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

  1. What is the purpose of the concert No Stone Unturned?
    1. A tribute to Gord Downie
    2. A fundraiser for Hockey Canada
    3. To honour missing and murdered Indigenous women
    4. To bring Canadian music groups together to raise awareness of climate change
  2. Which South American country is experiencing an economic crisis?
    1. Bolivia
    2. Brazil
    3. Venezuela
    4. Colombia
  3. Which ethnic group is being persecuted in Myanmar?
    1. Rohingya
    2. Hutu
    3. Welayta
    4. Mestizo
  4. Which major brand has launched a new campaign with the slogan: “Believe in something! Even if it means sacrificing everything”?
    1. Starbucks
    2. Nike
    3. Microsoft
    4. Mattel
  5. What is the Canadian Conservative Party’s policy on abortion?
    1. A Conservative government will not support any legislation to regulate abortion
    2. Legislation to eliminate the right to an abortion will be implemented as soon as they have a majority government
    3. Abortion should only be available in limited circumstances described in the legislation
    4. No opinion/position
  6. What is one of the key sticking points preventing NAFTA agreement being reached?
    1. Article 19 – Dispute Resolution
    2. Supply chain management of Canadian dairy produce
    3. Both a and b
    4. Neither a nor b
  7. Who is Brooke Henderson?
    1. Leader of the NDP
    2. Outstanding Canadian woman golfer
    3. First female to play for the Raptors
    4. Star of Disney’s newest production
  8. What is significant about October 17, 2018?
    1. The Beatles celebrate 55 years since the release of I Want to Hold Your Hand
    2. Evel Knievel’s birthday
    3. Cannabis becomes legal in Canada
    4. Bobby Fisher beat Donald Byrne in the famous chess match called the game of the century
  9. What is Inter Miami?
    1. A new airline
    2. A new soccer team
    3. A new highway that crosses to Cuba
    4. None of the above
  10. Why did the Federal Court of Appeal put a delay on the Trans-Mountain pipeline?
    1. The National Energy Board did not provide a review of the impact of oil tanker traffic on marine life along the west coast
    2. The federal government failed to consult with Indigenous groups before approving the project
    3. The court prefers Alberta and BC to work out their differences outside of court
    4. Both a and b
  11. Who wrote the book Fear: Trump in the White House?
    1. Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer
    2. Ivanka Trump
    3. Bob Woodward
    4. Barack Obama

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