More Kearney and Ray puzzlers


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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1. True or false. During treaty negotiations between Britain and the United States at the end of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin suggested that the British give up Quebec as a gesture of goodwill.

2. In what city in 1951 was Canada’s first colour television used?
a) Toronto  b) Ottawa  c)  Edmonton  d)  Montreal
3. When Armand Bombardier invented the snowmobile, he gave it a name, but a typographical error changed the name to Ski-Doo.  What was the original name he wanted?
a)  Ski-Dome   b) Ski-Dog   c)  Ski-Door   d) Skiing Doo
1. True. The British refused, but did cede some land south of the Great Lakes.
2. Canada’s first colour television set was set up in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. It allowed a doctor to give a running commentary of an abdominal operation.
3. b) Ski-Dog