What’s Your Canadian IQ?

By: Heather Cahill
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What’s Your Canadian IQ?
Image: Mary Smyth/Moment Open/Getty Images

About This Quiz

There's a lot of things that make up being a Canadian, from maple syrup to drinking double-doubles. But that's not all there is to it! Knowing a little bit about your country is just as important. There are many people, places and things that make it unique and exciting. Many also shaped the Canadian identity, which is also important. Think you know it all when it comes to Canada?

You can order from Tim's with no trouble, and you know your way around the snow-covered roads, but that's not all you need to know! Real Canadians have knowledge in all areas that are popular in Canada. That means politics, hockey and, of course, a little bit about geography. From the tallest mountains to the tallest buildings in cities all around the country, there's a whole lot of knowledge to be had. Those obscure or random facts that you know about the North may come in handy for this one, so make sure to brush up on all of them!

So, do you have what it takes to prove that you're a true Canadian with all of the knowledge about the country? Then show you can drink the tallest of double-doubles by getting all of these Canadian questions right!

Parliament Hill in Fall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Marius Gomes/Moment/Getty Images
While each province and territory has a capital city, can you name the capital city of Canada as a whole?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Ottawa is the capital of Canada as a whole. Home of Canada's government, Ottawa is essential in many ways to the growth of the country. The city is also home to Canada's most famous skating destination, the Rideau Canal.

Smarties candy
Wiki Commons by Famartin
The candy that those in the United States call "Smarties" is called what in Canada?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Rockets are the colorful, powdery candy that comes in little wrapped cylinders. While they're called Smarties in the United States, Canada's version of Smarties are the round chocolates with a candy coating, similar to M&Ms.

A&J Fotos/E+/Getty Images
What do Canadians call the item that they wear on their heads in the winter to keep warm?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

If you walk around Canada in the winter, you'll likely see many people outside wearing their tuques. With their popularity in the North, there's no wonder that they are made for many occasions. One example would be the Team Canada tuques that you can buy!


Milk in bag
FelixAperture via YouTube
Do you know which province or territory is one of the more popular places to buy milk in bags?
British Columbia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

When people think of Canada, milk bags are usually something that comes to mind. However, it's important to note that they aren't as common across the country, but more towards the eastern part. It would be easier to find them in Ontario than in British Columbia!

Canadian flag waving
Mitch Diamond/Stockbyte/Getty Images
You've seen it being flown proudly on flag poles around the nation. So, what is on the Canadian flag?
Maple leaf
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

It's hard to mistake the Canada flag for its big maple leaf that is in the center. It was first designed in the '60s and officially debuted in 1965. Less than 100 years old, the flag has already proven to be a proud and memorable design.

Coffee Crisp
Wiki Commons by Evan-Amos
Of the following, which chocolate bar is one that is made in Canada?
Mr. Goodbar
Coffee Crisp
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

It's no secret that Canadians love coffee; just look at all of the Tim Horton's locations around the country! When you can't get your coffee there, this chocolate bar is the next best thing. Tasting quite similar to a cup of coffee, it's a great pick me up that Canadians love.


Young girl holding orange speech bubble
filadendron/E+/Getty Images
In which of the following sentences is "eh" properly used?
"Eh, you're leaving?"
"You're gonna be there, eh?"
"Tim's, eh, is open."
"Eh, is it time?"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

It's common to hear those who aren't from Canada placing "eh" in all kinds of sentences! While they get it right sometimes, there are definitely some unwritten rules to using it. It's commonly used at the end of sentences for reassurance or for making a statement.

Hockey Night in Canada
CBC Television, CTV, Sportsnet/FX/Citytv/Omni Television
What is the name of Canada's most famous TV show for hockey coverage?
"Game Time"
"Hockey Now"
"Power Play"
"Hockey Night in Canada"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Hockey Night in Canada" has been an essential part of Canadian culture since its beginnings in 1952. So many Canadians love to go home after a long day at work and enjoy the game at night with their families.

Fireworks over the Canadian Parliament, Ottawa on Canada Day
Serega/E+/Getty Images
An important holiday and celebration, can you guess the day that Canada Day is celebrated?
December 2
July 1
April 5
August 18
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Canada celebrates its day a few days before the United States on July 1. It usually consists of huge parties and lots of fireworks. Usually, there is a large ceremony held on Parliament Hill in addition to many around the country.


