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

  1. Who is Canada’s new Governor General?
    1. Marc Garneau
    2. Julie Payette
    3. Hayley Wickenheiser
    4. David Johnston
  2. What US city experienced the largest mass murder in US history?
    1. New York
    2. Williamsville
    3. Las Vegas
    4. Chicago
  3. Which music legend passed away last month?
    1. David Bowie
    2. Tom Petty
    3. Bruce Springsteen
    4. Bryan Adams
  4. Based on recent census data, the top 20% of Canadian earners saw their income rise in the last 10 years by:
    1. 2%
    2. 20%
    3. 9%
    4. 12%
  5. Which community college benefited from a generous gift from the Sobey family?
    1. Canadore Community College
    2. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
    3. Holland Community College
    4. Nova Scotia Community College
  6. Which Canadian company had excessive duties imposed on exports to United States?
    1. Bombardier
    2. Canadian Tire
    3. Roots
    4. French’s
  7. Who won the Nobel prize for literature?
    1. Margaret Atwood
    2. Kazuo Ishiguro
    3. Bruce Springsteen
    4. William Golding
  8. Why did the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the White House?
    1. To offer President Trump advice on his tweets
    2. To celebrate Thanksgiving
    3. To celebrate winning the Stanley Cup
    4. They didn’t visit
  9. Why are some NFL players kneeling when the US national anthem is played?
    1. To bring attention to social issues in their communities
    2. To protest against President Trump
    3. To be disrespectful to the flag
    4. To be disrespectful to the fans
  10. What has the Thompson River near Kamloops B.C. revealed?
    1. 1,000-year-old artifacts
    2. Stone tools
    3. Wood objects
    4. All of the above

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