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Canada, by Category
"Inspired by Ozzz2002's "Australia, by Category", I have written a quiz on my own country, with one question from each FunTrivia category."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Animals: You all know which animal is the symbol of Canada - it's on a coin, in countless editorial cartoons, and, apparently, in the old Hudson Bay trading post days, it took a stack of this animal's pelts as high as a rifle to purchase said rifle. But - do you know the scientific name of the animal?
Brain Teasers: Which middle sized Alberta city has only three different letters in its two word, seven letter name?
(Two words 3 letters and 4 letters)
Celebrities: Which Hollywood star is also the grandson of the founder of the Canadian medicare system?
Michael J Fox
Entertainment: Cirque de Soleil is of course the well known circus that originated in Quebec. One of Cirque de Soleil's shows, "O", plays at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Which Canadian gold-medal-winning Olympian was a driving force in developing the show?
For Children: Who said these words: "One little chair for one of you, and a bigger chair for two to curl up in, and for someone who likes to rock, a rocking chair in the middle."?
Susie the mouse
The Friendly Giant
General - Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Canadian Pacific Railway was begun as an inducement to persuade one province to enter Confederation. Which province was this?
Geography: On which northern island is the capital of Nunavut, Iqaluit, located?
History: Which prominent figure from the NorthWest Rebellion of 1885 later appeared in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show?
Chief Big Bear
Hobbies: Chris Haney and Scott Abbott came up with the idea for a new board game in Montreal in 1979. What was it?
The Game of Life
Humanities - Theatre: This Edmonton-born playwright is the author of "Poor Super Man" and "Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love", which was filmed as "Love and Human Remains", directed by Denys Arcand.
Literature: One of these books was written by Alice Munro; which one?
The Stone Angel
The Love of a Good Woman
A Jest of God
Movies: This 1985 movie by Sandy Wilson is a gentle look at hero worship and adolescent rebellion.
Tales From The Gimli Hospital
Who Has Seen The Wind
My American Cousin
Music: Fill in the missing words:
"It's Bud the Spud
From the bright ___
Goin' down the highway smilin'"
People: For a good part of the year, Canadians can be heard in bars and doughnut shops, shaking their heads, and asking each other, "Did you hear what Don Cherry said last night?" Who is Don Cherry?
late night talk show host
Religion: One of these women founded the Grey Nuns in Montreal in 1737. Which one?
St. Angela Merici
Sr. Mary Elizabeth Gintling
St. Teresa d'Avila
St. Marguerite d'Youville
Science and Technology: You know that insulin was discovered in the 1920's by Banting and Best, but do you know at which university they conducted their research?
University of Alberta
University of Toronto
Sports: Which Canadian Olympic athlete received the bronze, silver and gold medal, all for the same event at the same games?
Television: What TV show are the characters Nick Adonidas, Constable Constable, and Jesse Jim from?
The Trouble with Tracy
The Forest Rangers
Video Games: Edmonton-based Bioware is responsible for which popular RPG game?
Legend of Zelda
World: Canada has more than a dozen sites on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. One of the first was L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. What is its claim to fame?
Hudson's Bay post
First French settlement
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Compiled Jan 03 14