Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy 141st Birthday Canada!!

Bonne Fête Canada!
In honour of this amazing, glorious country I am SO proud to call my home, let's do a fun quiz to test your knowledge. (I know it's kinda long, but I cut it from 100 to just 30. Anyways, just do as much as you want/know)


I'll post the answers tomorrow. No googling!


1) What is the original name for Ottawa?
3) Where does Canada rank in the world in terms of land mass?
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?
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?
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?
12) What was the name of Wayne Gretzky's first professional hockey team?
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?
15) Which NHL team has won more Stanley Cups than any other?
16) What is the name of the sailing vessel featured on the Canadian dime?
17) Who wrote the words to "O' Canada"?
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.
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?
23) What was the name of the route used by slaves fleeing the United States to get to Canada?
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?
26) Name the controversial political figure who is credited with the creation of the province of Manitoba.
27) Quebec cabinet minister, Pierre Laporte was taken hostage and killed during the October Crisis initiated by which extremist separatist group?
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.
29) Which prime minister was forced to resign after it became known that he accepted campaign funds in exchange for a lucrative railroad contract?
30) Name the Canadian settler who was executed during the Red River Resistance.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

3 comments:

Kamie said...

Sheesh, can I tell you I know nothing about Canada? How said is that?

I can't even answer any of them. I feel like a failure. :P

But Happy 141st Canada.

Guess I should start reading. Learning about Canada. I think I only know one person from Canada (plus you).

Heather said...

Erm no freaking clue...I feel like somewhere in the depths of my mind I know the 'O Canada' answer.

I'm so bad at being Canadian. :P

Just Mom said...

OK. I think I failed miserably.

Happy Birthday, Canada!