In honour of Canadian History week, here's a Canadian trivia reading quiz to test your knowledge. First, try the pre-reading activity to find out how much you know already. Then, see how many questions you got right.
Later, discuss and write about some of the most important inventions ever made. Would your life be any different without them?
From Anne of Green Gables to the zipper, hockey to the hydrofoil hydrofoil, here's a list put together by The Hamilton Spectator. Some things that are precious to Canadians may cause others to scratch their heads.
You may not have eaten poutine unless you’ve traveled to Quebec or Ontario, while Timbits and double doubles may sound like gobbledygook outside our borders. Have a look.
Before you read: How much do you know already?
- Try to answer the questions BEFORE you read.
- Divide yourselves into groups and see who can finish the quiz the fastest.
- Scan the infographic for the answers.
- Check your answers in the online quiz Online interactive reading quiz 144 Things Canada Has Given the World
- Where does the story of Anne of Green Gables take place?
- When was the Blackberry invented?
- Where did the inventor of basketball first teach?
- Where was the chocolate bar invented?
- Are timbits made from the missing hole in donuts?
- What did the zipper replace?
- What is pablum?
- What was invented by Alexander Graham Bell?
- When did the Walkie Talkie become popular?
- What is a beaver tail?
- Why was the beaver so popular in Europe?
- What do we use to take out the trash?
- What were the names of Mr. Dressup's "friends?"
- What advantage did the paint roller bring?
- What is Poutine?
- What was the slogan for Red Rose Tea?
- What piece of women's underwear was invented by a Canadian teenager?
- What popular winter outdoor machine was invented by Bombardier?
- Who is Red Green?
- What makes the Robertson screwdriver different?
- What did Alexander G Bell invent that was replaced by record players?
- What Canadian space technology was used on the Space Shuttle Columbia?
- What is the harder version of ten pin bowling?
- What did the Loonie replace?
- What is a sweet thing we put on pancakes or french toast?
2. Rank your top ten inventions from Canada from 1 to ten. Be prepared to explain your
3. Which 5 things have actually made a real difference in people's lives?
4. What would life be like now, if we didn't have the "zipper," the light bulb, penicillin,
8. Choose the ONE modern convenience you could NOT live without: the cellphone, the
9. The Canadian beaver is an important symbol for Canada because it shows that we are
10. What colour best represents your country? Explain. What does it symbolize? Give