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

  1. Who is now the Prime Minister of Canada?
    1. Andrew Scheer
    2. Justin Trudeau
    3. Jagmeet Singh
    4. Elizabeth May
  2. What is the Birks Diamond Tribute?
    1. Sponsorship of Momentum Talks
    2. An event to pay tribute to exceptional women in Canadian film
    3. An award for women actors
    4. Diamonds for women in film
  3. Who is the first rookie to win the US Open Tennis tournament?
    1. Bianca Andreescu
    2. Eugenie Bouchard
    3. Aleksandra Wozniak
    4. Sharon Fichman
  4. What is CCMA?
    1. Canadian Corporate Manufacturers’ Association
    2. Canadian Country Music Association
    3. Canadian Council for Math Activists
    4. Council for Canadian Mail Association
  5. Who is Margaret Atwood?
    1. An author
    2. An actress
    3. Governor General
    4. President of League of Nations
  6. The Government of Canada is collaborating with the Government of Ontario on what?
    1. Establishing a French language university
    2. Building subways
    3. Building a new airport
    4. None of the above
  7. What is the gig economy?
    1. One characterized by temporary work
    2. A live musical performance
    3. A gigabyte
    4. None of the above
  8. Who is Greta Thunberg?
    1. Winner of Two Emmys
    2. A teenager from Sweden
    3. An environmental activist
    4. b and c
  9. What is a non-binary pronoun?
    1. A gender-neutral pronoun
    2. Queering language
    3. Celebrated on October 17
    4. All of the above
  10. How many new words were added to the Merriam Webster dictionary?
    1. 25
    2. 224
    3. 533
    4. None
  11. What is the United Nations HeforShe initiative?
    1. A movement for gender equality
    2. Promotes post-secondary enrollment in STEM for young women
    3. Encourages young men and boys to end gender inequality
    4. All of the above
  12. What event occurred on September 27, 2019?
    1. Vigils for victims of abuse
    2. ction for climate change
    3. Rosh Hashanah
    4. Juno awards

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