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

  1. The US is imposing preliminary duties on what Canadian exports?
    1. Cars
    2. Dairy products
    3. Softwood lumber
    4. Fashion
  2. What city held its first ever voluntary surrender day?
    1. Moncton
    2. Calgary
    3. Halifax
    4. Winnipeg
  3. What province enacted a Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Act?
    1. Ontario
    2. Nova Scotia
    3. British Columbia
    4. Manitoba
  4. What province introduced pharmacare legislation as part of its budget?
    1. Quebec
    2. Ontario
    3. Newfoundland
    4. British Columbia
  5. Who is Don Meredith?
    1. Defence Minister in Canada
    2. A Canadian Senator
    3. President Trump’s advisor
    4. None of the above
  6. Who is retiring from official public engagements?
    1. Hillary Clinton
    2. Stephen Colbert
    3. Prince Philip
    4. Linda Ronstadt
  7. Statistics Canada released information about the make-up of Canada’s population. What was the key point?
    1. For the first time there are more people over 65 than under 15
    2. For the first time the number of Canadians born outside the country exceeds those born in Canada
    3. For the first time Canada’s population exceeded that of United States
    4. None of the above
  8. Which province is home to the largest percentage of seniors?
    1. New Brunswick
    2. Alberta
    3. Ontario
    4. Quebec
  9. Which candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada has dropped out of the race?
    1. Maxime Bernier
    2. Erin O’Toole
    3. Andrew Scheer
    4. Kevin O’Leary
  10. Why are US relations with Turkey in jeopardy?
    1. President Trump of the US does not like the President of Turkey
    2. President Trump does not want Turkey to be a NATO partner
    3. President Trump authorized arming Kurdish fighters in Syria
    4. President Trump continued to bomb Syria
  11. Who eliminated Maria Sharapova from the Madrid tennis open after calling her a cheat?
    1. Alize Cornet
    2. Eugenie Bouchard
    3. Sven Groeneveld
    4. Angelique Kerber
  12. President Trump tweeted “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” What was he referring to?
    1. The investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails
    2. The Salem witch trials in the 17th century
    3. The appointment of a special counsel to probe Russian connections to Trump’s campaign
    4. Senator Joseph McCarthy’s 1950s persecution of ‘communists’ in US politics

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