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

  1. What did Irma and Harvey do?
    1. Caused destruction and devastation across the southern United States
    2. Left many dead in the Caribbean islands
    3. Caused power outages affecting millions of people
    4. All of the above
  2. Which Canadian province has been fighting hundreds of forest fires for several months?
    1. BC
    2. Saskatchewan
    3. Manitoba
    4. Quebec
  3. Which country(ies) has the US allowed to purchase increasingly sophisticated weapons?
    1. Canada
    2. Japan
    3. Japan and South Korea
    4. South Korea
  4. What interest rate did the Bank of Canada set in September?
    1. .05%
    2. .78%
    3. .99%
    4. 1.00%
  5. Why did Prime Minister Trudeau lead a delegation to the UN General Assembly in September?
    1. To secure a seat on the Security Council
    2. To ensure NAFTA negotiations don’t devastate Canada’s wine industry
    3. To demonstrate Canada’s openness to multiculturalism
    4. To condemn North Korea’s activities
  6. What is DACA?
    1. A policy passed by the Obama administration in the US that allowed minors who entered the country illegally to defer deportation
    2. A policy that allowed illegal minors to get a work permit in the US
    3. A policy that has been rescinded by the Trump administration
    4. All of the above
  7. Which Canadian university ranked the highest in the annual Times Higher Education World university rankings?
    1. University of Toronto
    2. McGill University
    3. University of British Columbia
    4. University of Alberta
  8. What is the new name going to be for the Air Canada Centre in Toronto?
    1. Sony Centre
    2. Gilmore Centre
    3. Scotiabank Centre
    4. Foodland Centre
  9. What is the name of the newest NHL franchise?
    1. Golden Knights
    2. Chip Leaders
    3. Desert Knights
    4. Bandits
  10. What discovery was made in Luxor, Egypt?
    1. Pharaonic tomb belonging to a goldsmith
    2. Three mummies in a shaft
    3. A collection of sarcophagi from 21st and 22nd dynasties
    4. All of the above
  11. What major corporation is setting up a second head office in North America that is causing cities and provinces to try to woo it to their jurisdiction?
    1. Google
    2. Apple
    3. Amazon
    4. Facebook

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