Despite the difficulties there were over 300 correct answers from different entrants throughout the year. Of the 38 possible correct answers various students from Yorkhill Elementary School in Thornhill, Ontario answered 21 correctly.
Joanne Cantalini's Grade 7/8 class at Gregory A. Hogan School in Sarnia, Ontario led the way, for the second year in a row, for those who participated as a class, with 15 correct answers. Mrs. Walker's Grade 9 Social Studies Class at Pitt Meadows Secondary School in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia answered 11 questions while Jane Scaplen's Gr. 6 French Immersion Class at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Marystown Newfoundland answered 10 correctly. For contestants who participated individually Noah Moser of Colonel By Secondary School in Gloucester, Ontario led the way with 9 correct answers while Ian Raska also of Colonel By answered 8 correctly. Congratulations to these contestants and to all who participated.
Look for the first question of the 1996-97 school year during the week of September 8, 1996.
The White House, home of the President of the United States, got its name when it was white washed to cover fire damage incurred when British troops burned the city of Washington in 1814. Washington was burned at least partly in retaliation for the burning of a Canadian town by American troops.
What was the name of this Canadian town?
Since this is an Olympic year let's go back to an Olympics question for our final question of the year. This is a two-part "Who am I?" question. You must get both parts to get credit.
- In 1992 I suffered a training accident two months before the Barcelona Olympics, in which I broke my ankle and had serious ligament damage to the ankle.
- After medical treatment I decided to resume my training for Barcelona, which by now, was only a few weeks away.
- I competed in Barcelona and won a third place bronze medal.
- This summer I will attempt to win a gold at Atlanta.
- Who am I?
- What sport do I compete in? Be precise.
General information about the Great Canadian Trivia Contest.
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