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

1. Which members of the royal family visited Canada for the first time in five years?

Answer: d

Additional notes: Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children George and Charlotte toured Western Canada from Sept 24 to Oct 1.

2. Who or what is Matthew?

Answer: b

Additional notes: This hurricane killed more than 800 people.

3. Who is running for President in the US election?

Answer: a

Additional notes: This is one of the most watched campaigns in decades and possibly the nastiest ever.

4. How many jobs did Canada’s economy add in September?

Answer: b

Additional notes: This is the highest number of jobs added since 2012; however, the jobless rate remained steady at 7%

5. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson issued a formal apology. For what?

Answer: b

Additional notes: 100 million dollars has been set aside for compensation for the  1,000 women who are expected to come forward.

6. Who is Barney Fuller?

Answer: a

Additional notes: He was a death row prisoner from Texas who admitted killing his neighbours. He was executed by lethal injection.

7. Who won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature?

Answer: a

Additional notes: The Nobel committee said he won “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

8. Effective October 17, 2016 what do Canadians have to report to the taxman?

Answer: b

Additional notes: Although the capital gain on a principal residence is still tax free, this measure was introduced in order to deter foreign buyers.

9. What rookie NHL player scored the most goals in their debut game?

Answer: c

Additional notes: Matthews scored four goals in his debut game for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Ottawa Senators.

10.  Canada’s largest and busiest subway system turned 50 this month. What city is it in?

Answer: d

Additional notes: The celebration was marked by the Montreal Symphony orchestra creating a unique composition that it played in a subway station on October 14.

11. What was celebrated on October 11?

Answer: a

Additional notes: The purpose of this day is to promote respect for girls worldwide and gender equality.

12. What did more than 100 countries agree to in October 2016?

Answer: b

Additional notes: This is seen as a monumental deal that will limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons beginning in 2019. They are a key contributor to greenhouse gases.

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