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

  1. Major League Baseball and the players’ association came to agreement on the following change(s) to speed up the game.
    1. Enforce a current rule for the hitter to keep at least one foot on the batter’s box
    2. Clocks will be posted for everyone to see the time it takes to change pitchers
    3. Managers will not have to come on the field to request video replay
    4. All of the above
  2. What major event is going to be permitted to broadcast American TV commercials in Canada instead of replacing them with Canadian commercials?
    1. Oscars
    2. Super Bowl
    3. Rose bowl
    4. Golden Globes
  3. Why did Greeks withdraw a cumulative total of about 1 billion US dollars from their banks on Friday, Feb 20, 2015?
    1. Fear that government talks with the European Union would fail
    2. Greece would introduce its own currency and move away from the Euro
    3. Government might limit the amount of withdrawals to avoid banks going bankrupt
    4. All of the above
  4. Alberta has identified its first case of which disease since 2011?
    1. Mad cow
    2. Measles
    3. Ebola
    4. Hoof and mouth
  5. Getting from A to B will be significantly different in 2025 from the way it is today. Why?
    1. Cars will all become electric to avoid high price of oil
    2. Public transit will replace private vehicles in major cities around the world
    3. Cars will be battery powered and lightweight, making them able to go longer distances
    4. There will be little change
  6. Recent changes to Canada’s immigration rules will impact which of the following groups?
    1. Skilled workers
    2. International students
    3. Migrant workers
    4. Foreign families of Canadian residents
  7. How many years old is Canada’s maple leaf flag?
    1. 100
    2. 150
    3. 50
    4. 75
  8. Which movie got the best picture Oscar at the Academy Awards February 22, 2015?
    1. American Sniper
    2. Selma
    3. Theory of Everything
    4. The Imitation Game
    5. Birdman
    6. Boyhood
    7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    8. Whiplash
  9. March 2, 2015 was the deadline for which of these?
    1. RRSP contributions for 2014
    2. TFSA contributions for 2014
    3. RESP contributions for 2014
    4. Receiving T4 from employers
  10. Which country successfully rescued 486 miners from an underground fire?
    1. Canada
    2. Chile
    3. South Africa
    4. Bolivia

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