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Can You Get More Than 15 Out Of 20 On This Canadian Trivia Quiz?

Prove yourself this Canada Day.

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  1. 1. In what year did Canadian Confederation occur?

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    1866
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    1867
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    1888
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    1889
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    Wrong!

    1867!

    The British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were federally united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

  2. 2. John A. Macdonald was Canada's FIRST prime minister, but who was the SECOND?

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    John Abbott
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    John Thompson
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    Mackenzie Bowell
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    Alexander Mackenzie
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    Wrong!

    Alexander Mackenzie replaced John A. Macdonald as prime minister in 1873.

    And in 1878, Mackenzie was replaced by... John A. Macdonald.

    Alexander Mackenzie replaced John A. Macdonald as prime minister in 1873.
    Via Public Archives
  3. 3. Who is the longest-serving Canadian prime minister?

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    Wilfrid Laurier
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    Wilfrid Laurier
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    John A. Macdonald
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    John A. Macdonald
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    Pierre Trudeau
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    Pierre Trudeau
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    William Lyon Mackenzie King
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    William Lyon Mackenzie King
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    Wrong!

    It's William Lyon Mackenzie King!

    He served more than 21 years as prime minister.

    It's William Lyon Mackenzie King!
    Via Public Archives
  4. 4. When did the flag of Canada make its first official appearance?

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    July 1, 1867
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    November 7, 1921
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    February 15, 1965
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    April 17, 1982
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    Wrong!

    The Canadian flag made its first official appearance on February 15, 1965.

    The Canadian flag made its first official appearance on February 15, 1965. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via imgur.com
  5. 5. Which of these artists was not actually part of the Group Of Seven?

    Arthur S. Goss
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    Franklin Carmichael
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    J. E. H. MacDonald
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    A. Y. Jackson
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    Tom Thomson
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    Tom Thomson was not officially part of the Group Of Seven.

    Although Thomson had great influence over the group of Canadian painters, he died before the group was actually formed.

    Tom Thomson was not officially part of the Group Of Seven.
    Via Public Domain
  6. 6. Tommy Douglas is considered the father of universal healthcare in Canada, but which Canadian actor is his real-life grandson?

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    Howie Mandel
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    Howie Mandel
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    Jim Carrey
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    Jim Carrey
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    Kiefer Sutherland
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    Kiefer Sutherland
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    Keanu Reeves
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    Keanu Reeves
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    Wrong!

    It's Kiefer Sutherland!

    Kiefer Sutherland's mother is actress Shirley Douglas, who is the daughter of politician Tommy Douglas.

    It's Kiefer Sutherland!
    Via Brad Barket / Getty Images
  7. 7. Which province (NOT territory) was the most recent one to join Canada?

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    Alberta
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    Newfoundland
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    Prince Edward Island
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    Saskatchewan
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    Wrong!

    It's Newfoundland!

    Newfoundland entered the Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949. It was renamed Newfoundland and Labrador on December 6, 2001.

    It's Newfoundland!
    Via BuzzFeed
  8. 8. Which of these women was NOT among the first three women to become Companions Of The Order Of Canada?

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    Florence Bird
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    Florence Bird
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    Gabrielle Roy
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    Gabrielle Roy
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    Maureen Forrester
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    Maureen Forrester
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    Pauline Vanier
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    Pauline Vanier
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    It's Florence Bird!

    Roy, Forrester, and Vanier received the Order Of Canada on July 6, 1967. Bird, a Canadian journalist and broadcaster, had to wait until 1971 to receive the order.

    It's Florence Bird!
    Via Harry Palmer
  9. 9. Which of these names is NOT one of the names of the Dionne quintuplets?

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    Yvonne
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    Fabienne
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    Cécile
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    Émilie
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    Annette
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    Marie
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    Fabienne is NOT one of the names of the Dionne quintuplets.

    Fabienne is NOT one of the names of the Dionne quintuplets.
    Via CP Photo
  10. 10. What's the official motto of Canada?

