Happy Birthday Canada! Take the Fifth Quiz!


Canada is 150 years old!

Show us what you know by participating in our trivia quiz!

We will post five questions every second week from February to November.

If you answer all five questions correctly, we will enter your name in the draw. Every two weeks, answer the quiz and you will have another chance to win. Prizes will be awarded every three months.

“Googling” is permitted!


Here are the answers for Quiz #4’s questions :

  1. This Nova Scotia pharmacist nicknamed “Doc” was very helpful when a worldwide flu epidemic broke out in 1918. He invented a remedy which used a mixture of ammonium carbonate, menthol, oil of pine and extract of Irish moss. This elixir was so successful that by the 1930s and 1940s, it could be found in medicine cabinets in the United States, the Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia and Holland. The invention was branded with the family name. What was this pharmacist’s name? Answer : William Knapp Buckley
  2. Canadian Doctors Frederick Banting and Charles Best were both very young when they were awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of insulin in 1922. How old were they? Answer : Banting was thirty-two; Best was twenty-four
  3. Doctors Frederick Tisdall and Theodore Drake earned more than 1 million dollars in royalties after their breakthrough invention went on the market in 1931. Yet, this mixture of wheat meal, oatmeal, cornmeal and alfalfa was reported in the media as tasting like “boiled Kleenex” and smelling like the inside of an old cardboard box. What is the name of this strangely popular Canadian food that is still sold today? Answer :  Pablum
  4. Which Montreal doctor won worldwide recognition for his pioneering work in neurosurgery which led to the surgical treatment of epilepsy?                         Answer : Doctor  Wilder Penfield
  5. The following (The first aortic valve replacement in the world; The world’s first chiropractor surgery; The creation of the polio vaccine; The invention of the heart pacemaker) are all milestones in the history of Canadian health care and medicine. Put them in chronological order starting with the oldest. Answer:
    1. The world’s first chiropractor surgery (1865)
    2. The invention of the heart pacemaker (1950)
    3. The creation of the polio vaccine (1957)
    4. The first aortic valve replacement in the world (1987)

Congratulations to the ones who had all the good answers! You’re now eligible for the next prize draw!

UNESCO declared April 23rd to be World Book and Copyright day. For the occasion, questions from quiz #5 will all be related to famous Canadian books and writers. Will you find the answers?

Click to take quiz #5


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