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

  1. In American political terms, what is an executive order?
    1. Legally binding order from the President
    2. An order directed at federal agencies in their execution of laws and policies
    3. A method for the President to bypass Congress
    4. All of the above
  2. What special event took place January 21, 2017?
    1. Inauguration of President Trump
    2. The international Women’s March
    3. A major avalanche in Italy
    4. An earthquake in Chile
  3. Which countries are Canada’s two largest trading partners?
    1. China and USA
    2. China and India
    3. USA and Britain
    4. Britain and China
  4. Who performed during half time at Super Bowl 2017?
    1. The Weeknd
    2. Drake
    3. Lady Gaga
    4. Cher
  5. How many new words did Merriam-Webster add to their dictionary this year?
    1. None
    2. Over 1,000
    3. Over 2,000
    4. 10
  6. Why did refugees who had been seeking asylum in the United States walk across the border into Manitoba?
    1. Concern over the wall President Trump is planning to build
    2. Concern over the suspension of the refugee and immigration program from mostly Muslim countries into the US
    3. Prefer Canada to the US
    4. Concern about terrorist activity in the US
  7. What Canadian manufacturer is receiving a $372.5 million loan from the Federal Government?
    1. Lulu Lemon
    2. Scotiabank
    3. Bombardier
    4. Canadian Tire
  8. Who is Jason Leuschen?
    1. An actor in Come From Away
    2. A top scoring hockey player
    3. A candidate on the shortlist to become an astronaut
    4. None of the above
  9. What store was slammed by Donald Trump?
    1. Nordstrom
    2. Bloomingdale’s
    3. Best Buy
    4. Sam’s warehouse
  10. February is known for:
    1. Being coldest month of the year
    2. Black history month
    3. The month that precipitated the most cases of seasonal affective disorder
    4. All of the above
  11. What Canadian play opened on Broadway this month?
    1. Come From Away
    2. The Bodyguard
    3. Hamilton
    4. Avenue Q

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