CANADA DAY 2012 QUIZ
Posted by strattof on July 1, 2012
(Answers at end)
1. What historically important event took place in Regina on July 1 1935?
2. What is the longest war Canada has ever been engaged in?
a) World War I b) World War II c) Afghanistan
3. Children who attend school on reserves receive 30% less funding for education than other Canadian children.
True or False
4. How many Canadian children live in poverty?
a) 50,000-100,000 b) 200,000-300,000 c) 600,000-700,000
5. What % of Canada’s pre-tax income goes to the wealthiest 1% of Canadians?
a) 5% b) 8% c) 13%
6. Regina has the lowest apartment vacancy rate in Canada.
True or False
7. How much will the federal government’s “tough on crime” legislation cost Canadians?
8. On the 2012 Climate Change Performance Index, Canada ranks
a) 7th out of 60 b) 27th out of 60 c) 54th out of 60
9. The federal government provides an annual subsidy of approximately $1 billion to the tar sands industry.
True or False
10. Which of the following statements are true?
a) On average, 3 workers per day lose their lives to workplace accidents in Canada.
b) The unemployment rate for First Nations people is roughly double the rate for non-Aboriginals.
b) Saskatchewan’s minimum wage is the 3rd lowest in Canada.
d) All of the above.
11. Match each quotation with its author:
a) Be the change you want to see in the world.
b) You can bomb the world to pieces but you can’t bomb the world to peace.
c) War cannot be humanized; it can only be abolished.
d) When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
e) Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Albert Einstein Michael Franti Jimi Hendrix
Martin Luther King Mahatma Gandhi
12. How do you stop strips of Canadian bacon from curling in the frying pan?
1. The Regina Riot: The riot began when the Regina police and the RCMP charged a crowd made up mainly of Regina citizens who had come out to show their support for the On-To-Ottawa Trekkers, unemployed single men who had ridden box cars from Vancouver, determined to take their demand for real work and fair wages to Ottawa. Charles Millar, an undercover policeman was killed in the riot, and Nick Schaack, a Trekker, died later in hospital from head injuries. The police denied any Trekkers had been killed. Schaack was buried in an unmarked grave in the Regina Cemetery. On July 1 2011, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour installed a commemorative headstone for Nick Schaack.
2. c): At 10 years and counting, Canada’s longest war goes on until at least 2014, with about 1,000 troops still in harm’s way, supporting a failed war strategy that will cost our country billions of dollars, to say nothing of the cost in human life–Canadian, Allied, and Afghan.
3. True: In 1996, the federal government imposed a 2% growth cap on all Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development funding. The cap has had a particularly harmful effect on education programs.
4. c): In 1989 the House of Commons unanimously resolved to eliminate poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000. Today 639,000 Canadian children, or 1 in 10, live in poverty.
5. c): Since 1980, the wealthiest 1% of Canadians have increased their share of the national income from 8% to 13%, a shift of $67 billion.
6. True: Regina’s vacancy rate is 0.6, which essentially means there is no rental housing available in the city. Between 2006 and 2010, homeless shelter use in Regina rose by 44.5%.
7. The federal government estimates its “tough on crime” legislation will cost $2.1 billion over 5 years. According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the legislation will cost twice as much. That’s enough to build 18,260 affordable housing units. Crime rates have been falling in Canada since 1991.
8. c) Canada is one of the top ten CO2 emitters in the world.
9. True: Tar sands development is the single biggest contributor to the growth of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.
10. d) All of the above.
11. a) Mahatma Gandhi b) Michael Franti c) Albert Einstein d) Jimi Hendrix e) Martin Luther King
12. Take away their tiny brooms. ☺