Trivia Ontario is celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2017. This trivia contest tests your knowledge on a wide diversity of Ontario topics that were covered in MPP Toby Barrett’s columns this year. Prizes include lunch with MPP Barrett, an Ontario flag and a selection of books. A draw will take place if more than one person has all the answers correct. There are 20 trivia questions. Click "Next" to begin. Your Name:Your Email:1) What is the origin of the song Ontario: It was a Gordon Lightfoot song It was commissioned for the 1976 Montreal Olympics It was commissioned for the Ontario pavilion at Expo ‘67 It was commissioned for the Canada pavillion at Epcot Centre2) Which Canadian prime minister was also the premier of Canada West (Ontario)? William Lyon Mackenzie King Lester B. Pearson Alexander MacKenzie John A. MacDonald3) Who was the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada? Thomas Talbot Isaac Brock John Graves Simcoe Francis Gore4) This town is the home to Peter Robertson, who invented the screwdriver that carries his name. Caledonia Cayuga Caledon Dunnville5) When were the first taxes proposed on wines and spirits in Ontario? 1796 1812 1867 19216) Who chose the common loon as Ontario’s official bird in 1994? Premier Bob Rae Canadian Geographic readers School students Canadians United for National Icons7) What community held the first meeting of what is now the Ontario Legislature? Toronto Kingston Niagara-on-the-Lake Ottawa8) What does the motto on the Coat of Arms “Loyal she began, loyal she remains” refer to? Governor Simcoe’s dog The spirit of the ‘coureur des bois’ The loyalty of British soldiers to a certain brand of rum The United Empire Loyalists who settled the province in the late 1700s9) Which Lt. Governor’s spouse was from Simcoe? John Graves Simcoe David Onley James Bartleman Hillary Weston10) This is Ontario’s official stone: Amethyst Diamond Quartz Titanite11) Francis Gore was: The Ontario-born founder of Gore-tex The founder of the town of Gore Bay An early Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario The first minister of Norwich Gore United Church12) What is Ontario’s official tree? Oak Maple White pine Elm13) Sir Isaac Brock died during a battle in the War of 1812 near this town: Brockville Quebec City Newark Queenston14) The present Lieutenant Governor was appointed by: Prime Minister Stephen Harper Premier Kathleen Wynne Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Queen Victoria15) Who was the first female vice-regal representative in the British Commonwealth? Hillary Weston Pauline McGibbon Mary, Queen of Scots Elizabeth Dowdeswell16) Originally known as Upper and Lower Canada, what other names were Ontario and Quebec known by? Canada West and Canada East Queensland and Quebecois Montcalm and Talbot’s Land Hudson’s Bay Company and Northwest Company17) What does the A stand for in John A. MacDonald’s name? Agnus Abner Adam Alexander18) What is another name for Ontario’s flag? Union Jack Defaced red ensign Royal Union Flag Loyalist flag19) Which former lieutenant governor recommissioned the Queen’s Rangers, and blazed the trail for Yonge Street? Isaac Brock John Graves Simcoe Peregrine Maitland Peter Hunter20) Who is the present lieutenant-governor? Toby Barrett Lincoln Alexander Elizabeth Dowdeswell Pauline McGibbonThank you for taking our quiz. Click "Submit" to finish and send us your results.