The Second Annual Canada Day Quiz!

Here it is – what you have all been waiting for: the second annual “Randal and Theresa Canada Day Quiz!” The game is simple – answer the questions. And we all know you could just look up the answers on the Internet, but because this is a Canada-themed quiz, I trust you will all be polite and honest, and play the game without cheating. The answers will be posted in the comments, so take the quiz, check your answers, and post your score in the comments section (remember – we’re using the honor system). When everyone has participated, we’ll name the winners in two categories: Canadian and Non-Canadian. Prizes will follow…

1. Which of these cities is furthest north?
A. Halifax
B. Ottawa
C. Vancouver
D. Winnipeg

2. Which Canadian Province is the setting of “Anne of Green Gables?”

3. Which Canadian Cities have or will in the near future host the Olympic games?

4. Which Canadian City was named the most livable city in the world by The Economist in 2008?

5. The Parliament in which of these Canadian Capitals is pictured here?

A. Edmonton, AB
B. Regina, SK
C. Victoria, BC
D. Whitehorse, YT

History and Politics
6. What is the term for people descended from Canadian aboriginals and European settlers?

7. Which of these reasons was most influential in the building of Canada’s first transcontinental Railway?
A. To assist in the war effort during the war of 1812
B. To beat the United States in a race to build the first transcontinental railway
C. To persuade the people of Brittish Columbia to join the Canadian Confederacy
D. To transport Chinese workers to the east

8. Which of the following is NOT a registered political party in Canada?
A. The Animal Alliance Party
B. The Democracy In Action Party
C. The Christian Heritage Party
D. The Marijuana Party
E. The Work Less Party

9. During the Conscription Crisis of 1917, what group of Canadians refused to go to war?

10. Which Canadian aboriginal tribe famously dwelt in structures like the one pictured?

A. Cree
B. Inuit
C. Iroquois
D. Kwakwaka'wakw

Sports and Entertainment
11. What Canadian chanteuse won the most Juno awards (i.e. the Canadian Grammy) in 2008 (1 bonus point for naming all of the categories)?

12. What are Canada’s two national sports?

13. What is the main focus of CBC radio 3?

14. What Canadian Author penned the popular Book, “The Life of Pi?”

15. Which Canadian Hockey team made it the furthest in the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

16. Which Canadian company produces the BlackBerry communications device (1 bonus point for naming where it is based)?

17. According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, which is the best Canadian University?

18. For what is the Bay of Fundy famous?

19. This is the mascot for what (1 bonus point for giving his name)?

20. As you might expect, the top two countries of origin for Canadian Immigrants are China and India. Name one of the other birth countries of Canadian immigrants that round out the top 5 (1 bonus point for naming all three).

21. Which of these figures is closest to Canada’s population (the other three are the populations of Tokyo, New York State, and the UK)?
A. 18.9 million
B. 33.3 million
C. 34.4 million
D. 60.6 million

22. Who is on the Canadian $50 bill?

23. Which Canadian author was born and raised on St. Urbain Street in the Mile End area of Montreal, Quebec, and wrote The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz?
A. Margaret Atwood
B. Stephen Leacock
C. Saul Bellow
D. Mordecai Richler

24. In what year was Quebec City founded?

25. Which Canadian-born architect built this?


Randal Miller said...

1–D, 2–Prince Edward Island, 3–Montreal, Calgary & Vancouver, 4-Vancouver, 5-C, 6-Metis, 7-C, 8-B, 9-Quebecois, 10-C, 11-Feist (Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year), 12-Hockey (the official winter sport) and Lacrosse (the official summer sport), 13-Independent Canadian music (rock, pop, hip-hop, folk, country, and electronic music), 14-Yann Matel, 15-Montreal Canadiens, 16-Research In Motion (Waterloo, ON), 17-McGill, 18-Highest tides in the world, 19-Quebec Winter Carnival (Bonhomme), 20-Phillapines, Pakistan, United States of America, 21-B (New York is 18.9, Tokyo is 34.4, and UK is 60.6), 22-William Lyon Mackenzie King, 23-D, 24-1608, 25- Frank Gehry

Pete said...

I got 16 points! Some of those were hard! I'm a little ashamed. I hope I answered enough to stay Canadian. Long live Canada! Happy Canada Day!

Just Katy said...

I got 12 points. Yeah! That's almost 50%.

Anonymous said...

I got 10! I'm impressed. I gave myself .5 for the radio b/c I said played ONLY Canadian music (not indi bands).... and .5 for b/c I said "Quebec Winter Something" for the picture of the snowman... Randy you can overrule if you want.

Unknown said...

Turns out being a History major ISN'T completely useless! bahahahaha!