July 1, 2010

Canada Day

This national holiday celebrates the day the provinces united under one government in 1867. Unfortunately, this year it occurs just as the police response to G-8/G-20 protests and has made some Canadians, at least, feel distinctly UNpatriotic.

Here's a quick quiz on Canada:

1) What is the capital of Canada?

a. Ottawa
b. Toronto
c. Montreal
2) What are the two official languages of Canada?

3) Who is the head of state of Canada?

4) What is Canada's rank in size, compared to other nations of the world?

a. largest
b. second largest
c. fifth largest
5) Name one of Canada's provinces or territories.

ANSWERS: 1.a – 2.French and English – 3.Queen Elizabeth II – 4.b – 5.British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

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