All About Canadian Politics And Sports! Trivia Facts Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who was Canada's first Prime Minister?

    • A.

      John A. Macdonald

    • B.

      Georges Etienne Cartier

    • C.

      Steven Harper

    • D.

      Wilfrid Laurier

    Correct Answer
    A. John A. Macdonald
    Explanation
    John A. Macdonald is recognized as Canada's first Prime Minister. He played a significant role in the formation of Canada as a nation, leading the country from 1867 to 1873 and then again from 1878 to 1891. Macdonald's leadership was instrumental in the expansion of Canada's territory, the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the establishment of a national government. His contributions to Canadian politics and his role in shaping the country's early history make him a prominent figure in Canadian history.

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  • 2. 

    What is Canada's national sport?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Hockey

    • C.

      Lacrosse

    • D.

      Skiing

    Correct Answer
    C. Lacrosse
    Explanation
    Lacrosse is Canada's national sport because it has deep historical and cultural roots in the country. The sport originated from Indigenous peoples and has been played in Canada for centuries. Lacrosse holds significant importance in Indigenous communities and is considered a symbol of their heritage. Additionally, lacrosse has a strong presence in Canadian sports culture, with professional leagues and national teams. Its popularity and historical significance make it the ideal choice for Canada's national sport.

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  • 3. 

    What two provinces were known as "Canada East" and "Canada West"

    • A.

      Ontario (East), British Columbia (West)

    • B.

      Quebec (East), British Columbia (West)

    • C.

      Nova Scotia (East), Newfoundland (West)

    • D.

      Quebec (East), Ontario (West)

    Correct Answer
    D. Quebec (East), Ontario (West)
    Explanation
    In the past, Canada was divided into two provinces known as "Canada East" and "Canada West." Quebec was referred to as "Canada East" while Ontario was known as "Canada West." This division was based on the geographical location of the provinces within the country.

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  • 4. 

    How many time zones cross through Canada?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    Canada has six time zones because of its vast size and geographical span. The time zones that cross through Canada are Pacific Standard Time (PST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Central Standard Time (CST), Eastern Standard Time (EST), Atlantic Standard Time (AST), and Newfoundland Standard Time (NST). Each time zone represents a different region within the country, accommodating the varying daylight hours and ensuring that time is consistent within each zone.

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  • 5. 

    How many provinces and territories are in Canada?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories, making a total of 13 provinces and territories in the country. The provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. The territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon. Therefore, the correct answer is 13.

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  • 6. 

    What was the last province to join Canada?

    • A.

      Newfoundland

    • B.

      P.E.I

    • C.

      Yukon

    • D.

      Saskatchewan

    Correct Answer
    A. Newfoundland
    Explanation
    Newfoundland is the correct answer because it was the last province to join Canada. Newfoundland was a British colony until it became a Dominion in 1907. However, it did not officially join Canada until 1949, becoming the tenth province. This delayed entry into Confederation was due to various factors, including concerns about economic stability and cultural differences.

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  • 7. 

    When did "O Canada" become the official national anthem?

    • A.

      1952

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1912

    • D.

      1870

    Correct Answer
    B. 1980
    Explanation
    In 1980, "O Canada" became the official national anthem. This means that before 1980, Canada did not have an official national anthem.

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  • 8. 

    Which Canadian Province has the largest land mass?

    • A.

      Ontario

    • B.

      Saskatchewan

    • C.

      Quebec

    • D.

      British Columbia

    Correct Answer
    C. Quebec
    Explanation
    Quebec is the correct answer because it is the largest Canadian province in terms of land mass. With an area of approximately 1.5 million square kilometers, Quebec surpasses the other provinces in terms of size. It is located in eastern Canada and is known for its diverse landscapes, including vast forests, rivers, and the Canadian Shield. Quebec is also home to many major cities, including Montreal and Quebec City.

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  • 9. 

    80% of the world's maple syrup is made in Canada, which province makes 91% of that?

    • A.

      Quebec

    • B.

      Ontario

    • C.

      Alberta

    • D.

      Manitoba

    Correct Answer
    A. Quebec
    Explanation
    Quebec is the correct answer because it is the province in Canada that produces 91% of the world's maple syrup. This indicates that the majority of maple syrup production in Canada is concentrated in Quebec, making it the leading province in this industry.

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  • 10. 

    What two Canadian cities were apart of the "Original Six" hockey teams?

    • A.

      Toronto and Ottawa

    • B.

      Halifax and Quebec

    • C.

      Winnipeg and Quebec

    • D.

      Toronto and Montreal

    Correct Answer
    D. Toronto and Montreal
    Explanation
    The "Original Six" refers to the six teams that made up the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1942 to 1967. Toronto and Montreal were two of the original six teams. Toronto had the Toronto Maple Leafs, while Montreal had the Montreal Canadiens. These two cities have a rich hockey history and were founding members of the NHL.

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  • 11. 

    When was Canada's confederation

    • A.

      1890

    • B.

      1912

    • C.

      1867

    • D.

      1812

    Correct Answer
    C. 1867
    Explanation
    Canada's confederation occurred in 1867. This is the correct answer because it was the year when the British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament, uniting the colonies of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia into a single Dominion called Canada. This act established Canada as a self-governing entity within the British Empire, laying the foundation for the country's political system and eventual independence.

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