Friday, 23 March 2018

Friday Pop Quiz: Famous Canadian Women

Throughout March, we've been learning in class about famous Canadian women—it's part of our celebration for Women's History Month. I wrote a short essay about one of them—Roberta Bodnar—and if you know anything about her, I bet you can guess why.

What's that? You DON'T know who Roberta Bodnar is? Looks like it's time to bring out my infamous pop quiz about Canadian women. Don't worry, the answers are at the bottom of the post, but see if you can guess the answers without cheating...

Canadian women have done some amazing things throughout history! Like, did you know that famous painter Emily Carr has often been described as Canada’s Van Gogh? Or that Canadian writer Mary Shadd Cary was the first black woman newspaper editor in North America?

* cracks knuckles * *sharpens pencil * Ready? Here we go:

1. This woman, the first in Canada to receive her medical degree, campaigned to create the Women’s Medical College, way back in 1883:
a) Jennie trout
b) Avril Lavigne
c) Roberta Bodnar

2. Astronaut Robert Thirsk may have taken 250,000 canola seeds into space, but this neurologist became the first female Canadian astronaut to launch into space, back in 1992:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Jennie Trout
c) Roberta Bodnar

3. Known as the “Wayne Gretzky of women’s hockey,” this Canadian was the first woman to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010:
a) Agnes Macphail
b) Angela James
c) Nellie McLung

4. Raised by farmers and very aware of the issues they faced, this Canadian was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons:
a) Agnes Macphail
b) Gabrielle Roy
c) Alice Munro

5. Kevin Therres may have invented the first Jet Engine Funny Car to run on 100%
canola biodiesel, but this Canadian female race car driver also knew how to put the medal to the metal:
a) Angela James
b) Samantha Bee
c) Kelly Williams

Okay, NOW you can scroll down to see how many of the questions you answered correctly. How did you do? And most importantly, do YOU know who Roberta Bodnar is?

Gotta jet! Have a great weekend.

~ Chase Superman Duffy

Answers: 1. a, 2. c, 3. b, 4. a, 5. c

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