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

  1. The Canadian government repatriated almost 300 Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus. Where did they go?
    1. Home
    2. Canadian Forces Base, Trenton
    3. Local hospitals
    4. University of British Columbia dormitory
  2. February 2020 Antarctica recorded its warmest temperature ever. What was it?
    1. 18.3 degrees
    2. 12.1 degrees
    3. 3.4 degrees
    4. 20.75 degrees
  3. Which of these social media celebrated its 16th anniversary in February?
    1. Twitter
    2. Facebook
    3. Snapchat
    4. WhatsApp
  4. What provided a rare celestial show on February 27, 2020?
    1. Moon and Venus
    2. Pluto and Mars
    3. Sun and Moon
    4. Venus and Mars
  5. What is the Solar Orbiter?
    1. An object that orbits the solar system
    2. A scientific instrument
    3. Solar panels to improve heating costs
    4. A windmill that is powered by solar panels
  6. What is Parasite?
    1. An organism that feeds off another organism
    2. A bug that gets inside the human body
    3. A foreign film
    4. A city in Denmark
  7. What does it mean when a pandemic is declared?
    1. A new disease has spread around the world
    2. The World Health Organization thinks it’s serious
    3. Health systems worldwide need to cooperate and prepare
    4. All of the above
  8. Which country held its third election in eleven months?
    1. United States
    2. Iran
    3. Israel
    4. Turkey
  9. What does Super Tuesday mean?
    1. Sales like black Friday
    2. Largest number of US presidential primary elections are held on this day in February or March
    3. Credit cards offer interest free shopping
    4. None of the above
  10. Why does February have an extra day every four years?
    1. It is a corrective measure because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days
    2. To ensure those born on February 29 do age
    3. To mix it up for people when they least expect it
    4. To remind us of the Roman calendar
  11. Which woman holds the record for most days at a space station?
    1. Roberta Bondar
    2. Hayley Wickenheiser
    3. Beyonce
    4. Christina Koch

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