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2 Portraits

35. Two Canadian historical figures died hours apart in the same city, and their dying moments are depicted in portraits that hang in the National Gallery of Canada. Who are they? Answer Answer to Canada Quiz #35 James Wolfe and … Continue reading

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Gravity

34. Where in the world can you stand on the earth’s surface, release a bowling ball, and watch it free fall for 16 seconds before it hits the ground? Answer Answer to Canada Quiz #34 The summit of Mount Thor … Continue reading

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Sinclair Muse

33. What Canadian-born newsmaker of the 1920s inspired an Upton Sinclair poem and a character in a Sinclair Lewis novel, and was the subject of a 2012 Broadway play? Answer Answer to Canada Quiz #33 Aimee Semple McPherson. Born in … Continue reading

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Montreal Ballplayer

32. Who is this celebrated athlete? Answer Answer to Canada Quiz #32 Jackie Robinson. Before he broke the major league baseball color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson became the first black professional baseball player of modern times as … Continue reading

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Homophone

31. What Canadian culinary creation shares its name with an international figure who is frequently mentioned in the pages of Montreal’s leading newspaper? Answer Answer to Canada Quiz #31 Poutine. Poutine — French fries covered with gravy and cheese curds … Continue reading

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The Canada Quiz