Wednesday, July 2, 2008


As promised, here are the answers to yesterday's quiz:

1) What was the original name for Ottawa?
2) Where does Canada rank in the world in terms of land mass?
Second. (Russia is first.)
4) True or False: Canada has the longest coastline in the world.
5) What Canadian province is named after Queen Victoria's fourth daughter?
6) Which province was the first to introduce medicare?
7) The face of what past Canadian prime minister adorns the $100 bill?
Robert Borden.
8) Name the province that was part of the initial Confederation discussions but decided to opt out of joining Canada until 1949?
9) Which is the only legally bilingual Canadian province?
New Brunswick.
10) The government of Canada is best described as:
a) a representative republic
b) a co-operative association
c) constitutional monarchy
d) people's democracy
11) What medical breakthrough led to a 1923 Nobel Prize for Frederick Banting and J.J.R. Macleod?
Discovery of insulin.
12) What was the name of Wayne Gretzky's first professional hockey team?
Indianapolis Racers.
13) Name the group of French-Canadian inhabitants who were deported from the Maritimes in the mid-18th century?
14) On what famous battlefield did General Wolfe and the British army defeat the French army for control of Quebec in 1759?
Plains of Abraham.
15) Which NHL team has won more Stanley Cups than any other?
Montreal Canadiens.
16) What is the name of the sailing vessel featured on the Canadian dime?
The Bluenose.
17) Who wrote the words to "O' Canada"?
Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier
18) What is the name of the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy awards?
a) Genies
b) Mulroney's
c) Junos
d) Trudeau's
19) What is the name of Canada's official summer sport?
20) Name the two official animals of Canada.
Beaver and Canadian horse.
21) Who was prime minister of Canada during the Second World War?
a) Lester B. Pearson
b) Sir Wilfrid Laurier
c) Louis St. Laurent
d) Mackenzie King
22) What is the name of the trade agreement linking Canada, the United States, and Mexico that went into effect on Jan. 1, 1994?
North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA.
23) What was the name of the route used by slaves fleeing the United States to get to Canada?
The Underground Railroad.
24) In June 1944, Canadians participated in a major military operation called "D-Day." Which of the following best describes "D-Day"?
a) The invasion of Japan
b) The bombing of Pearl Harbor
c) The liberation of Hong Kong
d) The invasion of France
25) Lieut.- Col. John McCrae served as a medical officer in the First World War and wrote what is considered to be Canada's most famous war poem. What is called?
In Flanders Fields.
26) Name the controversial political figure who is credited with the creation of the province of Manitoba.
Louis Riel.
27) Quebec cabinet minister, Pierre Laporte was taken hostage and killed during the October Crisis initiated by which extremist separatist group?
FLQ - Front de la Liberation du Quebec.
28) Which famous Canadian declared "There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation" in 1967 in reference to the controversial Omnibus Bill that brought issues such as divorce law, abortion and homosexuality to the forefront.
Pierre Trudeau.
29) Which prime minister was forced to resign after it became known that he accepted campaign funds in exchange for a lucrative railroad contract?
Sir John A. MacDonald.
30) Name the Canadian settler who was executed during the Red River Resistance.
Thomas Scott

1 comment:

Heather said...

Yep, the only one I could have guessed with even a remote chance of being right was that Canada is a commonwealth country lol.