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

  1. The UN Security Council passed a resolution dealing with one of the following issues in May:
    1. Protection of civilians in armed conflict
    2. Post-conflict peace building
    3. Ensuring nuclear nonproliferation by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    4. Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts
  2. Which province experienced destructive fires this month?
    1. Newfoundland
    2. Alberta
    3. British Columbia
    4. Saskatchewan
  3. Which Canadian recording artists were among the top 10 globally for 2015?
    1. Justin Bieber
    2. Drake
    3. The Weeknd
    4. All of the above
  4. What was significant about May 10, 2016?
    1. Mother’s Day
    2. Last day for taxes to be paid without penalty
    3. Melinda Gates visited Ottawa
    4. Census returns were due
  5. The Royal and CIBC banks introduced a new form of payment to their customers this month. What is it?
    1. Bitcoins
    2. Apple Pay
    3. Digital wallets
    4. Credit/ debit card combo
  6. Prime Minister Trudeau will be hosting a trilateral meeting with which countries?
    1. Iceland and Greenland
    2. USA and Russia
    3. Mexico and USA
    4. Russia and Iceland
  7. Which province has outlined a $7 billion climate change plan?
    1. Quebec
    2. Alberta
    3. Ontario
    4. Saskatchewan
  8. Who will be the next Canadian astronaut in space?
    1. David Saint-Jacques
    2. Chris Hadfield
    3. Jeremy Hansen
    4. Julie Payette
  9. Which city has been declared the most diverse in the world?
    1. New York
    2. London
    3. Brussels
    4. Toronto
  10. Who will represent Canada on the 17-nation International Syria Support Group?
    1. Prime Minister Trudeau
    2. Prime Minister’s wife Sophie Grégoire
    3. Céline Dion
    4. Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion

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