POP QUIZ: A REGULAR WHO’S WHO OF WHO’S THAT (answers)

Big props to Tim B, who scored a way-out-in-front 7/10 this week. That’s a special feat, on what was apparently a very tough quiz. Response overall was down, and those who did respond got, usually, three or fewer correct. Yikes.

To be honest, I would have struggled with this one, too. I’m always vaguely embarrassed that I know more about American Presidents then I do about Canadian Prime Ministers. Sad but true.

Who was Prime Minister Of Canada when…
1)…the Berlin Wall went up?

JOHN DIEFENBAKER (construction on the wall started August 13,1961)

2)…the Berlin Wall came down?

BRIAN MULRONEY (official demolition began June 13, 1990)

3)…the first Bluenose launched from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia?

ARTHUR MEIGHEN (March 26, 1921)

4)…the Toronto Maple Leafs last won a Stanley Cup?

LESTER B. PEARSON (May 2, 1967)

5)…Elvis Presley was born?

R.B. BENNETT (January 8, 1935)

6)…The Second Anglo-Boer War was fought?

WILFRED LAURIER (1899-1902)

7)…Truman Capote (author), J.B. Priestly (author), Richard Burton (actor) and Ernest Tubb (banjo-ist) all died?

JOHN TURNER (They all died in August 1984. It was probably not Turner’s fault. Probably.)

8)…When Israel became a U.N. member state?

LOUIS ST. LAURENT (May 11, 1949)

9)…Canadian women first had the right to vote in Federal elections (well, most Canadian women anyway)?

ROBERT BORDEN (May 24, 1918… but there wasn’t actually a Federal election until 1920)

10)…Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone?

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE (March 7, 1876)

I really tried to come up with a significant event during the reign of Kim Cambell. The best I could come up with was “Canada appoints its first female Prime Minister”, which seemed kind of easy…

Thanks,
QM Bill

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