Yes, its here, at the request of absolutely no one, The Great Canadian Guide to the Movies (& TV) proudly presents our first ever Trivia Quiz. Most deal with Canadian movies and TV shows, a few touch on Canadian involvement in Hollywood films. Is there a prize? Well, no. Other than a chance to test yourself and your knowledge of Canadiana. Some are fairly obvious, some a tad obscure. One or two are just darn quirky.

Don't be shy, you might surprise yourself.

1 - Which sex symbol was not born in Newfoundland?
A: Shannon Tweed
B: Pamela Anderson Lee
C: Natasha Henstridge

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2 - The Etrog Awards -- the forerunner of the Genie Awards for Canadian movies -- were named after who?
A: Sebastian Etrog (the Canadian-born silent movie star)
B: Sorel Etrog (the Romanian-born sculpter)
C: L'ecole polytechnique riviere on gateau (the legendary Quebec film school)
D: Gorte Bazynsk (the Renaissance mime well known for his use of "dual" motifs in his craft, which made him an ideal choice to symbolize a bilingual country like Canada, and resulting in the symbolic inversion of his name)

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3 - If earth is in danger of being over run by an alien or otherwise inhuman conquerer, you definitely want a Canadian on your team. Link the Canadian actor (or Canadian resident in Kotto's case) with the Hollywood SF movie in which he/she appeared.
A: Marc Singer                              i) The Matrix
B: Carrie-Ann Moss                      ii) Alien
C: Donald Sutherland                    iii) Colossus: The Forbin Project
D: Yaphet Kotto                           iv) V
E: Keanu Reeves                           v) Invasion of the Body Snatchers
F: Susan Clark                              vi) The Matrix

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4 - Link the actor with the Prime Minister he has portrayed.
A: Sean McCann                         i) Sir John A. Macdonald
B: William Hutt                            ii) Sir Wilfred Laurier
C: Albert Millaire                        iii) William Lyon MacKenzie King
D: Christopher Plummer              iv) Sir John A. Macdonald

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5 - What Canadian actor has not played a U.S. president?
A: Raymond Massey.
B: Allan Royal
C: Kenneth Welsh
D: Donald Sutherland

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6 - What was the first "talkie" to be filmed in Newfoundland?

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7 - Which actor has not played an android in a weekly TV series?
A: Maurice Dean Wint
B: Lexa Doig
C: Karl Pruner
D: Richard Eden.
E: Gordon Currie

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8 - The CBC mini-series Chasing Rainbows starred three relative unknowns who've gone on to become quite well-known, including each starring in their own series. Name the actor and the series.

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9 - Link the actor with the TV character with which they are probably most identified (admittedly, a subjective question).
A: Scott Hylands             i) Anne Shirley
B: Sarah Polley               ii) Steve Wojeck
C: Al Waxman               iii) Kevin O'Brien
D: Megan Follows          iv) Larry King
E: John Vernon               v) Carrie Barr
F: Sonja Smits                vi) Sara Stanley

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10 - Link the actor (Canadian or otherwise) with the big screen Canadian bio-pic in which he starred.
A: Donald Sutherland                   i) The Grey Fox
B: Eric Fryer                                ii) The Terry Fox Story
C: Pierce Brosnan                       iii) The Boy in Blue
D: Richard Farnsworth                iv) Bethune
E: Nicholas Cage                         v) Grey Owl

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11 - Connect the parent's given name with the child's in this look at pedigree.
A: Gordon               i) Rainbow Sun
B: Shirley                 ii) Kiefer
C: Don                    iii) Leah
D: Christopher         iv) Amanda

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12 - Now connect siblings.
A: Gordon Michael             i) Jaimz
B: Donald                           ii) Cynthia
C: Jennifer                          iii) Daniel
D: Charlotte                       iv) Lucie

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13 - Link the movie title with the historical event.
A: Les ordres                               i) The Great Depression
B: The National Dream                ii) The October Crisis
C: Quelques arpents de neige       iii) 1837 rebellion
C: The Drylanders                       iv) The building of the railroad

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14 - Link the director with his/her debut feature fiction film.
A: Atom Egoyan                        i) I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
B: Patricia Rozema                    ii) Gina
C: Jean-Claude Lauzon             iii) Next of Kin
D: Denys Arcand                      iv) Un zoo la nuit

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15 - Which of these movies was not based on a Canadian story or novel?
A: Johnny Mnemonic
B: The Kidnapping of the President
C: The Sweet Hereafter
D: Who Has Seen the Wind?

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16 - What Canadian actor should never go to Mars?
A: Peter Outerbridge
B: William Shatner
C: Eugene Levy
D: Maria Del Mar

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17 - What war served -- as either the setting, or at least the background -- for which movie?
A: Tit-Coq                             i) The Boer War
B: The Wars                          ii) World War I
C: The Private Capitol           iii) World War II
D: Deserters                          iv) The Vietnam War

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18 - Which actor has not played Santa Claus?
A: Leslie Nielsen
B: Arnold Pinnock
C: Jan Rubes
D: Gerard Parkes
E: Hume Cronyn

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19 - These non-Canadian movies are significant why?
Eye of the Needle
The Matrix
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Bright Lights, Big City

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