How well do you know your country?

New citizens have to take a test to demonstrate their knowledge of Canadian culture. How many of these questions can you answer?

As I watched the leaders of tomorrow take a giant leap into the world at the Golden Secondary School graduation this past weekend, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my own days in high school and university.

Knowledge is a precious gift, and I truly believe it is important for everyone to remain life-long learners.

Not only that, I also believe it is important to retain the knowledge we have already gained.

Given that this past weekend was Canada Day, I wonder how many people have retained any of the knowledge they learned about our great nation.

I remember in a game of Cranium a few years back being shocked by how many people thought that Quebec was the answer to the question: What is the only bilingual province in Canada?

New citizens to our country have to take a test to demonstrate their knowledge of Canadian trivia and culture. I think that in honour of the graduating class of 2013 and our nation’s birthday, we should all do the same.

How many of these questions can you answer?

Canada Day Quiz

1. Name Canada’s highest mountain?

2. Who sent the first known letter in English from North America?

3. Who was the City of Vancouver named after?

4. What is the name of the document that made Canada an independent country on July 1, 1867? (If your answer is the Declaration of Independence, turn in your citizenship now!)

5. What is the name of Canada’s first female prime minister?

6. Canada comes from the Iroqois word Kanata which means…?

7. What year did O Canada become our national anthem?

8. How many time zones does Canada have?

9. Who was the country’s first prime minister?

10. True or false? The Hudson Bay Company is the oldest company in the world.

11. Which province in Canada used to be an independent country?

12. How many oceans does Canada touch?

13. When was the last territory formed?

14. True or false? Superman was created by a Canadian?

15. What Canadian proposed world standard time zones?

16. Which province contains the longest street in the world?

17. What was the first established national park in Canada?

18. Who tried to invade Canada in 1812?

19. Who was the first women in Canada to run a flying school?

20. Canada holds the record for the most gold medals  ever won at a single Winter Olympics. How many gold medals did Canada win in 2010?

 

 

 

 

Answers

1. Mount Logan, Yukon

2. John Rut to Henry VIII in 1527

3. Cpt. George Vancouver

4. The British North America Act

5. Kim Campbell

6. Village

7. 1980

8. Six

9. Sir John A. Macdonald

10. True

11. Newfoundland

12. Three

13. Nunavut was formed in 1999

14. True, Joseph Shuster was a co-creator

15. Sanford Fleming

16. Ontario, Yonge Street

17. Banff National Park, Est. 1885

18. The United States of America

19. Marion Orr

20. Fourteen

 

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