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

  1. What key item in our Consumer Price Index is sliding in price?
    1. Milk
    2. Oil
    3. Cars
    4. Tuition
  2. What professional sport launched its season in October?
    1. Car racing
    2. Soccer
    3. Baseball
    4. Hockey
  3. What has the Bank of Canada decided to do with interest rates?
    1. Leave them at the current level of 1%
    2. Raise them a quarter of a point
    3. Lower them a quarter of a point
    4. Double them in an effort to reduce borrowing
  4. What signs indicate that the global economy is faltering?
    1. China’s drop in demand for steel
    2. Germany’s drop in exports
    3. Emerging markets failing to live up to expectations
    4. All of the above
  5. The new mayor of Toronto is:
    1. Olivia Chow
    2. Doug Ford
    3. John Tory
    4. Kathleen Wynne
  6. Canada Post will make the following changes across the country.
    1. Stop door-to-door service and deliver mail to community mailboxes
    2. Change from daily delivery of residential mail to weekly delivery
    3. Require all mail to be delivered through epost
    4. All of the above
  7. Corporal Nathan Cirillo was laid to rest October 28, 2014, a Canadian hero. What regiment did he belong to?
    1. Lincoln and Welland Regiment
    2. Argyll and Sutherland Regiment
    3. Royal 22nd Regiment
    4. Royal Canadian Dragoons
  8. Who is the Sergeant-at-Arms at Canada’s Parliament?
    1. Jim Caldwell
    2. Stockwell Day
    3. Kevin Vickers
    4. Galen Weston
  9. The Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that Canadians receive the following vaccine in the fall:
    1. Shingles
    2. Influenza
    3. Booster shot
    4. Malaria
  10. Which reality star loves the Blackberry?
    1. Oprah
    2. Eva Longoria
    3. Kim Kardashian
    4. Julia Roberts
  11. What company is seeking approval for an Eastern pipeline?
    1. Trans Canada Pipeline
    2. Suncor Energy
    3. Imperial Oil
    4. Canadian Energy Pipeline
  12. Starting next month, Netflix will be offered to customers of:
    1. Rogers Cable
    2. Cogeco Cable
    3. Sympatico
    4. Apple TV

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