T-Rex fossil
Wiki Commons by ScottRobertAnselmo
There's no doubt that dinosaurs once roamed what is known to be Canada today, but where was the biggest T-Rex fossil in the world found?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The world's largest T-Rex ever found lived in the province of Saskatchewan at one time, but of course, things were much different when he roamed the earth. Named Scotty, he is also one of the most complete skeletons that is known of when it comes to the T-Rex.

Justin Trudeau
Wiki Commons by Frank Schwichtenberg
There are many positions in the government, but what is the name of the person who serves as Canada's head of government?
Member of Parliament
Prime Minister
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The head of government in Canada is the Prime Minister, who is firstly the leader of a political party. Upon that party being voted into in many cases, a majority, then the leader of that party becomes Canada's next Prime Minister.

Landmark of Toronto CN Tower alongside skyscrapers
d3sign/Moment/Getty Images
The tallest free-standing structure in Canada is which of the following?
CN Tower
Scotia Plaza
Calgary Tower
Telus Sky
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The CN Tower is considered to be the largest free-standing structure in the nation. It's also a building that many think of when Toronto or even just Canada is mentioned. Despite only being built in 1976, it sure made a name for itself.


Roots jacket
Can you name the Canadian animal that is part of the logo for the famous clothing bran, Roots?
Canada goose
Polar bear
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Every Canadian has seen this famous logo for the Roots brand, and you've probably even owned one of their products as well! Famous for their clothing, it often includes the logo on it as well, which was first used in 1985.

RCMP shoulder flash
Wiki Commons by P99
When it comes to Canadian acronyms, do you know what the acronym "RCMP" stands for?
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal Campaign of the Members of Parliament
Royal Canadian Movie Production
Royal Country of Medical Practitioners
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is an important force within Canada. With jurisdiction across the entire country, the force handles federal laws, but can also enforce other types of laws as well.

Canadian Currency
joshlaverty/E+/Getty Images
Canada is known for having unique money, but do you know which country almost adopted Canada's currency?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Canadians have always prided themselves with the famous loonie, toonie and colorful bills, but did you know that it almost wasn't exclusive to the north? When Iceland was debating taking on new currencies, Canada's was one of the more favoured options on their list. However, the adoption never happened.


Canadian coins
Dennis McColeman/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images
If you picked up a toonie on the ground, which of the following would be pictured on it?
Prime Minister
Polar bear
Hockey stick
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Canada is known for its loonies and toonies, but only the loonie really describes what is on it! The toonie has a majestic polar bear on one side, and sometimes you'll come across one with an additional little polar bear on it as well.

Quebec City Saint-Jean stone gate
NicolasMcComber/E+/Getty Images
There is only one of these in the country. Can you name the only walled city in Canada?
St. John's
Quebec City
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Quebec City is known as a walled city, something that is quite unique to see in North America. With so much history behind it, it's considered to be a heritage site. Did you know that the wall is over 4 kilometres long?

Man getting dressed
jaroon/E+/Getty Images
Of the following, what item do Canadians know best as a "housecoat?"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In Canada, your bathrobe is called a housecoat. Since it's something that you probably hope keeps you warm, there's no wonder that "coat" is in the name! They're a staple in every Canadian household.


Sport balls
Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images
There are many sports that are loved within the North. Which one was invented by a Canadian?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

There's no doubt that sports have always been a big part of Canadian culture, but basketball was the one that was invented in the North. James Naismith was the inventor, who, instead of using the basketball nets that we used today, used peach baskets as nets.

Kinder Surprise Egg
Wiki Commons by Tiia Monto
Which treat that is banned in the United States is a Canadian favourite, especially for kids?
Jos Louis
Kinder Surprise
Rice Krispies
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Kinder Surprises are something that many kids enjoy in Canada. The chocolate egg always holds a nice treat that you can usually build or setup. They're even fun to collect as new sets of toys are always available.

Tommy Douglas
Wiki Commons by Themightyquill
Many notorious people have come from the North, but what is Tommy Douglas known for?
Being the Governor-General
The healthcare system
Hosting the national news
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Tommy Douglas is known to have worked towards creating the famous healthcare system that Canada still enjoys today. Did you know that he was once the leader of NDP at one point in his life as well?


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nick Blazanovic - ConcordeNick ArtPhoto/Moment Open/Getty Images
Do you know what the capital of the province of Manitoba is?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Winnipeg is known to be the capital of Manitoba and also the biggest city in the province. With a unique downtown core, it's known for its many festivals and celebrations that take place throughout the year.

