2019 Trivia Answers

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Below, you will find answers to the trivia quiz in the Winter 2019 issue of Channel 67 News.  Score yourself five points for each correct answer.

1: Four.  A typical car has four wheels.  But, give yourself full points if you said five, counting the spare.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car

2: Edmonton.  The West Edmonton Mall is North America's largest shopping centre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Edmonton_Mall

3: October. Opal is considered the birthstone for people born in October.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal

4: Canada. Ringette was invented in Canada by Sam Jacks in North Bay, Ontario.  The first game was in 1963.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringette


6: (b) Female.  The female mosquito is the one that bites (males feed on flower nectar).  https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/mosquitoes.html

7: Corn.   corn (a.k.a. maize), is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize

8: Wind speed.  An anemometer measures wind speed.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemometer

9: 1965.  The 67th Winnipeg Scout Group start selling Christmas trees in 1965.  You do the math.

10: Beaver. The beaver was given official status as an emblem of Canada when in 1975. https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/official-symbols-canada.html

Sidney Crosby

11: Sidney Crosby. Pictured here, Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Crosby

Myriam Bédard

12: Myriam Bédard. Pictured here, Myriam Bédard, MSC (born December 22, 1969) is a Canadian retired biathlete. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriam_B%C3%A9dard pf

Pamela Anderson

13: Pamela Anderson. Pictured here, Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress and model. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Anderson

Ryan Reynolds

14: Ryan Reynolds. Pictured here, Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Reynolds

15: Mercury.  "Mercury" is the name of the planet nearest the sun.  "Mercury" is also the name of only element that is liquid at room temperature.  https://www.space.com/16080-solar-system-planets.html

16: Nova Scotia.  The 13th Canadian Scout Jamboree was held at Camp Nedooae, Nova Scotia in July 2017.  A large contingent of 67th Winnipeg members participated in, and volunteered at, the event.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Scout_Jamboree

17: Rover Scouts.  The youth program for the oldest youth (teens and young adults between 18 and 26 years old, inclusive) in Canadian Scouting is Rover Scouts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouts_Canada

18: Cover. The idea behind not judging a book by its cover is to not judge someone or something based solely on appearance.  https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/language-lab/15-common-english-idioms-and-phrases/

19: Kaa. A fictional character from The Jungle Book stories written by Rudyard Kipling, Kaa is  is a huge and powerful snake, more than 100 years old and still in his prime and one of Mowgli's trusted mentors and friends.  Kaa is also one of the Jungle Names, adopted for use by Scouters in the Cub Scout program in Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaa

20: Jacron. The leather patch on the back of a pair of jeans is called a "Jacron." https://ca.style.yahoo.com/leather-patch-back-jeans-155247116.html

My total score is _______ / 100.