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Old 09-04-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Canadian trivia special just for you! (you know who you are!)

?? Special just for you! (you know who you are!)


1. What is the origin of the name "Canada"?
2. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
3. How many oceans touch Canada?
4. How many provinces in Canada?
5. True or False? Canada is the world's second largest country, by land mass?
6. What is the most recent territory in Canada called?
7. Who were the first people to live in Canada?
(a) Europeans, (b) Americans, (c) Aboriginals, or (d) Norsemen
8. What rodent is described by the Canadian Encyclopedia as having "had a greater impact on the
history and exploration of Canada than any other animal or plant species"?
9. How many national languages does Canada have?
10. Who was the only Canadian ever to serve as Prime Minister of Great Britain?
11. How many time zones in Canada?
12.What is the name of the highest mountain in Canada?
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1. Canada is a name derived from the Huron-Iroquois kanata meaning, a village or settlement
2. Sir John A. Macdonald
3. THREE - the Atlantic on the east, the Pacific on the west and the Arctic to the north
4. TEN
5. TRUE
6. Nunavut
7. (c) the aboriginals or first nations peoples were the first inhabitants of Canada
8. the BEAVER
9. TWO
10. Bonar Law
11. SIX


12. Mount Logan -- having said that, on October 4, 2000, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced that Mount Logan would be renamed Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau. After a public outcry against the idea, we decided to keep the name Mount Logan. Sir William Edmond Logan was one of Canada's greatest surveyors and scientists. Without getting political here, for many people the issue was not so much whether or not Trudeau deserved it, but more the importance of retaining the history of Canada which is too often forgotten.

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Old 09-04-2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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That was too easy! Got 'em all except Bonar Law. Never heard of him. Going to Google that one right now.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:14 PM   #4
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8 out of 10!!! I'm off to check out Bonar Law also.
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:20 PM   #5
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The unknown Prime Minister. Pfft! I think that was a stinker of a question! LOL, good trivia though. Both my kids got them all (except the time zones and Bonar)
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Old 09-04-2006, 01:45 PM   #6
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glad y'all had fun with it..............

i got two........................ but i DID love my visit to the (Canadian) Niagra falls two years back. Except for the fact that the warden insisted, after checking in, on dining at the local "OUTBACK", which we could have easilly done by travelling three miles instead of 425 miles!!
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:03 PM   #7
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Okay, from Canada and didn't know most of them...
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Old 09-04-2006, 06:05 PM   #8
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9 out of 12 for me, but Im really a CDN/Kiwi bloke.
Isnt Noofy time 1/2 our diff from EST?
I guessed 5.5 time zones......
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1. Some guy called it kanata, but this other guy wanted something different. :)
2. John A. Macdonald
3. 3
4. 10, and 3 territories
5. True?
6. Nunavut
7. c
8. beaver
9. 2
10. no clue
11. 6
12. Mount Logan
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:30 PM   #10
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Let me try.

1. What is the capital of Canada?
2. What animal is on the Canadian quarter?
3. What is the Canadian $1 coin called?
4. Which was the last province to join Confederation?
5. Who was the first French-Canadian Prime Minister of Canada?
6. Who led the Metis in the rebellions at Red River in 1870 and in the northwest in 1885?

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1. Ottawa
2. Caribou
3. Loonie
4. Newfoundland
5. ir Wilfred Laurier
6. Louis Riel
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