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Canada Quiz Questions & Answers1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. What are Canada s two national sports? Lacrosse, Ice Hockey How many lakes are there in Canada? Unknown Canada has two national symbols. What are they? Beaver & Maple Leaf How many time zones are there in Canada? 6 What is the longest river in Canada? Mackenzie River When was Oh Canada proclaimed as Canada s national anthem? 1980 Which Province has the largest concentration of moose in North America? Newfoundland Which animal is an official emblem of Canada? The Beaver How many provinces and territories are there in Canada? Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories The maple leaf is a prominent Canadian symbol. On what coin does it appear? Penny What are Canada's official colours? Red and White What city is the largest in Canada by population and the fifth largest in all of North America? Toronto Which is the largest island in Canada? Baffin Island Niagara Falls is the highest waterfall in Canada. True or false? FALSE (Or you can just ask what the highest waterfall in Canada is Della Falls) Now that the Soviet Union no longer exists, Canada is the largest country (in area) in the world. True or false? FALSE (Or you can just ask what the biggest country according to area is Russia) What is the largest lake in Canada? Lake Superior (includes the part belonging to the USA) or actually completely in Canada Great Bear Lake What is Nunavut ? Nunavut means "our land" in Inuktitut, the native language of the Inuit and is the largest and newest federal territory of Canada, created in 1999 What kind of state is Canada politically? Canada is a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy, as well as being a federation. What is the deepest lake in Canada? Great Slave Lake Montreal is the largest French-speaking city in the Americas. True or false? True On what day do Canadians honour those who served in wartime? Remembrance Day Name 3 islands of Canada. (e.g. Baffin Island, Victoria Island, Ellesmere Island, Newfoundland, Prince of Wales Island, Vancouver Island, King William Island, Prince Edward Island, Ile de Montreal, Cape Breton Island, etc) What languages are spoken in Canada? Canada is a bilingual country and both English and French are official languages. English is spoken by 59.3% of the population while 23.2% speak French. Unofficial languages are also important and include Aboriginal and hybrid languages. Who represents the British king or queen as the head of state? Governor General (currently David Johnston as the 28th Governor General of Canada) What is the main crop grown in the Prairie provinces? Wheat

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26. Name 4 provinces and territories of Canada. (Actually any number can be asked, or the capitals of these: Alberta (Edmonton), British Columbia (Victoria), Manitoba (Winnipeg), New Brunswick (Fredericton), Newfoundland and Labrador (St John s), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), Nova Scotia (Halifax), Nunavut (Iqaluit), Ontario (Toronto), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown), Quebec (Quebec City), Saskatchewan (Regina), Yukon (Whitehorse).) 27. Name 3 famous Canadian musicians. (The answers may include: Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain) 28. Name 3 famous Canadian actors/actresses. (The answers may include: Pamela Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrely, Kim Cattrall, Colleen Dewhurst, James Doohan, Michael J Fox, Brendan Frazer, Graham Greene, Mike Myers, Leslie Nielsen, Matthew Perry, Christopher Plummer, Jason Priestly, Keanu Reeves, William Shatner, Kiefer Sutherland) 29. Name a famous Canadian comedian. (The answers may include: Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster) 30. Name a famous Canadian writer. (The answers may include: Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, John McCrae, Lucy Maude Montgomery) 31. Name 3 famous Canadians and what they are known for. (The answers may include: Jacques Villeneuve Formula One World Champion 1997, James Cameron film director of True Lies , The Terminator , Aliens , Titanic and Avatar , Linda Evangelista supermodel, Sanford Fleming Engineer, inventor of standard time zones, Le Cirque du Soleil avant garde circus. Also, any of the other names in the above 4 answers is correct.) 32. Approximately what percentage of Canada has never been permanently settled? 89% 33. Which province is the breadbasket of Canada and the home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Saskatchewan 34. What percentage of the world total of uranium does Canada produce? 18% 35. Much of Canada is Crown Land, owned by either the federal government or a provincial government. Approximately how much of Canada is privately owned land? 10% 36. How much of the total area of Canada is north of the tree line? 89%