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

  1. What meteor showers took place in October, 2020?
    1. Orionids
    2. Southern Taurids
    3. Northern Taurids
    4. All of the above
  2. The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election resulted in many records that will be marked in history. What are they?
    1. Highest voter turnout on record
    2. First multi-racial woman to hold the office of Vice President
    3. Incumbent defeated after only one term in office
    4. All of the above
  3. Which book won the Giller Prize?
    1. Ridgerunner
    2. The Glass Hotel
    3. Polar Vortex
    4. How to Pronounce Knife: Stories
    5. Here the Dark
  4. Who won the Polaris Music Award?
    1. The Weeknd
    2. Drake
    3. Backxwash
    4. Justin Bieber
  5. What is a non-confidence vote in the House of Commons?
    1. It is a statement about whether a person in a position of responsibility is no longer deemed fit to hold that position
    2. It is a statement where a person in a position of responsibility is deemed to be making decisions that others feel are detrimental
    3. It demonstrates to the head of state that the elected government no longer has the confidence of Parliament
    4. All of the above
  6. Which First Nations group has demanded the federal government stop plans to seize lobster traps?
    1. Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’Kmaq Chiefs
    2. Qalipu First Nation
    3. Eel Ground First Nation
    4. Acadia First Nation
  7. What is the word of the year according to Collins Dictionary?
    1. Covid-19
    2. Lockdown
    3. Corona
    4. Pandemic
  8. What is/are the goals of the Government of Ontario’s Great Lakes strategy?
    1. Engaging and empowering communities
    2. Protecting water for human health
    3. Ensuring sustainable economic opportunities and innovation
    4. All of the above
  9. Which Canadian retailer is closing all its stores after more than 60 years in business?
    1. Canadian Tire
    2. Le Chateau
    3. MAC Cosmetics
    4. Roots
  10. How many years since the last full moon occurred on Halloween?
    1. 11
    2. 64
    3. 76
    4. 112
  11. The savings rate in Canada has increased during the pandemic. What is the current rate of savings?
    1. 7.71%
    2. 12.3%
    3. 19.4%
    4. 28.2%
  12. How many immigrants is Canada planning to welcome in the next three years?
    1. 400,000
    2. 1.2 million
    3. 2 million
    4. None
  13. What TV game show host passed away November 8, 2020?
    1. Alex Trebek
    2. Red Skelton
    3. Howie Meeker
    4. Vanna White

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