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Winter/Spring 2017

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DREAMSCAPES WINTER/SPRING 2017 52 1. It is the 100 th anniversary of the all-Canadian victory of World War I, which occurred on what French battlefield between April 9 and 12, 1917? a) Verdun b) Vimy Ridge c) Passchendaele d) Anthrax Hill 2. Fifty years ago, we celebrated our centennial. A multi-pyramid leaf logo was designed, symbolic of human developments. Our current population is more than 36 million. What was the approximate Canadian population in 1967? a) 15 million b) 20 million c) 25 million d) 30 million 3. This year is the 60 th anniversary of Lester B. Pearson (1897–1972) being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In what year did he become Canada's 14 th Prime Minister? a) 1957 b) 1959 c) 1961 d) 1963 4. Wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen's "Man in Motion" world tour is cele- brating its 30 th anniversary in 2017. The fundraising quest covered 40,000 kilometres and lasted how many months? a) 14 b) 18 c) 22 d) 26 5. The world's largest pre-atomic explosion occurred one century ago when a French munitions ship and a Norwegian vessel collided in the harbour of what city on December 6, 1917? a) Vancouver, BC b) Moncton, NB c) Halifax, NS d) St. John's, NL 6. It is the 205 th anniversary of the War of 1812. Which one of the Native American tribes was not allied with the British forces? a) Ojibway b) Shawnee c) Iroquois d) Cherokee 7. In 2017, the Toronto Maple Leafs (formerly St. Patricks) are celebrating their centennial as a hockey team. 2017 is also what anniversary of their last Stanley Cup victory? a) 30 th (1987) b) 40 th (1977) c) 50 th (1967) d) 60 th (1957) 8. It has been a quarter century since Canada's major league baseball team won the first of their back-to-back World Series Championships. Which Toronto Blue Jay was the MVP recipient during that 1992 series? a) George Bell b) Pat Borders c) Roberto Alomar d) Joe Carter BY ALAN LUKE CANADA DAY QUIZ A Sesquicentennial I n 2017, we are 150 years young, so let's reflect on our heritage, culture and myriad innovations, sports highlights and entertainment contributions. Test your knowledge of our geography and prominent anniversaries regarding our nation's impressive citizenry. Grab yourself a Double Double, Canada Dry ginger ale or bloody caesar, relax on the chesterfield with your thinking tuque on whilst you attempt this Canadiana trivia quiz. Good luck, eh! Wave our flag proudly. torontowide.com Catch a Blue Jays game. Jeffrey Carlson

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