Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Thursday Quiz XXIX

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is an "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.

Remember always the underlying precepts that allow the persistence of a humane, prosperous democratic society within a multicultural federal system:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will find themselves on the cutting room floor.
This Week's Category will hit you like a forcefully struck hockey puck!

Oh! Canada!

Some of the following statements are accurate. Some just aren't.
1. Calgary is the largest city in Alberta.
2. Charlottetown is the largest city in Prince Edward Island.
3. Dartmouth is the largest city in Nova Scotia.
4. Halifax is the largest city in New Brunswick.
5. Iqaluit is the largest city in Nunavut.
6. Ottawa is the largest city in Ontario.
7. Quebec is the largest city in Quebec.
8. Saint John's is the largest city in Newfoundland.
9. Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan.
10. Victoria is the largest city in British Columbia.
11. Winnipeg is the largest city in Manitoba.
12. Yellowknife is the largest city in the Yukon.

Submit your answers in the comments, eh?

17 comments:

Karin said...

Take off! To the Great White North!
Take off! What a beauty way to go!
Hoser!

As for the quiz? I'm screwed, eh?

1. is
2. no idea
3. isn't
4. isn't
5. oh, sure
6. oh, sure
7. heh, um...no
8. isn't
9. oh ya
10.is
11.oh, sure
12.oh, sure

I really have no idea, you hoser. Take off, man.

Cartophiliac said...

Blame Canada!

1. true
2. true
3. false
4. true
5. false
6. false
7. false
8. true
9. true
10. false
11. true
12. true

The Calico Cat said...

1 - yes
2 - yes
3 - no, that would be Halifax
4 - No, Halifax is not even in New Brunswick
5 - dunno
6 - No, that would be Toronto
7 - No, that would be Montreal (Besides it would have been Quebec City, eh?)
8 - yes
9 - yes
10 - No, that would be Vancouver
11 - yes
12 - No, that would eb Whitehorse

(Canadian Aunt - I had a whole lot of Canada learning one summer - she was mad that she knew more about the US than I knew about Canada - even steven, ya know.)

La Gringissima said...

1. yep
2. hmm, i think so
3. nope
4. nope
5. sounds like it might be true, but i dunno
6. hell no -- toronto
7. again, hell, no -- montreal
8. yep
9. maybe Regina?
10. nope
11. yep
12. yep

d said...

1. sure. it's over there somewhere, isn't it?
2. never heard of it, i'll say no.
3. no?
4. sure
5. that sounds more icelandic than canadian. no.
6. isn't ottawa one of the provinces? no.
7. no
8. sure, why not? i need a yes.
9. yes, just because i like how saskatoon sounds. like a cookie.
10. no. that's vancouver, right? isn't victoria an island?
11. yes
12. yes, only because i really want it to be true.

i am woefully ignorant of our neighbor to the north!

Elizabeth said...

Aucun ideé, as we in the Separatist party say. Mais je vais l'essayer quand même.

1. Oui.
2. Non.
3. Non.
4. Non.
5. Oui.
6. Oui.
7. Oui.
8. Non.
9. Oui.
10. Non.
11. Oui.
12. Oui.

À la prochaine.

mhwitt said...

Professor Everett Smith would be disappointed to know that I am dead certain of only three of these.

Isn't: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10
Is: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12

Rex Parker said...

Yes to 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12

rp

mrs.5000 said...

1 no
2 yes
3 no
4 no
5 yes
6 no
7 oui
8 yes
9 yes
10 no
11 yes
12 yes

Nichim said...

You know, we never studied a damn thing about Canada in school, except the part where we were trying to get British Columbia off of them. Or is it just that "54'40 or fight" is the most memorable campaign slogan ever?

1. Yes
2. Is that where Anne of Green Gables lived? Sure, why not?
3. No
4. No
5. No, I think Nunavut's a city
6. NO WAY!
7. FER SURE!
8. Yes?
9. Yes
10. NO WAY!
11. Yes
12. Yellowknife is an awesome name for a town in the Yukon, I hope its the biggest.

Once I took a train from Montreal to Vancouver. This is the best way to get from coast to coast, imho.

karmasartre said...

1 / is
2 / is
3 / isn't
4 / is
5 / is
6 / isn't
7 / isn't
8 / is
9 / isn't
10 / isn't
11 / is
12 / is

karmasartre said...

@karin -- coo loo coo coo coo coo coo coo. Thanks for reminding me.

@M5K -- this was brutal. I thought those little provinces on the East Coast were given the boot, like Pluto. I'll have nunavet! More Beatles trivia!

DrSchnell said...

1. Yes
2. yes
3. no
4. no
5. yes
6. no
7. no
8. hell I can't remember whether it's St. John or St. Johns. Silly Canadians. I'll say yes
9. yes
10. no
11. yes
12 no

Michael5000 said...

Time's Up!

1. Calgary is the largest city in Alberta.
2. Charlottetown is the largest city in Prince Edward Island.
3. Dartmouth is NOT the largest city in Nova Scotia. That's Halifax.
4. Halifax is NOT the largest city in New Brunswick. That's Saint John.
5. Iqaluit is the largest city in Nunavut.
6. Ottawa is NOT the largest city in Ontario. That's Toronto.
7. Quebec is NOT the largest city in Quebec. That's Montreal.
8. Saint John's is the largest city in Newfoundland.
9. Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan.
10. Victoria is NOT the largest city in British Columbia. That's Vancouver.
11. Winnipeg is the largest city in Manitoba.
12. Yellowknife is NOT the largest city in the Yukon. That's Whitehorse. Yellowknife is in the NWT.

Michael5000 said...


drschnell proves that he speaks Canadian with a muscular 12/12 late-day performance, snagging the TQXXIX Gold Star. It is his first Gold, and with it he joins Rex Parker, Blythe, Rebel, and Mr. Shain on the elite roll of those with a complete collection of all four colors of Thursday Quiz Stars.

Sidebar: What is in the water in Norman, Oklahoma? Three of those five, only one of whom I've met in person, are natives of the place. Freaky.

The Calico Cat, fresh from her triumph on the Monday Quiz, checked in to prove that she's knowledgeable on Thursdays too. She takes the Silver Star, her first TQ prize.

And, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Quiz, Rex Parker returns and adds the TQXXIX Blue Star to his trophy case. It's his fifth Blue, putting him back on top in that category.

Congrats to all new and returning Quiztakers.

Rex Parker said...

Tanned, rested, and ready. Well ... ready.

I should take time off from quizzes more often. Feels like aeons since I have seen hardware.

rp

DrSchnell said...

I guess teaching a course in the Geography of the US and Canada every year for a decade has finally paid off! Yahoo!