The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news.

  1. What is the Emergency Measures Act?
    1. A declaration of a public welfare emergency
    2. Was previously known as War Measures Act
    3. Gives government sweeping powers
    4. All of the above
  2. What does ‘flatten the curve’ mean?
    1. Reduce an escalation
    2. See the stock market drop
    3. Reduce amount of curves on the road
    4. None of the above
  3. Which country ranks as the happiest in the world?
    1. Iceland
    2. Switzerland
    3. Finland
    4. Australia
  4. Where does Canada rank in terms of the happiness survey?
    1. 2nd
    2. 10th
    3. 20th
    4. 9th
  5. When is personal income tax due in 2020?
    1. April 30
    2. June 1
    3. August 31
    4. We are skipping it this year due to Covid-19
  6. What is populism?
    1. A political approach that appeals to ordinary citizens who feel their concerns have not been addressed
    2. A political stance that addresses “the people” and pits them against “the elite”
    3. Proven to provoke nationalism, disregard for political correctness and complete indifference to human rights
    4. All of the above
  7. Who is Canada’s new ambassador to the United States?
    1. Chrystia Freeland
    2. Kirsten Hillman
    3. Ken Dryden
    4. Julie Payette
  8. How many people are vying for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada?
    1. 4
    2. 3
    3. 6
    4. 1
  9. What job did Meghan Markle secure since stepping down from royal duties?
    1. Returning to act in Suits
    2. Public relations executive
    3. Voiceover for Disney
    4. Housewife
  10. What is the Quarantine Act?
    1. Mandatory self-isolation rules
    2. A federal act of Parliament
    3. Carries heavy fines for violators
    4. All of the above
  11. What does it mean to repatriate?
    1. Return something to its country of origin, either voluntarily or by force
    2. Being patriotic to one’s country
    3. Refuting patriotism
    4. None of the above
  12. What solar system event takes place April 29, 2020?
    1. A solar eclipse
    2. An asteroid flying by earth
    3. An eclipse of the moon
    4. A black hole will be visible to earth

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