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.
Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a great Christmas holiday and a very
Happy New Year and is ready for the Great Canadian Trivia Contest.
DECEMBER 15th's QUESTION:
Name the only river, that flows through Canada, whose waters are part of a
drainage system that flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
According to The Canadian Encyclopedia the only river in Canada whose waters
eventually end up in the Gulf of Mexico is the Milk River of Alberta.
- Mrs. Cantalini's Gr. 7/8 class, Gregory A. Hogan School: Sarnia, Ontario
- Isabelle Dupras, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London, Ontario
- Ori Friedman, Yorkhill Elementary School: Thornhill, Ontario
There was one late answer for the question that asked the following:
The Huron Carol is credited by many to be the first Christmas carol written in
North America as well as being the first Christmas carol written in an
Amerindian language. Name the French missionary who is credited with writing
the Huron Carol.
The answer was Jean de Brebeuf
- Jocelyn Donald, Mr. Manzerolle's Gr. 5 class, St. Andrew School: Windsor,
The following students sent in their answer on time but I goofed by not
including it with the other correct answers on 18 December. Many apologies to
Carol Cunard and her students at Springman School.
- Carol Cunard's students, Springman School: Glenview, Illinois
January 12th's Question
Name the Canadian singer, from Ottawa, who, within the last week, received 6
Grammy nominations. This tied for the most nominations by an artist.
DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: January 20, 1996
STILL TIME FOR DECEMBER 22nd's QUESTION!
Name the island, located off the coast of Nova Scotia, famous for its
shipwrecks, that is specifically mentioned in the Canadian Constitution.
DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: January 13, 1996
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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