Plan a Very Canadian Thanksgiving and We'll Guess What Province You're From

By: Ashley Linkletter
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Plan a Very Canadian Thanksgiving and We'll Guess What Province You're From
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About This Quiz

For Canadians, the beginning of October (specifically, the second Monday of the month) signals that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Some Thanksgiving standards — such as turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce — can be found on dinner tables all across the country. As any Canadian knows, just because someone in one part of the country serves blueberry pie for dessert doesn't mean that a family 5,000 kilometres away will do the same (not to mention all the Thanksgiving dinners which fall somewhere in between.) The beverages you choose, the appetizers you prepare and even the number of guests you host are indicative of where you might live in Canada. 

This quiz will help you plan the best Thanksgiving dinner you, your friends and family members could possibly imagine. You'll be in charge of ambience (everything from mood lighting to dishware to your favourite Thanksgiving soundtrack), drinks and, of course, the main event (will you roast a turkey a roast beef or a chicken for your guests?)

So enough with the introductions; it's time to roll up your sleeves, make your lists, and plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner down to every last detail. When you're done, will we be able to guess which province you call home?






Question 2 The best Thanksgiving dinners always have a memorable soundtrack. What kind of music makes an appearance on your playlist?
Jazz music
Fiddle music
Choral music
Classical music

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Question 3 When you reveal the main dessert to your guests, what do they see?
Pouding chômeur
Pumpkin tart
Bakeapple pie
Japanese-style pumpkin cheesecake

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Question 4 If you're the kind of person who loves a good tablescape, where do you draw your inspiration from?
Cozy textiles and candlelight
Muted colours and clean lines
Bright colours and bold patterns
Silver and gold accent pieces

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Question 5 Every dinner party needs napkin rings! What are they made of?
Brass
Straw
Silver
Wood

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Question 6 When you ask your dinner guests to bring the appetizers, what are they most likely to show up with?
Cheese and charcuterie plate
Cut-up veggies with bean dip
Oysters on the half shell with accompaniments
Dungeness crab cakes

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Question 7 You're stepping away from tradition and choosing a different protein for the Thanksgiving main dish. What is it?
Wild halibut
Spring lamb
Roast beef
Roasted chickens

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Question 8 Which side dish are you famous for?
Roasted root vegetables
Fish and potato bake
Wild mushroom tart
Pork terrine

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Question 9 Which Canadian celebrity chef are you most inspired by?
Chef Michael Smith
Chef Ricardo
Chef Lynn Crawford
Chef Vikram Vij

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Question 10 Thanksgiving dinner means bringing out the good china; what does yours look like?
Sleek and white
Classic slate
Antique and well-loved
Mismatched colourful porcelain

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Question 11 How do you serve the food at your Thanksgiving dinner?
Family style at the table
A buffet
After prayers are said
Each plate is portioned out ahead of time.

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Question 12 One of your friends brings an unexpected guest; what line of work are they in?
An employee at The Beer Store
Sommelier
Professional maritime historical re-enactment actor
French to English translator

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Question 1 Cheers! What kind of beverage do you like to sip on while you're making Thanksgiving dinner?
Lemonade
Sparkling water
Iced tea
Kombucha

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Question 13 Flowers always make a Thanksgiving table that much more special. What kind of flowers are in your bouquet?
Ladies' Tresses
Autumn crocus
Pink roses
Hydrangeas

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Question 14 Sometimes it's nice to curl up and watch a movie after dinner is done; which movie do you love the most?
"The Shipping News"
"Bon Cop, Good Cop"
"Juno"
"Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy"

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Question 15 Where do you buy fresh vegetables?
From an indoor year-round market
A stall at the actual farm
I get them delivered.
From an outdoor farmer's market

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Question 16 Every Thanksgiving dinner needs a salad to balance out the rest of the meal. Which salad makes an appearance at your table every year?
Caesar salad
Kale salad
Baby greens salad
Waldorf salad

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Question 17 Other than cranberry sauce, what kind of condiments do you like to serve with Thanksgiving dinner?
Fresh fruit salsa
Tartar sauce
Rich brown gravy
Kimchi

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Question 18 What colour is the tablecloth?
Burnt orange
Red
White
Blue-grey

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Question 19 You may not have a homemade option (or maybe you do!) but when it comes to bread, what's the family preference?
Parker rolls
Cornbread
Sliced rye bread
Whole grain rolls

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Question 20 Which Thanksgiving leftovers go into your sandwich?
White turkey meat, stuffing and cranberry sauce
Coleslaw, pancetta and roasted sweet potatoes
Dark turkey meat, mashed potatoes and gravy
Shredded pork, blueberry sauce and butter lettuce

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Question 21 How many kids are at the kids' table?
10
Six
Three
Zero

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Question 22 Whew! You're finally getting through the last of the leftovers; which soup are you going to make?
Potato chowder
Ham and pea
Butternut squash
Turkey and wild rice

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Question 23 It's always a classy move to serve a fancy coffee with dessert at the end of a big dinner. Which coffee drink would you serve?
Mocha
Espresso
Latte
Cappuccino

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Question 24 How do you prepare potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner?
Steamed
Roasted
Mashed
Shallow-fried

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Question 25 Let there be light! What kind of soft lighting do you use for Thanksgiving dinner?
LED pillar candles
Paper lanterns
Beeswax candles
Tea lights

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Question 26 You invite one famous female Canadian celebrity over for Thanksgiving, who is it?
Natasha Henstridge
Jessica Paré
Rachel McAdams
Cobie Smulders

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Question 27 Where did you buy your dinner table?
Leon's
Antique market
I commissioned a carpenter friend to make it.
IKEA

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Question 28 Your guests bring over a bottle of sparkling juice to go with the turkey. What kind do they bring?
Sparkling elderflower juice
Sparkling blueberry juice
Sparkling cranberry juice
Sparkling apple juice

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Question 29 Let's make a Thanksgiving craft! What will you make?
Leaf garland for the table
Hand-traced turkey
Painted rocks
Clay pinch pots

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Question 30 If you could invite one famous male Canadian to your Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be?
Ryan Gosling
William Shatner
Rick Mercer
Bryan Adams

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