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  1. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
    Sir John A. Macdonald
  2. What animal is on the Canadian quarter?
    CARIBOU
  3. How many oceans touch Canada?
    THREE - the Atlantic on the east, the Pacific on the west and the Arctic to the north
  4. How many provinces in Canada?
    • TEN - from west to east they are:  British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward
    • Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland
  5. What is the capital city of Canada (the national capital)?
    Ottawa
  6. True or False?  Canada is the world's second largest country, by land mass?
    True
  7. How many territories in Canada?
    THREE - from west to east they are:  Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
  8. What is the most recent territory in Canada called?
    Nunavut
  9. When was the most recent territory in Canada formed?
    April 1, 1999
  10. When was the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms included in the Constitution Act?
    1982 (no, that isn't a typo)   Unlike the majority of democratic countries whose basic law derives from one document, Canada's basic law derives not only from a set of documents known as Constitution Acts, but also a set of unwritten laws and conventions.
  11. True or False?  Superman was created by a Canadian?
    True
  12. What is the name of the elected lower house of Canadian parliament?
    the house of commons
  13. Which was the tenth province to join Confederation?
    Newfoundland
  14. Who led the Metis in the rebellions at Red River in 1870 and in the northwest in 1885?
    Louis Riel
  15. What is Laura Secord famous for?
    Laura Secord warned the British of the impending attack on Canada by the Americans during the war of 1812 and because of this warning the British won the battle
  16. How many time zones in Canada?
    6
  17. What is the name of the highest mountain in Canada?
    Mount Logan  --  having said that, on October 4, 2000, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced that Mount Logan would be renamed Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau.  After a public outcry against the idea, we decided to keep the name Mount Logan.  Sir William Edmond Logan was one of Canada's greatest surveyors and scientists.  Without getting political here, for many people the issue was not so much whether or not Trudeau deserved it, but more the importance of retaining the history of Canada which is too often forgotten.
  18. What is the oldest walled city that still exists north of Mexico?
    Quebec City
  19. Whose face is on the Canadian hundred-dollar bill?
    • Robert Borden
    • Five – Wilfrid Laurier
    • Ten – John A. Macdonald
    • Twenty – Queen Elizabeth II
    • Fifty – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  20. How many points did Wayne Gretzky score in his career?
    Wayne Gretzky holds the record for most career points in the NHL. He scored 2,857 points in 20 years.
  21. Which Métis leader, who was a central figure in the Northwest Rebellions and founder of the province of Manitoba, is celebrated on the third Monday of February in Manitoba?
    Louis Riel
  22. "For here [in Canada], I want the marble to remain the marble; the granite to remain the granite; the oak to remain the oak; and out of these elements, I would build a nation great among the nations of the world." Which Prime Minister of Canada said this?
    Sir Wilfrid Laurier
  23. Why is Remembrance Day held on November 11 of each year?
    It is Armistice Day when the First World War ended
  24. Who was the first Canadian to go into space?
    Marc Garneau
  25. Government-funded medical care was introduced in Canada in 1962. In which province was it first introduced?
    Saskatchewan
  26. Paul Henderson scored the winning goal for Canada in the Canada-Soviet Summit Series in hockey. In what year was
    this goal, often referred to as "the goal heard around the world,"
    scored?
    1972
  27. What is the highest court in Canada?
    Supreme Court
  28. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of:
    25
  29. How many Canadians served in the First World War?
    600,000
  30. The largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area is located between the province of Ontario and the United States of America and is called:
    Lake Superior
  31. In the 1850s, Canadian soldiers began using which symbol on their uniforms?
    The Maple Leaf
  32. Name Canada’s longest river.
     the Mackenzie River (NWT)

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