Un séjour à la belle province by CoenM

Champion(s):

ScrosatiS
Knowledge is Power


Runner(s)-Up:

Mollmw


Quiz Description

This past summer we spent a week on vacation in Quebec, so why not engage in the trivia nerd's equivalent of a holiday slideshow?

Full Results:

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1 ScrosatiS 410 98 15
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2 Mollmw 376 95 15
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3 mcsheffrey 365 93 15
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4 WinchellV 357 90 15
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5 KleinJ 328 87 15
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6 Jeffurry 325 84 15
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7 MoyseyC 321 81 15
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8 GoodmanDL 320 79 15
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9 RichmondJ 319 76 15
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10 McGeeDean 313 73 15
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11 milton 306 70 15
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12 Ethan 293 68 15
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13 Matto 291 65 15
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14 rouquinne 290 62 15
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15 BClemens 287 59 15
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16 BeningoS 279 56 15
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17 grnwaz 273 54 15
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18 PotatoD 250 51 15
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19 MattK 245 47 15
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19 HoH 245 47 15
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21 Warek 240 43 15
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22 LaLondeM 234 40 15
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23 MorrisK 228 37 15
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24 HightB 225 34 15
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26 GrahamJ 201 29 15
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27 KonkelT 188 26 15
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29 Snuffleupagus 157 20 15
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31 RautY 142 15 15
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32 McClintockJ 139 11 15
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32 VenguswamyK 139 11 15
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34 DouglasLovesVixey 128 6 15
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35 Timm 106 4 15
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Questions:

We spent most of our time between Quebec City and Montreal, two cities joined by WHAT RIVER?

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St. Lawrence (St. Laurent)

Our hotel in Quebec City was located a couple of hundred meters down the Terrace Dufferin from what HOTEL AND NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, a grand example of the hotels built by the Canadian Public Railway and frequent subject of city photos given its prominent location on the heights near the river?

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Chateau Frontenac

What LOCATION, likely named for a local fisherman rather than a Biblical patriarch and now part of The Battlefields Park, was the site of a pivotal 1759 engagement in the French and Indian Wars, a British victory that would see them take control of the city?

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Plains of Abraham

The Citadelle, built by the British as protection against an American invasion, is the official home of the Royal 22nd Regiment and one of two official residences of what REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BRITISH MONARCH, a position currently held by David Johnston?

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Governor General of Canada

While having poutine was a given, we also ate this traditional MEAT PIE, most often made with beef or pork, which is named for vessel it was originally cooked in.

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Tourtière

One of our side trips was to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, where we visited a minor type of this SACRED BUILDING, which in Catholic practice has its status granted by the Pope through the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

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basilica

In Montreal, we stayed a couple of blocks over from the campus of what English language UNIVERSITY, founded by royal charter in 1821 and named for a Scottish merchant?

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McGill University

One of the things we did in Montreal was go up the tallest inclined tower in the world, which was built to support what BUILDING's roof (which was installed late due to the fabric being held in France over payment issues)?

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Olympic Stadium

My older son's favorite thing to do in Montreal? Ride the subway, which is known by what NAME, which is also used by the subways in Paris, Mexico City and Washington DC?

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Metro

We spent one morning taking a river cruise on what TYPE OF BOAT, best known for its river cruises on the Seine? Its name literally translates as "fly boat," but the "fly" part of the name actually refers to the area of Lyon in which the original boats were built.

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bateau mouche

Our hotel in Montreal was a quick bus ride from the Rue Saint Viateur, home to one of the city's legendary bakeries for what FOOD, whose Montreal style is boiled in honey water before baking?

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bagel

On our last full day in Montreal we went to the top of Mount Royal, which was named by what EXPLORER in honor of his patron, Francis I of France?

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Jacques Cartier