Canada Day food quiz from the Times Colonist
Answer the multiple-choice questions on your own, or get together with your family and make it a collaborative effort, and see how you do. Either way, have fun with it, eh?

Quiz by Eric Akis. The author of eight cookbooks, his columns appear in the Times Colonist on Wednesday and Sunday.
1. Fish caught in B.C. that are sold by names such as Pacific dover sole, petrale sole or, simply, sole, are actually:
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2. Despite its name, it’s the largest commercial species of shrimp found on the west coast of Canada:
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3. In early summer, nugget potatoes are widely sold in B.C. According to the Canadian Farms Produce website, canadianfarmsproduce.com, they are:
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4. In agriculture information provided by Invest Alberta (investalberta.ca), they note, in 2017, Alberta produced nearly half of Canada’s:
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5. Boston Pizza has hundreds of locations across Canada, but according to the company, the business started here:
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6. According to the Saskatchewan government, Saskatchewan producers are the world’s largest exporters of:
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7. At the Saskatoon Exhibition, held in August, vendors will be selling a variety of food including the always popular spudnuts. What are they?
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8. Canadians hunt moose for its meat in many parts of the country. While in decline in some areas, over the past few years moose are becoming more common here:
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9. Started in 1936 by a group of dairy farmers as a co-operative, this business has grown steadily over the past 80-plus years and is in now one of Canada’s largest independently owned cheese manufacturers:
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10. In Melita, Manitoba, you’ll find a roadside attraction called Sunny the Banana, the world’s largest freestanding banana. Why?
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11. Thunder Bay, Ontario’s famed Hoito Restaurant, which was founded in 1918 and serves Finnish specialties, is said to be:
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12. When it comes to healthy eating, Canada’s Food Guide, updated in 2019, suggests Canadians:
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13. Earlier this year, Canada Post released a book of Canadian food-themed stamps. What’s on them?
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14. After the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship, a Canadian recording artist worked a snack food into their excited comments about the win, saying: “Kawhi Leonard bringing a ’chip to the city, I want my chips with the dip. That’s all I know. I don’t want my chips plain, I want my chips with the dips. So bring them dips, that dynasty’s over.” Who was it?
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15. The first A&W drive-in restaurant in Canada opened:
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16. The late and renowned Canadian food personality Madame Benoit wrote 30 books, including the Encyclopedia of Canadian Cuisine, published in 1963. In 1975, she wrote Madame Benoit’s Microwave Cookbook. What did she say about microwaves in the introduction?
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17. In historical information about tourtière in Julian Armstrong’s book, Made in Quebec, she writes that Montreal food historian Jean-Pierre Lemasson considers it this:
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18. In Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird’s book, Canada’s Favourite Recipes, Marie Nightingale, author of Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens, is quoted as saying: “If there’s any dish that is profoundly loved in Nova Scotia, it is hodge podge.” How does she describe it?
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19. According to the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia website, nswildblueberries.com, that province has more than 1,000 producers managing more than 40,000 acres, annually yielding over this many pounds of wild blueberries:
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20. This provincial, non-profit organization say they work with communities in Newfoundland & Labrador to ensure everyone has access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food:
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