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

  1. Canada’s official languages commissioner is urging which province to establish an office of anglophone affairs:
    1. Manitoba
    2. New Brunswick
    3. Quebec
    4. Newfoundland
  2. What Canadian location is being warned to be prepared for a tsunami?
    1. Prince Edward Island
    2. Vancouver Island
    3. Newfoundland
    4. Tsunamis do not affect Canada
  3. It is RRSP season in Canada. Why?
    1. Government allows Canadians to contribute to their Registered Retirement Savings Plan up until Feb 28, 2015 for the 2014 tax year
    2. Interest rates are at an overall high
    3. The Canadian dollar is dropping
    4. None of the above
  4. What large retail chain will be closing its 133 stores in Canada?
    1. Sony
    2. Dollarama
    3. Target
    4. Coach
  5. Cold weather alerts are generally put in place when the temperature is expected to drop below -15C. Why?
    1. To warn the population to wear hats and gloves
    2. To open up additional locations for homeless people to take shelter
    3. To ensure the sidewalks are sanded or salted to prevent people from slipping
    4. All of the above
  6. What is the current rate of inflation in Canada?
    1. 2%
    2. 1.5%
    3. .75%
    4. 2.5%
  7. King Abdullah died this month. What country was he king of?
    1. Yemen
    2. Bahrain
    3. Saudi Arabia
    4. Syria
  8. How does the falling Canadian dollar affect the NHL (National Hockey League) and particularly its Canadian teams?
    1. Players’ salaries are paid in US dollars, therefore cost Canadian clubs more
    2. Overall standings of Canadian teams tend to be lower
    3. The salary cap is dependent on league revenues
    4. All of the above
  9. What is the #twirlgate referring to?
    1. A Twitter handle for a video of Eugenie Bouchard
    2. An Instagram photo of twirling
    3. A Pinterest page for Eugenie Bouchard
    4. An Australian newspaper
  10. Where do Canadian advertisers spend most of their dollars?
    1. Television
    2. Radio
    3. Print
    4. Digital
  11. Researchers have created a metal surface that is superhydrophobic. The benefit of this is:
    1. The surface will prevent icing
    2. The surface will be anti-corrosive
    3. The surface can be used in sanitation applications
    4. All of the above
  12. Skeletons were found in a Greek Tomb, believed to date back to Alexander the Great. Since it appears that the tomb was for someone important, whose are archaeologists speculating it is?
    1. Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great
    2. King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great
    3. Leonidas, teacher of Alexander the Great
    4. Achilles, hero of Alexander the Great
  13. “Skater, artist, visionary, genius.” Who was described in these words?
    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Jeannie Becker
    3. Toller Cranston
    4. Elvis Stojko

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