More Kearney and Ray puzzlers

Three challenges on how well you know our country

By Mark Kearney and Randy Ray

Mark Kearney of London, Ont. and Randy Ray of Ottawa are the authors of nine books about Canada, with best-seller sales of more than 50,000. Their Web site is:

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But don't worry: three strikes and you can try again — after you read the answers.

1. What province has the purple violet as its provincial flower?

a) Ontario  b) Nova Scotia c) New Brunswick d)  Manitoba

2. Seven types of vireo breed in Canada.  What is a vireo?

a) a type of bird  b) a type of fish  c) a type of rodent  d) a type of insect

3. True or false?  Indian pipe is the name for the logs that were used by Iroquois to build their longhouses


1. c) New Brunswick.

2. a) a songbird.

3. False. It’s a kind of plant that was used by the Blackfoot tribe to heal wounds.