MENSA Teaser

Last week’s MENSA Teaser, which really should have been “general knowledge trivia” since the questions weren’t MENSA quality, was a nice break from the 32 week MENSA grind I have put you through since last October or so. It’s like drinking a vanilla shake for 32 weeks straight, then all of a sudden someone gives you a nice refreshing glass of prune juice. Mmmmmm, I could drink that all day, thanks!

We had not one person answer all 10 questions correctly last week. I may have phrased that wrong, let me try again – one person not didn’t answer questions of all ten correctly. Whew, that’s better, at first I thought I was becoming a little tongue tied. Or as certain person who makes graphics about salt would say, ‘tounge tied”.

I’m going to say something now that I have never said before. Something I have always wanted to say but never had the guts to just let out. Here goes: glogprupjusrthertmunbretspolty. I know that didn’t make any sense and was completely childish, but I have never said that before and now I have. I have just filled a dream and it’s only 7 am on a Thursday, what have you done today?

Since The Mayor is Canadian and more than 40% of Mitchieville’s readers are also from Canada, I thought I would run some Canadian Trivia today, to test your knowledge of all things, well, Canadian. For those of you not familiar with Canadian history, this will be a teachable moment for you, a moment to learn a little history about your global neighbours. This very well could be a bonding experience. For some, this could be a bondage experience. Either way, I’m doin’ it, I’m asking Canadian trivia questions.

Let’s git ‘er dun!

1) True or False?  Canada is the world’s second largest country, by land mass?

2) What animal is on the Canadian quarter?

3) True or False?  Superman was created by a Canadian?

4) What is the name of the elected lower house of Canadian parliament?

5) What is Laura Secord famous for?

6) What is the name of the highest mountain in Canada?

7) What is the name of Canada’s most famous sailing vessel?

8) Only one of the following places is NOT a real town in Canada. Butt, Climax, Dildo or Eyebrow?

9) Canada is a bilingual country, but what is the only officially bilingual province?
a) Quebec
b) New Brunswick
c) Ontario
d) Nova Scotia

10) What is the population of Canada?
a) 30 million
b) 23 million
c) 35 million
d) 39 million

If you don’t get at least 8/10 questions correct, you are an enemy of Canada. That may not mean a lot now, but when the revolution comes you’ll be whistling a different tune.

Good luck to all our trivia-type peoples. Have some fun with this quiz, send it to your friends via electronic letter. Print it off and give it to your co-workers. Keep a copy on your person and pull it out at parties or when trapped inside an elevator. And remember: The Mayor thinks pretty highly of you, you are not a bad person like your ex says you are. Sure, you’re strange and somewhat dangerous, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re bad.

11 Responses to “MENSA Teaser”

  1. marc in calgary Says:

    10 questions, that’s a lot, here goes.
    1. true
    2. in 1973, a horse, in all other years, a barren land caribou or reindeer, either way they’re delicious.
    3. true, I think.
    4. it is a common house. so common, we refer to it as a House of Commons.
    5. selling British chocolates and telling someone somewhere that the invading Americans were coming.
    6. somewhere in the Yukon, is Mt. Logan?
    7. the dime. It’s the currency aboard the Bluenose, a fast boat.
    8. butt, is a government organization in Ottawa, Climax is near Swift Current, Sask. Dildo is in the Newfoundland, and Eyebrow is also in Sask, as well as “Love” is in Sask. too… I know this, I’m from Regina, Sask, the city that rhymes with fun.
    9. b. New Brunswick, the centre of call bilingual call centers in Canada.
    10. c. 35 millions.

    easy, for a real canadian. not so easy, if you’re a drug dealer just in for the month from Kingston to escape the heat, so to speak.

    I have a question, Why do I have to wait 5 years after a divorce to buy a gun? I’m not going to be mad in 5 years.

  2. marc in calgary Says:

    related to #5. In Washington D.C. it’s still being called the White House, because some rowdy Canadian’s try to burn it down, and to cover up their losses, the American’s painted this house white, hence, “White House”. But! now that B. Hussien is living there, is it still called the “White House” ? that doesn’t make sense to me.
    Is there nothing he doesn’t try to cover up? Where is his sense of shame?

  3. Buck Says:

    6. Sidney Crosby’s ego. By far.

    And I thought #2 was moose. I STILL have a bag full of those from livin’ in Detroit and Rochester, NY for 14 years. That and $75.00 Canadian in bills. I’m keepin’ it in case I have to make a run up north when Barry’s Black Helicopters come.

  4. dmorris Says:

    Well, I got all of ‘em, but those are traditional questions an old time Canadian like me can answer easily.

    # 2’s caribou, Buck,shoulda been a moose, but they figured it was too homely to put on the quarter. We shot one on the north shore of the lake back home in 1960 or ‘61 and had a welcome relief from canned meat for a few weeks.

    Marc,what’s with Saskatchewan naming so many towns after body parts? I used to work with a guy from Elbow,Sask., and a couple of month ago, met another couple from that fine community. In Manitoba we gave ‘em Indian names, like my home town,and the capital,and one had the lovely Indian name,”Waugh”, which my Mom said is pronounced “Wha”, indicating the cluelessness of the locals who named the community.

    Btw, Mt.Logan, second only to McKinley in N.America, was the one the Liberals under Chretien wanted to rename “Mt.TRUDEAU”! We westerners expressed our outrage and fearing a revolution, Chretien backed down.

    McKinley was named after the third American President to be assassinated while in office,and there’s a great Bluegrass tune called “McKinley’s Blues” done by Norman Blake, and earlier by Charlie Poole. Andy’d be familiar with ‘em.

    I figure if someone had given Trudeau the same treatment as McKinley, we might not have been so adverse to having our highest mountain named after him,although locally,it still would have been referred to as “Mount Sonofabitch”.

  5. Andy Says:

    1) True
    2) Elena Kagan…or a moose
    3) False. He was created by Kryptonians. There’s not a “Krypton” in Canada, is there?

    4) House of Commons
    5) Chocolate
    6) Mt. Josh Logan
    7) HMCS Hoser
    8) Butt
    9) California
    10) Do we subtract Quebec? I’ll say, 35 million.

  6. dmorris Says:

    Unfortunately,Andy, we’re not allowed to subtract Quebec,yet.

    7. Should be the St.Roch, but everybody’s in love with the Bluenose because it graced our thin dime forever.

    Nowadays,the most popular ship in Canada is the HMCS Brownnose,crewed by Ottawa politicians.

    btw,who is Elena Kagan, and why is she on our quarter?

  7. Andy Says:

    Don, she’s a bull dyke…I mean, moose.

  8. dmorris Says:

    Ah,thanks Andy. Bull moose I like to hunt, but bull dykes are far too dangerous and attack when wounded.

  9. marc in calgary Says:

    I liked the last guy that ran in the USA/EE.UU. under the banner of Bull Moose Party. I think that caribou taste better than moose, but smoked moose hide is to kill for to make moccasins.
    I forgot as well that in 1967 it was a cougar, (centennial year, when the Canadiens allowed the Leafs to win the cup as Montréal’s gift to Canada)

    I heard that B. Hussien is against burning coal for energy because he wants it saved and moved to South Dakota to carve his edifice at Mr. Rushmore.

    isn’t Stockwell Day’s son named “Logan” maybe that’s why fuck-face wanted to change the name to Mt. Trudeau?

  10. The Mayor Says:

    Sweet, nice roundup!

  11. Mitchieville » Blog Archive » MENSA Teaser Says:

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