Volume II Number 2
October 27, 1995
Steve Caldwell, the coordinator of the Trivia Challenge, has been kind
enough to give CM permission to run his weekly Great
Canadian Trivia Contest, a great way to motivate students to
spend some time in the Library.
Technical difficulties prevented CM from posting the
challenge last week, so there's some catching up to do. Here's this
week's question, the answers and winners from October 6 and 13, and how
the contest works:
For those of you who access us by way of The
Village in Ontario please note that we're having a lot of difficulty with
The Village. We have been able to only intermittently receive the Village
and cannot send to it. Therefore we might have missed some correct
answers this week and they will be recognized when we receive them. In
light of this could respondents please use the
This is a "Who am I?" type of question. From the clues identify the famous
WHO AM I?
- I was born in New Brunswick in 1879.
- I made a fortune in finance in New Brunswick and moved to England at the
age of 31.
- In England, I was elected to Parliament and purchased or founded a series
of newspapers that became a newspaper empire.
- I was made a Lord and became a Cabinet Minister during World War I.
- During World War II, I was an influential member of Winston Churchill's war
cabinet. My initial job was to look after aircraft production.
- I retained close ties with Canada and in particular my native province.
DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: 4 November, 1995
SEND IN YOUR ANSWERS:
Remember, don't post your answers to CM. Instead, send your
answers to Steve Caldwell at the following e-mail address:
In addition to your e-mail address, please send your school's
name and the grade and/or class that you are in, as well as your
October 6th's Question:
The title "Right Honourable" is given to holders and former
holders of what three positions in Canada?
All current and former holders of the offices of Governor General, Prime
Minister, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court have the title Right
Honourable. It's interesting that one of our winners for this question comes
from General Vanier School in Winnipeg. This school commemorates the late
"Right Honourable" Georges P. Vanier, former Governor General of Canada.
There were quite a few incorrect answers for this one; these are the ones
who got it right:
- Marissa Reaume, Gr.5, St. Andrew School: Windsor, Ontario
- Jocelyn Donald, Gr.5, St. Andrew School: Windsor, Ontario
- Mike Painter and Company, Gr.8, General Vanier School, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- The Grade 9 class, Vanvouver Christian School: Vancouver, British Columbia
- Liona Turvey & Nuiyan Patel, Madile Manning's Gr.7 extended french clas,
Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London, Ontario
- Karen Swirsky, Yorkhill Elementary School: Thornhill, Ontario
- The Library, Marilyn Lunde librarian, Rossland Secondary School: Rossland,
- John McNeil, Jeanne Sauve Immersion School: London, Ontario
- Alana Darling, Jeanne Sauve Immersion School: London, Ontario
October 13th's Question:
What important Canadian city was originally named "Pile of Bones"?
Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan, was originally named Pile of
Bones. This was a rough English translation of the Cree Indian words that
described a place where they slaughtered buffalo.
- John Derrick, Centennial Regional High School: Greenfield Park, Quebec
- Ryan Nichols, 7th grade, Springman Junior High School: Glenview, Illinois
- Mrs. Carol Cunard, Librarian, Springman Junior High School: Glenview,
- Marissa Reaume, Gr.5, St. Andrew School: Windsor, Ontario
- Mrs. Kroeker's Gr.6 class, Royston Elementary School: Royston, British
- Julianna Leone, Gr.5, St. Andrew School: Windsor, Ontario
- Jocelyn David, Gr.5, St. Andrew School: Windsor, Ontario
- Mr. Ratushney's Gr.6 class, St. Andrew School: Windsor, Ontario
- Mr. Gilbert's 8A class, Sussex Junior High School: Sussex, New Brunswick
- Andrew Palumbo, Mrs. Serrao-Soppelsa's Gr.7/8 class, St. Raphael's School:
- The Grade 9 class, Vancouver Christian School: Vancouver, British Columbia
- Clay Lynch, Mr. Siulborski's Gr.6 class, Edgeworth Elementary School:
- Jessica Friedman, Yorkhill Elementary School: Thornhill, Ontario
- Mrs. Hick's Gr.5 class, St. Anselm's School: San Anselmo, California
- Joe Curran, Mr. Van Lieshout's Gr.7/8 class, St. Peter Canisius School:
- Haley Veres, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London, Ontario
- John McNeil & Allanna Darling, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School:
- Ian Cole & Geoff Thompson, Jeanne Sauve French Immersion School: London,
about THE GREAT CANADIAN TRIVIA CONTEST:
Welcome to the second year of The Great Canadian Trivia
The History Department of Colonel By Secondary School in Ottawa,
Ontario is sponsoring a Canadian Studies Internet trivia contest.
This contest is designed to appeal to students in Grades 7 - 10,
although other grades are more than welcome to participate.
Each week a new question will be presented. Students
participating in the contest will, in all likelihood, have to do
some research to find the correct answer to our weekly question.
Questions are based on some aspect of Canadian Studies. Questions
will include the subjects of history, geography, culture, natural
science, sports, current events, law, and any other aspect of
Canadian studies that we can think of.
A new question will be posted every Friday in CM (the
trivia contest is also distributed through Schoolnet a few days earlier).
Answers must be received by 8:00 a.m. eastern time a week
from the following Saturday. Answers will be tabulated, and the
correct answer, along with the winners' names, will be posted in
two weeks. Thus, there will be a new question each week while the
answer and winners will be posted two weeks later.
We plan on offering a few nominal prizes so make sure you let us
know where we can reach you. We would also like participants to
let us know if they are entering as an individual, a group, or if
they are representing a particular class and school. We will try
to award prizes for individuals/groups and classes.
Last year we had participants from across Canada and the United
States and as far away as China. We welcome all new participants
as well as our returning veteran contestants.
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