Here are the answers to our April quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information.
1. Who is Canada’s Governor General?
Additional notes: Mary Simon is an Inuk leader and the first indigenous person appointed to this position.
2. Who was elected Chief of the Assembly of First Nations?
Additional notes: Archibald is a member of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation and is the first woman elected to this role.
3. How many new senators have been appointed?
Additional notes: The following were appointed as senators: Michele Audette,
Amina Gerba and Clement Gignac will represent Quebec. David Arnot will represent Saskatchewan and Karen Sorensen will represent Alberta. All five senators will sit as independents.
4. How many medals did Canada win at the Tokyo Olympics?
Additional notes: Canada won seven Gold, six Silver and 11 Bronze medals, the most Canada has ever won in a non-boycotted Olympics.
5. How many medals did Canada win in the Paralympics?
Additional notes: Canada ranked 23rd overall in the Paralympics with five Gold, 10 Silver and six Bronze medals.
6. Who is the most decorated Canadian Olympian?
Additional notes: Penny has won seven Olympic swimming medals. She is 21 years old.
7. Which country has ruled that teens and children under 18 are limited to playing video games to one hour a day Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays?
Additional notes: China. It will fine companies who do not comply. This limit was put in place because families say excessive game-playing hurts the children’s ability to learn.
8. Which country did the United States and its allies withdraw troops from after 20 years of occupation?
Additional notes: The U.S. and its allies invaded Afghanistan shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
9. How many parties were eligible to enter candidates in the federal election?
Addition al notes: There are 21 registered parties in Canada, although, most often only enter one or two candidates in an election. The top six have the most candidates. They include: Liberal Party of Canada, Bloc Quebecois, Conservative Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, People’s Party of Canada and the Green Party of Canada.
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