Take our Remembrance Day quiz

On November 11, we remember the forces who have sacrificed their lives for their country. Whether you will be attending the official ceremonies at Ottawa’s National War Memorial or smaller events at cenotaphs and locations across the country, take some time to remember our veterans – those who came home and those who didn’t – this November 11. In the meantime, reflect on our troops and celebrate their spirit by testing your knowledge of Canada’s military history with these 11 questions.

The Canadian War Cemetery in Bény-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. (Photo: Julie Hawrishok)

Remembrance Day quiz

In 1998, The Royal Canadian Navy famously purchased four used Upholder/Victoria-class submarines from which country?
Which Canadian Unit was awarded the USA's Presidential Unit Citation during the Korean War?
Which Canadian fighter jet was controversially scrapped by the Diefenbaker Government in 1959?
Which famous Second World War attack failed disastrously with 3,367 Canadian casualties?
In which one of these conflicts was Canada not an active wartime participant?
Canadian forces stormed Juno Beach in what year?
Canadians wear the poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day. Who wrote the famous poem "In Flanders Fields” which references the red poppies that grow over the graves of fallen soldiers?
What is the highest military decoration given to members of Commonwealth Armed Forces?
The Royal Canadian Air Force's Demonstration team, the Snowbirds, are headquartered out of which Canadian Forces Base?
Canadian Forces Base Suffield is the largest Commonwealth military training base in the world. In what Province is it located?
Who holds the title as Commander-In-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces?

Canada Day Trivia, How Would You Score?

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  1. Canada is a bilingual country, yet there is only one officially bilingual province. Name it.
  2. What year was the “loonie” introduced?
  3. What year was the “toonie” introduced?
  4. How many times zones are there across Canada?
  5. Which province is the country’s largest producer of maple syrup?
  6. What year did Newfoundland’s name officially change to include Labrador?
  7. Name the two national sports of Canada.
  8. True or false: Canadian forests account for 10% of all forest coverage worldwide.
  9. The world’s first UFO landing pad is in this province. (Build it and they will come?) Name the province. Bonus points if you know the town’s name too!
  10. How many Olympics has Canada hosted?

  1. Canada is a bilingual country, yet there is only one officially bilingual province. Name it.
    New Brunswick (source: The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages For New Brunswick)
  2. What year was the “loonie” introduced?
    1987 and give yourself an extra point if you knew it has an eleven-sided shape. (source: Royal Canadian Mint)
  3. What year was the “toonie” introduced?
    1996. (source: Royal Canadian Mint) Plus, if you ever visit Panama, you’ll notice that their one dollar coin (the Balboa) looks a whole lot like our toonie. That’s because it was produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  4. How many times zones are there across Canada?
    6 (source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
  5. Which province is the country’s largest producer of maple syrup?
    Quebec (source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
  6. What year did Newfoundland’s name officially change to include Labrador?
    2001 (source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
  7. Name the two national sports of Canada.
    Ice hockey, the official winter sport and lacrosse, the official summer sport. (source: Canadian Heritage)
  8. True or false: Canadian forests account for 10% of all forest coverage worldwide.
    True (source: Natural Resources Canada
  9. The world’s first UFO landing pad is in this province. (Build it and they will come?) Name the province. Bonus points if you know the town’s name too!
    St. Paul, Alberta
  10. How many Olympics has Canada hosted?
    Three: Montreal (1976), Calgary (1988) and Vancouver (2010).

It’s just not Canada Day without some Canadian trivia, and InsuranceHotline.com has you covered.

Source:  InsuranceHotline.com

Take our May Quiz!

MayLots of crazy, interesting, and fascinating stuff is associated with the month of May. As the last full month of spring draws to a close, test your knowledge with our May quiz.

 

 

 

 

 

All About May

This is the birthstone for May, which represents success and love.
On May 31, 1931 this iconic building in New York City officially opened.
This famous race, which takes place on the first Saturday in May, features participants with names like California Chrome, Barbaro, and Thunder Gulch.
The first permanent English Settlement in America was established on May 24, 1607 in this State.
Featured in countless movies, this iconic bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
May is associated with two birth flowers: Hawthorn and this flowering plant.
May was first named after the Roman goddess of spring and growth, who was known as this.
Cinco De Mayo is celebrated on what day?
A week after Canadians celebrate Victoria Day, Americans celebrate this holiday on the last Monday in May.
According to old Cornish superstition, it is unlucky to do this during the month of May.

Take Our Animated Holiday TV Classics Quiz

How much do you remember about these animated holiday TV classics? Test your knowledge with our quiz!

Holiday Classics

Who provides the narration in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

What does the elf in Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer want to become?

What are the names of the two elves in the holiday classic The Year Without a Santa Claus?

In A Charlie Brown Christmas what does Sally ask Santa to bring her?

In the 1969 animated cartoon Frosty the Snowman what are the first words Frosty says?

 

Take Our Snow Quiz

Most of us see it as a nefarious, cold-hearted nuisance, but snow is actually quite fascinating . . . unless you’re shoveling it! Test your knowledge with our snow quiz.

Snow Quiz

Each winter in Canada about 1 trillion ice crystals fall from the sky.
No two snow flakes are exactly the same.
This was the most snow ever recorded to fall during a 24hr period in the United States.
How fast must the wind be blowing before a snowstorm is classified as a blizzard?
Igloos can be more than 100 degrees warmer inside than outside.
Which Canadian province holds the record for the most snow angels ever made simultaneously?
This U.S. city hosted the world's largest snowball fight on Jan. 12, 2013, when 5,834 participants showed up to engage in battle.

Take Our Father’s Day Quiz

Sunday, June 17, 2018 is Father’s Day! Will you buy a gift for Dear Ol’ Dad, or will your gift be just leaving him in peace? Whatever you decide to do, just don’t get him a tie. According to a recent survey of dads, ties come in dead last as gifts they’d like to receive. Learn more about Father’s Day with our quiz. Good luck.

Father's Day Quiz

In what language does the word 'Vader' translate to father?
The word 'Dad' dates back to what century?
According to a recent study, who spends more on gifts for Father's Day.
Father's Day is only celebrated in North America.
Who is the author of this famous quote: "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
Which of the following actors was not a TV dad?
Father's Day originated in America, and the first celebration was held in 1910 in this city.
What is the significance of wearing a white rose on Father's Day?
Who is credited for inventing the concept of Father's Day?
Which U.S. President signed as law and made permanent that the third Sunday of June would be Father's Day.

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