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Victor Davis - It was only a few months after his retirement from swimming, on November 11, 1989.What Canadian swimmer won a gold medal and two silvers in the 1980s, but was killed in a car accident outside a Montreal bar in 1989?

       a. Alex Baumann
       b. Victor Davis
       c. Mark Tewksbury
       d. Mark Spitz

John Turner - Iona was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the first woman to hold the position.What Liberal party leader got into hot water for patting Iona Campagnolo's butt?

       a. John Turner
       b. Jean Chretien
       c. Pierre Trudeau
       d. Paul Martin

Vancouver - Vancouver is the eighth largest Canadian city with a population of 603,000 (2011 census).In 1886, on the suggestion of the head of the CPR, what was Granville renamed?

       a. Winnipeg
       b. Vancouver
       c. Calgary
       d. Regina

Robin - Printing of the $2 bill ceased on February 18, 1996, with the release of a $2.00 coin called the toonie.In the 1980s, birds appeared on Canada's bills. What bird was on the $2 bill before being replaced with a coin?

       a. Blue jay
       b. Loon
       c. Robin
       d. Cardinal

Canadian Open (golf) - When he won, he became the first Canadian to do so since 1914.As of 2005, Pat Fletcher was the last Canadian to win the title, doing so in 1954. Which one?

       a. Canadian Open (tennis)
       b. Canadian Open (golf)
       c. Canadian Grand Prix
       d. Canadian Derby

Alberta - The Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology has a collection of more than 130,000 fossils.In what province would you find the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology, named for the man who dug up Drumheller looking for dinosaur bones?

       a. Manitoba
       b. Ontario
       c. Alberta
       d. Nova Scotia

0.0667 - Canada is the second-largest country in the world, after Russia.Canada occupies what percentage of the world's land area?

       a. 0.0667
       b. 0.2667
       c. 0.1667
       d. 0.3667

Ontario - In recent years, Eves' support of the Conservative Party of Canada has been less than warm.In 1981, "Landslide Ernie" Eves was first elected to what province's legislature, albeit by just six votes?

       a. Nova Scotia
       b. New Brunswick
       c. Ontario
       d. Prince Edward Island

Boulevard Rene-Levesque - Rene Levesque Boulevard is one of the main streets in Montreal.The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Place Ville Marie and the Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World, all used to be on Dorchester Boulevard. Where have they been since 1987?

       a. Boulevard Henri-Bourassa
       b. Boulevard Rene-Levesque
       c. Boulevard Pierre-Trudeau
       d. Boulevard Maurice-Richard

Mike - Lester won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957.What did his friends call Lester Bowles Pearson?

       a. John
       b. Jack
       c. Mike
       d. Pete

Moose Jaw - Other attractions include the Moose Jaw Trolley, the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort and the Western Development Museum.What Saskatchewan city lures tourists to the tunnels once used by smugglers during Prohibition?

       a. Moose Jaw
       b. Swift Current
       c. North Battleford
       d. Prince Albert

Toronto - Toronto is the capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada.This city's city hall was designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell, and in front of it, you'll find a Henry Moore sculpture called "The Archer" (aka "Three-Way Piece No. 2"). Where are we?

       a. Toronto
       b. Vancouver
       c. Winnipeg
       d. Halifax

Alex Baumann - Alex went on to win three gold medals at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.In 1984, what Prague-born athlete won Canada's first swimming gold medal in 72 years?

       a. Victor Davis
       b. Mark Tewksbury
       c. Alex Baumann
       d. Mark Spitz

Prince Edward Island - PEI is the smallest province in Canada in both land area and population.Now named for the Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Earl of Dublin, what island did Jacques Cartier call Ile St Jean in 1534?

       a. Montreal
       b. Cape Breton
       c. Prince Edward Island
       d. Newfoundland

British Columbia - British Columbia shares two international borders with the US. One with the state of Alaska and one at the southern end with the continental United States.What province shares the most land border with the United States?

       a. British Columbia
       b. Quebec
       c. Ontario
       d. Nova Scotia

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