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

  1. Gordie Howe is having a significant landmark named for him. What is it?
    1. Airport
    2. Bridge
    3. Highway
    4. Arena
  2. What does the app Mentimeter do?
    1. Matches mentees with mentors
    2. Measures your breath so you know when to have a mint
    3. Makes online spiritual connections in a place of worship
    4. Supports mindfulness
  3. What Canadian city experienced devastating tornadoes?
    1. Halifax
    2. Regina
    3. Vancouver
    4. Ottawa
  4. What is Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
    1. Commonly known as the Notwithstanding Clause
    2. Commonly known as the override power
    3. Allows parliament or provincial legislatures to override certain parts of the charter
    4. All of the above
  5. What is USMCA?
    1. A United States Marine Corp Attack
    2. A United States Mexico Canada agreement
    3. A replacement for NAFTA
    4. b and c
  6. Canada announced the largest private sector investment in a public project. What company is making the investment?
    1. IBM
    2. LNG
    3. BCE
    4. NCR
  7. Who is François Legault?
    1. Newly nominated Supreme Court judge
    2. Newly elected premier of Quebec
    3. Newly appointed senator
    4. New goalie for Canadiens
  8. What do Marie Curie, Maria Goeppert-Mayer and Donna Strickland have in common?
    1. They are all women
    2. They are all scientists who discovered something
    3. They are the only three women to have ever won the Nobel Prize in physics
    4. All of the above
  9. Who or what is Frank Iacobucci?
    1. A guide to help politicians navigate USMCA
    2. A retired Supreme Court judge who will oversee First Nations consultations on the Trans Mountain expansion project
    3. Retired senator who will oversee First Nations consultations to expand Trans Mountain
    4. Speaker of the house
  10. Which books are on the Giller Prize short list?
    1. Motherhood by Sheila Heti
    2. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
    3. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
    4. Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont
    5. French Exit by Patrick deWitt
    6. All of the above

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