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    "From sea to sea."
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    "Seek ye first the kingdom of God."
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    "Glorious and free."
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    "Strong and free."
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    While each province has its own motto, "From sea to sea" is the motto for the Dominion of Canada.

  11. 11. What was Laura Secord's maiden name?

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    Ingersoll
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    Montgomery
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    Dewey
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    Queenston
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    Laura Secord's maiden name was Ingersoll.

  12. 12. What were the names of the two ships that collided on December 6, 1917, resulting in the Halifax Explosion?

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    SS Imo and SS Kenordoc
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    SS Victolite and SS Kenordoc
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    SS Mont-Blanc and SS Victolite
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    SS Mont-Blanc and SS Imo
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    The SS Mont-Blanc and the SS Imo collided on December 6, 1917.

    The explosion killed approximately 2,000 people in and around Halifax (and injuring another 9,000).

    The SS Mont-Blanc and the SS Imo collided on December 6, 1917.
    Via CP Photo
  13. 13. In what year did Tom Longboat win the Boston Marathon?

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    1899
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    1907
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    1912
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    1918
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    Tom Longboat won the Boston Marathon in 1907.

    He set a record time of 2:24:24.

  14. 14. Who was the first black Canadian to win the Victoria Cross?

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    William Hall
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    Harry Jerome
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    Leonard Braithwaite
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    Wilson A. Head
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    William Hall was the first black Canadian, and only the third Canadian overall, to receive the Victoria Cross.

    He received the medal for his actions in the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion.

  15. 15. For which event did Canada win its first-ever Olympic gold medal?

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    Fencing
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    Fencing
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    Shot Put
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    Shot Put
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    Steeplechase
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    Steeplechase
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    Hockey
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    Hockey
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    George Orton won Canada's first Olympic gold medal in 1900 for the 2500m steeplechase.

    George Orton won Canada's first Olympic gold medal in 1900 for the 2500m steeplechase.
    Via Public Archives
  16. 16. In which year were women finally declared "persons" under Canadian law?

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    1926
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    1927
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    1928
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    1929
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    Women were declared persons under Canadian law in 1929.

    The decision was the culmination of the Edwards v Canada case, also known as the "Persons Case."

    Women were declared persons under Canadian law in 1929.
    Via Eugene M. Finn / National Film Board of Canada
  17. 17. Which Canadian hockey team was the most recent team to win the Stanley Cup?

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    Montreal Canadiens
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    Montreal Canadiens
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    Edmonton Oilers
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    Edmonton Oilers
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    Toronto Maple Leafs
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    Toronto Maple Leafs
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    Vancouver Canucks
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    Vancouver Canucks
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    The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1993.

    And that's the last time a Canadian team has won.

  18. 18. What Canadian invention was created by Edward Asselbergs in 1962?

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    Instant mashed potatoes
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    The Walkie-Talkie
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    The snow-blower
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    The goalie mask
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    Wrong!

    Edward Asselbergs invented instant mashed potatoes.

    You're welcome.

    Edward Asselbergs invented instant mashed potatoes.
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  19. 19. Who was the FIRST host of Hockey Night In Canada?

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    Danny Gallivan
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    Dick Irvin, Jr.
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    Foster Hewitt
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    Jim Hughson
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    Wrong!

    Foster Hewitt was the first host of Hockey Night In Canada.

    He first hosted the radio show in 1931 and stayed when the show transitioned to television, remaining host until 1965.

    Foster Hewitt was the first host of Hockey Night In Canada.
    Via Gordon W. Powley
  20. 20. And finally: How many Canadian prime ministers have served during Queen Elizabeth II's reign?

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    11
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    12
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    13
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    14
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Since becoming Queen in 1952, there have been 12 Canadian prime ministers.

    Louis St. Laurent, John Diefenbaker, Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, Joe Clark, John Turner, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, Stephen Harper, and Justin Trudeau.

    Since becoming Queen in 1952, there have been 12 Canadian prime ministers.
    Via AFP
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