Monday, July 02, 2007

Canada Day Observed Quiz

I didn't get around to posting it yesterday but here's a short Canadian Prime Ministerial quiz I drafted for political history buffs out there:

1. How many times has an individual named Paul Martin run for Liberal Party leadership?

2. Which Tory leader insisted they add "Progressive" to the Conservative name, in 1942?

3. How many 20th century Liberal leaders never led majority governments?

4. How many 19th century Tory leaders did (lead majority governments)?

5. Who was the shortest serving Prime Minister?

6. Which PM brought in the CBC?

7. Who finished second in the 1968 Liberal leadership race?

8. Who was the first Prime Minister born after Confederation?

9. Who is the only Prime Minister not buried in Canada?

10. Who played Pierre Trudeau in the 2002 CBC mini-series?



  • 1. 5
    2. Bracken
    3. 1 (Pearson)
    4. 5 (but only MacDonald won a majority himself)
    5. Charles Tupper
    6. That pinko RB Bennett
    7. Robert Winters
    8. Arthur Meighen
    9. RB Bennett
    10. Colm Feore

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:56 PM  

  • I got them all right except for who founded the CBC; I guessed King.

    By Blogger IslandLiberal, at 2:04 PM  

  • "5. Who was the shortest serving Prime Minister?

    Kim Campbell. . . she is like 4'8 a real shorty

    By Blogger Fred :), at 2:47 PM  

  • I got them all except the last one. I didn't have a clue.

    By Blogger Brian in Calgary, at 3:36 PM  

  • I got em all but 3. I misread it and put Pearson and Clark. Whoops.

    By Blogger nbpolitico, at 11:02 PM  

  • I think it's incredibly sad that I knew all the answers without needing to think about it.

    By Blogger Jarrett, at 12:19 AM  

  • 10. Bon Cop.

    By Blogger Mickie, at 9:26 AM  

  • #9. Sir John A MacDonald is not buried in Canada. I've seen his tomb in the bowels of St. Paul's in London.

    By Blogger Matt, at 11:36 AM  

  • RE #9

    Actually, there are several more prime ministers who are not buried in Canada: Clark, Turner, Mulroney Campbell, Chretien, Martin, and Harper...

    By Blogger Dennis Theobald, at 11:47 AM  

  • 2 seats in 93? I think both Mulroney and Campbell can lay claim to being buried in Canada.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 12:01 PM  

  • matt; I'll need to look into that one. I'd always read that Bennett was the only one not burried in Canada.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:16 PM  

  • According to this site, Macdonald is buried in Kingston. (Although it also says that he became an MP in 1967...)

    By Blogger The Invisible Hand, at 8:56 PM  

  • #3: I believe D.D.McKenzie and Herb Gray properly join Pearson as 20th C. Liberal leaders to not lead a Majority Government.

    #6: Some references suggest the CBC was founded in 1936, placing it under King's government, whatever work and networks (such as the CBRC) may have predated it.

    #8: Bennett (b:1870) seems to predate Meighen (b:1874) as the first PM born post-1867.

    #9: Corroboration for Bennett as the only PM buried outside of Canada can be found courtesy the G&M.

    For good or bad, I knew little of this on my own.

    By Blogger paul.obeda@, at 2:38 AM  

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