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

  1. What is the air passenger bill of rights?
    1. A collection of passenger protection regulations
    2. It offers compensation to passengers for flight interruptions that are within an airline’s control
    3. It requires planes who are on the tarmac for three hours to return to the gate and let people off
    4. All of the above
  2. What anniversary was celebrated July 20, 2019?
    1. 50 years since Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon
    2. Canada Parks Day
    3. Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway’s birthday
    4. All of the above
  3. Who became the new prime minister of Britain in July?
    1. Elizabeth May
    2. Boris Johnson
    3. David Cameron
    4. Tony Blair
  4. What is the significance of October 31, 2019?
    1. Halloween
    2. Deadline for Brexit
    3. Boss’s Day
    4. Canadian federal election will be held
  5. Under what circumstances can Canadians apply for a free no-wait pardon?
    1. If they have an income of less than $30,000
    2. If they are a veteran
    3. If they have a cannabis conviction
    4. If they are over 65
  6. The federal government has put protection in place for what percentage of Canada’s coastline?
    1. 1%
    2. 12.3%
    3. 8.27%
    4. 5%
  7. What is Canada Lands Corporation?
    1. A federal crown corporation
    2. It specializes in real estate, development and attractions management
    3. It manages redevelopment of former government properties
    4. All of the above
  8. What is article 370 in India’s constitution?
    1. It gives Kashmir special status
    2. Allows all sects to vote
    3. Establishes India as independent from Great Britain
    4. India does not have its own constitution
  9. Who is Bianca Andreescu?
    1. Candidate for Prime Minister in the October federal election
    2. First Canadian women to win the Rogers Cup in tennis in 50 years
    3. First female astronaut to board the space station
    4. Principal of your school
  10. Why are the fires in the Amazon a concern for the whole world?
    1. One fifth of the world’s oxygen comes from the Amazon
    2. The Amazon is considered vital in the fight again global warming
    3. The Amazon is often referred to as the lungs of the earth
    4. All of the above
  11. Why are residents of Hong Kong protesting against the government?
    1. They are against an extradition (to China) bill proposed by the government of Hong Kong
    2. Against rules requiring recycling
    3. Against increase in taxes
    4. Against immigration

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