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Trivia Quiz - Fr. Jacques Marquette: Missionary & Explorer

Fr. Jacques Marquette was a missionary and explorer who logged an amazing number of miles during his short but fruitful time in the western Great Lakes. What do you know about his life, travels and teachings?

Quiz Number: 3990
Date Submitted: August 04, 2011
Quiz Categories: Christianity, American History, European Age of Discovery
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 57.2 percent
Times Taken: 97 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Jacques Marquette

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Fr. Jacques Marquette Missionary  Explorer
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1. Father Jacques Marquette was a Catholic priest. Of what Catholic order was he a member?
  A.   Paulist Order
  B.   Society of Jesus
  C.   Legion of Christ
  D.   Augustinian Order

2. In what country was Jacques Marquette born and raised?
  A.   Luxembourg
  B.   France
  C.   Monaco
  D.   Switzerland

3. In 1666, Fr. Marquette was sent to North America to teach the Native Americans about Christianity and hopefully, convert them to the religion. In what present-day Canadian province did he first settle?
  A.   Quebec
  B.   Ontario
  C.   New Brunswick
  D.   Nova Scotia

4. In 1668, while teaching in Montreal, Fr. Marquette was told of a great river to the west, prompting him to leave on a new mission to explore it and teach the Native Americans in that area about Christianity. What river was it?
  A.   Wisconsin River
  B.   Grand River
  C.   Ohio River
  D.   Mississippi River

5. In the late 1670s, a French Canadian explorer was sent to work with Fr. Marquette. Who was he?
  A.   Joseph La France
  B.   Jacques de Noyon
  C.   Gabriel Franchère
  D.   Louis Joillet

6. During his exploration of the Midwest, Fr. Marquette actually traveled rather far south. In fact, at one point he and his expedition party were only about 435 miles from where?
  A.   Arkansas River
  B.   present-day Florida
  C.   Gulf of Mexico
  D.   Lake Pontchartrain

7. Fr. Marquette founded Michigan's first European settlement, which is also the oldest European settlement in the US Midwest. What city is it?
  A.   Detroit, MI
  B.   Traverse City, MI
  C.   Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  D.   Escanaba, MI

8. In 1675, Fr. Marquette died of dysentery near present-day Ludington, Michigan. In 1677, his remains were re-buried near the present-day city of:
  A.   Petoskey, MI
  B.   St. Ignace, MI
  C.   Green Bay, WI
  D.   Mackinaw City, MI

9. Which of the following states does not have a city named Marquette, honoring Fr. Marquette?
  A.   Iowa
  B.   Wisconsin
  C.   Michigan
  D.   Indiana

10. Marquette University is a large Catholic University named after Fr. Marquette. In what Midwestern city is it located?
  A.   Milwaukee, WI
  B.   Detroit MI
  C.   Chicago, IL
  D.   Green Bay, WI®   

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