CM December 8, 1995. Vol. II, Number 5

The Great Canadian Trivia Contest

Steve Caldwell, the coordinator of the Trivia Contest, 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.


Recently Jacques Parizeau has announced his resignation as Premier of the province of Quebec. Name the individuals who have served as premiers of Quebec since 1967 and the political parties that they represented. I think that you will find some interesting results.


What I find fascinating is the role of one family, the Johnsons. This family has provided three premiers for the province in the last 29 years, the father Daniel and two sons Pierre-Marc and Daniel but what is just as interesting is that each of these men has been the leader of a different political party, Union Nationale, Parti Quebecois and Liberal. While the father died in 1968 family get togethers, involving the two brothers, must certainly be interesting. Also interesting is the comeback of Robert Bourassa who became premier again in 1985 nine years after his defeat in 1976.

Several contestants included Lucien Bouchard as premier. While Jacques Parizeau has tendered his resignation and Lucien Bouchard has indicated his wish to succeed Parizeau as premier the democratic formalities have not yet been completed.


  1. John Derrick, Centennial Regional High School: Greenfield Park, Quebec
  2. Jessica Sanders, Mr. Bishop's Gr.8 class, St. Peter Canisius School: Watford, Ontario
  3. Laura Depasqua, Gr.8, St. Benedict School: Sarnia, Ontario
  4. Nadav Zelver, Yorkhill Elementary School: Thornhill, Ontario
  5. Sana Patel, 7th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher, Springman Junior High School: Glenview, Illinois
  6. Myah Shein, 7th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher, Springman Junior High School: Glenview, Illinois
  7. Michael Abramsky, 8th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher, Springman Junior High School: Glenview, Illinois
  8. Steve Sullivan & John Huffman, 8th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher, Springman Junior High School: Glenview, Illinois
  9. Savva Boukistianos, Gr.8, Cunard Junior High School: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  10. Mr. Hamilton's Gr.7/8 class, Bayview Middle School: North York, Ontario
  11. T. Burnie's Gr.7/8 class, St. Ann School: Toronto, Ontario
  12. Gr.6, Our Lady of Peace School: Laval, Quebec
  13. Mr. Renaud's Gr.5 class, St. Peter's School: Sarnia, Ontario
  14. Nitsa Ortman, Jessika Pickford, & Katherine Rodrigue, Portneuf Elementary School: Jacques Cartier, Ontario
  15. Krista Jarvis, Mrs. Nienhuis' Gr.8 class, St. Benedict School: Sarnia, Ontario
  16. Mr. Yeo's Gr.9 class, Goose Lake High School: Roblin, Manitoba
  17. Noah Moser, Colonel By Secondary School: Gloucester, Ontario
  18. Maggie Calloway, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 History class, Colonel By Secondary School: Gloucester, Ontario
  19. Mrs. Cantalini's Gr.7/8 class, Gregory A. Hogan School: Sarnia, Ontario


Since this is the Christmas season for many of our participants here's a Christmas question. The Huron Carol is credited by many to be the first Christmas carol written in North America as well as being the first Christmas carol written in an Amerindian language. Name the French missionary who is credited with writing the Huron Carol.

DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: December 16, 1995


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 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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