Ray-Kearney Quiz

Classic Quiz

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: www.triviaguys.com

Big Book of Canadian Trivia coverQuestions

1) What country is acknowledged to have issued the first special Christmas stamps?
    a)  Canada   b)  the U.S.   c)  Great Britain   d)  Germany

2) What part of Canada can claim the lowest temperature on record?
    a) Northwest Territories b) Nunavut c) Yukon  d) Quebec

3)  Who was Premier of Ontario right before Dalton McGuinty?


1) a) Canada. A stamp was issued in 1898 that coincided with the birthday of the Prince of Wales. When a postal official informed Queen Victoria that the stamp would mark the prince’s birthday she asked jealously “which Prince?”  The official tactfully replied “the Prince of Peace, of course.” And so ‘XMAS 1898’ came to be inscribed on the stamp.

2) On February 3, 1947 Snag, Yukon had a recorded temperature of -63° C (or -81° F).

3) Ernie Eves, who served from April 2002 to October 2003.

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