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The Great Canadians Quiz

Answers are provided at the end of the Quiz for self evaluation.

  1. Who was the 1st woman elected to the federal government?           
    • A) Harriet Dick
    • B) Agnes Macphail
    • C) Rose Mary Henderson
  2. Who was the 1st Canadian to command the International Space Station?      
    • A) Marc Garneau
    • B) Dave Williams
    • C) Chris Hadfield
  3. Who invented the Cardiac Pacemaker?         
    • A) John Hopps
    • B) Wilfred Bigelow
    • C) John Callaghan.
  4. Who was the 1st woman to serve as Chief of a First Nation?      
    • A) Angela Sidney
    • B) Jean Cuthand Goodwill
    • C) Elsie Knott
  5. Who is Canada’s 1st female astronaut?         
    • A) Dr. Roberta Bondar
    • B) Julie Payette
    • C) Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons
  6. Who is the 1st Black person appointed to the Senate of Canada?
    • A) Anne Cools
    • B) Marie-Françoise Mégie
    • C) Wanda Thomas Bernard
  7. Who invited basketball? 
    • A) Bob Galley
    • B) James Naismith
    • C) Mel Rideout
  8. Who are the inventors of Insulin?        
    • A) Frederick Banting
    • B) Charles Best
    • C) James Rickard
    • D) All of the above
  9. Who invented the telephone?  
    • A) Thomas A. Watson
    • B) Gilbert Grosvenor
    • C) Alexander Graham Bell
  10. Who is the 1st Asian appointed Governor General?           
    • A) Adrienne Clarkson
    • B) Vivienne Poy
    • C) David Lam

Answers: 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. A 6. A 7. B 8. D 9. C 10. A

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