Can You Pass This Canadian General Knowledge Quiz?



By: Heather Cahill

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The true North, Strong and free! Canada is a beautiful country with lots of history and some fun facts. Think you know about the nation and its ways?

This line from Canada's national anthem, "O Canada," describes the nation very well. Canada is known to be a great place to live, with lots of great people and systems that make it what it is. What do you know about the country, its people and how they live?

Do you know the name of some of the most famous doughnuts in the nation? How about what Canadians call their winter hats? What are Canadians known for saying a lot? Canada has many stereotypes, some that may not be as well-known as others. You'll need to know them!

Do you know the history of the country? How about some of the most important people in the nation? Maybe you even know some population statistics or the country's geography? Don't forget to brush up on their official languages. This quiz will test your knowledge of everything Canadian, make sure you truly know your stuff!

Canada may have only become its own country about 150 years ago, but it has had a large impact on the world. Do you know what day Canada Day is celebrated? If you think you know your stuff about our friends to the north and their country, take the quiz to test your knowledge!

What two colors are Canada's flag?

Canada's flag has two colors, red and white. The flag also has a maple leaf on it from the maple trees that the country is well-known for.


What is the capital of Canada?

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Ottawa is located in the province of Ontario but it is not the capital of the province. Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario.


Who is Canada's Head of State?

Queen Elizabeth II is Canada's Head of State. This has been debated due to the fact that Canada has a Governor General that works on behalf of the Queen.


Which topping is Canada well-known for?

Canada is well-known for Maple Syrup. Maple Trees are found in Canada and they are tapped to make that sweet topping that we all love on our pancakes!


How many official languages does Canada have?

Canada has two official languages, English and French. Although only two languages are official, there are countless languages spoken throughout the country.


How many people live in Canada?

35 million people live in Canada. This is an extremely small population compared to the large size of the country. It is the second largest country in the world!


What animal is on the Canadian nickel?

A beaver is on the Canadian nickel. The beaver is a national symbol of Canada. Did you know that the Canadian nickels that are produced today have a nickel plating?


What animal is on the Canadian quarter?

The animal on the Canadian quarter is a caribou. Canada might be well-known for the moose, but the caribou is one of the many animals in the country as well.


Which province is home to the most people who have French as a first language?

Quebec is home to the most people who have French as a first language. New Brunswick also has a large population of people who have French as a first language.


Who was Terry Fox?

Terry Fox was an athlete and activist who set out on a run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. After having his leg amputated due to cancer, the Canadian hero unfortunately passed away in 1981.


Which of the following actors are Canadian?

Mike Myers is a Canadian actor. He was born in Scarborough, Ontario. He is best-known for his roles as Shrek, as well as Austin Powers.


What is the Canadian version of the Super Bowl called?

Canada's version of the Super Bowl is known as The Grey Cup. Similar to the Super Bowl, there is a halftime show which features a Canadian artist most times.


What sport was invented in Canada?

Basketball was invented in Canada. The original game was played using peach baskets and it was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891.


What is Canada's northernmost city?

Alert, Nunavut is Canada's most northern city. The city has a population of over just 60 people. There are Canadian Forces Stations here, so people do come to the settlement.


How many territories are in Canada?

There are three territories in Canada. The three territories are the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The territories are to the north of the country.


What is the largest province in Canada by area?

The largest province in Canada by area is Quebec. However if you include territories, Quebec falls second to Nunavut by total land area.


What do most Canadians call a winter hat?

Most Canadians call a winter hat a 'toque.' In America, the word 'beanie' is often used to describe the same hat. Don't forget your toque when going out in the cold!


Where would you find Red Deer?

Red Deer is located in the province of Alberta. The city has a population of over 100,000 people. It got its name from the Cree peoples.


Who represents the Queen in Canada?

The Governor General represents the Queen of England in Canada. Canada is part of the Commonwealth, and the Governor General attends to duties that the Queen would generally attend to.


What is a bunny hug?

A bunny hug is a hoodie. The name is mostly used in Saskatchewan and only became popular when hoodies became trendy. The word isn't as common in other areas of Canada.


What day is Canada Day?

Canada Day is the celebration of the day that Canada became a country. The British North America Act was signed on July 1, 1867. 2017 marked the country's 150th birthday.


What treat is Canada well-known for?

Canada is well-known for a treat called Beavertails. These tasty snacks look just like a beaver's tail and it is a pastry the can be topped with many different types of candy and condiments.


Aside from hockey, what is Canada's other national sport?

Lacrosse is Canada's other national sport. Ice hockey is the official winter sport, whereas lacrosse is the official summer sport of the country.


Who was Laura Secord?

Laura Secord was a war hero. In 1813, she walked 32 kilometers to warn the British troops of an American attack after she overheard a conversation. Her journey helped the British troops to prepare and win the battle against the American troops.


Where would you get a 'double double?'

You would get a double-double from Tim Horton's. It is made with two teaspoons of milk and sugar, hence the name. Tim Horton's is also well-known for their Timbits.


Is it true or false that Canada is the second largest country in the world?

This is true. Canada is the second largest country in the world. Russia is the largest. Despite the vast area of the country, it has a relatively small population.


How many times has Canada hosted the Olympics?

Canada has hosted the Olympics three times. The 1976 Summer Olympics were in Montreal, the 1988 Winter Olympics were in Calgary and the 2010 Winter Olympics were in Vancouver.


'The Land of the Midnight Sun' is a nickname given to what Canadian place?

The Northwest Territories is often called 'The Land of the Midnight Sun.' This is because at certain times of the year, the sun will be up all night long. It is also used for other places in the world that experience this phenomenon.


How many provinces are there in Canada?

There are 10 provinces in Canada. The provinces are British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick.


Who discovered Canada?

Jacques Cartier discovered Canada in 1534. He also mapped part of the country around the St. Lawrence River. Because of this, he is often considered as the founder of the country.


What board game was invented in Canada?

Trivial Pursuit was invented in Canada. It was made by Chris and John Haney and Ed Werner in Montreal, Quebec. The game became a massive success!


What kind of 'Act' does Canada have?

Canadians are known to use the word 'sorry' frequently. The province of Ontario passed the Apology Act so that even if it was proven that you said sorry in court, it would not make you any more guilty.


Is it true or false that Santa is a Canadian citizen?

This is true! Santa Claus was said to be a Canadian citizen by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism. This is because Santa makes his home in the North Pole, although this part of the world is not said to belong to anyone.


What sport is Canada well-known for?

Canada is well-known for the sport of hockey. It is one of the country's national sports despite the fact that it is thought to have been invented in Britain.


What are the Snowbirds?

The Snowbirds are military planes that put on air shows around the country. They are especially present on Canada Day when they do their annual flyby of Parliament Hill.


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