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Do You Remember... 2013?

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Do You Remember... 2013?

How well do you remember the news events of 2013? This quiz was compiled from stories that appeared on the pages of the Winnipeg Free Press in 2013.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Eager fans headed to the MTS Centre in January to cheer their heroes. What was the event?
    • A. 

      First Jets game after the NHL lockout ended.

    • B. 

      Kiss concert

    • C. 

      Bon Jovi concert

    • D. 

      Roar of the Rings

  • 2. 
    A high-profile athlete admitted to long-time drug usage in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Lance Armstrong

    • B. 

      Dennis Rodman

    • C. 

      Tiger Woods

    • D. 

      Mike Tyson

  • 3. 
    Winnipeggers got their first look at Hudson in February. Who is Hudson?
    • A. 

      A polar bear

    • B. 

      A hawk

    • C. 

      A mayoral candidate

    • D. 

      A Winnipeg Jet

  • 4. 
    The Paddlewheel Restaurant was back in the news. Why?
    • A. 

      It’s closing for good

    • B. 

      It got a five-star review

    • C. 

      It's taking over the space on the Esplanade Riel

    • D. 

      It had a fire

  • 5. 
    A meteor explosion injured more than 1,000 people and damaged thousands of buildings. Where did it happen?
    • A. 

      Siberia

    • B. 

      Kazakhstan

    • C. 

      Antarctica

    • D. 

      Greenland

  • 6. 
    A film based on the actions of a Canadian won an Oscar for best picture.  Name it.  
    • A. 

      Argo

    • B. 

      Voyageur

    • C. 

      Atanarjuat

    • D. 

      Crash

  • 7. 
    The Sals is replaced on the Esplanade Riel. By whom?  
    • A. 

      Chez Sophie

    • B. 

      La P'Tite France

    • C. 

      Cafe Ce Soir

    • D. 

      The Paddlewheel

  • 8. 
    A Canadian music icon died March 6. Who was he?  
    • A. 

      Stompin’ Tom Conners

    • B. 

      Oscar Peterson

    • C. 

      Gordon Lightfoot

    • D. 

      Jeff Healey

  • 9. 
    Bill 18 caused a furor in churches in southern Manitoba. What is Bill 18?
    • A. 

      Anti-bullying legislation in schools.

    • B. 

      Legislation to raise the PST

    • C. 

      Legislation amending oaths to office

    • D. 

      Highway Traffic Act changes in construction zones

  • 10. 
    The TV movie Jack was a hit. Which famous Jack was the film about?
    • A. 

      Jack Layton

    • B. 

      Jack Kerouac

    • C. 

      Jack Nicholson

    • D. 

      Jack Bauer

  • 11. 
    The College of Cardinals selected Jorge Bergoglio as new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. What name did the new pope choose?
    • A. 

      Francis

    • B. 

      Benedict

    • C. 

      Gregory

    • D. 

      Pius

  • 12. 
    A popular Winnipeg festival turned 40 years old in 2013. Name the festival.  
    • A. 

      The Winnipeg Folk Festival

    • B. 

      The Winnipeg Fringe Festival

    • C. 

      The Festival du Voyageur

    • D. 

      Folklorama

  • 13. 
    Hundreds wound their way through Winnipeg streets for the annual Way of the Cross procession in March. On what significant date did this happen? 
    • A. 

      Good Friday

    • B. 

      Easter Sunday

    • C. 

      St. Patrick's Day

    • D. 

      Palm Sunday

  • 14. 
    A beloved former premier, known for his folksy personality, died in March.  Who was he?
    • A. 

      Ralph Klein

    • B. 

      Ernest Manning

    • C. 

      Sterling Lyon

    • D. 

      Mike Harris

  • 15. 
    Margaret Thatcher, a lady both revered and reviled in her lifetime, died in April. What was her nickname while Prime Minister?   
    • A. 

      The Iron Lady

    • B. 

      Carlos Danger

    • C. 

      The British Bulldog

    • D. 

      The Great Leader

  • 16. 
    The federal Liberals named Justin Trudeau as their new leader. Where is Mr. Trudeau’s home riding located?
    • A. 

      Montreal

    • B. 

