A-Z Trivia Challenge: Can-do C?

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 33 Comments

Read about the Challenge Here!


The Encyclopedia,

Social Media, 

& Me!!



It's challenge day three! Can I manage to post twenty-six times in April? Can YOU answer the questions I ripped  gathered from my handy dandy, old-school, flip through paper pages encyclopedia?

Get them all right and you could win the boobie prize!


Can-do Canada?


1. Who was the sweet entertainer  who brought the smiles in classics like "Uncle Buck" and "The Great Outdoors"?

2. Who was the French explorer credited for discovering Quebec?

3. Charles Fenerty, a poet from Nova Scotia, was the first to make what product from wood pulp?

4. Winnipeg, the real-life Winnie the Pooh, was a Canadian immigrant to England. Who was the little boy who was so infatuated with the bear that his father wrote tale after tale to please him?

5. What's the name of Vancouver's hockey team?

Bonus! What cloven hooofed, cud chewing, antler sporting critter ain't a reindeer, but if Santa was in a  pinch, it'd do. What is it?


photo credit: chrisinplymouth via photopin cc


(1. John Candy; 2. Samuel de Champlain; 3. paper; 4. Christopher Robin Milne; 5. Canucks; Bonus: Carabou)

33 comments:

  1. I got all of them but #3 and the bonus! The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck are both fantastic movies!!

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    1. #3 was tough...and I don't watch enough Nat Geo to have gotten the bonus myself!

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  2. I loved The Great Outdoors, I need to see it again. Ha, ha, Carabou The Substitute Reindeer. You crack me up Liz. And thank you Charles for paper. Good post today.

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  3. I'm doing better, I got 1 today - Christopher Robin! I also would have got John Candy if my eyes hadn't looked at the answer before I read the question!

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    1. You are so honest! If I ever need anyone to watch my cash...it will be you!

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  4. I only got 1 and 4. I was going to say paper but thought it must have been invented before a Canadian - maybe from some other material?

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    1. Seems it was papyrus...hence paper!

      Here's a link, if you want to read more about it! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper

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  5. One of these days I'm going to spend more time in Canada-- lovely country with such rich variety.

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    1. I've been there once and would love to go back!

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  6. I know a great joke about Canada... hmmm maybe it's better live. I got 4 of the five, (silly french discoverers leaving their names on lakes I lived next to...).

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  7. I knew John Candy and loved him the best in the old SCTV show. What a great talent!

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    1. I miss him so much. What a great guy! SCTV...didn't they bring us Bob and Doug McKenzie? Loved them.

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  8. I only had one of those! I am so ashamed.

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    1. No shame in trivia! Even a single correct answer moves the team forward!

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  9. Well, I knew #1 and #4 but that was it. Very fun theme, Elizabeth. :)

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  10. Girl...you forgot who's the cutest in the world...Crazy elizabeth!

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    1. I'm saving her for the hot chick category ;)

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  11. Girl...you forgot who's the cutest in the world...Crazy elizabeth!

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  12. Great idea! Was Winnie the Pooh really a Canadian bear with very little brain?
    First year doing the A-Z challenge and it is a real education!

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    1. Yep. Purchased by a British soldier, taken to England, and sent to live at the zoo.
      My first year too!! Yay us!

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  13. Geez! Not a single correct answer. That's a shame. I must hide my head in a paper bag now but I'll come back tomorrow.

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    1. Don't light it on fire!!!

      To be fair...there should be more dragon trivia!

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  14. Only got three today, but one was definitely the hockey team!

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    1. Three is good! (I didn't know about the hockey team...my son told me. A family effort to make the posts happen.)

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  15. Well, I only got two, but I feel way smarter than I did after my last visit, lol. Keep it coming! :)

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    1. You're catching on!! There's more to come...for the rest of April!

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  16. I only got the first one right. But hey, I tried!

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  17. Hey Elizabeth,

    How's it goin', eh? I know all the answers to your questions, eh.

    Warning Elizabeth, long comment alert!

    Did you realise that it was a couple of Canadians who basically sorted out the Universe? Please allow me to explain. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) of Star Trek fame, is Canadian. You remember this famous line? 'Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship 'Canada eh'. Then again, there was also Commander Adama, (Lorne Greene) another Canadian trying to get things sorted out in space and the leader of a noble mission. Do you recall him saying this? "Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, 'Galacticanada', leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest—for a shining planet known as Earth." So there you go, some overwhelming 'proof' just how vital Canadians have been in our space type adventures.

    Wait there's more. Let me tell you about an invention by a truly great Canadian scientist. The year was 1962, the scientist in question, Edward Asselbergs, created something so significant to the betterment of mankind, that other events of 1962, such as John Glenn being the first American to orbit the earth, pale by comparison. That's right, Mr. Asselbergs brought to the world.... instant mashed potatoes.

    The next part is now bonus fascinating information about Canada. Here are some famous female Canadian singers, Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain and whoops, Celine Dion. Here are some well known Canadian male singers, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Michael Buble and whoops, Terry Jacks. Here are some famous Canadian bands, Rush, Steppenwolf, Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who and whoops, NickelBack. And no, we wont mention Justin Bieber who Canadians are trying to get to move to America on a permanent basis!

    Briefly, cause you are probably falling asleep reading this, here are some famous Canadian folks from the entertainment industry you may have thought were American. Raymond Burr aka 'Perry Mason' aka 'Ironsides'. Dan Akroyd, Michael J. Fox, Rick Moranis, Donald Sutherland, Leslie Nielsen, Tommy Chong (as in Cheech and Chong...'cough, cough') and whoops, Jim Carrey. And to conclude this paragraph, here are just a few Canadian actresses that you may be familiar with, Margot Kidder, Neve Campbell, Mary Pickford , Catherine O' Hara and whoops, Pamela Anderson.

    Now there were plenty more Canadians I could of mentioned such as Glenn Ford, Mike Myers, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, but I wont. In closing, here's a bit of trivia for you. The board game 'Trivial Pursuit' was invented by a couple of Canadian dudes named, Scott Abbott and Chris Haney. Hmmm...trivia about Trivial pursuit.

    Finally, yes really, finally, in closing, it is thought that Canadians say 'eh' a lot eh. They think that Canadians say 'how's it goin' eh?', all the time eh. Well eh, I can tell you eh, that's not true eh. So then, how do you spell, 'Canada'? 'C eh n eh d eh'.

    I'm finished now, eh. Go Canucks go!

    Gary :)











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    1. LOVE. IT!

      Excellent info. I can't stand instant potatoes, but I appreciate the fact that if they didn't exist, my sisters' families would have starved to death. I love to play Trivial Pursuit. I will have to study the comment and press all the info into my brain. You think it will fit, eh?

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