A special Canada150 Quiz Countdown with Sonia Rodriguez

Which Canadian ballet dancer was the subject of an Andy Warhol portrait in 1980? If you know, you could win today's prize!


Canada is big—we’re the second-biggest country in the world. And we’re smart, too: We’re among the top 10 when it comes to high-IQ countries, according to a 2012 study. (Just ask the Maclean’s Genius, our trivia champ and CFL player Peter Dyakowski!) So maybe it only makes sense that this is how Maclean’s is building up to the country’s big 150th birthday celebrations: with a daily quiz, to see just how much you know about the true north, strong and free!

For a special edition, we have another celebrity guest hosting our countdown: Sonia Rodriguez, principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. Rodriguez is currently in rehearsals to dance the lead role of Blanche DuBois in John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire, which will be a Canadian Premiere. The show runs June 3–10 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Take her quiz below!

Here’s how our Canada150 countdown quizzes work: Every morning at 6 a.m., for each of the 150 mornings before Canada Day, we’ll be posting a new daily quiz of five brain-teasing questions from our quiz master, Terrance Balazo—and sometimes featuring special celebrity guests! (You can find past quizzes here.) Show off your score on Facebook and Twitter—and if you got at least one question right, submit an entry to our daily contest. Every Wednesday at around 4 pm ET, on Facebook Live, we’ll pick the week’s seven winners (as part of Nick and Adrian’s Canada150 Quiz Countdown Corner on Facebook Live) to win a watch, which will help you keep track of time as we count down to Canada’s big sesquicentennial celebration on July 1! Subscribe to our Facebook page to be notified when we’re live, announcing the winners. We will also email you afterward if you have won. (Click here to see the full contest rules and regulations.)

First, take the quiz. Then, tap here to submit your entry for our daily contest!

Click to see the contest rules