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SIGNAL FLAGS GAME!

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Instructions: Using the signal flag code below, decipher the signal code sequences below and match them to the correct questions!

Questions:
  1. When did the first train travel across Newfoundland?
  2. Which was the name of the longest serving coastal boat?
  3. What rail gauge was used in Newfoundland?
  4. Who built the cross-island railway in Newfoundland?
  5. Which one of these towns was not a military base during WW2?
  6. Which Newfoundland Railway ship was the first to connect Newfoundland with Canada in 1898?
  7. In what year was the St. John's West Railway Station opened?
  8. Which year did the last train run?
Answers:
  1. three vertical stripes, from left: red, white, bluetwo triangles, left one yellow, right one redred flag with yellow crossred flagleft half of flag is white, right half is blueyellow and red horizontal stripes
  2. white flag with red circlewhite flag with red crossflag is divided into 4 sections: white, black, red, yellowwhite flag with red cross
  3. white flag with red circleflag is divided into 4 sections: white, black, red, yellowyellow, red, yellow vertical stripesred, white, blue vertical stripes
  4. white flag with red circleflag is divided into 4 sections: white, black, red, yellowwhite flag with red crosswhite flag with red cross
  5. white flag with blue rectanglewhite flag with blue rectanglesix stripes vertically alternating with yellow and bluefour rectangles, two in yellow and two in blacktop half of flag is blue, bottom half is red16 blue and white squaresflag has five stripes horizontally, from top to bottom: blue, white, red, white, bluetwo triangles, left one yellow, right one redtop half of flag is blue, bottom half is red
  6. 16 blue and white squaresleft half of flag is white, right half is bluered flag with yellow crossred flag with yellow crosstwo triangles, left one yellow, right one redblue flag with white rectangle, in which is a red rectangle, in middle
  7. red flag with yellow crosstop half of flag is blue, bottom half is redyellow flag with black circle in middleflag has 3 stripes horizontally, from top to bottom: yellow, blue, yellow
  8. white flag with blue rectanglewhite flag with blue rectanglered flagred flag with yellow crossfour rectangles, two in red, two in whiteflag has five stripes horizontally, from top to bottom: blue, white, red, white, bluetop half of flag is blue, bottom half is red

Signal Code Letters

A - a-left half of flag is white, right half is blue  B -b- red flag  C -c - flag has five stripes horizontally, from top to bottom: blue, white, red, white, blue  D -d - flag has 3 stripes horizontally, from top to bottom: yellow, blue, yellow  E -top half of flag is blue, bottom half is red  F -f - white flag with red diamond shape  G -g - six stripes vertically alternating with yellow and blue  H -h - left half of flag is white, right half is red  I -i- yellow flag with black circle in middle  J -j- flag has 3 stripes horizontally, from top to bottom: blue, white, blue

K - k-left half of flag is yellow, right half is blue  L -l- four rectangles, two in yellow and two in black  M -m - blue flag with two white diagonal lines  N -n - 16 blue and white squares  O -o- two triangles, left one yellow, right one red  P -p - blue flag with white rectangle in middle  Q -q - yellow flag  R -r - red flag with yellow cross  S -s- white flag with blue rectangle  T -t- three vertical stripes, from left: red, white, blue

U - u- four rectangles, two in red, two in white  V -v- white flag with two red diagonal lines  W -w- blue flag with white rectangle, in which is a red rectangle, in middle  X -x- white flag with blue cross  Y -y- yellow and red horizontal stripes  Z -z- yellow, blue, red and black triangles


Signal Code Numbers

0 - 0-yellow, red, yellow vertical stripes  1- 1- white flag with red circle  2- 2- blue flag with white circle  3- 3- red, white, blue vertical stripes  4- 4- red flag with white cross

5 - 5-left half yellow, right half blue  6- 6- top half black, bottom half white  7- 7- top half yellow, bottom half red  8- 8- white flag with red cross  9- 9- flag is divided into 4 sections: white, black, red, yellow

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