Mark Messier
Which of the following hockey players has played almost 2,000 games in their career?
Alexander Ovechkin
Erik Karlsson
Sydney Crosby
Mark Messier
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mark Messier is known for reaching this incredible milestone in his career, which includes both the regular and playoff seasons. Canada is home to many hockey legends, and Mark Messier is just one of them hailing from St. Albert, Alberta.

Woman tying shoelace
Jordan Siemens/DigitalVision/Getty Images
Can you name the word that is often used for "sneakers" by Canadians?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Everything is done differently in Canada, even down to the language! Putting on your runners and going out for a jog is pretty common, especially when you have so much beauty to take in around you.


Manitoba garter snakes
NZP Chasers/Moment/Getty Images
Can you name the province that is known for its large population of garter snakes?
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Narcisse, Manitoba, is home to the many garter snakes that visit at a particular time of year to mate. It's also the spot where many of them curl up and spend their winters. There are so many snakes that there is even a protected area that is designated just for them.

Light bulb and electric bill
Kameleon007/E+/Getty Images
When it comes to the electricity bill, do you know which word is used for it in Canada?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Hydro is the word that most Canadians use when talking about their electricity or the bill for it. Many electricity companies use the word in the names of their companies as well. One good example is Hydro Quebec.

Flag of the Governor-General of Canada
Wiki Commons by Denelson83 and Sodacan
With many duties to attend to, can you name just one thing that the Governor-General does as part of their job?
Give Royal Assent
Crown the Prime Minister
Propose laws
Visit with Canadians
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Giving Royal Assent is just one of the duties that the Governor-General of Canada has as part of their job. Royal assent is when a bill is signed into official law under the Governor-General on behalf of the Queen.


Man holding sports equiments
4x6/E+/Getty Images
While hockey is without a doubt popular in Canada no matter what season it is, what is the official summer sport?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Canadians are known for their love of hockey, but lacrosse is a popular sport as well. Considered to be the official summer sport, it first started to gain popularity in the 1800s. Today, Canada even has a Hall of Fame for the many players.

Canadian parliament
AK2/E+/Getty Images
Parliament Hill is one of the most famous buildings in Canada. What is the name of the tower that stands in the middle of it?
Peace Tower
Tower of the Queen
Canadian Big Ben
Maple Leaf Tower
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Standing in the middle of Parliament Hill is the Peace Tower, which is arguably one of the most famous parts of the building. Inside is a clock that keeps the time and a series of bells that are often sounded.

Cabot Trail Nova Scotia
DenisTangneyJr/E+/Getty Images
Even though there's so much to love about Canada, do you known which of the following the country has?
The largest population in the world
The most mountains in the world
The tallest building in the world
The longest coastline in the world
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Canada is known for being between oceans, and the coastline is also known for being exceptionally long. Walking the entire coastline of Canada would be beautiful, but it could take quite a few years to complete!


Selection of marine and arctic wildlife
Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images
Canada is home to most of the world's population of which of the following animals?
Polar bears
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Though their status is vulnerable, Canada is home to a large majority of the world's population of polar bears. They roam everywhere from Hudson's Bay to the Arctic and everywhere in between.

Colored pencils on notepad
amana productions inc./Getty Images
Often using British English, what letters do Canadians often add to their words?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Colour," favourite," and "honour" are just a few of the words that use the extra "u" in the middle of them. There are other examples of Canadian spellings as well that do not include the extra "u," but this all comes from the British spellings.

Container ships are loaded at the Fairview Container Termina
shaunl/E+/Getty Images
There are many exports from the country but what does Canada supply a third of in the world?
Maple leaves
Hockey sticks
French fries
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Canada is known for many things, but what you may not have known is that french fries are one of the biggest exports! McCain Foods is a big reason for this, and the company is known for its delicious french fries that are enjoyed all over.


Robert Lowdon/Moment/Getty Images
A popular food in Canada, what's another word for "Canadian Bacon?"
Moose bacon
Maple bacon
Back bacon
Peameal bacon
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Despite also being called "Canadian Bacon," peameal bacon is mostly found within Ontario. Part of its name comes from the substance that it is rolled in, known as yellow cornmeal. Even though it has many names, there's no denying that it all tastes delicious!

Della Falls
Wiki Commons by Clayoquot
In Canada, there are many famous waterfalls, but which one is famous for being the tallest?
Della Falls
Niagara Falls
Virginia Falls
Chatterbox Falls
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

When most people think of Canada, they probably picture the famous Horseshoe Falls, but they are not the tallest in the country, despite being the most famous. Della Falls takes the honour and to get to it, you need to take a long trail into the woods.

You Got:
Mary Smyth/Moment Open/Getty Images