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

  1. What movie took the Oscar for best picture?
    1. Revenant
    2. Room
    3. Spotlight
    4. Joy
  2. What Canadians were recognized by the Academy awards?
    1. Emma Donoghue, author of Room
    2. Rachel McAdams, actress
    3. Weekend, music group
    4. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, documentary filmmaker
  3. February 29, 2016 was the deadline for:
    1. Contributing to your TFSA
    2. Contributing to your RRSP
    3. Contributing to your RESP
    4. Filing your income tax
  4. Prime Minister Trudeau visited the United Nations in March for what purpose?
    1. To give notice that Canada wants a seat on the Security Council
    2. To announce withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan
    3. To gain support for increasing oil prices
    4. None of the above
  5. What is Invictus?
    1. A project started by Prince Harry
    2. A set of competitive games for military personnel wounded in the line of duty
    3. Something that is unconquerable
    4. All of the above
  6. How many new senators have been appointed?
    1. None
    2. Two
    3. Six
    4. Seven
  7. What was Canada’s inflation rate in February?
    1. 1.4%
    2. 2%
    3. 0.8%
    4. 1.8%
  8. What is an income trust?
    1. Someone whose income you trust
    2. A retirement income you can trust
    3. An investment account that holds income producing assets
    4. An investment account that is willed in trust to someone else
  9. What Canadian politicians passed away in March?
    1. Rob Ford
    2. Jim Hillyer
    3. None of the above
    4. Both of the above
  10. Which European city was rocked by terrorist violence?
    1. Paris
    2. Brussels
    3. Antwerp
    4. Amsterdam
  11. Which book was voted winner of the CBC’s Canada Reads contest?
    1. Birdie by Tracey Lindbergh
    2. The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
    3. Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz
    4. Minister without Portfolio by Michael Winter

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