mathNEWS Issue 85.1: Friday, January 19, 2001

mathNEWSquiz #1

Hello and welcome to yet another term of squizzes. I hope you enjoy answering them as much as I like writing them :)

Movie quotes (1 pt for movie, 1 for actor)

  1. "Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?"
  2. "1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule!"
  3. "Thank you very much. I was just out walking my rat, and I seem to have lost my way."
  4. "Your best? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."
  5. "But enough about me, let's talk about you...What do you think of me?"

Song quotes (just one point for song)

  1. Through the storm we reach the shore,
    You give it all, but I want more
    And I'm waiting for you.
  2. We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we're together.
    Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
  3. Stopped into a church I passed along the way,
    Oh, I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray
  4. There is far to much to take in here,
    More to find than can ever be found
    But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
    Keeps great and small on the endless round
  5. Without you:
    There would be no sun in my sky
    There would be no love in my life
    There'd be no world left for me

The Toronto Maple Leafs

  1. In 1967, the Maple Leafs won their last Stanley Cup. When was the last time they made the finals?
  2. Who are the only two players to have their numbers retired by the Maple Leafs (2 points)?
  3. What are the two previous team names of the Maple Leafs franchise (2 points)?

Canadian Geography

  1. Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada, is located in what province/territory?
  2. What is the southernmost point of Canada?
  3. In what province would Conception Bay be found?
  4. What is the largest city in New Brunswick?
  5. On what waterway are the Iroquois locks?

Politics

  1. How many seats are there in the Canadian House of Commons?
  2. Jean Chretien spent most of the 70's as minister of what department?
  3. Who was the first woman Minister of External Affairs?
  4. What PM has the record for winning the most seats ever in parliament?
  5. Near the end of their existence, what province did the Social Credit Party get most of their seats from?

Andrew Drummond



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