That’s right – it’s time for my annual Canada quiz! How well do YOU know Canada (without looking up the answers)?
1) What is Craigellachie?
2) What’s the name of Canada’s first female Prime Minister?
3) What Canadian city was the first to open a subway line?
4) Who received the world’s first trans-Atlantic radio message at St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1901?
5) Who was the first Canadian born prime minister? (Hint: Sir John Abbott, Sir Charles Tupper, or Sir Robert Borden?)
6) What Canadian creation is known as the world’s first scientifically engineered baby food?
7) What explorer was the first to use the term “Canada”?
8) What Yukon town was nicknamed the “City of Gold”?
9) Who was Canada’s longest serving prime minister? (Hint: Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Mackenzie King or Lester B. Pearson?)
10) What name was given to the French women sent to marry men in New France?
Flickr, Alex Indigo
11) What did Frederick Banting and Charles Best discover in 1921? (bonus points if you can name the city in which Banting lived at the time he had the idea that led to this discovery)
12) What is pemmican?
13) Hard Red Calcutta, Marquis, and Red Fife are types of what?
14) Who was the first Canadian astronaut to go into space?
15) Who was Roberta Bondar?
16) In what country did the Battle of Vimy Ridge take place?
17) Where was the first settlement for free black people in North America? (city and province)
18) What did Jacques Cartier erect on the shores of the St. Lawrence River?
19) What is the oldest existing company in Canada?
20) What are inukshuks and what was their purpose? (Not sure? Check out the playback of Creative EdVentures’ In the Zone show here:)
21) What separatist organization kidnapped Pierre Laporte in 1970?
22) What city was flattened after two ships exploded in its harbour in 1917?
23) What heroine warned Canadian troops of an American invasion during the War of 1812?
24) Who wrote Anne of Green Gables?
25) A super easy one: What holiday in Canada celebrates Confederation?
Flickr, Paul Mannix
Answers will be posted tomorrow. Good luck!
Want some recipes with Canadian flair? Check out these over at my cooking blog:
Cretons de Quebec
Links to other Canadian recipes including Beaver Tails
Need an explanation of what Canada Day is all about? Go here:
For much more Canadiana, here are the Canada Day posts I did for the last two years: