Canada150 Quiz

A special Canada150 Quiz Countdown with Jack Granatstein

Every day, we're posting a mini all-Canadian trivia test. Today, a top historian steps in as a guest host. Try your hand and see how you stack up


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 our quiz countdown’s first celebrity guest: Top Canadian historian J.L. Granatstein, the former director and CEO of the Canadian War Museum and author of Canada’s Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace. Take his quiz on Canada’s fascinating history below.

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). Visit our Canada150 Countdown Quiz page for the latest.