The Great Canadian Trivia Contest
Steve Caldwell, the coordinator of the Trivia Contest, has been kind
enough to give CM permission to run his weekly Great
Canadian Trivia Contest, a great way to motivate students to
spend some time in the Library.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR USERS OF THE VILLAGE
For those of you access us by way of The Village in Ontario please note that
we're having a lot of difficulty with The Village. We have been able to only
intermittently receive the Village and cannot send or reply to it.
Therefore we might have missed some correct answers this week and they will be
recognized when we receive them. In light of this could respondents please use
We apologize to those who use The Village to receive the weekly question for
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR USERS OF SCHOOLNET
Apparently Schoolnet was offline for a time recently and as a result some
participants had difficulty finding last week's question. Hopefully everything
will be back on line this week. If you ever do not receive the question by
Thursday then please contact me.
November 3rd's Question:
On November 11, Canada will commemorate Remembrance Day.
Name the Canadian general, arguably the most able Allied general of World War
I, who commanded the First Canadian Division at Vimy Ridge and the entire
Canadian Corps from then until the end of the War.
British author Denis Winter describes him as ". . . the most effective
commander in the British Army during 1917-18 . . ."
Arthur Currie commanded the First Canadian Division at Vimy Ridge
and in June, 1917 replaced British general Sir Julian Byng as the commander of
the four division Canadian Corps. The Canadian Corps along with the Anzacs
(Austalian New Zealand Army Corps) became the storm troopers of the British
Army. From 1917 on the Canadian Corps under Byng and Currie "never lost a gun,
never lost ground and never failed in an assignment." In August, 1918 the
Supreme Allied Commander General Foch chose Currie's Canadian Corps to
spearhead the Allied advance which resulted in the surrender of Germany three
months later. British author, Denis Winter, states that Currie's "capture of
the Drocourt-Queant Switch in autumn 1918 remains the British Army's single
greatest achievement on the Western Front."
Not a lot of winners for this question probably because of network
- Michael Zorn, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 history class, Colonel By Secondary School:
- Evan Bonnell, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 history class, Colonel By Secondary School:
- Kirby Bennett, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 history class, Colonel By Secondary
School: Gloucester, Ontario
- Michael Bowen, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 history class, Colonel By Secondary
School: Gloucester, Ontario
- Lisa Day, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 history class, Colonel By Secondary School:
- Casey Tosh, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 history class, Colonel By Secondary School:
- Tina Ruff, Mr. Dingee's Gr. 7-3 class, Florenceville Middle School:
Florenceville, New Brunswick
What were the French names for Cape Breton and Prince Edward Islands when they
were part of the French colony of Acadia?
DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: 25 November, 1995
SEND IN YOUR ANSWERS:
Remember, don't post your answers to CM. Instead, send your
answers to Steve Caldwell at the following e-mail address:
In addition to your e-mail address, please send your school's
name and the grade and/or class that you are in, as well as your
about THE GREAT CANADIAN TRIVIA CONTEST:
Welcome to the second year of The Great Canadian Trivia
The History Department of Colonel By Secondary School in Ottawa,
Ontario is sponsoring a Canadian Studies Internet trivia contest.
This contest is designed to appeal to students in Grades 7 - 10,
although other grades are more than welcome to participate.
Each week a new question will be presented. Students
participating in the contest will, in all likelihood, have to do
some research to find the correct answer to our weekly question.
Questions are based on some aspect of Canadian Studies. Questions
will include the subjects of history, geography, culture, natural
science, sports, current events, law, and any other aspect of
Canadian studies that we can think of.
A new question will be posted every Friday in CM (the
trivia contest is also distributed through Schoolnet a few days earlier).
Answers must be received by 8:00 a.m. eastern time a week
from the following Saturday. Answers will be tabulated, and the
correct answer, along with the winners' names, will be posted in
two weeks. Thus, there will be a new question each week while the
answer and winners will be posted two weeks later.
We plan on offering a few nominal prizes so make sure you let us
know where we can reach you. We would also like participants to
let us know if they are entering as an individual, a group, or if
they are representing a particular class and school. We will try
to award prizes for individuals/groups and classes.
Last year we had participants from across Canada and the United
States and as far away as China. We welcome all new participants
as well as our returning veteran contestants.
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