Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cheating and a Little Late

Okay, it's the 7th today. Seven days after Canada Day. We celebrate it here on the July 1st but I'm too lazy to stay on top of things.

So here's a post from a couple of years ago and a quiz. Do you know all the answers? Some of the answers? To be fair I didn't ask anything in the quiz that I couldn't answer myself about Americans (and it's a lot harder to memorize 50 states than 10 provinces and 2 territories.)

Sorry no prizes. I'm poor. It's just for fun.

So here's the post...

I am grateful that I live in a country where I can speak as I please. I am not discriminated against because I'm a woman. I can worship any way I want to. If my child is sick he/she can receive free care and I don't have to lose everything I own in the process. I can receive an education. I can buy property. My choices are mine, not one told to me by government. There is food to eat even though I'm poor. I have shelter. There are laws to protect me but not to infringe on my freedom. I know there are other great countries in the world and I know that Canada ranks up there as one of the best. There are things I don't like about Canada (like the weather) but many I do. I'm also grateful for the good neighbors we have in the U.S.

And for you non-Canadians there, here's a test to see how much you know about Canada. It's an easy test and based on the things I know about the states.

1. Can you name the 10 provinces and 3 territories?
2. Who is the current prime minister?
3. Who was the first prime minister of Canada?
4. What is the capital of Canada and where is it?
5. What three oceans surround Canada?
6. What's the official language?
7. What's the national anthem?
8. What's the official emblem?
9. What's the official animal?
10. What figurehead/symbol is on all Canadian money and what color is our money?

Did you know that land wise Canada is the second largest country in the world. Only Russia is bigger. Canada and the US share the longest border in the world. Canada has the most coastline in the world, and although we don't have a tropical paradise like Hawaii, California or Florida, we do have one of the largest rain forests in the world. It's on Vancouver Island where I'm originally from.

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5 comments:

Josi said...

1. Can you name the 10 provinces and 3 territories? No
2. Who is the current prime minister? I don't know
3. Who was the first prime minister of Canada? I don't know that one either
4. What is the capital of Canada and where is it?
5. What three oceans surround Canada? Atlantic, Pacific and . . .
6. What's the official language? English and French
7. What's the national anthem? Oh Canada
8. What's the official emblem? Maple Leave
9. What's the official animal? Bald Eagle
10. What figurehead/symbol is on all Canadian money and what color is our money? Queen Elizabeth and the money is blue

Phew, let's see how much 7th grade world history class has stayed with me

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Guess I won't play since I live in Canada and know the answers. I love your list of reasons to love Canada and I do agree with you - Canada is the best place to live. I've lived in the U.S. as well and have both American and Canadian citizenship, but Canada is home to me.

Cindy Beck said...

1. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec,New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Yukon (which, I believe is where Dudley DoRight and Snidely Whiplash reside), Northwest Territories, Nunavat.

2. Right Honourable Stephen Harper

3. Sir John A. Macdonald (a good scotsman, no doubt.)

4. Ottawa, Ontario

5.Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic

6. English and French

7. Oh Canada

8. Maple leaf

9. The beaver

10. The queen. Copper and silver. What? You meant on the bills? Hmmm, several different colors, including red, blue and purple.

Okay, I'll come clean. I didn't know ALL those answers, so I looked them up online. After all, you didn't ask how much we knew from memory! (That's right, I would have fudged on the Kobayashi Maru, just like Captain James T. Kirk did, too. :)

Next time, ask about Corner Gas. I can probably get most of them right from memory. :-)

Thanks for a fun time! I've always thought of Canada as a wonderful place, and great neighbors.

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P.s.
1. Can you name the 10 provinces and 3 territories? B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & P.E.I. Then Northwest, Yukon and Nunavut.
2. Who is the current prime minister? Steven Harper
3. Who was the first prime minister of Canada? John A. MacDonald!
4. What is the capital of Canada and where is it? Ottawa, ON
5. What three oceans surround Canada? Atlantic, Pacific and arctic.
6. What's the official language? English and French
7. What's the national anthem? Oh Canada
8. What's the official emblem? Maple Leaf
9. What's the official animal? Beaver
10. What figurehead/symbol is on all Canadian money and what color is our money? Queen Elizabeth and blue, purple, green, red and brown. :)

Jen said...

Anna...just checking in--I haven't seen you around the blogging world for awhile. I hope all is well.