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Quiz I


  1. Name the capital city of Canada’s Northwest Territories? And it lies on the shore of which lake?
  2. Which Canadian city is consistently named as one of the top worldwide cities for its quality of life? And in which region is this city?
  3. Who became Prime Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015?
  4. Which territory was separated officially from the Northwest Territories in 1999 to become Canada's largest and most northernmost territory?
  5. Established in 1885 and located in the Rocky Mountains, can you name Canada's oldest national park?
  6. The Canadian one dollar coin is commonly known as the 'loonie', what is a loon?
  7. In 1988, which city became the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympic Games?
  8. Which former Canadian ice hockey player nicknamed 'The Great One' is considered by most to be the greatest hockey player ever?
  9. Which city is famous for Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal and is also North America's most easterly city?
  10. How many of the Great Lakes does Ontario border?
  11. Which island is the largest in Canada and the fifth largest in the world
  12. Which Canadian city at the confluence of the Thames River is famous for being the birthplace of Justin Bieber?
  13. Canada's motto in Latin is 'A Mari Usque Ad Mare', what is the English translation?
  14. Which famous actor was born on March 22, 1931, in Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Montreal?
  15. Which Italian navigator left Bristol, England, in a ship called 'The Matthew' in 1497 on his journey across to Newfoundland?
  16. Which territory borders Alaska for 752 miles? And can you name this territory's capital - it's the largest city in northern Canada?




Answers:

  1. Yellowknife. Great Slave Lake.
  2. Vancouver. British Columbia.
  3. Justin Trudeau
  4. Nunavut
  5. Banff National Park
  6. A bird (well known in Canada)
  7. Calgary
  8. Wayne Gretzky
  9. St. John's
  10. Four (Lake Michigan is the only one it does not border)
  11. Baffin Island
  12. London
  13. From Sea to Sea
  14. William Shatner
  15. John Cabot
  16. The Yukon. Whitehorse.



Canada Quiz II

  1. Montreal has two main universities, the University of Montreal is one, can you name the other?
  2. How many oceans touch Canadian borders?
  3. If hockey is Canada's national winter sport, what is its national summer sport?
  4. Can you name Canada's only officially bilingual province?
  5. What is the capital of Canada?
  6. What is the highest mountain in Canada?
  7. To which region of the Yukon did an estimated 100,000 gold prospectors flood to at the end of the nineteenth century?
  8. Prince Albert and Moose Jaw are cities in which prairie province?
  9. Which Canadian rock band was formed in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto in 1968?
  10. Who became prime minister in 2006?
  11. Which Canadian became a naturalized Italian citizen in 2005?
  12. In which year did Montreal host the Summer Olympics?
  13. The CN Tower can be found in which city?
  14. What is the national anthem of Canada?
  15. Name the Canadian dish made with french fries, topped with cheese curds and a brown gravy-like sauce?
  16. Name the capitals of the following provinces: (a)Alberta, (b)Saskatchewan, (c)Manitoba, and (d)British Columbia?

Answers:

  1. McGill University
  2. Three (Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic)





  3. Lacrosse
  4. New Brunswick
  5. Ottawa
  6. Mount Logan
  7. Klondike
  8. Saskatchewan
  9. Rush
  10. Stephen Harper
  11. Michael Buble
  12. 1976
  13. Toronto (by the way 'CN' stands for Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower)
  14. O Canada
  15. Poutine
  16. (a)Edmonton, (b)Regina, (c)Winnipeg, and (d)Victoria (Victoria is on Vancouver island - another good question perhaps?)

P.S. Nearly forgot! Did you know that Canada Day is celebrated annually on July 1?








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