Canada Theme Round from VETO IV
By Brock Stephenson (B2B), July 20, 2002
The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
Action Democratique du Quebec or ADQ or Quebec Democratic Action
Plexiglas or Polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA
The Fast Runner or Atanarjuat
The Durham Report
Black Fly (accept Buffalo Gnat until it is mentioned)
Canadian Shield or Precambrian Shield
Canadian Pacific Railway or CPR
Obasan (accept Naomi's Road before it is mentioned)
The Handmaid's Tale
(30) After Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver this city has the most Canadian residents.
(20) The hockey team from this city has only appeared in one Stanley Cup final.
(10) Three former residents of this city - a corrupt businessman, a comedian, and Janet Jones's husband - once owned the Toronto Argonauts.
(10) The song "Ca-na-da" was written for Canada's centennial by what musician?
(10) Island Hymn, a song of Canada's smallest province was co-written by which author of stories about a red-haired islander.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
(10) Alexander Muir wrote the words and music to this English Canadian favourite in 1867.
The Maple Leaf Forever
(10) On July 20 of what year did British Columbia join the Canadian confederation?
(10) In what year did James Cook land on Vancouver Island?
(10) In what year were Sikhs on board the Komagata Maru denied entry into the province?
(10) Russell Mills of this paper was fired by David Asper.
The Ottawa Citizen
(10) This Canadian television network is also owned by the Aspers.
(10) The Aspers once co-owned this rival paper of the Globe and Mail with Conrad Black.
The National Post
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
(10) Anne Murray
Springhill, Nova Scotia
(10) Shania Twain
(15) His first Governor General's Award was in 1977 for this bellicose-titled novel that was turned into a movie in 1981.
(15) Findley's other Governor General's Award was in 2000 for a play about a monarch uncertain about her gender.
(5) F5P, he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns. This Dallas Maverick was the first Canadian to play in the NBA All Star Game.
(10) F10P, a veteran of North Carolina, this former Celtic has multiple NBA titles with the Lakers.
(15) F15P, playing in the NBA finals for Philadelphia in 2001 and New Jersey in 2002, he lost twice to Rick Fox's Lakers.
(10) Who is the Canadian spouse of Danielle Crittenden?
(10) Whose speeches did Frum once help to write?
George Walker Bush
(10) What description of North Korea, Iran, and Iraq may have been created by Frum. At least, that's what Crittenden claimed in a chatty e-mail that was leaked to the press.
Axis of Evil
(10) This Albertan served as premier for 25 years.
(10) A nineteenth century provincial rival of the Conservatives, he served as premier of Ontario for 24 years.
(10) This House of Commons veteran served for nearly forty years before retiring from the post of Deputy Prime Minister in 2002.
(30) J.J.R. Macleod was an advisor for this 1922 discovery that was achieved after work on dogs.
(20) Macleod and biochemist James Collip worked with extracting a mysterious substance from whole pancreases.
(10) Work by Charles Best and Frederick Banting lead to this blood sugar lowering chemical useful in the treatment of diabetes.
(10) The Java programming language
(10) Cardiac pacemaker
Alexander Graham Bell
(10) This premier was left out of 1981 negotiations during Canada's Night of the Long Knives.
(10) This Trudeau cabinet minister orchestrated the meeting in the hotel kitchen that left Levesque out of the deal.
(10) The 1982 Constitution replaced this 1867 piece of legislation.
British North America Act or BNA Act
(5) The Edible Woman
(5) The Diviners
(10) The Moons of Jupiter
(10) Swamp Angel
(10) Bethune contracted this disease in Detroit in 1926, and it altered the direction of his life.
Tuberculosis or T.B.
(10) What city, home to Royal Victoria Hospital, did he later work in while revolutionizing many surgical instruments.
(10) In what country, where he died of blood poisoning, is Bethune a national hero?
People's Republic of China or P.R.C.
(5) Michael Ondaatje
(10) Carol Shields
United States of America, United States, America, U.S., or U.S.A.
(15) Neil Bissoondath
(5) For 5 points, this woman was the first woman Prime Minister.
(10) For 10 points, this British Columbian was the first woman provincial Premier.
(15) For 15 points, this MP for Western Arctic became the first native woman in the House of Commons.
(10) "York Boats on Lake Winnipeg"
(10) 1980's "Raven and the First Men"
(10) 1976's "Streetcar Headdress"
(10) The so-called Deptford trilogy of Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders.
(10) The first novel written in North America, 1769's The History of Emily Montague.
(10) 1959's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.
(10) The junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it was the original site of Winnipeg.
(10) In 1975, the lighthouse on this most easternly point in Canada was made a national historic site.
(10) From both west and east, this ship was the first to sail through Canada's Northwest Passage.
(10) The Baldoon Mystery is about a family of Highland Scots living in what Canadian province.
(10) In French-Canada, it was said one would turn into this animal if Easter Mass was missed seven years in a row.
Werewolf or un loup-garou
(10) This creature has been sighted in waters near Kelowna, British Columbia.
(10) Located in the southwest corner of the Yukon, at 5489 meters it is the second highest mountain in Canada.
Mount St. Elias
(10) The highest of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, at 3954 meters, it can be seen from the Yellowhead Highway.
(10) Named for an early British Columbia road builder, at 4019 meters, it is the highest mountain in B.C.'s Coast Range.
(5) A farmer and a tractor representing the breadbasket of Canada.
(10) A turbine, representing the hydroelectric power produced by that province.
(15) An airplane representing transportation and industry.