How much do Canadians think they know about the USA?

Lets find out right now! In response to Rick Mercer’s "Talking to Americans" where he convinces Americans that Canada’s Parliament is a giant National Igloo melting from global warming.

So now it’s time for a USA trivia contest for Canadians! Answer these:

1) What is the capital city of the United States of America? Where was it originally?

2) True or False: Presidents in the United States are elected directly by the people, whoever has more votes in the country, wins the presidency.

3) True of False: The USA has 1-dollar paper currency but used to have 2-dollar bills also! The USA also used to have 50-cent half-dollar coins, and the USA ALSO has relatively new dollar coins mainly for change machines on subway transit systems.

4) Who was the first president of the United States of America?

5) Is it true that on at least one occasion, a Canadian was crossing the US border and got interrogated because the car had holes showing that got mistaken for bullet holes? Do you know with 100% certainty that this happened to at least 1 Canadian?

(Answers will be provided shortly)
haha one of the Canadian posters told the story regarding question #5 and I remembered it :)

Poster #2, you’re very smart. One thing you omitted knowledge of, the US capital was at one time, Philadelphia and got moved to Washington, DC because of its more convenient centralized location. Washington, DC was swampland and bought from Maryland and Virginia and later partly returned to Virginia because the land was not being used effectively for Federal Govt. purposes.
see I told you :)

I am happy there is Canada and can see myself making the move up.
Actually 2) is false. They 16-year old was correct. It is false not because of Bush-Gore, but because the US presidential election is really determined by electoral votes in each state.

The ONLY reason there’s voting in US presidential elections is to provide a consensus for the "electors" to cast their votes in the best interest of their constituents.

The interpretation of this is that there be elections, and the election laws are determined state by state. As for recounted votes or errors, it only becomes a Federal issue when states do not complete the voting process within a specified deadline, which is why the Bush-Gore election became a US Supreme Court issue, which is controversial regardless because it got more complicated than that even.