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.
NOVEMBER 20th's QUESTION
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.
- Daniel Johnson (the father) - Union Nationale -1966-68
- Jean-Jacques Bertrand - Union Nationale - 1968-70
- Robert Bourassa - Liberal - 1970-76
- Rene Levesque - Parti Quebecois - 1976-85
- Pierre-Marc Johnson (a son) -Parti Quebecois - 1985
- Robert Bourassa - Liberal - 1985-94
- Daniel Johnson (a son) - Liberal - 1994
- Jacques Parizeau - Parti Quebecois - 1994-95
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.
- John Derrick, Centennial Regional High School: Greenfield Park, Quebec
- Jessica Sanders, Mr. Bishop's Gr.8 class, St. Peter Canisius School:
- Laura Depasqua, Gr.8, St. Benedict School: Sarnia, Ontario
- Nadav Zelver, Yorkhill Elementary School: Thornhill, Ontario
- Sana Patel, 7th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher, Springman Junior High
School: Glenview, Illinois
- Myah Shein, 7th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher, Springman Junior High
School: Glenview, Illinois
- Michael Abramsky, 8th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher, Springman
Junior High School: Glenview, Illinois
- Steve Sullivan & John Huffman, 8th grade, Carol Cunard resource teacher,
Springman Junior High School: Glenview, Illinois
- Savva Boukistianos, Gr.8, Cunard Junior High School: Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Mr. Hamilton's Gr.7/8 class, Bayview Middle School: North York, Ontario
- T. Burnie's Gr.7/8 class, St. Ann School: Toronto, Ontario
- Gr.6, Our Lady of Peace School: Laval, Quebec
- Mr. Renaud's Gr.5 class, St. Peter's School: Sarnia, Ontario
- Nitsa Ortman, Jessika Pickford, & Katherine Rodrigue, Portneuf Elementary
School: Jacques Cartier, Ontario
- Krista Jarvis, Mrs. Nienhuis' Gr.8 class, St. Benedict School: Sarnia,
- Mr. Yeo's Gr.9 class, Goose Lake High School: Roblin, Manitoba
- Noah Moser, Colonel By Secondary School: Gloucester, Ontario
- Maggie Calloway, Mr. Reeder's Gr.9 History class, Colonel By Secondary
School: Gloucester, Ontario
- Mrs. Cantalini's Gr.7/8 class, Gregory A. Hogan School: Sarnia, Ontario
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION
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
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
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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