Here are the answers to our quiz on key news topics from March, plus some additional background information.

1. What movie took the Oscar for best picture?

Answer: c

Additional notes: This film is based on a true story of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. It was a surprise win. The film was very moving and truthful.

2. What Canadians were recognized by the Academy awards?

Answer: d

Additional notes: She won for her documentary short subject A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

3. February 29, 2016 was the deadline for:

Answer: b

Additional notes: Each year Canadians have until the end of February to make contributions that are deducted from taxable income for the previous year.

4. Prime Minister Trudeau visited the United Nations in March for what purpose?

Answer: a

Additional notes: The seat becomes vacant in 2021 and Canada, which failed to win a seat under Stephen Harper, is beginning its efforts to secure it.

5. What is Invictus?

Answer: d

Additional notes: The Invictus games will be held in Toronto this year, its third year of offering.

6. How many new senators have been appointed?

Answer: d

Additional notes:The following people have been appointed: Peter Harder, Liberal government leader in the senate, Raymonde Gagne, Frances Lankin, Ratna Omidvar, Chantal Petitclerc, Andre Pratte, Murray Sinclair

7. What was Canada’s inflation rate in February?

Answer: a

Additional notes: The consumer price index rose 1.4% from a year earlier. Food costs were one of the biggest drivers rising 3.9%.

8. What is an income trust?

Answer: c.

Additional notes: The income trust accounts hold stocks, bonds and mortgages that produce income which is distributed that to investors.

9. What Canadian politicians passed away in March?

Answer: d

Additional notes: Rob Ford, former Mayor of Toronto, died at age 46 from cancer. Jim Hillyer, Alberta Conservative MP, died at 41.

10. Which European city was rocked by terrorist violence?

Answer: b

Additional notes: ISIS claimed responsibility for bombing the airport and subway, killing over 40 people and injuring more than 200.

11.  Which book was voted winner of the CBC’s Canada Reads contest?

Answer: b

Additional notes: Each year CBC radio conducts debates and discussions on which book written by a Canadian author should be read by all Canadians.

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