mug and sock with Indigenous designsA prize package of items by Indigenous artists awaits the winner of a quiz celebrating the arrival of spring.

Contest to put spring in step of lucky winner

Sunday was the vernal equinox and DailyNews is offering readers a chance to celebrate the first full day of spring.

The Campus Bookstore has donated a prize package consisting of two items by Indigenous artists: a dreamcatcher mug by Maxine Noel valued at $14.95 and a pair of socks bearing the “Floral on Yellow” design by Norval Morrisseau priced at $13.95.

To enter the contest, submit your responses to the following questions related to spring. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by midnight Monday, March 21.

  1. Who wrote Silent Spring, named one of the 25 greatest science books of all time by Discover Magazine in 2006?
    a) Rachel Carson
    b) Stephen Jay Gould
    c) Thomas Harris
    d) Winona LaDuke
    e) C.S. Lewis
  2. Which Canadian province lays claims to being the birthplace of pasta primavera, invented by visiting New York chefs in the 1970s?
    a) New Brunswick
    b) Nova Scotia
    c) Ontario
    d) Prince Edward Island
    e) Québec
  3. Which poet penned the line “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”?
    a) Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    b) Emily Dickinson
    c) Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    d) Walt Whitman
    e) William Wordsworth
  4. The 1986 film Manon des Sources is a sequel to which earlier film?
    a) Belle du Jour
    b) Café de Flore
    c) La Femme Enfant
    d) Jean de Florette
    e) Manon sans Sources
  5. The violin concerto “Spring” is part of the The Four Seasons suite by which composer?
    a) Aaron Copland
    b) Joseph Haydn
    c) Igor Stravinsky
    d) Frankie Valli
    e) Antonio Vivaldi

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.