The Great Canadian Trivia Challenge! (2020)
Here are the 24 questions to this year’s Great Canadian Trivia Challenge at Westminster!
The answer key is at the bottom. Enjoy!
(Oh, and we’ll announce the winner from Sunday, June 28 during the service on Sunday, July 5th!)
1. The “National Sports of Canada Act” indicates that we have two official national sports. What are they?
a) Hockey and Baseball
b) Hockey and Lacrosse
c) Tobogganing and Lacrosse
2. The coldest temperature ever recorded was in Snag, Yukon Territory on February 3, 1947. It was:
a) -52 C
b) -63 C
c) -68 C
3. An Inuksuk is a figure made of stones, traditionally constructed by the Inuit. In the Inuktitut language, “inuksuk” is a word that means:
a) to serve as a favourable guide
b) to follow the river
c) to act in the capacity of a human
4. How many Canadians died in World War Two?
5. A loonie is a one-dollar coin with a picture of a loon on it. Is the loon pictured:
a) in the air
b) in a field
c) in the water
6. Which of these people was not one of the famous ‘group of seven’ painters?
a) Tom Thomson
b) Lawren Harris
c) A. Y. Jackson
7. What is a toque?
a) a long, friendly handshake with the Prime Minister
b) a warm knitted hat
c) a coin with the same image on both sides
8. In 1972, the first black woman was elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament. What was her name?
a) Sarah Carter
b) Annmarie Morais
c) Rosemary Brown
9. Which famous Canadian said this: “I’m very grateful to have influences in my life that have played a huge part in me seeing their relationship with Jesus… and saying, ‘that’s what I want, and I’m striving after that.’”
a) Ryan Reynolds
b) John Tavares
c) Justin Bieber
10. In 2018 the government changed some of the words in “O Canada.” They changed “True patriot love in all thy sons command” to:
a) True patriot love across our Saviour’s land
b) True patriot love in all of us command
c) True patriot love for beaches filled with sand
11. How many Olympic medals have Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue won?
12. The poem In Flanders Fields was written by:
a) Col. John McCrae
b) Sir John A Macdonald
c) Michael (Pinball) Clemons
13. Canada’s motto is in Latin and found on the Royal Coat of Arms of Canada. It is a mari usque ad mare. It means “from sea to sea.” It was inspired by a…
a) Neil Young Song
b) quote from the Bible
c) speech by John Diefenbaker
14. By percentage, how many of the world’s polar bears are in Canada?
15. What is Canada’s national animal?
c) Canada Goose
16. The name “Canada” traces back to explorer Jacques Cartier who misunderstood the Iroquois word “Kanata.” (He thought it meant “country.”) What does Kantata actually mean?
17. In 2019, the Lou Marsh Trophy (for Canada’s athlete of the year) was awarded to:
a) Bianca Andreescu (tennis player)
b) Hayley Wickenheiser (hockey player)
c) Mike Weir (golfer)
18. In what year were women allowed to open a bank account without needing their husband’s permission/signature?
19. In what year did there become more women in the job market than men?
20. In 2019, how many cups of coffee did the average Canadian coffee drinker drink per day?
21. What is the average life span of a Canadian male?
22. 80% of the world’s supply of what comes from Canada?
a) Maple Syrup
23. What does “eh” usually mean?
b) Don’t you agree?
c) No one really knows!
24. What Canadian NHL hockey team has won the most Stanley Cups?
a) Toronto Maple Leafs
b) Edmonton Oilers
c) Montreal Canadians
23=a, b, or c!