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Citizenship Quiz: Could You Move to Canada?


Because the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is pretty scary.

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump promised "extreme vetting" for foreign nationals coming into the United States. But what about Americans who want to leave? Let's face it -- imagining the Don in the Oval Office is scary enough; living through it is next-level trauma. It's no wonder, then, that so many Americans joke (or not) about moving to Canada. But before you pick out the most flattering hockey jersey and practice your ehs, maybe you too should vet yourself before you wreck yourself, Canada-style. (Answers at the bottom of the page.)

1. The Juno Awards are the Canadian version of:

a) the Oscars
b) the Emmys
c) the Grammys
d) the Tonys

2. Which sport was invented in Canada?

a) baseball
b) basketball
c) volleyball
d) soccer

3. Canada's first female head of state took office in:

a) 1993
b) 1998
c) 2009
d) Never

4. Canada legalized same-sex marriage how many years before America?

a) 1
b) 4
c) 7
d) 10

5. Which constitutional amendment does not exist in Canada?

a) the right to bear arms
b) the right to fox arms
c) the right to deer arms
d) the right to moose arms

6. The northernmost permanent settlement in the world is located in the Canadian territory of Nunavut and is called:

a) Help
b) Alert
c) Warning
d) Caution

7. Canada can lay claim to which obscure invention?

a) the tiny pencil used for mini-golf scorekeeping
b) the little plastic prong that keeps pizza from sticking to the delivery box
c) the hard cup that slides into a jockstrap
d) the Swiffer

8. Canada's national animal is:

a) the beaver
b) the loon
c) the walrus
d) Sasquatch

9. Hockey is Canada's official winter sport. What is Canada's official summer sport?

a) fishing
b) basket-weaving
c) apologizing
d) lacrosse

10. How many points are there on the Canadian maple leaf?

a) 7
b) 9
c) 11
d) 15


1. Answer: C. They are Canada's music awards. Celine Dion has 20.

2. Answer: B. Basketball was invented by Ontarian James Naismith in 1891.

3. Answer: A. Kim Campbell served as the 19th prime minister of Canada in 1993 for the Progressive Conservative Party.

4. Answer: D. Same-sex marriage was legalized on July 20, 2005, a full 10 years before the U.S. followed suit.

5. Answer: None of them -- they are all ridiculous.

6. Answer: B. Alert is located above the 82nd parallel.

7. Answer: C. You're welcome.

8. Answer: A. Appearing on the flag of the Hudson Bay Company as early as 1678, the beaver was admired for its dam-building and coveted for its pelt.

9. Answer: D. Created by the aboriginal nations in present-day Canada, lacrosse was later standardized by European immigrants.

10. Answer: C. 11 points.

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