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LAURENTIANS QUIZ #6: LACHUTE

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1) How did Lachute get its name?
a) The town is named after Edmond La Chute who established a mill there in 1802.
b) The town is named after a local waterfall.
c) Lachute is a corruption of “The Shoot,” which referred to an annual hunt that took place here in the 1800s.
d) Lachute is a corruption of the Native word Lac’heutkt’ewah, which translates roughly as “good fishing place.”

2) Lachute is the administrative seat of which political entity?
a) Argenteuil Regional Municipal County.
b) The Laurentides Administrative Region
c) Lachute Township.
d) Canada.

3) Which river passes through town?
a) The North River (Riviere du Nord).
b) The Rouge River.
c) The Saint-Maurice River.
d) The Saguenay River.

4) The first permanent families in Lachute originated where?
a) Montreal.
b) The Lower St. Lawrence.
c) Vermont.
d) New Hampshire.

5) What group followed on the heels of the first settlers?
a) United Empire Loyalists fleeing persecution in the United States.
b) Irish fleeing the potato famine in Ireland.
c) French Canadians fleeing overcrowding in the seigneuries.
d) Montrealers fleeing the heat.

6) In 1901, what momentous event brightened the day of many Lachute residents?
a) The monument commemorating the death of Queen Victoria was unveiled.
b) A new factory was established, creating about 200 jobs.
c) Electricity was brought to the village.
d) All the potholes in the village were filled once and for all.

7) What event takes place in Lachute every summer and is the third oldest of its kind in North America?
a) The Lachute Annual Golf Invitational.
b) The County Fair.
c) The Lachute Motocross Extravaganza.
d) The Lachute Duck Race.

8) What was built in Lachute in 1804?
a) A grist mill.
b) A shoe factory.
c) A black smith shop.
d) A golf course.

9) In 1966, Lachute merged with which nearby municipality?
a) Ayer
b) Ayersville.
c) Ayershire.
d) Ayerton.

10) What local geographic feature is prominently represented on the town coat of arms?a) The Laurentian.
b) A waterfall.
c) A lake.
d) A gravel pit.

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