      Ottawa

    • C. 

      Baie-Comeau

    • D. 

      Hull–Aylmer

  • 17. 
    Terror gripped participants and spectators when explosions went off near the finish line of a major marathon. Where did this happen?
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      New York City

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      Portland

  • 18. 
    Winnipegger Amanda Steadman appeared on a popular U.S. game show in April. Which show?      
    • A. 

      Jeopardy

    • B. 

      Family Feud

    • C. 

      Wheel of Fortune

    • D. 

      The Price Is Right

  • 19. 
    Canadian Susan Griffiths travelled to Switzerland in April. Why?  
    • A. 

      Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland

    • B. 

      To take advantage of Switzerland's bank secrecy

    • C. 

      To work at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory

    • D. 

      To speak at the United Nations Office at Geneva

  • 20. 
    In April a garment factory building collapsed, killing hundreds of workers and injuring thousands. Where did this happen?
    • A. 

      Bangladesh

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      India

  • 21. 
    Three women are found in May in a run-down house where they had been held captive for a decade.  Where did this happen?
    • A. 

      Cleveland

    • B. 

      Baltimore

    • C. 

      Pittsburgh

    • D. 

      Cincinnati

  • 22. 
    A popular movie star revealed in May that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. Who is she?
    • A. 

      Angelina Jolie

    • B. 

      Cynthia Nixon

    • C. 

      Sheryl Crow

    • D. 

      Christina Applegate

  • 23. 
    Liberal Christy Clark is an upset winner in a provincial election. Where?
    • A. 

      British Columbia

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      Nova Scotia

    • D. 

      New Brunswick

  • 24. 
    Elijah Harper died at age 64. His actions were instrumental in blocking a highly controversial change in the constitution. What was the name of the accord he helped to derail?  
    • A. 

      The Meech Lake Accord

    • B. 

      Charlottetown Accord

    • C. 

      The Honda Accord

    • D. 

      The Canada–Quebec Accord

  • 25. 
    A tornado tore a path of destruction through the American Midwest, dozens and injuring hundreds.  What's the community's name?
    • A. 

      Moore, Oklahoma

    • B. 

      Granite Falls, Minnesota

    • C. 

      Joplin, Missouri

    • D. 

      Huntsville, Alabama

  • 26. 
    Controversial crusader Dr. Henry Morgentaler died in May. What issue defined his career?
    • A. 

      Abortion

    • B. 

      Capital punishment

    • C. 

      Environmentalism

    • D. 

      Marijuana

  • 27. 
    NSA whistleblower Snowden was revealed. What’s his first name?  
    • A. 

      Edward

    • B. 

      George

    • C. 

      James

    • D. 

      Philip

  • 28. 
    An inner-city school celebrated the opening of its "field of dreams." Which school?
    • A. 

      Gordon Bell High School

    • B. 

      Churchill High School

    • C. 

      Sisler High School

    • D. 

      Sister MacNamara School

  • 29. 
    Canada Safeway was acquired by another supermarket chain. Which one?
    • A. 

      Sobeys

    • B. 

      Superstore

    • C. 

      Target

    • D. 

      Loblaw

  • 30. 
    Thousands of Winnipeggers converged on the south end of the city for the first pre-season game of the 2013 CFL season -- and opening day for the team's new home at Investor's Group Field.  On which day did this happen?
    • A. 

      June 12

    • B. 

      June 1

    • C. 

      July 1

    • D. 

      June 17

  • 31. 
    A historical artifact missing for 23 years turned up when a Manitoba man confessed to stealing it from an Ontario legion In 1991.  What was the artifact?
    • A. 

      The Bell of Batoche

    • B. 

      The Golden Boy

    • C. 

      The Nonsuch

    • D. 

      Louis Riel's sword

  • 32. 
    James Gandolfini, who played a mob boss on TV, died suddenly at the age of 51. Name the popular show that made him a star.
    • A. 

      The Sopranos

    • B. 

      The Three Tenors

    • C. 

      Northern Exposure

    • D. 

      The Wire

  • 33. 
    Raging flood waters lay waste to a major Canadian city in June. Which city?
    • A. 

      Calgary

    • B. 

