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Quizzing Canada

by (author) Sandra Martin & Roger Hall

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
May 2000
Trivia, General, Quizzes
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2000
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We guarantee this collection of Canadian quizzes is Y2K-proof. After all, asking tricky questions of friends and family is older than recorded time and certainly pre-dates computers. But take care. The making and doing of quizzes can start as a novelty, quickly move into a pastime, and then become an obsession. And before you know it, quizzing has become a habit that will last well into the next millennium and probably beyond.

There are many kinds of quizzes, ranging from divertissements to tests. There is a little bit of both in Quizzing Canada, for our goal is to entertain and to inform. We’ve organized the quizzes thematically around holidays, both ancient and modern, and devised the questions to test your knowledge and pique your curiosity about elusive lore and customs. Most of all, this book is meant to be fun. Entertain your companions on long car trips, test your parents’ knowledge of historical trivia, use it as a teaching tool, but most of all, have a good time.

About the authors

Sandra Martin is the obituary columnist at the Globe and Mail. She has won the Atkinson and Canadian Journalism Fellowships and multiple National Magazine Awards. She is the editor of the critically acclaimed collection The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about Their Fathers, and was also the co-editor of the annual Oberon Best Short Stories and Coming Attractions anthologies, and is the co-author of three books, including Rupert Brooke in Canada and Card Tricks: Bankers, Boomers, and the Explosion of Plastic Credit, which was shortlisted for the Canadian Business Book Award. A past president of PEN Canada, she lives in Toronto with her husband and her cat, Alice.

Sandra Martin's profile page

Roger Hall is professor emeritus of history at Western University and senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He has been editor of Ontario History and co-editor of The Canadian Review of American Studies. His publications include A Century to Celebrate and The Rising Country. He lives in Toronto.

Roger Hall's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Quizzing Canada has lots of entertaining tidbits in its relaxing-way-to-pass-the-time pages."

The Telegram

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