Last week, geographers from across Canada convened in St. John's with a mission to raise the profile of geography among Canadian children. Their meeting was inspired by a CBC News report from last winter, which revealed how many university students had trouble answering — correctly, that is — basic questions about geography.
In concert with that meeting, we produced a quiz last week with questions that ranged from the easy to the admittedly tricky.
One of the sticklers turned out to be about Mount Caubvick, the highest peak in Newfoundland and Labrador. More people thought that Gros Morne, in western Newfoundland, held that distinction. It is understandable that many people do not think of Mount Caubvick, as its location — nestled deep in the Torngat Mountains, in northern Labrador — is pretty remote.
How did our readers do? Below is how the results broke down to each question.