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Jane & Tom's Election Quiz Questions

Section 1: Famous quotations

Canadian Prime Ministers American Presidents

Which PM said:

1. "The 20th century belongs to Canada."

2. "A British subject I was born, a British subject I will die."

3. "They make fun of my face. It's the only face I've got."

4. "I will end unemployment or perish in the attempt."

5. "Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary."

6. "I'm glad I didn't sell my car."

7. "You can be, these days, a popular Prime Minister or you can be an effective Prime Minister."

a. R.B. Bennett
b. Brian Mulroney
c. W.L. Mackenzie King
d. Kim Campbell
e. Sir John A Macdonald
f. John Diefenbaker
g. Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Which President said:

1. "Canada and the United States have reached the point where we no longer think of each other as foreign countries."

2. "Japan is the largest trading partner of the United States."

3. "The acquisition of Canada this year … will be a mere matter of marching."

4. "The unanimous voice of the continent is: Canada must be ours, Quebec must be taken."

5. "Hello Mr. Wilson."

6. "I give to you assurance that the people of the United States will not stand idly by if the domination of Canadian soil is threatened…"

a. Thomas Jefferson
b. Harry S. Truman
c. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
d. John Adams
e. Richard Nixon
f. Lyndon B. Johnson

Section 2: Who am I?

Prime Ministers Presidents

1. ___________________

  • Lawyer by profession
  • Faced separatists in the House of commons
  • Government plagued by scandal
  • Introduced system of tariffs to protect Canadian products from foreign imports

1. ___________________

  • Created the Peace Corps
  • Won a Pulitzer Prize
  • Decorated for heroism in World War 2
  • Authorized federal troops to enforce court ordered integration in schools in Alabama and Mississippi


2. ___________________

  • played on an Olympic hockey team and semi-pro baseball team
  • world recognition for peace-keeping efforts
  • introduced Canada Pension Plan
  • three future prime minister were members of his Cabinet


2. ___________________

  • turned down offers to play football for the Green Bay Packers
  • served in the U.S. Navy
  • VP was Nelson Rockefeller
  • elected to neither presidency nor vice-presidency

3. ___________________

  • became politician at age 59
  • oversaw Newfoundland joining Confederation and equalization payments to provinces
  • paid off wartime debts
  • pipeline debate a problem


3. ___________________

  • pardoned draft dodgers
  • studied nuclear physics
  • signed the Panama Canal Treaties


4. ___________________

  • one-time newspaper journalist
  • lead minority government
  • instrumental in drafting the Charlottetown Accord and gaining its approval from provincial premiers
  • now accompanied by 23-year-old blonde



4. ___________________

  • first president to appear on TV
  • first president to appoint a woman to his Cabinet
  • declared war against Japan
  • participated in Yalta conferences

5. ___________________

  • practiced law and defended 18 men of the death penalty
  • first PM to name a woman to his Cabinet
  • found a new market in China for Canadian wheat
  • known for his repugnance for and action against apartheid

5. ___________________

  • sent troops to Panama
  • launched the Persian Gulf War
  • served as Director of the CIA
  • proposed NAFTA

6. ___________________

  • medical doctor by training
  • brought Nova Scotia into Confederation
  • plagued by school issues
  • short-lived term as sixth Prime Minister


6. ___________________

  • known for his desk plaque which said "The buck stops here"
  • ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan
  • began the rebuilding of war-ravaged Europe under the Marshall Plan


Section 3: That's entertainment

Prime Ministers Presidents

1. Which party leader was recently denied the use of his campaign "theme song" by the Canadian band Great Big Sea?

2. Which PM is known for singing "When Irish Eyes are Smiling"?

3. Only Canadian PM known to play the saxophone?

4. Who did This Hour has 22 Minutes ask American candidates to record a greeting to?

5. Who plays Jean Chrétien in the Royal Canadian Air Farce?


1. Which actor played the President in "Sunrise over Campobello"?

2. Who plays the President in "The West Wing"?

3. Only President to play the saxophone ?

4. Who played the President in "Being There"?

5. Who played the President in "Primary Colors"?

Section 4: Name game

Prime Ministers Presidents

Give the middle name of the following PM:
John Turner

Name four PMs not called by their first given name:





Give the middle names of the following presidents:

1. Gerald Ford

2. Richard Nixon

3. Dwight Eisenhower

4. Jimmy Carter

5. Bill Clinton

Section 5: Significant others

Prime Ministers Presidents

Name the PMs associated with each of the following:

  1. Zoe
  2. Barbra
  3. Isabel
  4. Sam Hughes

Name the Presidents associated with the following:

  1. Dolley
  2. Lady Bird
  3. Marilyn Monroe
  4. Dan Quayle

Section 6: Life and death

Prime Ministers Presidents

Name the PMs known for:

  1. Planning his own state funeral
  2. The last PM born in England
  3. The only PM buried in England
  4. The first Canadian state funeral recorded on film.

Name Presidents known for:

  1. Surviving two assassination attempts by women
  2. Being related by blood or marriage to 11 former presidents
  3. Being assassinated in office (we'll take 3 of 4).