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How Well Do You Know Canada?

01 Jul

Here’s a quick quiz to test your knowledge of Canada.  Don’t worry, the answers are further down on the post.  If you don’t want to quiz yourself, just learn some trivia, it’s all here!  Have fun, that’s all I ask.

Graphic for Canada Day 2015 Quiz1. Where is the highest mountain?
a) Mount Logan, Yukon
b) Angel Peak, British Columbia
c) Mount Walsh, Yukon

2. What is Canada’s longest river?
a) Mackenzie, Northwest Territories
b) Athabasca, Alberta
c) St. Lawrence, Quebec/Ontario

3. Where can you find Canada’s oldest maple tree?
a) North Pelham, Ontario
b) Gaspe, Quebec
c) Richmond, British Columbia

4. What famous person opened the first post office in Canada?
a) Sir John A. Macdonald
b) Benjamin Franklin
c) John Molson

5. Where can you find the longest covered bridge?
a) Souris, Manitoba
b) Lethbridge, Alberta
c) Hartland, New Brunswick

6. Where can you find Canada’s biggest salt mine?
a) Goderich, Ontario
b) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
c) Calgary, Alberta

7. Where was the first emergency number implemented?
a) Winnipeg, Manitoba
b) Toronto, Ontario
c) Ottawa, Ontario

8. When did Canadian John R. Connon patent the first panoramic camera in the world?
a) 1788
b) 1800
c) 1888

Answers:
1. b) Angel Peak, British Columbia at 6,858 m. The second is Mount Logan, Yukon at 5,959 m.
2. a) Mackenzie, Northwest Territories at 4,240 km. The second is St. Lawrence, Quebec/Ontario at 3,060 km.
3. a) North Pelham, Ontario. It is estimated to be approx. 500 years old and is 30.5 m tall!
4. b) Benjamin Franklin. He was joint deputy postmaster-general for the British colonies in 1753.
5. c) Hartland, New Brunswick at 391 m it is the longest covered bridge on Earth!
6. a) Goderich, Ontario where it’s the world’s largest salt mine. Sifto extracts 6,577,089 tonnes a year.
7. a) Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 21, 1959 with the number 999. Most of Canada’s 911 was adopted on June 22, 1975.
8. c) 1888. Even if you find earlier patents, Connon’s was the first to actually capture vistas of up to 360 degrees in a single exposure.

Happy Canada Day!

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17 responses to “How Well Do You Know Canada?

  1. hermitsdoor

    July 8, 2015 at 6:13 am

    From my Canadian friends, I understand that Tim Horton’s is THE coffee shop of Canada. There’s a trivia quiz question. Have you written about Tim’s?
    Oscar

     
    • tkmorin

      July 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Only in a passing mention, I’m afraid to say. But you re right about it being THE best. So stay tuned in, my friend. 🙂

       
      • hermitsdoor

        July 12, 2015 at 6:55 am

        My mug waits to be filled.
        Oscar

         
  2. The Canadian Cats

    July 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Neat quiz. I got 2 wrong. Not too bad. Happy belated Canada Day my friend.

    Jean

     
    • tkmorin

      July 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you, Jean. Good score! 🙂

       
  3. hairballexpress

    July 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Dude! 😺 That was fun!

     
  4. Noirfifre

    July 1, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Happy Canada day! This trivia proves I know very little about Canada. This calls for more reading on my part.

     
  5. Spañard

    July 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    The Dominion was first called Québec, then became Lower and Upper Canada, now why Québec was styled as Lower, is confusing, hence it’s part of the upper part of the Map.

     
    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Welcome to the confusing bits of Canada! 🙂

       
  6. weggieboy

    July 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I failed totally! Shame on me…and I’ve even read a comprehensive history of Canada in a Canadian college textbook.

     
    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      I’m glad, however, that you tried! Have a great day! 🙂

       
  7. avwalters

    July 1, 2015 at 10:53 am

    5/8–Not too bad, seeing as I left Canada in 1978. (Though Ben Franklin was a bit of a trick, since Canada wasn’t Canada, then. Even the U.S. wasn’t the U.S.,then.

     
  8. cadeauca

    July 1, 2015 at 8:54 am

    4/8. *Hangs head*

    Happy Canada Day!

     

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