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

  1. Who is the newest “dragon” on the Dragons’ Den TV show?
    1. Daniel Craig
    2. Manjit Minhas
    3. Zunera Ishaq
    4. Arlene Dickinson
  2. What is a niqab?
    1. A controversial election topic
    2. A face veil
    3. The topic of a Supreme Court challenge
    4. All of the above
  3. How much did voter turnout increase in the advance federal election polls in 2015?
    1. It didn’t increase but went down 12%
    2. It increased 71%
    3. It stayed the same as 2011
    4. In increased 12%
  4. Why are Uber and Intact Financial Corp. working with insurance regulators?
    1. To provide more security for Uber drivers
    2. To tone down the controversy over Uber
    3. To create an auto insurance policy geared to ride-sharing services
    4. To create a pool of financial resources to support Uber as it fights for legitimacy
  5. Arthur McDonald, professor emeritus at Queen’s University, received a prestigious award this year. What was it?
    1. Juno award for lifetime achievement
    2. Scotiabank Giller prize for literature
    3. Nobel prize in Physic
    4. Order of Canada for contributions to the community
  6. Which social media company is in the processing of downsizing and refocusing on innovation?
    1. Facebook
    2. Instagram
    3. Flickr
    4. Twitter
  7. What is TPP?
    1. Trans-Pacific Partnership
    2. Total plays per period
    3. Top Pick Playground
    4. None of the above
  8. On October 13, 2015, an animal at the Toronto Zoo gave birth to twins. Which animal?
    1. Elephant
    2. White tiger
    3. Lion
    4. Panda
  9. Which country recently opened an embassy in Washington D. C.?
    1. China
    2. Afghanistan
    3. Cuba
    4. Pakistan
  10. Who is the new Prime Minister of Canada?
    1. Stephen Harper
    2. Justin Trudeau
    3. Tom Mulcair
    4. Elizabeth May
  11. Canada displayed different colours on Election Day. Which colour dominated your province?
    1. Red
    2. Blue
    3. Orange
    4. Green

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