Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Trivia

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Question 1
A “mikjikj” always carries her:
A
House
B
Supper
C
Notebook
Question 1 Explanation: 
Turtles are always at home.
Question 2
A “leister” is a:
A
Birch bark megaphone for moose calls
B
Snare used to catch rabbit and partridge
C
Three pronged fishing spear
Question 2 Explanation: 
A “Leister” is an English term for a traditional fishing spear. All three answers are traditional tools of a Mi’kmaw hunter.
Question 3
Mi’kmaq use splints pounded out of ash or poplar wood to weave baskets. These thin strips of wood are also sculpted into another popular form:
A
Floral bouquets
B
Fashion belts
C
Drum forms
Question 3 Explanation: 
Flowers make good use of spare wood shavings.
Question 4
According to legend, during a contest of power the Creator sent a wind so strong that it took out Kluskap’s hair. Kluskap didn’t know until:
A
It came out in his hands
B
He saw his reflection in the lake
C
He watched it blow away
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Creator sent a wind so swift and hard, Kluskap didn’t feel his hair come out until it fell into his hands.
Question 5
It is safe to keep an “apli’kmuj” as a pet:
A
True
B
False
Question 5 Explanation: 
Many people keep rabbits as pets.
Question 6
If you are a “Kwitn”, you are probably:
A
Cooking
B
Floating
C
Sliding over the snow
Question 6 Explanation: 
“Kwitn,” a Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe is a sturdy and agile watercraft.
Question 7
The Mi’kmaq have a written language system since before Contact with Europeans, true or false?
A
True
B
False
Question 7 Explanation: 
The Mi’kmaq have used a system of hieroglyphics, particularly for religious texts, for centuries. Whether the hieroglyphics representations (i.e. memory aids), but words that can be used to write unique phrases. The first recording of hieroglyphics is in 1677 by a Jesuit priest named Chrestien Le Clercq in the Mi’kmaw community of Nipisiguit along the Miramichi River in New Brunswick. The Mi’kmaw system of hieroglyphics was used to translate numerous religious texts and these texts along the syllabaries can still be found in families and in some museum collections. The use of the hieroglyphics, however, does not change the fact that Mi’kmaw culture is primarily an oral culture in that histories, stories, and everyday life were anchored in conveying knowledge through speaking rather than writing.
Question 8
The traditional Mi’kmaw dwelling is:
A
Igloo
B
Wigwam
C
Longhouse
Question 8 Explanation: 
Mi’kmaw wigwams are constructed in a conical shape and covered in birch bark.
Question 9
If you’re speaking, and a Mi’kmaw is saying “e’e”, he or she is:
A
Clearing his throat
B
Agreeing with you
C
Wanting you to hurry up
Question 9 Explanation: 
e’e: “yes”. In a conversation, it means a Mi’kmaw is in agreement with you, or understands your point of view.
Question 10
You’re most likely to see an “amaljikwej” in:
A
Lake
B
The forest
C
Your garbage
Question 10 Explanation: 
Raccoons are clever and adaptable creatures, adjusting well to city life. Remember the next time you’re cleaning up after one; that he thinks you live in his back yard.
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