      Edmonton

    • C. 

      Vancouver

    • D. 

      Halifax

  • 34. 
    A gigantic explosion and fire devastated the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec in July. What caused the explosion?  
    • A. 

      A train derailment

    • B. 

      A jet crash

    • C. 

      A tornado

    • D. 

      A shipwreck

  • 35. 
    A detective was employed to find 1,000 missing livestock in rural Manitoba in July. What type of livestock?
    • A. 

      Bison

    • B. 

      Cattle

    • C. 

      Llama

    • D. 

      Sheep

  • 36. 
    A future sovereign was born in London. What’s his name?  
    • A. 

      George Alexander Louis

    • B. 

      George Frederick Alexander

    • C. 

      George Edward William

    • D. 

      George William Louis

  • 37. 
    Hudson's Bay Co. purchased an American luxury retailer. Which retailer?
    • A. 

      Saks

    • B. 

      Neiman Marcus

    • C. 

      Bloomingdale's

    • D. 

      Nordstrom

  • 38. 
    Two children, sleeping above a pet store in New Brunswick, were killed by a reptilian intruder. What type of animal?
    • A. 

      Python

    • B. 

      Boa constrictor

    • C. 

      Crocodile

    • D. 

      Tortoise

  • 39. 
    Manitoba Hydro’s demolition of a small town on the Winnipeg River upset its few remaining residents. Name the town.  
    • A. 

      Pointe du Bois

    • B. 

      Beausejour

    • C. 

      Pinawa

    • D. 

      Leaf Rapids

  • 40. 
    In August a famous rocker thrilled thousands at Investor’s Group Field. Who put on the show?       
    • A. 

      Paul McCartney

    • B. 

      David Bowie

    • C. 

      Elton John

    • D. 

      Phil Collins

  • 41. 
    A revelation by Justin Trudeau in August caused a furor. What did he admit?
    • A. 

      Smoking marijuana

    • B. 

      Smoking crack cocaine

    • C. 

      Lip-synching during performances

    • D. 

      Having an extramarital affair

  • 42. 
    In September it was revealed Taz Stuart no longer worked for the city. What was Taz’s job?
    • A. 

      Entomologist

    • B. 

      Etymologist

    • C. 

      Theologist

    • D. 

      Pathologist

  • 43. 
    Quebec proposed a Charter of Values, controversial legislation that would forbid certain people from wearing "ostentatious" religious symbols. Which people would be under the prohibition?
    • A. 

      Public servants

    • B. 

      Everyone

    • C. 

      Politicians

    • D. 

      Immigrants

  • 44. 
    After carrying more than a million passengers over the years, one of Manitoba’s popular riverboats faces an uncertain future. What’s its name?
    • A. 

      The Paddlewheel Queen

    • B. 

      The River Rouge

    • C. 

      The Belle of Batoche

    • D. 

      The Show Boat

  • 45. 
    Which venerable city hotel celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013?
    • A. 

      The Hotel Fort Garry

    • B. 

      The Royal Albert Arms

    • C. 

      The Fairmont Winnipeg

    • D. 

      The Marlborough Hotel

  • 46. 
    A wild chase ensued in Washington D.C. in October, ending when the driver was shot dead by police. Which historical site was near to the unfolding of this tumultuous event?
    • A. 

      The White House

    • B. 

      The Smithsonian Museum

    • C. 

      The Lincoln Memorial

    • D. 

      The Newseum

  • 47. 
    Shares in MTS drop nearly 10% after Ottawa nixes the sale, for security reasons, of its business unit Allstream to a foreign company. Where is the foreign company located?
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      India

  • 48. 
    A Canadian won a Nobel Prize in literature. Which author?
    • A. 

      Alice Munro

    • B. 

      Margaret Atwood

    • C. 

      Lucy Maud Montgomery

    • D. 

      Margaret Laurence

  • 49. 
    The city’s CAO, under pressure over cost over-runs, resigned. Name him.
    • A. 

      Phil Sheegl

    • B. 

      Reid Douglas

    • C. 

      Deepak Joshi

    • D. 

      Bartley Kives

  • 50. 
    In October the Manitoba Liberal Party elected a new leader.  Who is it?
    • A. 

