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

  1. What is the Arctic council?
    1. A group of people that want to do oil exploration in the Arctic
    2. An international forum for cooperation in the region
    3. An advocacy group for the environment
    4. Inuit groups from Northern Canada
  2. The federal government announced an international education strategy to increase the number of international students participating in post-secondary education from 225,000 to 450,000 by 2022. Why?
    1. To increase revenue for post-secondary education
    2. To have access to international talent
    3. To promote the quality of Canada’s post-secondary education
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above
  3. Quebec is in the process of debating a controversial secular charter. What is the controversy?
    1. The charter is promoting accommodation for those that require it
    2. The charter is limiting smoking in the province to private homes
    3. The charter is proposing the banning of religious symbols for certain sectors
    4. The charter is proposing the banning of religious symbols anywhere is the province
  4. The following Canadians have accomplished significant milestones in Canadian Athletics.
    1. Eugenie Bouchard
    2. Justine, Chloe and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe
    3. Anthony Calvillo
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above
  5. Which country has agreed to curb its nuclear program?
    1. North Korea
    2. Iran
    3. Iraq
    4. Qatar
  6. What type of light bulbs are banned from manufacture and sale in Canada effective January 1, 2014?
    1. LED lights
    2. Halogen lights
    3. Incandescent  lights
    4. Fluorescent lights
  7. What is a bitcoin?
    1. A small coin
    2. A bite of something cold
    3. A cryptocurrency
    4. A chronosynclastic infundibulum
  8. What is the Federal Spectrum Auction?
    1. An auction to sell off illegal goods brought into Canada
    2. An auction to raise money for national parks
    3. An auction to sell repossessed real estate
    4. An auction to sell wireless licenses
  9. A portion of which of the following pipelines began operating in January despite significant controversy?
    1. Trans Canada pipeline
    2. Keystone XL pipeline
    3. Gulf Coast pipeline
    4. None due to protests
  10. What sport is estimated to lose over $225 million a season in player’s injuries?
    1. Football
    2. Basketball
    3. Hockey
    4. Lacrosse
  11. In which Olympic sport is Canada hoping to end the 20 year medal drought?
    1. Bob sledding
    2. Cross country skiing
    3. Alpine skiing
    4. Speed skating
  12. The impact of a weaker Canadian dollar will:
    1. Help Canadians exporting goods
    2. Increase the prices on imported goods
    3. Increase the price of fuel
    4. All of the above

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