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Are You Smarter than a 10th Grader (about Canada)? Take this Quiz!

Submitted by on November 1, 2012 – 6:43 amNo Comment

Canadian Museum of Civilization IMG_1634Do you know enough about Canadian his­tory and gov­ern­ment to pass the Canadian cit­i­zen­ship test?

Or are you (at least) smarter than the aver­age Canadian 10th grader?

A group of Grade 10 stu­dents recently chal­lenged two Canadian jour­nal­ists to a quiz show-​​style com­pe­ti­tion at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where both teams answered ques­tions from Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, the guide that new­com­ers to Canada use to study for their cit­i­zen­ship test.

Do you know:

  • Who is the only Canadian Prime Minister to be awarded the Nobel Prize?
  • When was the Canadian flag first raised?
  • Who were Les Automatistes of Québec?

These ques­tions are hard, eh? Take the “Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 10th Grader Quiz” here (and find out the answers).

Can you guess who won the com­pe­ti­tion, which pit­ted stu­dents from Ottawa’s Immaculata High School against CBC Inside Politics jour­nal­ists Kady O’Malley and Laura Payton?

Get the story, and see who’s smartest, from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Canadian Museum of Civilization photo © Carolyn B. Heller

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