Here are the answers to our September quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information
1. Who is Canada’s new Governor General?
Additional notes: she was installed as Canada’s 29th Governor General. She is a former astronaut and plans on focusing on encouraging young people to pursue science and math.
2. What US city experienced the largest mass murder in US history?
Additional notes: Las Vegas was the site of the largest mass shooting in modern US history, which killed 59 people (including four Canadians) and wounded more than 500.
3. Which music legend passed away last month?
Additional notes: he was leader of the Heartbreakers band. He was 67.
4. Based on recent census data, the top 20% of Canadian earners saw their income rise in the last 10 years by:
Additional notes: this population segment saw the highest increase in earnings, continuing to contribute to income disparity.
5. Which community college benefited from a generous gift from the Sobey family?
Additional notes: the grocery magnate’s family donated $6.5 million to Nova Scotia Community College for student bursaries
6. Which Canadian company had excessive duties imposed on exports to United States?
Additional notes: rival Boeing aeronautics complained to the US government that Bombardier is being subsidized by the Canadian government. The US government imposed a 220% duty and an additional 80% anti-dumping duty that effectively halted Bombardier’s ability to sell its C-series jets in the US market, until it did a deal with Airbus of Europe.
7. Who won the Nobel prize for literature?
Additional notes: the Japanese-born British-based author was recognized for his highly emotional work.
8. Why did the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the White House?
Additional notes: this visit is traditional and not viewed as political.
9. Why are some NFL players kneeling when the US national anthem is played?
Additional notes: since 2016, players have been kneeling to protest racial inequities, including police brutality towards black Americans. This silent protest has garnered more support from players since President Trump made divisive comments.
10. What has the Thompson River near Kamloops B.C. revealed?
Additional notes: as the river recedes during the colder season artifacts are revealed, helping archaeologists learn more about the area.
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