Trivia Teasers

We’re looking forward to Team Trivia Challenges in September. These fundraising events are a lot of fun (and maybe a bit competitive). Join us for a little practice to get ready. Test your trivia knowledge with these questions: What is a word in English without a rhyming word? Crayola crayons started with 8 colours. How… Read more

Trivia Monday

Only one more day until the Team Trivia Challenge! It’s not too late to join in. For details, click here. Here are our last 3 practice questions: What percent of Canadian adults don’t have the skills to manage their health literacy needs? a. 15% b. 35% c. 40% d. 70% e. 60%   How old… Read more

Essential Skills Day Trivia

Today is Essential Skills Day! The Government of Canada has identified key essential skills for the workplace. These skills are used in nearly every job and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to succeed in their jobs and adapt to workplace change. Today’s questions:… Read more

Trivia Thursday

How are you doing with the trivia questions? It’s not too late to join in the Team Trivia Challenge. For details, click here. (Answers to yesterday’s trivia questions are at the end of the post.) Today’s questions: What percent of British Columbians aged 16 to 65 have difficulty with calculating interest on a car loan… Read more

Trivia on Raise a Reader Day

Today is Raise a Reader Day! Here are today’s trivia practice questions. The answers to yesterday’s questions are at the end of this post. Which of the following family activities help young children develop the foundational skills for reading? a. Reading a picture book b. Singing together c. Sorting laundry d. Shopping for groceries e…. Read more

Trivia Tuesday

We’re looking forward to the Team Trivia Challenge, just one week away. Want to practice with us? How many British Columbians have significant challenges with literacy? a. 400,000 b. 250,000 c. 150,000 d. 500,000 e. 80,000   Which film won the Academy Award for best movie in 2013? a. Zero Dark Thirty b. Argo c…. Read more

Fun Facts about Children’s Books

Just for fun, here’s a video with some little known, behind the scenes facts about some familiar children’s books. If you’re participating in any of the Team Trivia events for Literacy Month in September, you might want to remember some of these!