Thursday, April 16, 2009

Answers to Canadian, Eh

Here are the answers to the Bag Lady's little Canadiana quiz yesterday.

1) How many provinces are there in Canada?

a) 12
b) 4
c) 10 British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatcehwan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador
d) 7


2) How many territories are there in Canada?

a) 2
b) 6
c) 1
d) 3 - Yukon, Northwest, Nunavit

3) What is the capitol of Canada?

a) Vancouver
b) Toronto
c) Ottawa, Ontario
d) Ontario

4) Where is Alberta?

a) Eastern Canada
b) Western Canada
c) Northern Canada
d) somewhere in the middle

5) Which country is larger?

a) Canada is the second largest country in the world, right behind Russia.
b) United States
c) China
d) Australia

6) What is Canada's national emblem?

a) beaver
b) igloo
c) maple leaf
d) grizzly bear

7) Where is Vimy Ridge and why is it important (oh, wait, this is supposed to be multiple choice... give me your best guess.) - Vimy Ridge is in France, and was the site of the most significant battle (for Canada) during the first World War - it's importance to Canada is explained here

8) What is the capitol of Alberta?

a) Calgary
b) Saskatoon
c) Edmonton
d) Vancouver

9) When is Canada's "birthday"?

a) Aug 1
b) July 4
c) July 1 (1867)
c) Oct 1

10) Who is the current Prime Minister of Canada?

a) Celine Dion (currently PM of Vegas, apparently!)
b) John Diefenbaker (served as PM from 1957 - 1963, Conservative)
c) Stephen Harper has been in office since 2006 - Conservative Party
d) Pierre Trudeau (served as PM 1968 - 1979 and from 1980 - 84, Liberal)

Hope you had fun with this. The Bag Lady might just do another quiz sometime soon, because she had great fun organizing this one!

22 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Bring on the quizzes. I loves 'em.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag Lady,

I did know more than I thought, but must confess I would not have gotten number eight if I didn't follow Reb's blog.

Also, I know that Canada is bigger than the US but I had no idea it is bigger than China.

I never heard of Vimy Ridge and think it deserves a blog post of its own around Nov. 11th.

This was fun and educational. Thanks.

Terrie

Reb said...

This was well done Sis - and I got them all right! Yes, you should do some more.

Christine said...

Just fyi, I apparently had Vimy Ridge right and the importance was easy, but I wasn't sure about which world war (my guess was right, though!)

Conny said...

Just checking in here after a few weeks away.

I didn't take the quiz, but reading the answers makes me want to go back and take it. The only thing Canadian about our house is the hockey. Constant hockey, on the TV, in the backyard, on the kitchen floor. Oh, and now the NHL playoffs have begun.

Thanks for keeping up such a wonderful blog, BL. I always enjoy my visits.

Geosomin said...

Saskatoon is the capital of Canada silly :)

Melissa said...

70%, not bad fer an Amurican.

I suspected Vimy Ridge was in France! Trick question. I think my answer was pretty good, if wrong.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - I will come up with another one soon, I promise.

dfTerrie - I think you're right - I'll have to try to remember to do a post about Vimy Ridge for Remembrance Day!
Glad you enjoyed the quiz!

Reb - thanks! Glad you got them all correct (would have been surprised if you hadn't!)

Christine - I'm impressed! And I'm sure the confusion over which war isn't uncommon in you young'uns! :)

Conny - you have the best part of Canada going on in your kitchen! And I'm so glad you stop in for a visit occasionally - it's always good to "see" you!

Geo - shame on me.... sheesh. :)

Melissa - 70% is awesome! And if Vimy Ridge wasn't in France, it could very well be in Quebec...

Hilary said...

Fun stuff, Baggie. This was a good idea for Canucks and Amurikans alike. Well done!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hilary - glad you enjoyed it!

kcinnova said...

Three territories? Nunavit? I need you to do a whole post on that one! And considering I drive through a cute little town called Brunswick about once a week, you'd think I'd remember New Brunswick! And Newfoundland! (My uncle had a Newfie dog)
Vimy Ridge -- France... [smacks forehead]
Russia is still bigger than Canada, even since the USSR broke off into little countries of its own?

I'm actually proud of how well I did, since I'm *just* a US citizen! ;)

Thanks, BL, this was a lot of fun! :)

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - I was really pleased at how well you did with this - I can guarantee, the next one will be harder!! :)
My information might be a little out-of-date as far as whether Russia is still bigger than Canada, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt!
Thanks for playing!

David Cranmer said...

I'm not as smart as I thought when it comes to my neighbors to the north. Thanks for making me just a little smarter.

solarity said...

I did better than I thought, but I *forgot* Manitoba! I was counting across the map in my head from left to right, knowing there should be something else in the middle....
One of my friends in school had a father from Montreal and a mother from London (England--WWII) and they spent summers in Quebec. I owe her for the fact that Canadian geography became "real" to me early on.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

David - you're welcome! Hope you enjoyed my little quiz and will play again next time.
(You might wanna brush up a little - next one will be harder!:))

Mary Anne in Kentucky - if you only forgot one province, you're doing pretty well! I get all confused when I try to remember which (middle) state belongs where! And all those little states on the east coast? Gah!

MizFIt said...

you are officially never letting me VISIT let alone move there :)

I obviously need a guide book and PRONTO!

the Bag Lady said...

Miz - of course you are going to visit! As long as you can get yourself here, I will be your tour guide!! :)

Missicat said...

You're bigger then the US??? WHAT? :-)
Should throw a quiz together for the USA...

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - I know - surprising, isn't it?
I would love it if you threw a quiz together - as long as it wasn't too hard! :)

Missicat said...

Just finishing up my USA quiz!!!

the Bag Lady said...

I'm excited! *drums fingers on desk* ......
Done yet?

Missicat said...

Done!