CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of March 31

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How closely did you follow the past week in local news?
Trevor Pritchard
Quiz by Trevor Pritchard, updated 4 months ago
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Question 1

Question
While the Ontario budget tabled Tuesday at Queen's Park didn't have much in terms of new funding for Ottawa, the province did announce money for WHICH of the following local capital projects?
Answer
  • Stronger safeguards for the underground sewage tunnel.
  • A new interchange in Barrhaven.
  • Campground upgrades at Fitzroy Harbour Provincial Park.
  • The expansion of the north-south Trillium Line.

Question 2

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Rachel Homan and her Ottawa-based team won gold at the women's world curling championships last weekend, defeating four-time defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni. Which country does Tirinzoni's team represent?
Answer
  • Switzerland.
  • Italy.
  • Norway.
  • Slovenia.

Question 3

Question
Ottawa glam-rocker Nick Durocher, better known by his stage name Talk, took home a Juno at last weekend's ceremony in which category?
Answer
  • Breakthrough artist of the year.
  • Songwriter of the year.
  • Adult alternative album of the year.
  • Francophone album of the year.

Question 4

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Pat Nicastro called it "another exciting day in the Byward Market" on Tuesday after what happened at his Italian grocery store on George Street?
Answer
  • A driver jumped the curb and crashed into his storefront.
  • Thieves broke in and stole several large cheese wheels.
  • Two people overdosed on the sidewalk.
  • Animal rights protesters doused his front windows with pig's blood.

Question 5

Question
Ontario Provincial Police announced Wednesday that they had charged two people in connection with the death of a 15-year-old boy east of Ottawa in 2023. What was the boy doing at the time of his death?
Answer
  • Playing rec league soccer.
  • Riding in a golf cart.
  • Helping his family install shingles.
  • Setting off fireworks.

Question 6

Question
Joe Hudson died earlier this month at the age of 94. What was the longtime Lyn, Ont., resident known for, eventually ending up in the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame for his accomplishments?
Answer
  • Running Canada's largest family-owned egg farm.
  • Developing a soybean variety that was resistant to many pests.
  • Pioneering the use of wind-powered technology on Canadian farms.
  • Negotiating a major international treaty on the use of fertilizers.

Question 7

Question
Councillors in Renfrew, Ont., voted 5-1 on Tuesday to tell Mayor Tom Sidney to resign after a scathing report exposed a lack of oversight into the expansion of WHICH town facility?
Answer
  • The myFM centre, a local recreation complex.
  • The Renfrew Victoria Hospital.
  • The main branch of the Renfrew Public Library.
  • The county's primary landfill.

Question 8

Question
Four Ontario school boards, including the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, announced they were launching a major lawsuit Thursday against WHICH of the following groups?
Answer
  • Cell phone manufacturers.
  • Social media companies.
  • Vape and e-cigarette companies.
  • Opioid manufacturers.

Question 9

Question
Thea Turcotte says she believes her life was saved by an experimental therapy that uses viruses known as "phages" to restore a patients' health. What has the 79-year-old Ottawa-area woman been suffering from?
Answer
  • A chronic infection in an artificial joint.
  • Recurring cases of strep throat and rheumatic fever.
  • Gangrene in her left foot.
  • Acute bacterial meningitis.

Question 10

Question
The federal government is auctioning off 47 copies of "The ___________ and the War for the World," a book by notorious U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, on its GCSurplus website. What two words complete the book's title?
Answer
  • Great Reset.
  • Fourth Reich.
  • Final Truth.
  • Next Reckoning.
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