Answers to Diana’s Quiz – November 19, 2016

  1. quiz15A kakistocracy is a government by the least qualified or worst citizens.
  2. For the past several years, Anticosti Island,along with private interests, has been trying to get an oil industry under way, despite protests from environmentalists.
  3. Copal is a resin from tropical trees used in making varnish.  It is sometimes called ‘young amber’, but can be distinguished from real amber by its citrine colour.
  4. Yannick Bisson is detective William Murdoch on the tv series Murdoch Mysteries.
  5. Beginning in 1659, Pierre-Esprit Radisson and Medard Chouart, Sieur des Groselliers, were the first Europeans to penetrate the north of America into Canada, to negotiate treaties with the Cree and to establish a trading pattern that would lead to the creation of the Hudson’s Bay Company.