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All this week’s questions are about Canada, the world’s second largest country.
1. What is the capital of Canada?
2. What are the two official languages of Canada?
3. Which region of NW Canada, in the Yukon, was the site of rich gold deposits discovered in 1896?
4. Which Canadian writer’s works include “The Edible Woman”, “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Alias Grace”?
5. The Canadian police force known as the RCMP is often referred to as the “Mounties”, but what does “RCMP” stand for?
6. What is Canada’s oldest national park?
7. Name the Canadian jazz musician, a virtuoso pianist, who won immediate acclaim upon his US debut at Carnegie Hall in 1949 and was then a regular attraction of “Jazz at the Philharmonic”.
8. Which line of latitude forms the boundary between Canada and the USA west of the Lake of the Woods? (Clue: It was used as the title of a 1941 film about five stranded German U-boat men.)
9. On Canada’s flag, how many points are there on the maple leaf emblem?
10. Canada is a federation of ten provinces and three territories. What are the names of the three territories?
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