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

  1. What is a remediation agreement? 

Answer: b

Additional notes: It is a document where terms and conditions are laid down for the correction or remediation of a fault, error or damage. It is one of the options to avoid prosecution in the SNC-Lavalin case.

  1. Can a President of the United States face criminal charges? 

Answer: c

Additional notes: The US constitution explains how a president can be removed from office for “high crimes and misdemeanours” by Congress using the impeachment process. But it is silent on whether a president can face criminal prosecution in court.

  1. What is the Boeing Airpower Teaming System? 

Answer: d

Additional notes: Boeing developed this new aircraft in Australia where it was designed and developed to fly alongside crewed aircraft in combat for a fraction of the cost.

  1. NASA has found that the planet is greener today than it was 20 years ago. Which two countries have made the largest contribution to this? 

Answer: c

Additional notes: This stems mainly from China’s tree planting and agricultural work in both countries.

  1. What is Bugatti La Voiture Noire? 

Answer: c

Additional notes: Bugatti, the French sports car brand that is now owned by Volkswagen, publicly debuted this new car in Switzerland. The sale price will be 16.7 million Euros. What is that in Canadian dollars?

  1. Who is the richest Canadian? 

Answer: a

Additional notes: According to Forbes list of richest people in the world, David Thomson and family, with a net worth of $32.5 billion, rank #27 on the list and top Canadians on the list.

Joseph Tsai ranked #147 on Forbes list and #2 in Canada, worth $9.5 billion from his Alibaba empire. Galen Weston is #174 on Forbes list and #3 in Canada and James Irving is #209 on Forbes list.

  1. On March 10,2019, an Ethiopian plane crashed, killing 157 people, including 18 Canadians. What was the plane? 

Answer: b

Additional notes: This is the same Boeing model that crashed in 2018. Authorities in Ethiopia, USA, Canada, China, Australia, the UK and Indonesia are among 20 or more countries that have grounded the Boeing 737 Max8 pending investigation of the cause of the crash.

  1. Which province announced a cell phone ban in public schools? 

Answer: d

Additional notes: Starting September 2019, cell phones will be banned from the classroom in schools. There will be exceptions for when teachers want to use the phone as part of their lesson or if a student has special needs.

  1. Why is the Official Language Act for Canada being revised? 

Answer: d

Additional notes: The federal government is launching a review to modernize the decades old act.

  1. What is Fridays For Future? 

Answer: d

Additional notes: Greta decided to skip school and sit on the steps of Parliament every Friday. She stated “Why bother going to school to secure your future when those with political and economic power are currently acting to dismantle that future?” The momentum has increased and now thousands of protests happen around the world. Greta has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

  1. The British parliament voted on Brexit in mid-March. What was the vote on? 

Answer: d

Additional notes: On March 12th parliament defeated the motion to accept the current deal. On March 13th parliament voted to not leave the EU without a deal. On March 14th parliament overwhelmingly voted to ask the EU to delay the exit date.

  1. Who won the most Junos 2019? 

Answer: b

Additional notes: Mendes won single of the year, album of the year, artist of the year, songwriter of the year and pop album of the year.

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