      Rana Bokhari

    • B. 

      Jon Gerrard

    • C. 

      Bob Axworthy

    • D. 

      Dougald Lamont

  • 51. 
    A senator accused the Prime Minister of involvement in the payment of improperly claimed expenses.  Who made the accusation?               
    • A. 

      Mike Duffy

    • B. 

      Donald Plett

    • C. 

      Hugh Segal

    • D. 

      Marjory LeBreton

  • 52. 
    University of Manitoba researchers discovered how a certain mutated gene causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. What is the more common name for this disease?
    • A. 

      Lou Gehrig's disease

    • B. 

      Parkinson's disease

    • C. 

      Huntington's disease

    • D. 

      Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

  • 53. 
    A downtown historic site once owned by Hugh John MacDonald has quietly closed indefinitely in November. What is the name of the site?
    • A. 

      Dalnavert House

    • B. 

      Seven Oaks House

    • C. 

      Barber House

    • D. 

      Ralph Connor House

  • 54. 
    Nov. 22 was the 50th anniversary of a significant world event. Which event?
    • A. 

      Assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy

    • B. 

      Lebanon's independence from France

    • C. 

      The Orange Revolution in Ukraine

    • D. 

      Juan Carlos being declared King of Spain

  • 55. 
    Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in southeast Asia.  Which country was most affected?
    • A. 

      Philippines

    • B. 

      Cambodia

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      Indonesia

  • 56. 
    The Saskatchewan Roughriders won the Grey Cup. Which eastern team was the opposition in the big game?
    • A. 

      The Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    • B. 

      Toronto Argonauts

    • C. 

      Montreal Alouettes

    • D. 

      Winnipeg Blue Bombers

  • 57. 
    A Manitoba politician wished season’s greetings to “infidel atheists." Who’s the season’s greeter?   
    • A. 

      Conservative leader Brian Pallister

    • B. 

      Premier Greg Selinger

    • C. 

      Liberal leader Rana Bokhari

    • D. 

      Communist leader Darrel Rankin

  • 58. 
    The world mourned the passing of anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela. In South Africa, what is apartheid?
    • A. 

      A system of segregation based on race.

    • B. 

      A system of discrimination based on gender.

    • C. 

      A justice system of based on income.

    • D. 

      A legal system founded in religion.

  • 59. 
    The Roar of the Rings decided the teams that will represent Canada in curling at the Sochi Olympics.  Who will skip the women’s team?
    • A. 

      Jennifer Jones

    • B. 

      Sherry Middaugh

    • C. 

      Chelsea Carey

    • D. 

      Rachel Homan

  • 60. 
    Canada Post makes a major announcement regarding mail delivery. What’s soon to be a fond memory?
    • A. 

      Home delivery

    • B. 

      Stamps

    • C. 

      Letters

    • D. 

      Superboxes

  • 61. 
    British actor Peter O’Toole died in December. Which 1962 film made him a star?
    • A. 

      Lawrence of Arabia

    • B. 

      Caligula

    • C. 

      Ratatouille

    • D. 

      Goodbye, Mr. Chips

  • 62. 
    A local MP got into the bobble-head game.  Who’s making a “nodding” acquaintance with his constituents?
    • A. 

      Steven Fletcher

    • B. 

      Vic Toews

    • C. 

      James Bezan

    • D. 

      Pat Martin

  • 63. 
    An animal crawled out of a Winnipeg woman's toilet in June.  What was it?
    • A. 

      A squirrel

    • B. 

      A mouse

    • C. 

      A snake

    • D. 

      An alligator

  • 64. 
    Dozens of homes in Ochre Beach, Man.,  were damaged or destroyed by a natural phenomenon in May.  What caused the destruction?
    • A. 

      Ice

    • B. 

      Flooding

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Earthquake

  • 65. 
    Manitoba Conservation officers killed a deer being kept as a pet on a Hutterite colony.  Why did they kill it?  
    • A. 

      Because it’s illegal to keep a wild animal as a pet.

    • B. 

      Because the deer had rabies.

    • C. 

      Because the deer attacked a person.

    • D. 

      Because they mistook it for a bear.