lii

Awiijii

Xsansisnak

Sagat

Xsigalliixawit

Angodjus

"To be missioned" entailed what in a California context?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Act of civilising where savages reform to become fit for society

Forced into slavery or indentured servitude, stripped of language+culture and assimilated or killed via Christian mission camps

To be elevated by Junipero Serra and other priests to international prominence

Conversion of person and culture to Christianity

What are the Nations of Niitsitpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfeet Country)?

[4 correct answer(s)]

Tsúùt'inà

Niy'yaw

Ktunaxa

Kainai ᖿᖱᖻᖱ

Piikani ᑯᖿᖹ

Dené

Ĩyãħé Nakón

Siksiká ᓱᖽᐧᖿ

Tséstho'e

Nēhiyawak ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐘᐠ

What are the two moieties or clans of Tāłtān Konelīne

[1 correct answer(s)]

Raven and Eagle

Moose and Bear

Hawk and Eagle

Wolf and Raven

If Inuit is plural, what is the singular?

[2 correct answer(s)]

Inuik (1), Innuiik (2)

Innu (1), Innik (2)

Inuik

Innuk

Inuk (1), Inuuk (2)

Inuk

What is the most accurate name to describe the most widespread, international language prior to invasion?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Cree Language

Gestuno

First Nations Sign Language

Pictograph Language

Kiowa Sign Language

Hand Talk

Prairie Sign Language

ʾa·qanⱡiⱡⱡitnam

Sioux Language

Plains Indian Sign Language

Vancouver, British Columbia (not the metropolitan region, just the city) sits within which three countries?

[1 correct answer(s)]

St̓át̓imc Tmicw (St'at'imc), Syilx Tmixʷ (Okanagan) and shíshálh swíya (Sechelt)

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh)

šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie) and shíshálh swíya (Sechelt)

sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), Quw'utsun Tumuhw (Cowichan) and S'olh Téméxw (Stó:lō)

Coastal peoples of Cascadia were often frightened of this island-born supreme navy

[1 correct answer(s)]

Chinese

Māori

Japanese

Haida

Unangax̂

Nuu-chah-nulth

Tsimshian

Tlingit

Kwakwaka'wakw

Kanaka maoli

What are the subdivisions of Lingít Aaní?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Aaní

Askiy

La̱xyuup

Ḵwáan

təməxʷ

-Ɂatḥ

Newe Segobia makes up the majority of which State's lands?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Nevada

Colorada

Nebraska

Ohio

Utah

Montana

When did the Milan convention on Deaf education decide to end manual education for much of the world?

[1 correct answer(s)]

1920

1824

1802

1910

1945

1880

Which Turtle Islanders in British Columbia historically spoke (and may still speak) a sign language?

[2 correct answer(s)]

Lingít

St̓at̓imc

Secwépemc

híɫzaqv

X̱aaydas

Tsilhqot'in

Nuxalk

nuučaan̓uuɫɁatḥ

Gitga'at

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

Ktunaxa

British Columbia exists due to what treaties?

[1 correct answer(s)]

Douglas Treaties, Treaty 8 and the rest is stolen and occupied

Great Law of Peace and Douglas Treaties

Treaties 8, 9 and 12

Douglas Treaties and Treaty 6

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