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A quiz, asking how many famous Canadians you know. For ATWI52W.
A quiz with 20 questions. Each one describes a famous Canadian and gives three possible answers, as to who I'm describing. It is your job to guess which answer is correct.
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1. Actors:
 Born in Ottawa in 1971. This actress found fame in 'Grey's Anatomy.'
       Sandra Oh        
       Ellen Page        
       Carrie-Anne Moss        
2. Actors:
 Born in Vancouver in 1969. This actor is famous for playing Brandon Walsh in 'Beverly Hills 90210.'
       Jason Priestley        
       Hayden Christensen        
       Ryan Gosling        
3. Actors:
 Born in Montreal in 1931. His first TV acting gig was as Ranger Bob in 'The Canadian Howdy Doody Show.'
       Leslie Nielson        
       William Shatner        
       Donald Sutherland        
4. Musicians:
 Born in Ottawa in 1974. This singer-songwriter released one of my all-time favourite albums in 1995: 'Jagged Little Pill.'
       Alanis Morrisette        
       Avril Lavigne        
       Celine Dion        
5. Musician:
 Born in 1986 in Toronto. This rapper first found fame as an actor in the TV show 'Degrassi: The Next Generation.'
6. Writers:
 Born in Toronto in 1939. This poet, teacher, editor, and critic is most well known for his book of children's rhymes, 'Alligator Pie.'
       Robert Joseph Greene        
       David Boyd        
       Dennis Lee        
7. Sailing:
 Born in 1844 in Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia. He was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world.
       Philip Bent        
       Joshua Slocum        
       Martin Welch        
8. Writers:
 Born in 1948 on the Pentagon Indian Reserve in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Her 1985 work, 'Slash,' is considered to be the first novel by a First Nations woman in Canada.
       Miriam Toews        
       Joanne Arnott        
       Jeannette Armstrong        
9. Writers:
 Born in 1931 in Montreal. This man is known for writing numerous essays about the Jewish community in Canada. He is also famous for writing the children's fantasy series, 'Jacob Two-Two.'
       Mordecai Richler        
       Farley Mowatt        
       Roch Carrier        
10. Magic:
 Born in 1894 in Ottawa. After tricking Harry Houdini with cards, this man became known as 'the man who fooled Houdini.' Not a bad title for a magician to hold.
       Doug Henning        
       James Randi        
       Dai Vernon        
11. Writers:
 Born in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1920. This man was one of Canada's most prominent non-fiction writers, and an authority on the country's history. He was a founder of the Writer's Trust of Canada.
       Robertson Davies        
       Pierre Berton        
       George Ramsay Cook        
12. Actors:
 Born in 1916 in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec. This actor was the great-nephew of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. He was also a relation of the U.S. President, Martin Van Buren.
       Lorne Green        
       Christopher Plummer        
       Glenn Ford        
13. Musicians:
 Born in Toronto in 1949. This person had huge success, both as a solo artist, and also as a member of Buffalo Springfield. He is also famous for adding to Crosby, Stills, & Nash.
       Neil Sedaka        
       Neil Tennant        
       Neil Young        
14. Space Travel:
 Born in 1953 in New Westminster, British Columbia. This astronaut holds the Canadian record for the most time spent in space. (204 days, 18 hours!)
       Robert Thirsk        
       Chris Hadfield        
       Marc Garneau        
15. Inventors:
 Born in 1861 in Ramsay Township (now Almonte, Ontario). This man is widely credited with inventing basketball.
       Reginald Fessenden        
       Elijah McCoy        
       James Naismith        
16. Actors:
 Born in Cranston, Alberta in 1907. This actress was one of the original 'scream queens.' Her most famous role was as Ann Darrow in a film that's just too famous to mention.
       Mary Pickford        
       Fay Wray        
       Norma Searer        
17. Comedy:
 Born in 1964 in Montreal. This stand-up comedian gained widespread fame as Aunt Hilda in 'Sabrina: The Teenage Witch.'
       Catherine O'Hara        
       Caroline Rhea        
       Debra DiGiovanni        
18. Writers:
 Born in 1904 in Calgary, Alberta. This poet and novelist twice won the Governor General's Award for his poetry.
       F. R. Scott        
       Earle Birney        
       John McCrae        
19. Writers:
 Born in 1939 in Ottawa. This writer is also a literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She has won many prizes in her long career, including the Man Booker Prize.
       Alice Munro        
       Dionne Brand        
       Margaret Atwood        
20. Music:
 Born in Victoria in 1949. In his teens, this person joined the backing band for Chuck Berry. He went on to become a successful record producer. Some of the people he has worked with include Alice Cooper, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, and Michael Buble.
       David Foster        
       Gerald Eaton        
       Gordie Johnson        
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