Canada Day Quiz Answers

#1:  Prior to 1994, Canada’s national sport was lacrosse but it was changed to ice hockey.

#2:  The world’s longest covered bridge is located in Hartland, New Brunswick.  It is 1282 feet long.

#3:  Canada’s highest mountain is Mount Logan, located in the Yukon.

#4:  Canada’s two national symbols are the maple leaf and the beaver.


#5:  Canada’s first prime minister was John A. MacDonald.  Our current prime minister is Stephen Harper. 

#6:  The longest river in Canada is the Mackenzie River.  It covers a distance of about 1800 km and the entire river system extends about 4250 km.  It begins at the Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories and empties into the Arctic Ocean.

#7:  O Canada became the official anthem on July 1, 1980.

#8:  Canada’s most northern island is Ellesmere Island located in Nunavut.

#9:  There are 6 time zones in Canada.

#10:  Newfoundland has the largest concentration of moose in North America.

#11:  I actually found 3 different answers for this one.  There are 40, 41, or 42 national parks in Canada.

#12:  It was developed by Wilbur Franks at the University of Toronto.

#13:  1970

#14:  86%

#15: The first successful snowmobile was invented by Joseph Bombardier.  James Naismith invented basketball.  Frederick Banting discovered insulin (right here in my city of London, Ontario).  Jacques Plante invented the first goalie mask.  The IMAX movie system was invented in 1968 by Grahame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, and Robert Kerr.  Gideon Sundback invented the zipper.  Steve Pasjak invented the tuck-away handle beer carton.

#16:  The Hudson’s Bay Company which started based on the fur trade.  It was incorporated in 1670.’s_Bay_Company

#17:  They used playing cards as currency.

#18:  Eaton’s founded by Timothy Eaton.’s


#19:  It became our official flag on February 15, 1965.

#20:  Poutine is a French Canadian delight (I highly recommend it from New York Fries…hmm that’s kind of ironic…whatever you do, don’t buy it at KFC.  YUCK!) made of French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy.  Bannock is a type of flatbread usually made in an open skillet over a fire.  A friend of mine told me that the Cree also use the bannock batter to coat pieces of fish before cooking them.  She should know, being part Cree.  Pemmican is also a Native food that was taught by Native guides to the fur traders.  It was a good source of protein and travelled well.  Pemmican is made with some source of dried protein (most traditionally bison meat), animal fat, and berries.  Newfie Screech is an alcoholic drink made in Newfoundland.  Real Screech is their version of moonshine but you can also buy bottled Screech at the liquor store.  Ironically, Newfie Screech is Jamaican rum.

Bonus question:  The territories from west to east are Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.  The provinces from west to east are British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and then in the Maritimes, you have Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. 


So, how did YOU do?


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