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1. Quebec is the only Canadian Province that doesn't have English as official language. The Province of Quebec is French. Can you tell me what percentage of its population have French as their first language.
2. The province's area corresponds to the area of...?
3. Another geography question: Quebec is the _______________ province of Canada.
4. Which of these sentences is NOT true about Quebec City, the capital of the province?
5. And what is NOT true about the city of Montréal?
6. Whose mother was a French Canadian?
7. Which of these Nobel Prize winners in literature was born in the province of Quebec?
8. Which of these great singers is NOT considered representing Quebec's unique culture (according to Quebecers of course)?
9. French Canadian are sometimes called "Frogs" by their Canadian and American neighbors. It is an old insult used by British people on French people, inspired by the "froglike" shape of the French monarchy symbol: the "Fleur-de-Lys". Another insult is used especially in the Maritime provinces and is inspired by our preference for a specific item. What is this name?
10. Bombardier is the greatest economical success of the province of Quebec. In what field does this company excel?
11. Quebec has an important natural resource that will be primordial in about 50 years. What is that resource, that can make the province rich, and, who knows, the target of a hypocritical war against terrorism?
12. A little bit of history now. France made strong efforts to colonialize North America, and they once had much more territory than England. If they had persisted in these efforts, who knows what America would look like now? But France lost his interest in the New World during the 18th century; philosopher Voltaire translated well this indifference: "Pourquoi se battre pour quelques arpents de neige?" (Why should we fight for a few arpents of snow?) What French king ignored the New World during most of his long reign and signed the Paris Treaty, in 1763, ceding almost all american territory to England?
13. There was a referendum held in 1995, and Quebec almost became an independent state.
14. Premier Jacques Parizeau, after the 1995 referendum, made a controversial statement about the vote. Soon after he resigned. According to Parizeau, who were responsible for the loss?
15. Finally, a language question. Quebecers are known to swear a lot, and the blasphemer's dictionary contains a large range of swearwords. Most of them are related to what?
Source: Author Kabdanis
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