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


  1. The CRTC has convened a five-member panel to create new rules for the TV industry. The most contentious issue with Canadians is:
    1. The right to select only the channels they want to see
    2. The high price of cable TV
    3. The reach of cable TV
    4. The lack of Canadian content on TV
  2. NATO has asked all its member countries to increase their defence spending to:
    1. 10% of GDP
    2. 5% of GDP
    3. 2% of GDP
    4. No level was set
  3. On September 18th, 2014, which country held a vote of its citizens for independence from its parent country?
    1. Ireland
    2. Scotland
    3. Wales
    4. Canada
  4. Which Canadian astronaut will likely go into space before 2020?
    1. Roberta Bondar
    2. Chris Hadfield
    3. Jeremy Hansen
    4. Marc Garneau
  5. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan and United Arab Emirates have joined a coalition with the United States, Canada and other western countries for what purpose?
    1. Lower the price of oil
    2. Increase the supply of oil
    3. Fight the Islamic State
    4. Co-ordinate media responses
  6. On September 22, 2014 the United Nations hosted a landmark summit with 120 global leaders to discuss:
    1. Climate change
    2. Terrorism
    3. Monetary policy
    4. All of the above
  7. The Centre for Disease control estimates that 1.4 million people could contract this virus by January, 2015.
    1. SARS
    2. Ebola
    3. Hepatitis
    4. Cancer
  8. People around the world have been taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for what disease?
    1. Heart and stroke
    2. Diabetes
    3. Cancer
    4. ALS
  9. Name the two top Canadian tennis players who represented Canada in a number of international tournaments in 2014.
    1. Bouchard and Raonic
    2. Nadal and Sharapova
    3. Seppi and Ram
    4. Williams and Williams
  10. What international sporting event is being hosted in Canada in 2015?
    1. Olympics
    2. Pan Am Games
    3. Stanley Cup
    4. None of the above
  11. What new Canadian museum opened on September 20, 2014?
    1. Museum of Civilization
    2. Newseum
    3. National Art Gallery
    4. Canadian Museum of Human Rights

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