Volume II Number 3
November 3, 1995

The Great Canadian Trivia Challenge

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.

Here's some late answers and winners from October 13; the answers and winners from Oct. 20; this week's question; and some information about the contest:


The following answers for the Oct. 13th, Pile of Bones, Regina question were received after the due date but were dated before the due date:
  1. Mrs. Cantalini's Gr.7/8 class, Gregory A. Hogan School: Sarnia, Ontario
  2. Marc Miller and Chris Whidden, Mr. Leggatt's Gr. 8 class, Victoria Public School: Goderich, Ontario
  3. Chris Janz, Eric Stewart, and Ferruccio Montanino, Gr. 8, General Vanier School: Winnipeg, Manitoba


In October 27th's Who Am I question, Clue #1 stated:

"I was born in New Brunswick in 1879."

In reality this should read:

"I was born in Ontario in 1879 and moved to New Brunswick."

My thanks to the sharp-eyed staff at St. Andrew School in Windsor, Ontario for spotting this error.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

?OCTOBER 20th's Question:

This was another two-parter. On October 14 the federal N.D.P. party elected a new party leader, Alexa McDonough The "N.D.P." was not the original name of the party. Here are the questions:
  1. What was the original name for the N.D.P.?
  2. Who was the first leader of the original party?
Remember you had to answer both parts to get credit for a correct answer.


The N.D.P. has traditionally been the third party in Canadian politics, although it now ranks fourth after the last federal election. The N.D.P. does hold power in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Before 1961 the N.D.P., or New Democratic Party, was called the C.C.F., or Cooperative Commonwealth Federation.

The first leader was J.S. Woodsworth.


  1. Stanley Hill, I think Stanley is from William MacDonald Junior High School: Yellowknife, North West Territories
  2. Mrs. Cantalini's Gr.7/8 class, Gregory A. Hogan School: Sarnia, Ontario
  3. The Grade 9 class, Vancouver Christian School: Vancouver, British Columbia


On November 11, Canada will commemorate Remembrance Day. Name the Canadian general, arguably the most able Allied general of World War I, who commanded the First Canadian Division at Vimy Ridge and the entire Canadian Corps from then until the end of the War.

British author Denis Winter describes him as ". . . the most effective commander in the British Army during 1917-18 . . ."

DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: 11 November, 1995


Remember, don't post your answers to CM. Instead, send your answers to Steve Caldwell at the following e-mail address:

Steve_Caldwell@colby.on. infoshare.ca

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 postal address.



Welcome to the second year of The Great Canadian Trivia Contest.

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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