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Monday, May 12, 2008

"Doctor of Thinkology" Contest ROUND ONE


(Please read the contest rules below before playing. Good luck!)

1) Where did George go to school to become a broadcaster?

2) In the 2004 CBC series, The Greatest Canadian, who did George advocate for?

3) When did the very first episode of The Hour premiere on CBC Newsworld?

4) Name one of the two things that George did in the summer of 2006, that created a bit of controversy among fans and the media?

5) Which Canadian band did George present at the 2007 Canada's Walk of Fame Gala?

6) How many Gemini Awards did The Hour win in 2007?

7) In November 2007, the University of Calgary honoured George with what?

8) Which of the following cities has not hosted a broadcast of The Hour?

a) Calgary, Alberta

b) Montreal, Quebec

c) Regina, Saskatchewan

d) Vancouver, British Columbia

9) Which Canadian band performs the song for the current Hour opening sequence?

10) The Strombo Show premiered on the Corus Radio Network on Sunday, November 5th in what five Canadian cities?



The contest will run in two rounds:

Round one will commence Sunday, May 4, 2008 and conclude Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST.

Round two will commence Sunday, May 18, 2008 and conclude Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11:59 PM PST.

Participating in the contest:

  1. For each round, entrants will be required to submit via email ( the answers to ten (10) trivia questions.
  1. Entries are to include the following:
    • The entrant’s FIRST and LAST name
    • Complete mailing address including postal/zip code
    • The telephone number associated with the mailing address (for mailing purposes only)
    • A valid email address
    • Trivia answers clearly numbered 1-10
  1. Only one (1) entry per person per round will be accepted.

Prize description:

Round one: to be determined

Round two: to be determined

How the winners will be determined:

  • At the conclusion of round one, the judging panel will review each eligible entry. The entry with the most number of correct answers will be deemed the winner.
  • At the conclusion of round two, this process will be repeated.
  • In the event of a tie, eligible entries from each of the rounds will be placed in a drum (one drum for round one and a second drum for round two) and a random draw(s) will occur Sunday, June 1, 2008.


  • The winners of the contest will be posted on “The Stroumboulopouli” blog on Monday, June 2, 2008. Winners will be notified via email that same day.

Miscellaneous rules:

  • The administration of this contest is solely the responsibility of the bloggers contributing to “The Stroumboulopouli”. Neither the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, nor any of its employees or affiliates assumes liability for this contest.
  • Only entries submitted to will be accepted. Entries to any other email address will be disqualified. Contest administrators are not responsible for lost, misdirected or incomplete email entries.
  • Immediate family members (including spouses/partners, siblings, parents, children) or persons living under the same roof as “The Stroumboulopouli” bloggers are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • The winners (2) accept the prizes as awarded. There will be no substitutions.
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Parisa said...

these are hard and detailed questions haha...i joined the hour last should've thought of some new joined audiences like me:(...ah,i'll try my best though..maybe the second round's questions are more recent?? gotta study George!!

Barbara said...

I think all the answers can be found on the world wide web somewhere... good luck to everyone.

Anonymous said...

do you have to be like a certain age?

Tracy said...

Hi Anon...

No - there's no specific age restriction - if you've got the answers go ahead and enter.
Round two is on now.

Good Luck!