Here are the answers to our quiz on key news topics from November, plus some additional background information.
1. Who is the new Minister of Youth for the Government of Canada?
Additional notes: Justin Trudeau, in addition to being Prime Minister, appointed himself Minister of Youth, indicating how important he believes this portfolio to be.
2. Who is the leader of the Parliamentary Opposition?
Additional notes: Rona Ambrose was selected as the interim leader of the opposition Conservative party. She will not be eligible to run for the permanent leadership when the convention is called.
3. Which baseball team won the World Series?
Additional notes: the Kansas City Royals defeated the Mets in five games.
4. What is November is designated to celebrate?
5. Where is the Grey Cup being played this year?
Additional notes: the Grey cup brings revenue to the host city by attracting fans who will stay in hotels, eat in restaurants and shop.
6. Who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this month?
Additional notes: in total there were five inductees, the above three plus Phil Housley and Nicklas Lidstrom
7. What is the long form census?
Additional notes: the Trudeau government is reinstating the mandatory household survey so that policy decisions regarding a wide range of issues important to Canadians can be made based on accurate data.
8. What share of income goes to the top 1% of Canadians?
Additional notes: this is up from 1990 when the top 1 % shared 8.1%. The bottom 50% share 16.7% of income, down from 19.3% in 1990.
9. Who has been named the winner of the annual Technology Fast 50 companies in Canada?
Additional notes: Frank and Oak is an online menswear retailer out of Montreal that had sales growth of over 18,000%. Corvus Energy was second, Amaya third and Hootsuite 7th.
10. What is the ratio of males to females in the new Liberal cabinet?
Additional notes: besides himself, Trudeau appointed 15 women and 15 men to his cabinet – a campaign promise he kept.
11. What does article 5 of the NATO agreement call for?
Additional notes: France could call on its allies for a collective defence against ISIS due to the recent attacks in Paris.
12. What is Daesh?
Additional notes: Recently many heads of state have started referring to ISIS as Daesh because the militant group abhor the term. After the Paris attacks, French President Hollande used this word in his reference to this terrorist group. ISIS does not like the term because it is similar to the Arabic words ‘Daes’, ‘one who crushes something underfoot’ and ‘Dahes’, translated as ‘one who sows discord’.
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